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Mastering Oracle Trace Data, March 9, Irving Texas

Mastering Oracle Trace Data by Cary Millsap, Method R Corporation
Event date: 
Fri, 2012-03-09

Mastering Oracle Trace Data
A one-day course taught by Cary Millsap
On March 9, Cary Millsap will teach his popular one-day Mastering Oracle Trace Data course in Irving, Texas. The date and location are ideal for people attending the 10th anniversary Hotsos Symposium, which will be held March 5–8, also in Irving.
Course registration includes a day of instruction with Cary, a new book, a T-shirt, and licenses for software that will help you get more out of your trace data the moment you get home from class. See I Can Help You Trace It, the story behind the course. You can register here.
For other Method R events, see the Method R Corporation calendar.

Hotsos Symposium 2012

10th Annual Hotsos Symposium 2012
Event date: 
Sun, 2012-03-04 - Thu, 2012-03-08

Join the world's top Oracle performance analysts including Tom Kyte, Jonathan Lewis, Tanel Põder, and Kerry Osborne at the tenth annual Hotsos Symposium, which is the conference dedicated to issues of Oracle system performance. The Symposium will be held March 4 — 8, 2012 at the Omni Mandalay Hotel in Irving, TX.

RMOUG Training Days 2012

RMOUG Training Days 2012
Event date: 
Tue, 2012-02-14 - Thu, 2012-02-16

One of the largest Oracle user group conferences in the world, the "Training Days 2012" conference presented by the Rocky Mountain Oracle Users Group ( is two days on Wednesday and Thursday (15-16 Feb), consisting of more than 140 presentations by more than 100 of the top speakers in the world.  Registration for this conference, from as low as US$265 - US$340 for early registration, is an incredible educational value.  Click here to register for this event.
Sixteen (16) Oak Table members are presenting at this event, along with dozens of Oracle ACEs and ACE Directors.  Oak Table member and ACE Director Cary Millsap will be providing the keynote address.  In addition to twenty high-end vendors exhibiting their products and services, the "RAC Attack" hands-on labs will be running in the exhibition area throughout the conference.
On the Tuesday preceding the conference (14-Feb), we also have five extended four-hour University sessions by some of the expert presenters at the conference.  Click here to register for these complimentary sessions, which runs from US$112.50 when registering for the 2-day Training Days conference as well, or US$125.00 when just registering for the University sessions alone.
Additionally, on the Tuesday preceding the conference (14-Feb), Oracle TechNet (OTN) is presenting their FREE full-day "Developer's Day" featuring top developers from Oracle Corporation.  Click here to register for this complimentary event.

UKOUG Annual Conference 2011, 5th - 7th Dec

Event date: 
Mon, 2011-12-05 - Wed, 2011-12-07

UKOUG Oaktable Sunday 2011

UKOUG Oaktable Sunday 2011
Event date: 
Sun, 2011-12-04

 Why not join us for OakTable day on Sunday 4th December?
In a smaller setting, you can attend a dedicated set of sessions directly from a selection of OakTable members away from any potential session contention of the main conference. The sessions will be presented in just two streams, and will also be repeated on the Wednesday of the main conference, allowing you two chances not to miss some of the top sessions of the conference. Participants of OakTable Sunday will also receive the exclusive chance to win a selection of signed books by various OakTable members, and the opportunity to join the OakTable for an informal panel session and a beer. Attendees will receive a commemorative shirt to mark the event.
Sponsored by Scale Abilities Ltd and Miracle A/S.

To view the presentations on offer visit the agenda grids.
To register click here.

UKOUG Special event: Security.

UKOUG Security event
Event date: 
Tue, 2011-09-13

A special UKOUG event on security held at the birthplace of computing, and featuring a presentation from Pete Finnigan (Oak Table).
A tour of this historic site will be available for attendees, but make sure you register early.

NoCOUG Summer Conference 2011

Event date: 
Thu, 2011-08-18

Now in its 25th year and 100th Conference
Three streams of technical information and a keynote by Jonathan Lewis

Free Webinar with Cary Millsap, Kerry Osborne and Karen Morton
Event date: 
Thu, 2011-07-28

Thursday, July 28 11:00am PDT  :  Register Here
Oracle performance tuning and optimization is not always easy. Now’s your chance to hear from people who have been there and ask them the questions that are keeping you up at night.
Three senior DBAs and performance tuning specialists and members of the elite OakTable network will discuss best performance optimization and tuning practices for the Oracle® Database.
Participate in this online roundtable to gain specific insight and learn about advanced performance tips for the Oracle® Database. During this event you will:

  • Learn how to improve Oracle performance and availability while improving productivity
  • Understand about best practices and tips from very senior Oracle DBAs from the OakTable network
  • Interact with experts by submitting questions, prior and during the webinar, and sharing your more painful performance optimization challenges with our panel

About our panelists:
Karen Morton is a Senior DBA Performance and Tuning Specialist for Fidelity Information Services. Having used Oracle since the early 90’s, she began consulting and teaching others how to use Oracle over a decade ago. Karen is a frequent speaker at conferences and user groups, an Oracle ACE, and a member of the OakTable network. Karen has co-authored three books from Apress: Beginning Oracle SQL, Pro Oracle SQL and Expert Oracle Practices: Oracle Database Administration from the Oak Table. She blogs at
Cary Millsap has been part of the Oracle community since 1989. He is the founder and president of Method R Corporation. He is widely known in the Oracle community as a speaker, educator, consultant, and writer. He wrote Optimizing Oracle Performance  with Jeff Holt, and he is a co-author of Oracle Insights: Tales of the Oak Table . Cary is also an architect of the Method R software tools that help professionals around the world manage Oracle performance. He blogs at and tweets at
Kerry Osborne began working with Oracle in 1982. He has worked both as a developer and a DBA. For the past several years, he has been focused on understanding Oracle internals and solving performance problems. He is an OakTable member and is the author of an upcoming Apress book Expert Oracle Exadata. Mr. Osborne is also a co-founder of Enkitec, an Oracle-focused consulting company headquartered in Dallas, Texas. He blogs at link:
Register today. And don’t forget to fill in your questions on the webinar registration form.

ODTUG Kscope11

ODTUG Kscope11
Event date: 
Sun, 2011-06-26 - Thu, 2011-06-30

 ODTUG Kscope11 is the conference for you if you are looking for training and answers in the following areas:
Take a sneak peak at Kscope 11 content by topic area by clicking on your area of interest below:

BI and Oracle EPM

Application Express

Database Development

Oracle Fusion Middleware



Why? Because Kscope offers the best content and the most sessions on these topics than any other conference. 

Trivadis Performance Days 2011

Trivadis Performance Days 2011
Event date: 
Tue, 2011-05-24 - Wed, 2011-05-25

 Trivadis is very pleased to organize in Zurich another high class seminar with top guest speakers in 2011. This year’s focus will be on Oracle system performance. Since performance is not simply a product one can buy but rather the results of an accurate planning and a correct implementation, the seminar will present valuable techniques not only for identifying and solving performance problems, but also to avoid them in first place.
Detailed schedule
The working day will be from 9am to 5pm; and in the evening of 24th there will be an opportunity to share your experiences and opinions with the presenters and other participants in a less format atmosphere as we meet over drinks.
Agenda of May 24:
09:00 – 09:10 Welcome
09:10 – 10:30 Thinking Clearly About Performance – Part 1, Cary Millsap
10:30 – 11:00 Break
11:00 – 12:20 Thinking Clearly About Performance – Part 2, Cary Millsap
12:20 – 13:50 Lunch
13:50 – 15:10 How to Design Efficient SQL, Jonathan Lewis
15:10 – 15:40 Break
15:40 – 17:00 Brewing Benchmarks, James Morle
17:00 – 19:00 Let’s meet over drinks
Agenda of May 25:
09:00 – 10:20 Sane SAN, James Morle
10:20 – 10:50 Break
10:50 – 12:10 Exadata Performance Features Explained, Christian Antognini
12:10 – 13:40 Lunch
13:40 – 15:00 Challenges and Chances of the 11g Query Optimizer, Christian Antognini
15:00 – 15:30 Break