C16LV: Join Me In Vegas For a Jackpot of 12c Knowledge!

C16LVOur Chicago snow is melting at last, flowers are blooming, trees are budding … and that means it’s time for COLLABORATE! Join me and over 5,000 IT professionals from across the world for one of the premier events of 2016 on April 10 – 14 in Las Vegas at the Mandalay Bay Resort. This is shaping up to be one of the best COLLABORATE conferences ever, so be sure not to miss it –I’m genuinely looking forward to seeing you there.

My dear colleagues at IOUG have encouraged me to stretch my limits yet again this year, so I’ll be presenting or participating in five different sessions throughout the week as well as overseeing the 12c Database SIG meeting yet again this year. If you’ve heard me speak at any Oracle conference, user group, or ACE tour in the past several years, you know that you’ll probably be more awake than you were before you walked in the door!

IOUG Strategic Leadership Program: Write to Lead

Monday, April 11 9:15 AM – 10:15 AM

South Pacific D

Session# 1904

Thinking about writing an article, but unsure how to get started? Join me and a panel of experts as we explain how to overcome your doubts and help you to become a thought leader in your chosen branch of Oracle technology.

Ramping Up to the Next Release of the Oracle Database

Monday, April 11 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Jasmine A

Session# 1363

Tired of poking Oracle 12c with a stick? Want to advance your 12c knowledge to the next level? The next release of Oracle Database 12c is packed full with great new features. Jim will discuss the key feature sets he believes will rock your world as an Oracle DBA. This is a session you don’t want to miss!

Migrating and Upgrading to Oracle Database 12c Quickly with Near-Zero Downtime

Monday, April 11 3:15 PM – 4:15 PM

Palm D

Session # 1344

Whether you’re migrating data to Oracle Database 12c or deciding how to best upgrade an existing pre-12c database to 12cR1, it’s important to know all of your options. Join me as I discuss some of the obvious as well as lesser-known techniques to migrate and databases – either in whole, or just chunks at  a time! – quickly, effectively, and with confidence.

Regression Analyzed, Tout de Suite: Leveraging Oracle 12c Database’s Real Application Testing (RAT) Suite

Tuesday, April 12 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Palm B

Session # 1340

Tired of not knowing exactly how your applications will perform once you’ve upgraded to Oracle Database 12cR1? Exhausted from tuning SQL after your developers have released their latest version of code without really testing it to destruction? This session is for you. Jim will explain how to leverage RAT Suite to capture and then replay application workloads so you’ll know well in advance which applications may under-perform before they’re deployed!

Formula One Performance on Exadata – Gold Standards & Best Practices, Tips & Tricks

Thursday, April 14 12:15 PM – 1:15 PM

Palm D

Session # 1385

Exadata performance tuning requires a totally different way of thinking about so many things – Smart Scan, Smart Flash Cache, and many other concepts, some counter-intuitive to traditional Oracle database performance tuning. Join me and a panel of experts as we discuss the best practices, tips, and techniques for getting the best performance out of your Exadata environment.



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