DATABASE FORUM: Dual-Topic Meeting – Oracle Cloud Infrastructure and Configuring APEX in the Cloud (2/28)

Please join us at the DOUG (DALLAS ORACLE USERS GROUP) Oracle Database Forum meeting on Thursday, February 28, 2019 from 5 – 7:15 pm.

Presentation Overview – dual-topic meeting

“Introduction to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure” and “Soup to Nuts:
Configuring Oracle APEX in the Oracle Cloud”
both presented by Christoph Ruepprich, Accenture Enkitec Group.

Refreshments sponsored by Formulus Black.

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State Educational Building
Pecan Room
904 Abrams Road
Richardson, Texas 75081

South East corner of Spring Valley and Abrams in Richardson.
Directions to the venue:

Presentation Details

“Introduction to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure”

What is the Oracle cloud all about? For those who have not had the
chance to meddle with Oracle’s latest cloud offering, this presentation
will provide an overview of the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure.

We will learn about the overall architecture of regions and availability
domains, and at various services provided:
• Compute – IaaS for application servers
• Database as a Service – VMs and Bare metal
• Networking – Understand networking in the Oracle cloud
• Storage – various storage options, such as block and object storage

The audience will gain a basic understanding of what some of the OCI
capabilities and services are, some basic configuration steps, and
whether it can benefit their organization.

The presentation will include a live demo of the Oracle Cloud
Infrastructure web console.

“Soup to Nuts: Configuring Oracle APEX in the Oracle Cloud”

This session is mainly a demonstration of getting APEX to run in the
Oracle Cloud. This is mainly a demo, going through the various
installation and configuration steps. The cloud account will already
have a database instance, on which APEX will be installed, and a
compute instance to hold Apache, Tomcat, and ORDS. While the APEX
installation script runs, we will install and configure ORDS running in Tomcat. Then we will install and configure Apache with SSL certificates
and the Tomcat connectors. Finally, we will configure the Cloud firewall
to permit only access via port 433.

Speaker Bio

Christoph Ruepprich has been working in various roles with Oracle
since 2003. He has worked as a database administrator, IT manager,
developer, and software architect using various Oracle technologies.
He currently focuses on cloud automation, helping customers move to
the cloud. Previously he functioned as architect, designer, developer
lead, and developer with Oracle Application Express (APEX), PL/SQL,
REST, Node.js, JavaScript, Python, MongoDB, and Jenkins. His
experience allows him to design high-performing data models and
highly customized, web-based applications in the Oracle framework.
Christoph is an Oracle ACE, and an active presenter on Oracle-related
topics at various user group meetings, such as RMOUG and KScope.
He co-authored the book Expert Oracle Application Express, and he
maintains his blog at , and the OCI-Weekly
newsletter at .

Mary Elizabeth McNeely / Dennise Wagner
DOUG Oracle Database Forum Chair / Co-Chair
214 349 9994