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By ACEs, For ACEs September 2012


Oracle ACE Spotlight Oracle ACE Community at OpenWorld, JavaOne and MySQL Connect 2012

It's mid-September, fall is here (in the US), leaves are changing color, and in San Francisco, that means streets will be shutting down, downtown will be hustling and bustling, and 45,000+ people will be coming together to attend the biggest conference of the year - Oracle OpenWorld and JavaOne, Sep 30 - Oct 4 plus MySQL Connect, Sep 29-30.

We say every year is the best year, but we strive to out-do ourselves and think you're going to dig what we have in stored for you this year at OpenWorld, JavaOne and MySQL Connect in less than 2 weeks. Take a look...

Throughout the week, 130+ Oracle ACE and ACE Director sessions at OpenWorld, JavaOne and MySQL Connect will be presented on a variety of topics.

Sunday, Sep 30:
- Annual Oracle ACE Dinner, 6:00-10:00pm, St. Francis Yacht Club, 99 Yacht Rd. San Francisco, CA
If you haven't already done so, RSVP here.
NOTE: Shuttles will be provided. Please line up in front of the Hilton Union Square SF Hotel on Mason Street starting at 6pm. We will promptly depart at 6:30pm and return to the Hilton by 10:00pm.

Tuesday, Oct 2:
- Tweet Meet, 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m, OTN Lounge, Howard Street Tent
Meet the @__ and #__ behind all the Oracle team of tweeters. Oracle Database experts will also be on hand to answer questions.

Wednesday, Oct 3:
- Blogger Meetup (sponsored by OTN and Pythian), Jillian's Billiards Club, 101 4th Street, 5:00-7:00pm. RSVP here.

Sun - Thu, Sep 30-Oct 4:
- OTN Lounge, Howard Street Tent
Sunday: 7:00 p.m. –8:30 p.m. (welcome event)
Monday-Tuesday: 8:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Thursday: 8:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.
Pick up your 2012 commemorative OTN tee, win prizes, watch videos and chat with fellow ACE & ACE Directors

Sun - Thu, Oct 1-4:
- Taylor Street Cafe at The ZONE, Taylor Street, btw Ellis and O'Farrell
Monday - Thursday
Come play, lounge or just hang out with your friends and colleagues.

Mon - Wed, Oct 1-3:
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OTN Lounge in JavaOne Demogrounds
Monday-Wednesday: 9:30am to 5:00PM
See the latest product demos and stop by the lounge to say hello.

Sun - Thu, Sep 30 - Oct 4:
- Oracle OpenWorld Music Festival, various locations. See schedule.
Party with us at the first annual music festival featuring artists like grammy winner Macy Gray, the legendary Jimmy Cliff and many others. And, come listen and dance to some of San Francisco's top DJ's.

We look forward to seeing you soon at Oracle OpenWorld and JavaOne 2012!

Stay Connected!
(even if you can't make it to the events this year)

Oracle ACE Program News

Welcome New Oracle ACEs

Initiated Jun-Sep 2012

Name Location Focus
Kamran Agayev Azerbaijan DB
Diego Aguirre Argentina Solaris
Jason Arneil United Kingdom DB
John A. Booth United States BI
Kent Graziano United States BI
Talip Hakan Ozturk Turkey DB
Shengwen Hou China DB
Sky Jian China MySQL
Suk Kim Korea Solaris
Cameron Lackpour United States BI
Timo Raitalaakso Finland DB
Zhang Rui China DB
Yang Ting Kun China DB

OPEN CALL for PAPERS:

Indic Threads | Dec 13-15, 2012 | Pune, India
Submission Deadline: Sep 22

RMOUG | Feb 11-13, 2013 | Denver, CO
Submission Deadline: Oct 15

UKOUG | Jun 23-27, 2013 | New Orleans, LA
Submission Deadline: Oct 15

Registration Now Open for UKOUG Conferences

The agendas are live and you can now register for the upcoming UKOUG Conferences- UKOUG Conference 2012, UKOUG Annual Primavera Conference, OUG EPM & Hyperion Conference and UKOUG JD Edwards Conference.

Got a story that would appeal to fellow Oracle professionals? Get it published with UKOUG. Submit an article by Jan 11, 2013. More details here. Don't have time to write a full article? Submit an abridged version instead for the UKOUG website.

IOUG SELECT Journal - Call for Submissions

IOUG’s SELECT Journal is now accepting submissions on the topic of Database Manageability for its Q1 issue. Please send your submissions to select@ioug.org

 



Heat. Downtime. Site-wide outages. Legacy hardware. Security holes.

These are all threats to optimizing your data center. But what if you could vanquish them to simplify IT and accelerate business innovation and growth? Play Oracle Vanquisher, a new data center optimization video game and find out. Coming on September 27.



Examine your readiness for managing Enterprise Private Cloud
Take the self-assessment quiz that measures the readiness of your private cloud management. Discover where and how you can improve to gain total cloud control.

 

Oracle Special Edition—Cloud Architecture for Dummies ebook
Cloud computing can improve your business agility, lower operating costs, and speed innovation. The key to making it work is the architecture. Learn how to define your architectural requirements and get started on your path to cloud computing with the e-book, Cloud Architecture for Dummies.

40% Off Oracle Press Titles

The latest Oracle Press titles are now available at 40% off to Oracle ACEs- Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud Handbook by Tom Plunkett and Oracle Solaris 11 System Administration: The Complete Reference by Michael Jang and Harry Foxwell. Click here and enter promo code OTN2012 or OTNEBOOKS for the eBook version.

Interested in Writing?

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 sheila.cepero@oracle.com for more details

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Oracle ACE Watch

New Article: Grid Naming Service (written in Spanish)

This article written by Oracle ACE Francisco Riccio talks about Grid Naming Service (GNS) as a mainstay of Plug & Play and the flexibility to dynamically placing more nodes in the cluster in a simple way.

New Article: Modeling functional requirements for configurable content- and context-aware dynamic service selection in business process models

In this article written by ACE Director Matjaz Juric, it proposes a meta-model for formal specification of functional requirements for configurable content- and context-aware dynamic service selection in business process models with the objective to enable greater flexibility of the modeled processes.

 

Blog Post: 10 tips for a successful enterprise wide project

Enterprise projects success lies in the details. Here are some of Oracle ACE Alex Antonatos' tips and hindsight’s in delivering these type of projects and what skills are needed to achieve stellar results without wasting time and money.

Blog Post: Secrets of the Full Text Search

If you ever tried to troubleshoot your search, indexer, batch loader or a performance issue – without a full understanding of how the things really work under the hood – this post written by Oracle ACE Dmitri Khanine is for you.

 

 

Blog Post: Upgrading Enterprise Manager Cloud Control 12c R1 (12.1.0.1) to 12c R2 (12.1.0.2)

Following the release of EM12c R2, Oracle ACE Gokhan Atil shares his results found after his own EM12c system upgrade.

 

 

Blog Post: Applying a PSU patch in a large, complex cluster environment?

If you are thinking about applying a PSU patch in a complex cluster environment, ACE Director Syed Jaffar Hussein recommends considering these basic elements first.

 

 

Blog Post: Common Schema 1.1 Released

Oracle ACE Shlomi Noach highlights the compelling new features about common schema 1:1. and how it's making some maintenance and management tasks a breeze.

Blog Post: How to setup Formspider, an APEX alternative on GlassFish/Apache

APEX is nice but takes time to get going. For forms/plsql developers FormSpider may be an easier alternative. See this post written by Oracle ACE Ronald Rood for setup on GlassFish, with a nice multilevel master detail demo as dessert.

Blog Post: Realigning Java EE 7

Read ACE Director Markus Eisele's thoughts about Java EE 7 realignment and the PaaS enablement and multi-tenancy support moving to Java EE 8.

Blog Post: Installing Oracle SOA Suite10g on Oracle Enterprise Linux

ACE Director Lonneke Dikmans is working on a SOA Suite10g project that refactors part of the solution to make the code easier to maintain and change. Check it out.

New Book : Developing Essbase Applications written by ACE Director Cameron Lackpour and Tim Tow and Oracle ACE's Gary Crisci and John Booth is now available.

New Book : Oracle Database 11g R2 written and translated into Turkish by Oracle ACE Talip Hakan Öztürk is now available.

New Book : Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition co-authored by Oracle ACE Christian Screen is now available.

New Book : Real World Java EE Patterns-Rethinking Best Practices written by ACE Director Adam Bien is now available.

New Book : Oracle Database XE 11gR2 Jump Start Guide written by Oracle ACE Asif Momen and reviewed by Oracle ACE Satishbabu Gunukula is now available. Oracle ACE’s receive 18% off print book and 20% off e-copy. Use Discount code: od2ac5vk. Offer expires Oct 3rd.

New Book : Oracle Business Intelligence Suite Developer's Guide written by ACE Director Mark Rittman. Pre-order now. Available end of Sep/Oct. Mark will do an author signing at OpenWorld 2012 at the Oracle Bookstore. Fresh off the press copies will be available for purchase.

New eBook: Oracle Exalytics Revealed written by ACE Director Mark Rittman. Available now on multiple devices.

New eBook: A Check List for Doing Data Model Design Reviews written by ACE Director Kent Graziano. Available now on Kindle.

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Oracle ACE Out and About

  • Speaking at Oracle OpenWorld, JavaOne, MySQL Connect (Sep 2012)
    Over 130 sessions presented by ACE and ACE Directors.
  • Speaking at NEOOUG (Sep 2012)
    John King - Oracle ACE, DB
  • Speaking at Making Impactful Performance Changes Webinar
    Karen Morton - Oracle ACE, DB
  • Speaking at DOAG SIG – Database (Oct 2012)
    Christian Trieb (organizer) - ACE Director, DB
    Johannes Ahrends - Oracle ACE, DB
  • Teaching Mastering Oracle Trace Data classes in Austin and DC Area (Oct 2012)
    Cary Millsap - ACE Director, DB
  • Chairing UKOUG HCM SIG (Oct 2012)
    Tim Warner - Oracle ACE, Apps
  • Speaking at Nordic OTN Tour (Oct 2012)
    Sten Vesterli (+ organizer) - ACE Director, OFM
    Tanel Poder - ACE Director, DB
    Mark Rittman - ACE Director, BI
    Carl Dudley - ACE DIrector, DB
    Alex Nuijten - ACE Director, DB
  • Speaking at HEUG (Oct 2012)
    Debra Lilley - ACE Director, Apps
  • Speaking at Unconference DB Tech Showcase (October 2012)
    Ichiro Obata (keynote) - Oracle ACE, WebCenter
    Hiroshi Sekiguchi - Oracle ACE, DB
    Koji Shinkubo - Oracle ACE, DB
    Ryota Watabe - Oracle ACE, DB
    Wataru Morohashi - Oracle ACE, DB
  • Speaking at East Coast Oracle Users Conference (Oct 2012
    Kai Yu - ACE Director, DB
    Scott Spendolini - ACE Director, DB
    Susan Behn - Oracle ACE, Apps
    Mike Ault - Oracle ACE, DB
    Craig Shallahamer - ACE Director, DB
  • Speaking at MPP (Oct 2012)
    Matjaz Juric - ACE Director, OFM
  • Speaking at SIOUG (Oct 2012)
    Jože Senegacnik - ACE Director, DB
    Matjaž Juric - ACE Director, OFM
    Piet de Visser - Oracle ACE, DB
    Tim Gorman - ACE Director, DB
    Zoran Jovanovic - Orace ACE, DB
  • Speaking at HrOUG (Oct 2012)
    Piet de Visser - Oracle ACE, DB
    Zoran Jovanovic - Orace ACE, DB
    Jože Senegacnik - ACE Director, DB
    Tim Gorman - ACE Director, DB
  • Speaking at TROUG (Oct 2012)
    Syed Jaffar Hussain (Keynote) - ACE Director, DB
    Husnu Sensoy - ACED, DB
    Gürcan Orhan - ACED, DB
    Gökhan Atil - Oracle ACE, DB
    Talip Ozturk - Oracle ACE, DB
    Ferhat Sengunul - Oracle ACE, DB
    Zekeriya Besiroglu - Oracle ACE, DB
    Emre Baransel - Oracle ACE, DB
  • Speaking at APAC OTN Tour (Oct - Nov 2012)
    Francisco Munoz Alvarez (+ organizer) - ACE Direcotr, DB
    Tanel Poder - ACE Director, DB
    Kamran Agayev - ACE Director, OFM
    Martin D'Souza - ACE Direcotr, DB
    Michelle Malcher - ACE Director, Security
    Cary Millsap - ACE Director, DB
    Jian (Sky) Zhao Yang - ACE DIrecot, MySQL
    Dahui Feng - ACE Director, DB
    Feng Chunpei - ACE Direcotr, DB
    Guoqiang (Eygle) Gai - ACE Director, DB
    Leyi (Kamus) Zhang - ACE Director, DB
  • Speaking at Sangam (Nov 2012)
    Murali Vallath (organizer) - ACE Director, DB
    Satyendra Pasalapudi - Oracle ACE, DB
    Joze Senegacnik - ACE Director, DB
    Aman Sharma - Oracle ACE, DB
  • Speaking at DOAG Conference (Nov 2012)
    Christian Trieb (organizer) - ACE Director, DB
    Andreas Chatziantoniou - Oracle ACE, DB
  • Speaking at Heartland OUG (Nov 2012)
    Dan Hotka - ACE Director, DB
    Susan Behn - Oracle ACE, Apps
  • Speaking at OAUG Connection Point Orlando (Nov 2012)
    Edward Roske - ACE Director, BI
    Tracy McMullen - ACE Director, BI
    Glenn Schwartzberg - ACE Director, BI
  • Speaking at TCOUG (Nov 2012)
    Dan Hotka - ACE Director, DB
  • Speaking at OAUG Connection Point San Diego (Nov 2012)
    Susan Behn - Oracle ACE, Apps
    Mike Swing - Oracle ACE, Apps
  • Speaking at APEXposed (Nov 2012)
    Martin D'Souza - ACE Director, DB
  • Speaking at ODTUG BI & EPM Seiously Practical Conference (Nov 2012)
    Edward Roske - ACE Director, BI
    Cameron Lackpour - ACE Director, BI
  • Speaking at BGOUG (Nov 2012)
    Craig Shallahamer (Keynote) - ACE Director, DB
    Marco Gralike - ACE Director, OFM
    Julian Dontcheff - ACE Director, DB
    Joze Senegacnik - ACE Director, DB
    Giuseppe Maxia - ACE Director, MySQL
    Doug Burns - ACE DIrector, DB
  • Organizing OGh and OBUG: Oracle Open World Debrief (Nov 2012)
    Learco Brizzi - Oracle ACE, DB
  • Speaking at DOAG (Nov 2012)
    Andreas Chatziantoniou - Oracle ACE, OFM
Architect Corner

Configuring Oracle Business Intelligence 11g MDS XML Source Control Management with Git Version Control

Oracle ACE Christian Screen developed this tutorial for those interested in learning how to configure the Oracle Business Intelligence 11g (11.1.1.6) metadata repository for development using the new MDS XML source control management functionality.

Decisions, Decisions: The art, science, and politics of technology selection

Oracle ACE Directors Basheer Khan and Ron Batra are among the community members who share their thoughts about technology selection in this Architect Community column from Oracle Magazine.

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