Current Trends/Use Cases for Oracle Golden Gate, Feb 23rd
DOUG Events
Oracle GoldenGate is a comprehensive software package for real-time data integration and replication in heterogeneous IT environments, connecting Oracle with SQL Server, mySQL, or other databases. In this session, Ramkumar Rajagopal will dive into how companies are using GoldenGate and what the trends are for the product.
Spring Mixer Set for March 23rd
General
DOUG will hold its 2017 spring mixer at the Maggiano's in North Park. The event will be on March 23rd and will run from 5pm to 9pm. There will be great food and drinks, along with over $1000 in prizes. We will also be announcing the winner of the DOUGie of the year award from 2016. For all registered members, the events is free and each registered member can bring a guest. This is a great opportunity to show how much fun we can have.
Oracle Database Security Test Drive on February 7th
Oracle Events
The Oracle Database Security Test Drive is a one-day hands-on session for IT Managers, IT Security Architects, Developers and Oracle DBAs considering solutions to address information protection, privacy, and accountability challenges within their Oracle database environment. At the end of the test drive, attendees will understand basic concepts for and be provided hands-on exposure to:   Transparent Data Encryption Redaction Key Vault Database Vault Audit Vault and Firewall Subsetting and Data Masking   All material is appropriate for both 11gR2 and 12c databases. The first 90 minutes of the test drive will be dedicated entirely to concepts for all technologies …
Cary Millsap Talks Oracle Performance
DOUG Events
Event is free to the public.   Presentation Overview “Cary Millsap Talks Oracle Performance,” presented by Cary Millsap, Method R. Presenter Bio Cary Millsap is a writer, teacher, designer, developer, consultant, and software performance specialist. He has presented at hundreds of events around the world, and his blog is read by thousands of people each month. He is the author of The Method R Guide to Mastering Oracle Trace Data and the lead designer of the Method R Workbench software suite. He wrote the bookOptimizing Oracle Performance, for which he and co-author Jeff Holt were named Oracle Magazine’s 2004 Authors of the …
DOUG Board Announces Officers for 2017-18 Term
General
The 2017-18 DOUG board met for the first time in-person this evening and started laying out the first steps of the upcoming term.  Our officer appointments are: Keith Wilcox  –  President Mahesh Bhagavatula  –  Vice President Chris Frost  –  Secretary Susan Behn  –  Treasurer Bert Scalzo  –  Member-at-Large
Holiday Xmas Wishes
Articles
Written by Mary Elizabeth McNeely, DOUG President An Oracle Christmas Song Sung to the tune of “The Twelve Days of Christmas” On the first day of Christmas, My true love sent to me An index that’s a b-tree. On the second day of Christmas, My true love sent to me Two raw devices, And an index that’s a b-tree. On the third day of Christmas, My true love sent to me Three corrupt blocks, Two raw devices, And an index that’s a b-tree. On the fourth day of Christmas, My true love sent to me Four TKPROFs, Three corrupt blocks, …
Social Media – How Do We Know It Works
Articles
Based on a presentation delivered by Shanti Mangala, Senior Solutions Architect at Perficient   Defining Social Media What’s the difference between Web 2.0 and social media?  Web 2.0 is the set of tools that allow us to create social media. Social media is collaborative content and this is what we will be focused on. In social media, you are saying, “This is my content. Can you give me some feedback or make a correction?” With social bookmarking or rating, you don’t even necessarily have to create the content. You could bookmark an article on the web and forward it to someone. …
Oracle Backup and Recovery Strategies
Articles
Based on a presentation delivered by Carlos Carballo, Senior Sales Consultant at Oracle I worked with Verizon for about 10 years and had a junior DBA who left to become a main DBA. His first month on the job, he calls me up and says, “I don’t think that the backups have been working and it just went down.” They get a hold of tech support and the person says, “First thing . . . update your resume. Second, pray…” In a survey of 250 IT global decision makers, 45% invest less than $500,000 a year in database recovery. And while …
Tuning the Oracle Grid: Part One
Articles
In August 2008, DOUG hosted a presentation by the world-renowned Oracle expert, Richard Niemiec. Because of the large amount of material covered during his lecture, this has been split into two articles. The first deals with grid control and tuning with STATSPACK or AWR reporting. The second article will concentrate on RAC.