Event is free to the public.  Sponsored by Vion.
Register here for the event on July 27th from 5pm – 7:15pm.
Presentation #1:  DBA 2.0 Is Dead. Long Live DBA 3.0!

So you are your company”s newest (or oldest) Oracle DBA. You’ve spent your spare time between the usual crises of the day getting ready to move to Oracle 12c Release 2 as soon as possible…and now your CIO and CTO are bugging you about moving everything to the Cloud to reduce costs, and you’re still trying to figure out what the difference is between CAPEX and OPEX. It’s enough to make you wonder if your Oracle DBA role will still be around in 2017!

This presentation will offer up some insights into how five key trends in the IT industry – Cloud, Big Data, IoT, Security, and Reshoring – are having an impact on the role of the Oracle DBA within their IT organizations, and how it’s crucial to transform yourself into a Cloud DBA in 2017.

Presentation #2:  Stop Guessing, Start Analyzing: New Analytic View Features in Oracle Database 12cR2
 
As experienced Oracle DBAs know, building a Data Warehouse is just the beginning of any successful application for performing complex analytics – you’ve also got to build the proper analytic views, fact tables, dimensions, and queries to make sense of the DW’s data. Oracle 12cR2 now provides a simple way to build out just the right objects for an analytics environment using just a few simple commands. Best of all, these new objects can incorporate all the needed measures and calculations so that an application end-user can take advantage of precisely-defined data models without having to construct complex views on their own, thus limiting the chance of producing erroneous analyses through a simple mistake like a missing join or filter.
 
Presented By:  Jim Czuprynski, ViON
 
Jim Czuprynski is an Oracle ACE Director with over 35+ years of experience in information technology, serving diverse roles at several Fortune 1000 companies – mainframe programmer, applications developer, business analyst, and project manager – before becoming an Oracle DBA in 2001. Hel holds Oracle Certified Professional (OCP) certification for Oracle Database releases 9i, 10g, 11g, and 12c.
 
Jim’s first bookOracle Database Upgrade, Migration,  Transformation Tips & Techniques, takes a nitty-gritty approach to tackling the best ways to migrate, transform, and upgrade Oracle databases to 12c, Exadata, and beyond. And in hismost recent bookOracle Database Problem Solving and Troubleshooting Handbook, he joins the ranks of several Oracle masters in helping DBAs navigate some of their most difficult day-today challenges.
 
Jim continues to write a steady stream of articles that focus on the myriad facets of Oracle database administration, with _100 articles to his credit since 2003 atdatabasejournal.com and ioug.org. Jim’s blog, Generally … It Depends, contains his regular observations on all things Oracle.
 
Jim is also a sought-after public speaker on Oracle Database technology features. Since 2008 he has presented topics at Oracle OpenWorld, IOUG’s COLLABORATE, Hotsos Symposium, Oracle Technology Network ACE Tours, and Oracle User Group conferences around the world.