February 2014 Meeting

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Date(s) - 02/13/2014
9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Dublin Rec Center

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Meeting Cost:

  • Free for 2014 OOUG members. cost to join for the year is: $25
  • $20 for non-member attendees
  • Corporate Membership ($ 150) allows up to 7 attendees per meeting

The meeting includes presentations, breakfast, lunch and snacks. Gift giveaways will vary but usually include drawings for Oracle books.  All attendees are automatically registered in the OOUG gift drawings.

Occasionally, vendor representatives will offer additional gift drawings that require attendees to register directly with the vendor in order to be eligible to win a prize.  Registration for vendor gift drawings is entirely at the option of the attendee and is not governed by the OOUG’s privacy policy.

Meeting Schedule:

Time Speaker & Topic
8:00a – 9:00a Registration / Breakfast
9:00a – 9:15a Announcements
9:15a – 10:15a The Five Best Things to Happen to SQL
10:15a – 10:30a Break
10:30a – 11:45a All about Statistics
11:45a – 1:00p Lunch
1:00p – 2:00p What Do I Really Need to Know When Upgrading?
2:00p – 2:15p Break
2:15p – 3:30p Tom’s Top 12 Things about the Latest Generation of Database Technology
3:30p – 3:45p Member Announcements, Gift Drawings

Presentation Abstracts:

The Five Best Things to Happen to SQL

We’ll take a look at the five most impactful modifications to the SQL language over the year starting with Analytic windowing functions and going to Row Pattern matching.  Practical examples to demonstrate the raw power of these features will dominate the talk.

All about Statistics

This session will look at the importance of statistics to the optimizer, what they do for the optimizer.  We will investigate the methods for getting statistics to the optimizer (which is not limited to gathering statistics) and how the different types of statistics can make a difference.  Strategies for statistics gathering will be explored.

What Do I Really Need to Know When Upgrading?

Upgrading from release to release can be a scary proposition. Which features and options of Oracle Database do you need to be fully aware of and use in order to make the progression smooth? This presentation considers the who, what, where, and why of these features and options.

Tom’s Top 12 Things about the Latest Generation of Database Technology

We’ll be taking a look at the Latest Generation of Database Technology and zeroing in on 12 high impact capabilities,looking at what they are and why they are relevant.

Speaker Information:

Tom Kyte is a Senior Technical Architect in Oracle’s Server Technology Division. Before starting at Oracle, Tom worked as a systems integrator building large-scale, heterogeneous databases and applications, mostly for military and government customers. Tom spends a great deal of time working with the Oracle database and, more specifically, working with people who are working with the Oracle database. In addition, Tom is the Tom behind the AskTom column in Oracle Magazine, answering people’s questions about the Oracle database and its tools (http://asktom.oracle.com/). Tom is also the author of Expert Oracle Database Architecture (Apress, 2005), Expert One on One Oracle(WroxPress, 2001/Apress 2004), Beginning Oracle Programing (Wrox press, 2002/Apress 2004), and Effective Oracle by Design (Oracle Press, 2003). These are books about the general use of the database and how to develop successful Oracle applications.


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