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September 2012

Goldengate 11gR2

Lots of goodies in 11gR2 GoldenGate.

The big one seems to be “Integrated Capture”, which seems to be a moving of the capture processing closer to the database (did anyone say “Streams” :-) )

The benefit of that is that lots of the boutique data types and compression etc, are all now supported by Goldengate.

More details here:

http://www.oracle.com/us/products/middleware/data-integration/goldengate...

ACE director briefings

A thoroughly enjoyable day at the first day of ACE director briefings.

Of course, all of this stuff is Non-Disclosure so I cant really reveal any of the content, but as soon as OpenWorld is complete, then many of those restrictions will be lifted and we can all bask in the features that are coming.

Obviously, without giving too much away, you can expect lots of content with “next generation”, “latest release”, “Exa-this” and “Exa-that” plastered all over it.  But look through the marketing hype and trust me, you’ll see some very very exciting things on the horizon.

For those of you not at OpenWorld, its still worthwhile going to the open world site – many of the talks are streamed online, so you can (partially) participate, although for my Australian colleagues, the time of day might not be that pleasant :-)

OOW 2012 – It will be a great Conference…

For me it all started out very stressful. I overslept yesterday, or the day before, and noticed that it already was 08.25 AM. My flight would leave at 09.50, so the rush to the airport was very painful. Seriously hope I won’t have too many speeding tickets in my attempt to checkin somehow anyway on …

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Endorsements, recommendations etc…

Just because I’ve agreed to link to you on some other social platform, it does not mean I know you! It does not mean I can/will offer you a job! It does not mean I will automatically endorse or recommend you when I have no clue who you are!

This week alone I’ve had:

  • Complete strangers asking me to endorse them on LinkedIn.
  • Complete strangers asking me to recommend their Oracle-related work on several social platforms.
  • Complete strangers asking me for jobs. Just so you know, I’m just a guy that does a website for fun in the evenings. I don’t employ anyone, and often choose not to be employed myself… I’m literally the last person you should talk to about getting work!
  • Complete strangers asking me to take surveys to categorise their personal characteristics, with a view to allowing employers to evaluate them.

Just a couple of thoughts on this:

Oracle OpenWorld 2012 : Day Minus 3 (continued)

Continuing from my previous post, the Oracle ACE Director Meeting went well. There seems little point in giving you a list of things I can’t tell you about, so I think I will just say I like Eddie Awad‘s summary of the day in tweets here.

I think it is safe for me to say there will be some interesting things going on this week for a variety of reasons. When you are following the blog posts and tweets, keep in mind the following three things are legally *very* different:

IOUG Big Data SIG — Kick-Off Meeting at OOW12

Announcing the IOUG Big Data Special Interest Group (SIG)!

We have the SIG meeting at Oracle Open World. Come join us with your morning coffee! There’s nothing better than starting your Big morning with Big Data talks! Yes — we actually managed to get the room at this busy times at OOW thanks to IOUG.

What: IOUG Big Data SIG Meeting

When: 8:45-9:45am, Tue., 2-Oct-2012

Where: Moscone West Level 3, Overlook 3 (OOW12)

Everyone is welcomed. Gwen Shapira is the SIG leader and expect lots of great things in that space. The SIG is also looking for volunteers — that’s going to be a hot space so if you want to engage early, come and let us know.

OakTable World 2012


This Monday Oct 1, 2:00-2:50PM I’ll be presenting at the OakTable World which used to be called as Oracle Closed World, this year it’s a full two-day conference with awesome speakers lineup and very interesting topics… you can just watch this video by Mogens Norgaard to know more about the roots of this very technical event.