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One of the most compelling features in Oracle Database 12c is Oracle In-Memory.  Maria Colgan takes a few minutes to walk through advanced features and what's ahead for the popular option.


Leave a comment and tell us: Do you use Oracle In-Memory? What's the most useful capability of this powerful feature?

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Have a Ball!


The Rocky Mountain Oracle User Group Training Days event was a tremendous success with over 100 in depth training sessions, 1,200 attendees and keynotes from Oracle experts Maria Colgan, Tom Kyte, Steven Feuerstein and over 30 Oracle Aces and ACE Directors presenting.


OTN sponsored a lounge where attendees could participate in Hands on Labs, 1:1 service questions or general "stump the expert" conversations with well known Oracle experts and presenters. Oracle also sponsored an ACE Dinner to show appreciation for the support of the ACEs for this regional event.



This event showcases the latest in Oracle and other technologies and techniques, and attracts well-known speakers from around the world. Packed with sessions from the most popular topics, Training Days has something for everyone, from novice to expert. Breakfast, lunch, and afternoon snack for Wednesday and Thursday are included in the conference fee. With all this annual event offers, it is one of the best training values available.


Check out the list of presenters for a "who's who" of Oracle Experts from around the world.


Next year's event is scheduled for February 9-11, 2016 at the Denver Convention Center and we're expecting it to continue to grow in attendance as it energizes the adoption and loyalty for Oracle Technologies.


Ciao for Now!


How can you use Oracle technology to meet today’s IT challenges? Find out at the Virtual Technology Summit (VTS). Hear from Oracle ACEs, Java Champions, and Oracle product experts as they share their insight and experience in meeting those challenges.  We are offering three chances to watch and interact with Oracle and community experts.  Register Now by clicking one of the links below!



This interactive, online event, sponsored by the Oracle Technology Network (OTN), offers four technical tracks, each with a unique focus on specific tools, technologies, and tips:


The Database Track

In this new data-driven world, database administrators have the opportunity to evolve and enhance their IT service delivery models. Database developers can harness new sources of data to build more-sophisticated applications. This track will offer two focus areas—advanced database administration techniques and data-driven application development for database developers. Attendees will learn how to:

  • Develop database services more efficiently
  • Facilitate the development of data-driven applications

Products covered will include Oracle Database, Oracle Multitenant, Oracle Database In-Memory, Oracle Enterprise Manager, Oracle NoSQL Database, MySQL, and database development tools.



The Java Track

Java continues to offer more functionality. How can you keep up? Attend this event. We’ll provide code-laden training on how to:

  • Implement solutions using the latest Java EE features
  • Use lambdas and the new streams library API
  • Tune your Java applications for high performance

The Middleware Track

Mobile device sales continue to increase, and smartphones and tablets are quickly replacing desktop and laptop computers. This track has two focus areas—mobile application development and mobile architecture. Participants will learn how to use essential tools and technologies for developing a successful mobile solution. Products covered will include the Oracle Mobile Application Framework, Oracle Mobile Suite, Oracle Mobile Cloud, Oracle JDeveloper, Oracle Enterprise Pack for Eclipse, Oracle SOA Suite, and Oracle Service Bus.

The Systems Track

Provisioning has always been a deployment challenge. How do you accomplish that rapidly and reliably without losing the flexibility to accommodate changing needs in your datacenter? This track will feature hands-on labs to help you become familiar with two provisioning models that fit those requirements:

  • Oracle VM Templates
  • OpenStack cloud management platform

View the full agenda, abstracts, and participation instructions on the VTS Event Resources Community Space.

...we're glad you're here. Especially the new members.  Oracle Technology Network has just completed its update to the Jive 7 platform. So if you're a long time forums member, you'll see some new features and a few things that are different.  And if you are a new member, WELCOME. Follow these few instructions for "Getting Started" and you'll be on your way. 



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Head out to your profile and make sure your name, contact information and Avatar are installed correctly. Remember, the better the profile, the better the experience. 



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Follow the OTN Watercooler Forum for updates and special offers. Post your favorite links, and introduce yourself to the community.


There will be more information to come about interesting topics and threads in the community.  This is just a start.


Ciao for Now!

Laura Ramsey

OTN Database & Developer Community Manager

Oracle Technology Network for Database Admins and Developers

Twitter: @oracledbdev