DATABASE FORUM: New Features You Must See in 19c & A DBA’s Role in Autonomous Database (6/27)

Join us at the June 27th Database Forum as Biju Thomas presents on two topics. Meeting is sponsored by OneNeck IT Solutions.

Presentation Details

Oracle Autonomous Database – What’s the Admin’s role?

What’s the DBA’s or Admin’s role in Oracle Autonomous Database – the answer depends on who you ask. You would get answers like “No DBA required, we manage everything, you manage the application”, or “We want DBAs to focus on data security and data integration. DBA’s work closely with the business and data analytics”, or “DBAs do not have access to the Operating System or the CDB or a DBA account. There not much they can do anyway”. Is that reality? Let’s deep dive into Autonomous Database (ATP and ADW) capabilities, what it does perfect, where an Admin needs to give a hand, and what database administration tasks are still DBA responsibility.

Nineteen (19) Database New Features you must See (c)

Oracle Database 12c R1 and R2 were packed with many thoughtful SQL and Administration features to help the developers and DBAs. Oracle 18c and 19c are no exception.  Find out the best SQL and database features in the newer versions of Oracle Database that help you to do your job better, faster and smarter. The features picked are applicable for DBAs and developers, to help them make use of the functionality to do a task differently and better, as soon as they upgrade the database to 18c or 19c.

About the Speaker

Biju Thomas is a principal solutions architect with OneNeck since 2007. He currently serves as the senior architect and mentor for the database function at OneNeck.

For more than a decade, Biju has been actively engaged in OneNeck’s administration of the Oracle database and Oracle E-Business Suite, including the architecture, configuration and tuning. He leads the Oracle advisory services group in helping customers architect and configure Oracle systems efficiently. He makes Oracle-related presentations at major conferences. In addition, Biju has published many articles and books. He is an Oracle OCP Administrator and Oracle Database SQL Certified Expert.

For more than 20 years, Biju has been concentrating on Oracle Technologies in various roles and is part of the Oracle ACE Program. In fact, he is one of 34 Oracle ACE Directors in the United States and among 105 ACE Directors worldwide (as of March 2019). The Oracle ACE program recognizes members who are technically proficient and make significant contributions within the Oracle community. They are experts who willingly share their knowledge and experience.

Biju is an advisor for the Oregon and Southern Washington Oracle User Group (OSWOUG). He earned his degree at the Bharathidasan University in India and holds a Masters in Computer Applications from the University of Kerala.

Biju blogs at and you can follow him on Twitter (@biju_thomas) or Facebook(@oraclenotes) for daily Oracle Tidbits.