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Upcoming Meeting – March 24th, 2017

                        Ohio Oracle Users Group (OOUG) Meeting

We are pleased to invite you to the Ohio Oracle Users Group 1st Quarter meeting on March 24, 2017.  Enjoy a full day of education and networking with Oracle Experts.

The guest speakers are Kai Yu’ and George Spears.

We look forward to seeing you!

Meeting Location:

Quest Conference Center
8405 Pulsar Place
Columbus, OH 43240

Please RSVP to

Meeting Cost (please note the new price):
Annual individual membership, $40 per person, otherwise it is $25 per meeting.

Annual corporate membership is $250, and allows up to 7 people to attend per meeting from that company.


Meeting Schedule:

08:00 – 09:00 A.M:   Registration / Breakfast
09:00 – 10:00 A.M:   Data Warehouse Performance tuning Techniques – George Spears
10:00 – 11:00 A.M:   Oracle DBAs, let’s have a taste of Oracle Database Cloud Service – Kai Yu’
11:00 – 12:00 A.M:  Leveraging Oracle Database In-Memory to accelerate Business Analytic Applications – Kai Yu’
12:00 – 01:00 P.M:   Lunch
01:00 – 02:00 P.M:  Optimize Oracle Database Storage with Storage Tiering – Kai Yu’
02:00 – 03:00 P.M:   Oracle ASM Cluster File System for Private Cloud storage – Kai Yu’
03:00 – 03:30 P.M:  Member Announcements, Gift Drawings



Kai Yu is a senior principal architect in Dell EMC Enterprise Solutions Engineering. Kai spent more than two decades architecting and implementing various Oracle solutions by specializing in Oracle RAC database, Oracle EBS, Virtualization/Cloud, IT End to End Infrastructure including servers, Networking and Storage. Kai has given over 130 presentations in various IT conferences in 20 Countries (IEEE HPCC, Oracle OpenWorlds, IOUG Collaborates, UKOUG, DOAG(Germany), EMEA OUG Harmony, Norway OUG, Australia OUG and New Zealand OUG, All China OU, etc. He also authored more than 30 articles in  technical journals such as IEEE Transactions on Big Data, IOUG Select and Dell Power Solutions and  co-authored Apress book “Expert Oracle RAC12c”. Kai has held the Oracle ACE Director title since 2010 and was featured as Oracle ACE Spotlight by OTN.  He also received the 2011 OAUG Innovator of Year award the 2012 Oracle Excellence Award: Technologist of the Year: Cloud Architect by Oracle Magazine.  Kai has shared all his technical articles and conference presentations on his Oracle blog:

George Spears


George Spears is the Director of Database Solutions for Oracle National Accounts.  George brings over 30 years of IT experience and technology leadership to his role at Oracle.  George’s original tenure at Oracle was from 1990 to 2010.  George has worked with over half of the Fortune 100 in his role at Oracle, been recognized as National MVP for multiple years at Oracle, founded various competitive programs, and presented at Oracle Open World.  After a short period away, George returned in 2014 in his current role as Director of Database Solutions. In George’s current role, he is responsible for all Database and Engineered Systems technology within Oracle’s National organization. George has an in-depth understanding of how Oracle’s technologies and products can help customers solve today’s challenging business problems.

In addition to Oracle, George has worked for both EMC and IBM, as well as the United States Air Force.

Upcoming meeting Nov 16th

Extra! Extra! Learn All About It!

Understanding RAC and Doing RAC Analysis the Right Way

Real Application Clusters ( RAC)
We are pleased to invite you to the Ohio Oracle Users Group 4th Quarter meeting on Nov 16th 2015.  The guest speaker is Riyaj Shamsudeen. Riyaj is the co-author of five books on Oracle technologies and multiple articles.  He is Oracle ACE Director and OakTable member.

We will learn the golden rules of RAC performance diagnostics. RAC success in problem solving involves doing the analysis the right way. Very surprisingly, even very senior performance engineers make mistakes in their analysis while reviewing RAC issues. Come to the meeting and learn the golden rules of RAC performance diagnostics.
Enjoy a full day of education and networking with an Oracle Expert. This meeting will truly enhance your Oracle knowledge. Come on out and learn how to take the right way. We look forward to seeing you!

Please visit the Oracle Users Group Website and/or, Please RSVP.

Meeting Schedule:
08:00a – 09:00: Registration / Breakfast
09:00a – 09:15: Announcements -Introduction of the speaker
09:15a – 10:30: Underpinning for Oracle RAC and Clusterware
10:30a – 10:45: Break
10:45a – 11:45: RAC cache fusion internals
11:45a – 01:00: Lunch
01:00p – 02:00: RAC Performance tuning Part 1 – Wait events and object tuning
02:00p – 02:15: Break
02:15p – 03:30: RAC performance tuning Part 2 – locks, library cache locks etc.
03:30p – 03:45: Member Announcements, Gift Drawings

Meeting Location:
Dublin Community Recreation Center at Coffman Park
5600 Post Rd Dublin, OH 43017 (614) 410-4550
This facility provides free wireless internet access
DATE: Nov 16th 2015

Meeting Cost:
· $25 for non-member attendees.

Bio:  Riyaj Shamsudeen

Riyaj is a globally recognized expert in Oracle database performance and internals. He has almost two decades of experience implementing, using and tuning Real Application Cluster (RAC) and Oracle products. Currently, he is the President of OraInternals, a database services company specializing in Oracle database performance among others. Riyaj is the author of five books on Oracle technologies and multiple articles. He is also a proud member of OakTable Network, a network for Oracle scientists, and the author of the Oracle database Internals blog ( Riyaj is a frequent international speaker in major conferences such as UK Oracle User Group, Open World, HotSOS, and Rocky Mountain Oracle Users Group. He has also been a Board Member for the Dallas Oracle User Group. Keep up with the latest from Riyaj via Twitter.

October OOUG Meeting

The Ohio Oracle Users Group (OOUG) is very excited to announce Oracle Corporation’s  Maria Colgan, “The leading Lady for the Oracle Optimize” and  “The Optimizer Queen”  at the Oct 9th OOUG meeting.  Don’t miss this opportunity to spend the day with Maria for a mind-blowing experience and the opportunity to deepen your skill set and expand your knowledge of In-Memory features.
Maria’s Presentation will explore the powerful capability of the Oracle “In- Memory” 12C features.

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Maria Colgan is a master product manager at Oracle Corporation and has been with the company since version 7.3 was released in 1996. Maria’s core responsibility is the Oracle Database In-Memory Option. Based on Maria’s extensive experience in Oracle’s Server Technology Performance Group – where she conducted competitive customer benchmarks and tuning sessions – and the Optimizer Group, Maria creates material and lectures on the Oracle Database In-Memory Option and the best practices for incorporating it into Oracle environments. She is also a contributing author to the Oracle Optimizer blog  and the new Oracle Database In-Memory blog .

Date:  10/09/2014
Time: 9:00 am – 3:30 pm

Meeting Cost:
OOUG Members: Free.
Non-Members: $20

The Conference Center at OCLC
6600 Kilgour Place
Dublin, OH 43017-3395
Phone: 614-761-5077

Meeting Schedule:

Time Topic
8:00a-9:00a Registration / Breakfast
9:00a- 9:15a Announcements
9:15a-10:15a In Memory – Maria
10:15a-10:30a Break
10:30a-11:45a In Memory – Maria
11:45a-1:00p Lunch
1:00p-2:00p In Memory – Maria
2:00p-2:15p Break
2:15p-3:30p In Memory – Maria
3:30p-3:45p Member Announcements, Gift Drawings

Fees will be collected at the door.

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