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TimingsRoom 1Room 2Room 3
9:00 to 9:30Registrations
9:30 to 10:00Oracle ACE Program Overview - PS Janakiram
10:00 to 10:50RAC Cache Fusion Internals -
Riyaj Shamsudeen
Supercharge your SQL skillset - Connor McdonaldOracle Database 12c: Rest of the New Features for 11gR2 DBA-
Biju Thomas
10:50 to 11:10Tea/Coffee/Networking Break
11:10 to 12:00RAC performance tuning - Riyaj ShamsudeenUnderstanding Extended SQL trace (10046) - 
Vijay Sehgal
Troubeshooting Oracle GoldenGate - Veeratteshwaran Sridhar
12:00 to 13:00Networking Lunch
13:00 to 13:50Data Pump: Tips, Techniques and Tricks -     Biju Thomas 12c features for Developers - 
Connor Mcdonald
Oracle Big Data Deep Drive -
Hariharaputhran Vaithinathan
13:50 to 14:40Database Performance Management Best Practices - 
Prabhaker Gongloor
Oracle SQL Tuning -  Hariharaputhran VaithinathanUsing Oracle 12c for Moving from High Availability (HA) to Continuous Availability (CA) - 
Abhinivesh Jain
14:40 to 15:00Tea/Coffee/Networking Break
15:00 to 15:50 In-memory internals- Riyaj ShamsudeenTBCOracle Data Security- 
Chethan Vithlani
15:50 to 16:40 Advanced performance diagnosis using UNIX Tools -
Riyaj Shamsudeen
Oracle DevOps for Dummies - Sai JanakiramTBC
16:40 to 17:10Expert Panel
17:10 to 17:30Closing

NOTE: Agenda and speakers subject to change without notice.


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Session Title:
Supercharge your SQL skillset

Session Abstract:

Cloud and virtualization services now take care of many of the day to day concerns for organizations - keeping infrastructure up to date, ensuring the integrity of backup/recovery, resource capacity and high availability. Finally IT professionals can focus on the true art of software development - writing quality SQL to provide data to upstream services. This session covers some of the SQL techniques available in the Oracle database, to allow developers to supercharge their SQL skillset.

Session Title:

12c features for Developers

Session Abstract:

With the banner headline multitenancy features in Oracle Database 12c, lost in the mix has been the incredible list of new features for developers. Hundreds of improvements and new facilities have arrived in Oracle Database 12c. This session redresses the balance and excites developers with all the new Oracle Database 12c goodies.

Speaker Bio:

Connor McDonald is a former Oracle Ace Director who has joined the Oracle Developer Advocates team. Over the past 18 years, he has worked with systems in Australia, the UK, Southeast Asia, Western Europe, and the United States. He has co-authored three books, and has been a popular speaker at Oracle conferences around the world, specializing in topics regarding the database engine and PL/SQL. He has twice won the Inspirational Speaker award by the UK Oracle User Group in 2009 and 2011.

Session Title:

RAC Cache Fusion Internals

Session Abstract:

A demo of internal working of RAC and cache fusion. Audience will understand the core concepts behind RAC internals. Conceptual understanding will lead to better performance tuning and debugging RAC related issues. I use Wireshark, output from internal structures to explain these concepts.

Session Title:

RAC performance tuning

Session Abstract:

Part 1. This presentation is a logical extension to RAC Cache Fusion Internals session. Audience will be able to understand the RAC wait events and performance statistics better.

Session Title:

In-memory internals

Session Abstract:

In this presentation, I will discuss the inner working of in-memory column store. Conceptual understanding of internals will help the customers to use the product better.

Session Title:

Advanced performance diagnosis using UNIX Tools

Session Abstract:

This presentation introduces tools such as strace, truss, pmap, stack, dtrace etc to troubleshoot some real word performance issues.

Speaker Bio:

Riyaj Shamsudeen is considered industry recognized RAC Expert, Performance Tuning Specialist with 20+ years of Experience in implementing, using, and tuning RAC and Oracle products. He is an Oracle ACE Director and proud member of OakTable member. He has co-authored many books about Oracle and Performance. He is an active blogger at and frequent international speaker in major conferences such as UKOUG, HOTSOS, Open World, RMOUG, etc.

Session Title:

Oracle Database 12c: Rest of the New Features for 11gR2 DBA (1 Hour)

Session Abstract:

Oracle Database 12c comes with large number of features - from as small as a default value of parameter to core database architecture with Multitenant. This session will show the 11g DBAs and Developers how they can quickly start using few of the 12c features and understand some behavior changes. Session will also cover the features introduced in Session will focus on the changes and features you can expect when you upgrade your 11g database to 12c.  This paper discusses the features those may not be on the top list, but are helpful in everyday database administration and management. Discuss the behavior and setup changes compared to Oracle11g.


The session will focus on the changes in 12c database compared to 11g database, and introducing new 12c features that come with an upgrade. We will cover features like (not limited to)

-        Upgrade runs in parallel (using instead of catupgrd.sql)

-        TRUNCATE has a new CASCADE option

-        How many DB Writer processes allowed

-        What is COMMON_USER_PREFIX parameter for

-        Why READ privilege when we have SELECT privilege

-        Row limiting

-        Faster approximate count


-        How to use UNIFIED_AUDIT_TRAIL

-        Rename a disk within an ASM diskgroup

-        Datapump Import without generating archivelogs

-        What is SPARE6 column in SYS.USER$ for

-        And many more (over 30 features and tips)

Session Title:

Data Pump: Tips, Techniques and Tricks (1 Hour)

Session Abstract:

Data pump was introduced in Oracle Database 10g, and has evolved over the versions with various features and performance improvements to migrate data and objects. The legacy export (exp) / import (imp) utility is still maintained in all versions of database including 12c for backward compatibility, and to migrate legacy data to newer versions of database. In this session the speaker shows you how to extend data pump for your various data and object migration needs outside of copying a table or schema. You will learn to export public and private database link and synonyms, various object filtering and row filtering techniques, improving performance of data pump operations, migrate data without using any space for dump file, changing storage properties during export and import, and methods to verify the contents of export dump file.


In addition to the content mentioned in the abstract, the session will go in to details with example to show how to export and import with various INCLUDE and EXCLUDE options. Will also cover the improvements like NOLOGGING import and export views as tables introduced in 12c. The topics include:

-        Major difference between legacy export and data pump tools

-        Estimating dump file space requirement

-        Finding valid EXCLUDE and INCLUDE values

-        Saving and restoring database links during a clone

-        Copying public objects from one database to another

-        Excluding large tables during a nightly backup

-        Using subqueries in EXCLUDE and INCLUDE filter conditions

-        Export subset of data

-        Data Masking using data pump

-        Changing storage properties during import

-        Merging partitions during import as well as splitting partitioned table into multiple tables

-        Consolidating tables and indexes on tablespaces reducing the number of tablespaces to manage

-        Using PL/SQL code for data pump operations

-        Performance improvement considerations

-        Upgrading database using data pump

Speaker Bio:

Biju Thomas is Oracle ACE Director, Oracle Certified Professional and Certified Oracle Database SQL Expert. Biju Thomas is a senior solutions architect with more than 20 years of Oracle DBA experience. He is the author of Oracle12c OCA, Oracle11g OCA, co-author of Oracle10g, 9i, 8i OCP certification guides published by Sybex/Wiley. He is a frequent presenter at Oracle conferences and publishes articles for Oracle technical journals. Twitter @biju_thomas

Session Title:

Tips and Techniques for Maximizing Database Performance: Theory and Practice

Session Abstract:

Oracle Database and Oracle Enterprise Manager introduce new, exciting capabilities that help improve DBA productivity and maximize performance while reducing management costs. This session covers the theory behind performance diagnosis and tuning and the new and upcoming capabilities in Oracle Database and Oracle Enterprise Manager, such as Hybrid Cloud Management, Automatic Workload Repository multitenant enhancements, Automatic Workload Repository and SQL Tuning Advisor support for Oracle Active Data Guard, Performance Hub Reports, Database Operations Monitoring, and more. This session provides tips on when and how to best use the above mentioned features that will help DBAs with day-to-day tasks.

Speaker Bio:

Prabhaker Gongloor (GP) works as Product Management Senior Director in the Database and EM development organization at Oracle Corporation covering the areas of Oracle Database Diagnostics and Tuning Packs, Real Application Testing, Application Replay, and Diagnosability. He also covers all aspects of Engineered Systems and In-memory Database manageability. GP has over 23 years industry experience spanning many roles - Developer, Consulting Technical Advisor (Centers of Expertise), and Consulting Product Manager. He holds Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Computer Science and Engineering. GP has contributed significantly towards building Oracle’s Database Manageability solutions and is well respected in the Oracle community. He has presented numerous sessions at OOW and user conferences and some of his sessions have been rated the best in their category.

Session Title:

Understanding Extended SQL trace (10046)

Session Abstract:

Extended SQL trace is one of the utility that can be used to troubleshoot performance issues. In this session we will learn how to collect the trace data and use it for diagnosis. We will understand the various levels provided to generate the trace, how to identify trace file generated and how to generate a report based on the trace file. The session will help you in using the utility to diagnose and resolve performance issues.

Speaker Bio:

Vijay Sehgal is working as a Database Specialist with Oracle Financial Services Software Limited. In his present role he works for various Banking and Financial Services troubleshooting and resolving Database Performance Issues. He is an active member of AIOUG and has presented at various events organized by AIOUG and AIOUG local chapters. He has also presented for Oracle University and has conducted several training sessions within the organization.

Session Title:

Oracle DevOps for Dummies

Session Abstract:

Application development and IT operations teams travel different roads with different points of view. These separate roads slow the delivery of new apps and features to customers. Relations between Development and Operations are generally viewed as poor, with some even characterized as toxic.

Ready to begin your journey to DevOps? The journey to continuous everything. DevOps brings together your development and IT operations professionals early in the application process, enabling them to collaborate closely and function as an integrated team. Along the way, DevOps automates many processes so one organization isn’t left waiting on the other. Integration, automation, and collaboration are keys to DevOps success. This session is going to help Oracle Customers to understand how DevOps can benefit their business.

Speaker Bio:

Sai is an Oracle ACE Director and Oracle Certified Professional. He is having more than fourteen years of experience in Oracle & Cloud technologies. Currently working with Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) as Lead Cloud Architect. He is one of the founding member of All India Oracle Users Group ( – a non-profit organization) and currently serving as Vice-President & Director of Finance. He is frequent speaker in Users Group conferences inside and outside of Oracle including Oracle Open World, UKOUG, OTNYathra (India OTN Tour) and AIOUG Sangam Conferences & Java One. He was part Oracle Database 12c Beta testing. His Oracle Application DBA blog - Oracle 12c blog He is also leading Oracle VM Special Interest Group (SIG) Presented more than 35 conferences, major conference including Oracle Open World (2015,2014,2013), UKOUG (Tech14), Java One India (2013), Sangam (AIOUG Annual Conference 2014,2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009), OTNYathra (India OTN Tour 2014,2013, 2012)

Session Title:

Oracle Data Security Introduction

Session Abstract:

Databases make very attractive targets as they have all the data neatly arranged in columns and rows, properly structured and linked with relevant information.

Hackers may try to enter from network, operating system, storage, databases, applications, storage, backups, etc. if you can sniff the wire, copy the database files from the operating system, exploit someone already in the database, or the application, you can get away with all the data. Passwords can now be obtained by the hackers as well, and you have to make sure that those privileges are not getting abused. The scope of the problem is thus slightly larger than typically what can be addressed by just encryption.

Speaker Bio:
  Chetan Vithlani

Enterprise Security Solutions Architect with two decades of Information Technology experience. Currently work as Principal Security Technology Consultant with Oracle focusing on Enterprise Security.

Chetan worked in BFSI, Tele Communications, Web Hosting and many other domains. Extensive experience as Production and development Database Administrator, Architect, Data Migration & ERP.

AIOUG Bangalore chapter Core Team member.


$11.Data Security: on premise as well as cloud

$12.Big Data (HDFS, NoSQL & RDBMS) Security



2014: Oracle Database RAC 12c certified implementation specialist (OCE)

2014: Oracle Database 12c certified implementation specialist (OCS)

Session Title:

Troubleshooting Oracle GoldenGate

Session Abstract:

Process Abended - oh!!! Not Again. My processes are up and running, but my data is not getting replicated. If you are looking for troubleshooting Oracle GoldenGate, then this is the session for you. Prevention is always better than cure, on following this quote, the session not just troubleshooting but also explains the key areas which has to be considered so as to prevent or avoid the errors and problems which occur frequently in your Oracle GoldenGate environment. A step by step methodology on how to troubleshoot Oracle GoldenGate problems will be showcased based on real time scenarios.

Speaker Bio:

Veeratteshwaran Sridhar is an Oracle Database Administrator with 8 Years of Experience working as Senior Software Engineer, Oracle GoldenGate Global Customer Support in Oracle India Pvt Ltd. He is an Oracle 11g Certified Professional and Oracle GodlenGate 11g Certified Implementation Specialist. He is also having good knowledge in Oracle Technologies such as GoldenGate, Data Guard, RAC and RMAN. He is also a speaker in AIOUG Chennai Chapter, Sangam, Oracle Technology Network and He actively participates in Oracle related forums such as OTN (ID - ORASCN). He constantly publishes articles on his blog and he is reachable at /

Session Title:

SQL Tuning - Proven Methodologies

Session Abstract:

Have you told Oracle all that you know about your data?, Do you want to know how to communicate with Oracle Optimizer to achieve better performance, Would you like to understand the design techniques which are development friendly but yielding bad performance. Yes, this session helps you to understand these areas through proven techniques, methodology to achieve better SQL performance.  The session also explains various real time scenarios in the areas of Application Design, Query Transformations, Indexing Techniques and Troubleshooting Query Performance.

Session talk covers

1. Application Design impacts over Query Performance

4. Understanding Query Transformation and applying them for better SQL Performance.

5. Step by Step iterative approach for SQL Tuning explained with real time examples.

Session Title:

Oracle Big Data Deep Drive

Session Abstract:

Are you carried away with the buzz words Big Data, Hadoop, MR etc., Are you looking for a deep dive session to understand how these would help on a day to day life of an Oracle Developer and DBA, then this session is for you. With the data growing trend, Big Data is all about how to create value from data.  This session provides an overview of big data with an emphasis on Hadoop.  The session answers the below questions in detail with real time examples

Speaker Bio:

Hariharaputhran Vaithinathan - Technology and Business Professional with 12 yrs experience in data architecture, data integration business intelligence, Professional Services Delivery. Recognized as a strategic thought-leader with a consistent track record of client-focused innovation and execution. Extensive global experience in Finance, Banking and Telecom projects. He has extensive experience in design, development, support and management of large scale data systems and deploying enterprise level global solutions.  His area of interest includes Data Modelling, Replication, SQL Tuning and Big Data. He is currently heading the AIOUG Chennai Chapter. Hari is a speaker at User Group Conferences including India OTN Tour, AIOUG Sangam Conferences, AIOUG Tech days, Oracle Open World 15. He was the recipient of the award from Cognizant Technologies Ltd- Chennai Top Trainer for Q1-2013. He shares his experience in his blog

Session Title:

Using Oracle 12c for Moving from High Availability (HA) to Continuous Availability (CA)

Session Abstract:

In today’s world where application is expected to be available 24x7x365, DBA often finds it very challenging to design a database solution that can meet very stringent RTO, RPO, Availability, Performance and various SLA related requirements while being most cost effective.

In this session, you will learn about the challenges related to meeting these requirements and how to design a database solution for such requirements. Session will start with Design concepts like- Active-Active design, N+1 Design etc. then understanding the role of engineered systems like- Exadata, ODA, Super Cluster and some of the 12c cool features like- Far Sync, Flex ASM and GDS, followed by small case study showing one end state diagram for given requirement.

Speaker Bio:

Abhinivesh is ORACLE ACE Associate, AIOUG Evangelist and founder member of AIOUG Pune Chapter. He is frequent presenter in All India Oracle User Group (AIOUG) and Sangam. He is actively involved in OTN and various user group activities.

He is currently working as Principal Consultant in Infosys. He has 14+ years of experience with expertise in Database migration, upgrade, performance tuning, solution designing, DBaaS and Exadata. He is Oracle Certified Professional, Oracle implementation specialist in 12c and Exadata.

When and Where

  • Start Time:

    Apr 28, 2016 9:00 AM UTC (UTC)
  • End Time:

    Apr 28, 2016 6:00 PM UTC (UTC)
  • Location:

    Oracle Financial Services Software Ltd Oracle Park Ambrosia, Pune

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