Oracle ACE Program
Oracle ACE Program Newsletter
March 2020
Jennifer Nicholson
Edited by Jennifer Nicholson
Director, Developer Advocacy Programs
In This Edition
bullet Congratulations New ACEs!
bullet Coming Soon: Collaborate 2020
bullet Upcoming Webinars
bullet More Events
bullet ACEs in Action: Recent Headlines
bullet Ask TOM Office Hours
bullet Product News
Congratulations New ACEs!
Oracle ACEs
bullet Kazuhiro Takahashi
bullet Maaz Dilawar Khan
bullet Peter Nitschke
Oracle ACE Associates
bullet Andrea Kennel
bullet Arumugavel Angusamy
bullet Bartosz Ostrowski
bullet Daniele Bocciolini
bullet Dean Bolton
bullet Dejan Topalovic
bullet Donatello Settembrino
bullet Emre Ozturk
bullet Fabio Miguel Blasak da Fonseca
bullet Gleb Otochkin
bullet Guilherme Siqueira Poli
bullet Gunther Pippèrr
bullet Mir Sayeed Hassan
bullet Raj Kumar Kushawaha
bullet Ruijun Bai
bullet Rustam Khodjaev
bullet Solomon Anderson
bullet Tony Cassidy
bullet Vijay Kurian
bullet Vinicius Grippa
Coming Soon: Collaborate 2020
The Groundbreakers team is excited to have our first Groundbreakers Lounge and Oracle ACE Product Briefings at Collaborate this year, along with our yearly ACE dinner! Mark your calendars for the following ACE activities:

Oracle ACE Dinner
Monday, April 20 at 7:00 pm

Oracle ACE Product Briefing
Tuesday, April 21 12:00 - 1:30 pm
Oracle ACE Associates, ACEs and ACE Directors are invited.

Please RSVP by April 3rd here.

Groundbreakers Lounge
Mon, Tues, Weds
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Email Groundbreakers Community Manager Bob Rhubart to schedule a video interview or 2 Minute Tech Tip (or both!).

Also, do you know of a great Oracle ACE candidate who will attend Collaborate? If so, please nominate them and email We'll prioritize their review.
Upcoming Webinars
The Changing Role of the DBA: From Database Developer to Data Scientist in 6 Weeks! 
Thursday, March 5, 2020 / 8:00 am PST

Presenter: Charlie Berger, Sr. Director Product Management, Machine Learning, AI and Cognitive Analytics

Oracle Machine Learning, included free in the Oracle Database EE, SE2 and Autonomous Database, “moves the algorithms; not the data” for 100% in-database processing. Oracle makes building and deploying ML models straightforward. Oracle data professionals commonly perform supporting tasks for “data scientists,” typically 80% of the work. 

In this webinar, Charlie Berger will share a logical, evolutionary path for Oracle data professionals to leverage their domain knowledge, valuable data skills, and add machine learning. Like Penn and Teller’s reveal of how magic tricks work, Charlie will show how easy it is for Oracle data professionals to leverage their SQL skills and data knowledge to build and deploy predictive models throughout the enterprise. Using many examples, demos, and sharing his extensive experience, Charlie will show you how to extract insights, make predictions, and become an “Oracle Data Scientist” in just 6 weeks!

Full Meeting Details were sent to all ACEs on January 21st.
Meeting URL:
Meeting ID: 597 084 190
What's New in Database 20c?
Wednesday, March 11, 2020 / 9:00 am PST

Presenter: Jenny Tsai-Smith, Vice President of Database Product Management

Learn about recent Oracle Database news and developments, and get a sneak peek into what's coming next from the Oracle Database development team.

Please use these Oracle Zoom Conference details:

Single click URL to join Zoom:

Meeting details for joining by phone:
US phone# +1 669-900-6833 or +1 646-558-8656 US Toll

International numbers available:

Meeting ID Number: 158-432-578
Meeting Password: 12345

New to Zoom? Please download the Zoom desktop client from prior to the meeting.

We will allow time for Q&A. Please send your questions before March 6 to We'll forward them to Jenny.
More Events
Oracle Cloud Days 
Boston, MA | March 10, 2020
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Oracle Low Code Discovery Day 
Austin, TX | March 10, 2020
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APEX World
Rotterdam, NL | March 16-17, 2020
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Oracle OpenWorld Singapore
April 21-22, 2020
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APEX Alpe Adria
Maribor, SL | April 24, 2020
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Oracle OpenWorld São Paulo
June 17-18, 2020
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ODTUG Kscope20
Boston, MA | June 28 - July 2, 2020
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Oracle OpenWorld - Code One
Las Vegas, NV | September 21-24, 2020
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Oracle Code Online
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ACEs in Action: Recent Headlines
bullet Oracle ACE-Organized Meet Ups - March Through May 2020
bullet ACE Blog Posts: January 26 - February 1, 2020 -- APEX, Python, Autonomous Db, and More
bullet Speak Out! CFPs for Upcoming Events
bullet ACE Blog Posts: January 19-25, 2020 -- APEX, Machine Learning, Serverless, and More
bullet ACE Articles for December 2019: SQL Tuning, Strategic DBA, and More
bullet ACE Blog Posts: January 12-18, 2020 - AI, APEX, OEM, and More
bullet Oracle ACE Sessions at nlOUG APEX World 2020
bullet ACE Blog Posts: January 5-11, 2020 -- Machine Learning, REST, Kubernetes, and More
Ask TOM Office Hours
Ask TOM Office Hours
Free training, how-tos and Q&A with Oracle experts every month. Take a look at these on-demand sessions:

JSON in Oracle Database Office Hours

Software Globalization Office Hours

Database In-Memory (EMEA) Office Hours

...and much more! See the entire series.
Product News
Availability of Oracle Graph Server and Client 20.1
The Oracle Graph Server and Client 20.1 software package now also works with Autonomous Database. It includes the in-memory analytics server (PGX) and client libraries required to work with the Property Graph feature both on premises, as well as in Autonomous Database. Download is available on, and installation instructions are here (section 1.7 Using Oracle Graph with the Autonomous Database).
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Announcing the First Oracle Linux 7 Template for Oracle Linux KVM
The new Oracle Linux 7 Template for Oracle Linux KVM and Oracle Linux Virtualization Manager supplies powerful automation. It is built on cloud-init, the same technology used today on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure.
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UEK Release 6 Developer Preview available for Oracle Linux 7 and Oracle Linux 8
Linux 5.4 is the Latest Stable Kernel release, and it is the mainline kernel that the UEK Release 6 tracks. You can experiment the UEK Release 6 preview today with Oracle Linux 7 and Oracle Linux 8 on both x86_64 and aarch64 platforms.
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