July 25: Join Me In St. Pete for Oracle 12cR2 Knowledge Upgrade!

SOUG._LogoGreat news! I’ve been asked by my fellow Oracle ACE, Troy Ligon, to present at the SunCoast Oracle Users Group (SOUG) on July 25th in St. Petersburg, Florida. Registration is now open for this event, so feel free to sign up. I’ll be reprising two of my most requested Oracle Database 12cR2 topics from COLLABORATE17:

Oracle 12cR2 Database In-Memory: Adventures with SwingBench TPC-DS

For the past year, I’ve been working closely with Dominic Giles, the original author of Swingbench, to bring to fruition a new version of that venerable benchmark generator tool that now includes the ability to generate a simulated TPC-DS workload. We’ll harvest the fruits of our labor during this session as I demonstrate several aspects of Oracle Database 12cR2’s newest Database In-Memory features, including In-Memory Expressions, ILM ADO Policies for In-Memory Objects, and improvements to In-Memory Joins. This session offers a great way to dive into the deep end of the 12cR2 pool, so be sure to mark this one on your calendar.

Stop Guessing, Start Analyzing: New Analytic View Features in Oracle Database 12cR2

If you’re either an Oracle DBA or an applications developer who works with data warehouses, you already know that answering complex business questions often require building extremely complex, n-dimensional queries against fact tables and dimensions stored within Oracle databases. Often, the toughest aspects of any business intelligence endeavors involve establishing accurate business rules about the relationships between data. What if there was an easier way? Fortunately, Oracle 12cR2 offers a brand-new answer: Analytic Views, an entirely new set of database objects aimed at making short work of these analytical tasks. If you attend this session, be prepared to leave with practical examples of how to leverage these powerful new features.

Oh, one more thing: My colleagues at ViON Corporation are sponsoring this event, and that means there will be some decent “swag” on hand. Please be sure to join us, my Floridian colleagues!