Oracle Observations

December 7, 2013

Oak table world UK 2013 collateral #otwuk13

Filed under: Uncategorized — bigdaveroberts @ 1:15 pm

I think most people understand the deal with UKOUG:

You do a presentation, you get a free pass.

UKOUG prefers new presentations on new topics that have not been presented before. Then you are expected to provide white papers and presentation slides for uploading to the website.

Oak table world ( is a slightly more informal affair, where presentations will be by Oak Table members and the topics can cover anything from spectrum games programming to the best of core oracle technical presentations.

For those that could make it and for those that couldn’t, but are still interested the following is a list of the presentations and the associated materials that I could locate on the internet.

Monday 2nd December 2013

Calculating Selectivity
09:00-10:00 Jonathan Lewis

I have been unable to locate a download of this presentation, however Johnathan’s blog states: “On Monday from 9:00 to 10:00 I’ll be presenting “Calculating Selectivity” (a shortened version of the presentation I’ll be giving at RMOUG 2014 in February)”
RMOUG have in the past made the presentation slides freely available, so we may need to wait till then for a copy of this presentation.

Hacking session: Advanced profiling of oracle using function calls
10:15-11:00 Frits Hoogland

I am presuming that this is the same presentation as the one he provided at the RMOUG 2013 conference.

Frits has conveniently posted a whitepaper here:

APEX for DBA’s
11:30-12:15 Iloon Ellen-Wolff

I am currently unable locate any handouts from Iloon associated with this session.

Her blog can be located here:

The keys to the kingdom – An Unexpected recovery tale.
12:40-13:25 Niall Litchfield

Niall has posted his presentation on prezi:

Diagnosing ASMlib
14:10-14:55 James Morle

While I have not found an associated download, the following blog post covers the same topic:

Cloudy Reality
15:25-16:10 Doug Burns

I haven’t found a copy of Doug’s presentation, but his blog can be located here:

Oracle 12c Automatic Data Optimization and Heat Map
16:35-17:35 Joel Goodman

Joel works for Oracle in various roles. Often his presentations are based on copyrighted Oracle content and usually no handouts are provided. (If you want access to the original material you can always go on the formal course!)

Joel blogs here:

Tuesday 3rd December 2013

Using Data Guard Broker
09:00-09:45 Marcin Przepiorowski

I haven’t found a copy of Marcin s presentation, but his blog can be located here:

Instant cloning and Data Agility
10:15-11:15 Kyle Hailey and Adam Leventhal

I haven’t found a copy of this presentation, but the respective blogs can be found here:
and here:

The Query Optimizer in Oracle Database 12c – What’s New?
11:30-12:30 Christian Antognini

This appears to be the same presentation form Oracle open world:

And following on from the presentation Christian has produced a bllg post where he answers a question raised during the session:

Securing PL/SQL
12:40-13:25 Pete Finnigan

Pete has provided the presentation here:

Hadoop for Oracle DBAs
14:10-14:55 Alex Gorbachev

I believe that these are the presentation slides for this session:

There is also a youtube podcast/presentation around these or similar slides:

Practical ASH
15:25-16:10 David Kurtz

While David has made the slides available here:
He actually recommends his white paper: on which the presentation was based.

Closing Keynote
16:35-17:35 Moans Nogood (mogens nørgaard)

There were no presentation slides, and I’m not sure if slides could really do justice to the presentation.

Apparently an important announcement was made by Mogens, James and Alex, but I’m sure they will be blogging about that themselves in the near future.


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