Mike Riley is a Project Manager / DBA with Hortica Insurance and Employee Benefits. He is an anomaly in this industry, having spent 24 years at his current job. He started his Oracle career by converting data from a Wang System to an Oracle Database Version 5, and using Oracle Forms version 2.3. Mike is always looking for ways to make his job easier, and in spite of minimal knowledge of Perl, created a tool to generate Perl code for batch jobs without having to actually code any Perl.
Mike is deeply (his wife would say too deeply) involved with ODTUG, having served in several roles including 2008 Conference Chair, Vice President, President, and now serving as conference chair for KScope in 2013 and 2014. He lists two things among his greatest accomplishments for the group: its commitment to the Hyperion community, which has proven to be a very vibrant and healthy community addition to ODTUG, and its focus on quality and balance in its flagship conference, KScope, which strikes a tremendous balance of learning, networking, giving back to the community, and fun!
When Mike is not at work or involved with ODTUG, his family gets the remainder of his time. He is very thankful for their support and sacrifices that they have made to allow him to fulfill his obligations with work and ODTUG. Mike loves to read, and escapes by often finding a good work of fiction to curl up with.
The Oracle ACE program will be hosting all Oracle ACE and ACE Directors to a casual diinner during Collaborate 13. See below for details.
Oracle ACE dinner at Collaborate 13 Date: Sunday, April 7, 2013, 7:00pm Location: Maggiano's Little Italy 500 16th St Ste 150 (Denver Pavilions Mall) Denver CO 80202 RSVPby April 3 to Vikki Lira (if you haven't already done so).
The NoCOUG spring conference will be held Wed, May 22 in the San Francisco bay area. You wouldn't want to miss this event as there will be several expert speakers, including OTN's own Todd Trichler, DBA/Developer Community Manager. Please contact conference director and ACE Director Ben Prusinski for more details.
Our panel of experts including an analyst from IDC and an Oracle customer will share their experiences and real-life examples as they discuss the top 10 data warehousing trends for 2013. How will these trends affect you? Register for the Webcast and find out.
Research from The Economist Intelligence Unit, sponsored by Oracle, found that disruptive technologies are key to innovation: cloud, mobile, social, big data. Learn more about the research and gain insights from interviews with global companies, including a British Telecom executive who shares innovations around great customer experience. Watch Innovator's Playbook, Tue, April 9.
This will be the 50th edition Oracle Scene and will be published mid June. The deadline for content submissions is midnight on Friday, April 18th. Click here to see what topics they are looking to cover however, the list is not exhaustive and other content submitted will be considered.
If you are a good writer and would like to contribute a 500-700 word article for Profit Online newsletter about Oracle Social, check out this link for more topic details. Contact email@example.com on how to submit.
If you have the enthusiasm for communicating technical ideas and concepts, have a valuable experience or a technical skill that you're keen to share with readers, you should give serious consideration to authoring a book or becoming a technical reviewer. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more details
Are you clear on the Great and the Ugly of WebCenter and SharePoint - enough to recommend one over the other for an enterprise-wide deployment? Feeling that your company has made a mistake by picking the wrong product? Or simply wondering "what if... ?" Check out this 2 page mini-whitepaper written by Oracle ACE Dmitri Khanine for some answers. It’s a quick read, that may shock and excite you.
ACE Director Syed Jaffar Hussain discusses how a typical RAC instance shutdown sometimes can lead to data corruption and produces senescence of ORA-600 and what is the recommended RAC instance/database shutdown procedure to avoid the issue.
If you are planning a Database 11g upgrade with downgrade in mind, you will might find these tips provided by Syed helpful.
ACE Director Brendan Tierney has published a series of 5 blog posts on how to do Clustering using the Oracle Data Miner Tool and how to do Clustering using the ODM SQL and PL/SQL functions. Part 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Another post by Brendan will help determine whether you are a Type I or a Type II Data Scientist. Find out here.
Daily DBA tasks, dealing with development environment and refresing using production data... is this a good idea? Production Data contains sensitive information and should not be shared with unauthorized people. Read this post, including data research on security, provided by Oracle ACE Osama Mustafa.
If you ever wondered what is the big deal around Oracle Cloud Service, you'll want to read this post written by ACE Director Markus Eisele. He explains it well and also provides an example on how to use JAX-RS with Jersey on the Oracle Cloud Service
In this two-part post, ACE Director Randolf Geist first demonstrates an unexpected Nested Loop Join caused by an extreme data distribution. In the latter, he presents another case of an unexpected execution plan, this time about Merge Joins.
Speaking at OUGF (Apr 2013) Daniel Morgan - ACE Director, DB Piet de Visser - Oracle ACE, DB Alex Nuijten - ACE Director, DB Debra Lilley - ACE Director, Apps Julien Dontcheff - ACE Director, DB Doug Burns - ACE Director, DB Ami Aharonovich - Oracle ACE, DB Oded Raz - ACE Director, Security Timo Raitalaakso - Oracle ACE, DB
Speaking at OUG Norway (Apr 2013) Daniel Morgan - ACE Director, DB Martin Bach - Oracle ACE, DB Kai Yu - ACE Director, DB Doug Burns - ACE Director, DB Lonneke Dikmans - ACE Director, OFM Markus Eisele - ACE Director, OFM/Java Roel Hartman - ACE Director, DB Simon Haslam - ACE Director, OFM Ronald van Luttikhuizen - ACE Director, OFM Cary Millsap - ACE Director, DB Peter Raganitsch - ACE Director, DB Mark Rittman - ACE Director, BI Brendan Tierney - ACE Director, BI Sten Vesterli - ACE Director, OFM Martin Widlake - Oracle ACE, DB
Speaking at UKOUG Engineered Systems Summit (Apr 2013) Tanel Poder - ACE Director, DB Andy Colvin - Oracle ACE, DB Martin Bach - Oracle ACE, DB Jason Arneil - Oracle ACE, DB Husnu Sensoy - ACE Director, DB Mark Rittman - ACE Director, BI
Speaking at APEX World OGh (Apr 2013) Learco Brizz (+organizer) - Oracle ACE, DB Rob van Wijk - Oracle ACE, DB Dimitri Gielis - ACE Director, DB Peter Raganitsch - ACE Director, DB John Scott - ACE Director, DB Roel Hartman - ACE Director, DB
Speaking at Percona Live (Apr 2013) Marco Tusa - Oracle ACE, MySQL Giuseppe Maxia - ACE Director, MySQL Patrick Galbraith - Oracle ACE, MySQL Ronald Bradford - ACE Director, MySQL Shlomi Noach - Oracle ACE, MySQL
Speaking at Miracle OpenWorld (May 2013) Mogens Norgaard - ACE Director, DB Alex Gorbachev - ACE Director, DB Cary Millsap - ACE Director, DB James Morle - ACE Director, DB Kellyn Pot'Vin - Oracle ACE, DB Tim Gorman - ACE Director, DB Kyle Hailey - Oracle ACE, DB
Speaking at Great Lakes Oracle Conference (May 2013) Kyle Hailey - Oracle ACE, DB Kai Yu - ACE Director, DB Susan Behn - Oracle ACE, Apps Mark Bobak - Oracle ACE, DB Craig Shallahamer - ACE Director, DB
Speaking at Rittman Read BI Forum (May 2013) Mark Rittman (+organizer) - ACE Director, BI Cary Millsap - ACE Director, DB Stewart Bryson - Oracle ACE, BI Jeff McQuigg - Oracle ACE, BI Christian Screen - Oracle ACE, BI Venkat J - Oracle ACE, BI
Speaking at BGOUG (May 2013) Julian Dontcheff - ACE Director, DB Joze Senegacnik - ACE Director, DB Dan Morgan - ACE Director, DB Tim Hall - ACE Director, DB
Sometimes a cookbook is just a cookbook! Oracle ACE Director Lewis Cunningham talks about his collection of actual food recipes from members of the Oracle ACE community, and shares his thoughts on how the database world has changed since he first started blogging about it eight years ago. Watch the video.
Oracle ACE Director Lucas Jellema, CTO for AMIS Systems, talks about his latest OTN article, shares insight on SOA, BPM, Oracle ADF, and discusses his participation in the OTN Yathra Tour in India. Watch the video.
Oracle ACE Directors Alex Gorbachev and Ron Batra participate in a panel discussion that gets beyond the hype to talk about the trends and technologies that will really matter in 2013. Listen to the podcast.