Screen Shot 2015-10-09 at 12.37.39 PM.pngAs we approach Oracle OpenWorld and your schedules and suitcases start to fill up, I wanted to do a quick reminder to:

  1. Bring comfortable shoes to the event. Either cross-training shoes from your local shopping mall, or hover shoes from they guy that swears they are real on eBay. And,
  2. Give you the who, what, where, why, and when for sessions by Oracle ACEs. These ACEs are experts in their fields, have fantastic presentation skills (so rest assured, attendees will be riveted!), and have skill sets that permeate through nearly every Oracle topic you can imagine.


Complete list of official sessions by Oracle ACEs for all topics, and yes, there are a lot of them! Focus on Oracle ACE Sessions at OpenWorld 2015.



Many of our Systems ACEs branch out into databases and middleware, but they know who they belong to. I'm looking at you, ErikB.


Featured Presentations by Systems ACEs and Their Colleagues


What: Database Cloud in a Box—DBaaS on Oracle Database Appliance [UGF10279]

Who: Erik Benner,  Enterprise ArchitectMythics, Inc & Wassim KayralaTeam Lead, Engineered SystemsMythics, Inc

Why: Oracle Database Appliance is a powerful system and a great platform for consolidating databases. Oracle Enterprise Manager allows you to manage your data as a service. Combine these two technologies and you have an enterprise-class, private database cloud solution at a low entry cost point. This session demonstrates how Oracle Enterprise Manager allows you to rapidly provision and maintain your Oracle Database Appliance-based cloud solution, focusing on schema and pluggable databases. The cloud is more than just deploying the database, and this session shows how the cloud pack can be used to produce charge-back/show-back reports and identify what resources each database consumed. This session wraps up with a live demonstration of the technology.

When: Sunday, Oct 25, 10:00 a.m.
Where: Moscone South—270

What: Faster and Cost-Effective—One Client’s Journey with Oracle Servers and Storage [CON5595] Who:Erik BennerEnterprise ArchitectMythics, Inc
When: Monday, Oct 26, 12:15 p.m.
Where: Intercontinental—Sutter (5th Floor)

What: Using Puppet Automation to Configure and Deploy Oracle Solaris Zones [CON3648] Who: Brian BreamChief Technology OfficerVaske Computer, Inc. & Eric SteedSr. Virtualization EngineerVaske Computer, Inc.
When: Tuesday, Oct 27, 12:15 p.m.
Where: Intercontinental—Intercontinental B (5th Floor)

What: Database as a Service: What Is It and How Do You Use It? A Q&A with an Expert Panel [CON3637] Who: Gustavo Rene AntunezDBA Team LeadPythian,Erik BennerEnterprise ArchitectMythics, Inc, Charles KimChief Database ArchitectViscosity North America, Steven LemmeWW Director Partner Enablement, Systems & Cloud ManagementOracle, & Seth MillerSenior Database AdministratorSymantec
When: Thursday, Oct 29, 9:30 a.m.
Where: Moscone South—102

What: Innovation, Speed, Reliability: from Japanese Bullet Trains to the Fujitsu Cloud [ESS10816]Who:Erik BennerEnterprise ArchitectMythics, IncWhen: Monday, Oct 26, 11:00 a.m.Where: YBCA Theater

IMPORTANT NOTE: Keep in mind that the above listed sessions are only the fancy pants Oracle OpenWorld official sessions. We have a lot in store over at the OTN Lounge this year that is not included in that list; including the "Cloud Hour" every day featuring sessions about anything cloudy. On Tuesday, ACE Erik Benner has the stage with the following presentations:


  • 11:00 am | Database backups and recovery via the Oracle Cloud - Learn how the Oracle cloud can be used to backup and recover databases using RMAN, the defacto standard for Oracle backups. Discuss how this solves the backup problem for both  smaller IT organizations and larger Enterprises that use systems ( like the ODA) that are deployed to remote locations.

  • 11:30 am PT | Disaster Recovery, no Server, no problem! Looking for a disaster recovery solution that does not require the purchase of dedicated servers? In this session you will learn how you can leverage the Oracle Cloud to provide Disaster recovery options for your Oracle database AND application servers using a mix of DBaaS, IaaS or PaaS technologies.



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Have a great weekend everyone! If you want to learn a new skill on your weekend downtime that will help you handle all these sessions, here is a LifeHack article on "...How to Juggle and Improve Your Brain’s Power "

     - Logan Rosenstein-Oracle, OTN Systems Community Manager

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