How to watch Oracle CloudWorld 2022 Technical Sessions

Just over a month ago, we said goodbye to Las Vegas and Oracle CloudWorld 2022.

If you couldn’t make it in person or couldn’t get to all the sessions you wanted, don’t worry, as Oracle has made over 50 critical database technical sessions available on YouTube.

Here are some of the sessions I think you might find worth a watch:

Andy Mendelsohn’s Solution Keynote on Oracle Database 23c. In his keynote, Andy shared details on Oracle Database 23c, the next long-term support release for the database. 23c was code-named App Simple because the primary goal of this release was to assist developers in building next-generation mission-critical, high-performance database apps.

Juan Loaiza’s Solution Keynote on JSON Relational Duality. Juan’s session focuses on one of the marque features of Oracle Database 23c, JSON Duality Views, which promises to provide use-case simplicity of JSON with multi-use case power of relational. With the help of Tirthankar Lahiri and Beda Hammerschmidt, Juan explains how this new approach solves the age-old problem of object-relational mismatch.

Jeff Smith’s technical session Tips and Tricks for the Oracle Database Developer[LRN1523], where Jeff explores Which features of Oracle SQL Developer, Oracle SQL Developer Web, Oracle SQLcl, and Oracle REST Data Services will save database developers the most time?

Vlad Haprian’s session explains Operational Property Graphs [LRN3789] and how they are part of the standard SQL in Oracle Database 23c. He includes some great, simple-to-follow examples too.

If you are looking for more information on our in-database microservices support, you will want to check out Deepak Goel’s session on Distributed Transactions for Kubernetes Microservices [LRN3484].

As always, there were several great sessions by Conor McDonald, including one where he shared his Five-Step Guide to SQL Tuning [LRN3790].

If performance-related sessions are what you are after, then you might want to check out my session on Harnessing the Power of Oracle Database Optimizer Hints[LRN1479] and Nigel Bayliss’s session on Automatic Indexing.

If you are interested in knowing, How to Write Great SQL That’s Easy to Maintain, check out Chris Saxon and Alex Nuijten’s session.

Finally, if you want more details on what to expect in 23c and the features that should make your life a lot easier, you should check out Gerald Venzl’s session on Oracle Database application development: what’s new, what’s next?

And don’t forget to save the date for CloudWorld 2023, which is happening September 18–21 in Las Vegas.

Looking forward to Oracle CloudWorld

There are only 2 days to go until Oracle CloudWorld in Las Vegas, the largest gathering of Oracle customers, partners, developers, and technology enthusiasts of the year! That’s right, folks; we are finally back in person.

Of course, the database team will be there. You will have multiple opportunities to meet with us in one of the informative executive keynotes, technical sessions, customer sessions, or hands-on labs.

But what can you expect from this year’s event?

To help whet your appetite, here are some of the things I’m looking forward to at this year’s CloudWorld.

Reconnecting with the community

If you have ever been to an Oracle OpenWorld conference, you will know there are always plenty of chances to network throughout the day and into the evening. But this year, after two years of pandemic living, I reckon it’s more important than ever to spend time face to face with friends and colleagues to catch up and to learn from one another. That’s why I’m looking forward to networking on the expo floor, meeting customers in the Executive Briefing Center (formerly CVC), hanging out in our Expert Lounges, and kicking back with friends and customers at the legendary Oracle Party featuring the Steve Millar Band.

Getting Inspired

There is nothing quite like attending an Oracle Keynote by Larry Ellison to reignite my love of Oracle technologies. Larry never fails to deliver insights on our end-to-end data strategy and the latest on databases, apps, analytics, and our cloud services.
There will be three other Keynotes along with Larry’s this year featuring Oracle customers and leaders offering additional insights and inspiration on tech and apps.

I’m particularly keen to see Andy Mendelsohn and Juan Loaiza’s Solution Keynotes. Andy will share details on Oracle Database Directions on Tuesday, October 18th, at 12:15 pm. While Juan will be introducing new capabilities that are Revolutionizing Objects, Documents, and Relational Development on Wednesday, October 19th at 11:15 am.

Boosting my knowledge

This year there are even more ways to boost your knowledge and build your skills at CloudWorld via technical deep dives, panel discussions, hands-on labs, and more.

With hundreds of in-depth learning sessions across nine different tracks, no matter your role or where you plan to run your Oracle systems (in the public cloud, on-premises, hybrid cloud, etc.), we will have all the product updates, technology deep-dives, and best practices sessions you need. Choose a track based on your focus areas to get information, advice, and best practices tailored to your specific needs and goals.

I plan to spend most of my time in the database and developer tracks. You’ll hear about new product enhancements and what’s next for the Oracle Database and be able to attend deep-dive sessions on Machine Learning, Graph, Spatial, JSON, REST, APEX, MAA, Exadata, and App Dev. These sessions will be jam-packed with technical details, tips, and tricks you can take home and apply immediately, not marketing hype. You can check out the entire searchable catalog online.

I’m particularly looking forward to sessions on my favorite topic, the Oracle Optimizer.  There will be sessions by Nigel Bayliss, the Optimizer product manager, covering the Oracle Database 19c Optimizer (Thursday at 9 am) and the new Automatic Indexing capabilities (Tuesday at 4:40 pm). There will even be a session on Optimizer Hints given by little ole me (Wednesday at 3:45 pm)!

As well as in-depth technical sessions delivered by Oracle experts and Aces, you will also get an opportunity to try out all the technological innovations you hear about in our Hands-on-Labs.

Putting my knowledge to the test

One of the other things I’m looking forward to participating in at Cloud world is the OCI certifications.  You can earn a recognized OCI certification credential with on-site preparation classes and exams. I’ll definitely try my hand at the updated Oracle Autonomous Database 2022 Certified Professional exam.

Visiting Las Vegas again

Las Vegas is the ultimate home to world-class entertainment, cuisine, and nightlife. If you are a foodie like me, a trip to Las Vegas would not be complete without checking out some of the incredible restaurants they have on offer. Whether you want a great steak, sushi, or a vegetarian feast, Las Vegas has you covered. After all, you will need some fortification after spending all day learning and trying your hand at the latest Oracle technology.

Regardless of what you look forward to at Oracle CloudWorld, I hope to see you there!

If you can’t make it in person, be sure to sign up for a digital pass, so you don’t miss any of the action. I have a code you can use to get a free Cloud World Digital Pass! Simple use Comp Code: OCWDIGITAL.

Register for Oracle Cloud World today!

JEFF Talks From Kscope18

The first day of the ODTUG Kscope conference is always symposium Sunday. This year’s Database symposium, organized by @ThatJeffSmith, consisted of multiple, short, rapid  sessions, covering a wide variety of database and database tool topics, similar to Ted Talks but we called then JEFF Talks!

I was lucky enough to present 3 of this year’s JEFF Talks that I thought I would share on my blog since there wasn’t a way to uploaded to the conference site.

In the first session I covered  5 useful tips for getting the most out of your Indexes, including topics like reverse key indexes, partial indexes, and invisible indexes.

Next up was my session on JSON and the Oracle Database. In this session, I covered topics like what data type you should use to store JSON documents (varchar2, clob or blob) the pros and cons of using an IS JSON check constraint, and how to load, index, and query JSON documents.

In my finally JEFF talk I covered some of the useful PL/SQL packages that are automatically supplied with the Oracle Database. Since the talk was only 15 minutes I only touched on 4 of the 300 supplied packages you get with Oracle Database 18c but hopefully it will give you enough of a taste to get you interested in investigating some of the others!

 

 

Upcoming Events

The month of June is shaping up to be jam packed with great Oracle conference all across the global and I’m fortunate enough to have the opportunity participate in 3 of them  and hope to catch up with a lot of folks in person.

So where can you find me?

Oracle Gebruikersclub Holland Tech Experience 2017
On June 15th and 16th some of the best and brightest members of the Oracle community in the Netherlands will gather for a two day conference that will include sessions on the Oracle Database, SQL, Fusion Middleware and much more. I’m fortunate enough to be delivering 3 sessions at this event:

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Upcoming Event: Georgia Oracle Users Group Tech Days 2017

I’m delighted to have been given an opportunity to deliver the keynote session  at this year’s Georgia Oracle Users Group Tech Days 2017.

The conference takes place on  May 9-10, 2017, at the Loudermilk Conference Center in Atlanta, Georgia and is shaping up to be two great days of technical sessions delivered by some of  the best Oracle speakers I know.

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A Special Episode of Real Time BI

Yesterday I had the privilege to join Stewart Bryson, Danny Bryant and Bobby Curtis for a special episode of Real Time BI. During the show we had an opportunity to chat about some of our favorite new features in Oracle Database 12c, the transition to the cloud and what you can expect at the upcoming GAOUG Tech Days.

All four of us will be speaking at the Tech Days in May and from what I hear it’s going to be a great couple of days in Atlanta. So if you are in the area, it would be great to have you join us.

You can check out the full episode below!

Oracle OpenWorld 2017 call for papers has begun!

Believe it or not, it’s time to start thinking about Oracle OpenWorld 2017!

The Oracle OpenWorld 2017 call for papers is now opens! Oracle customers and partners are encouraged to submit proposals to present at this year’s Oracle OpenWorld conference, which will be held October 1-5, 2017 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. Details and submission guidelines are available on the Oracle OpenWorld Call for Papers web site. The deadline for submissions is Monday, April 24, 11:59 p.m. PDT.

We look forward to checking out your sessions on the Oracle Database and how it has changed the way you do business!

Upcoming Events : RMOUG 2017

I’m really looking forward to the Rocky Mountain Oracle User Groups Training days next week, at the Colorado Convention Center, as it will bring several new challenges for me.  I am going to be involved in three very different sessions at this year’s conference:

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