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Marwa Diaf
Edited by Marwa Diaf
Groundbreaker Advocacy Program Specialist
Jennifer Nicholson
Edited by Jennifer Nicholson
Director, Developer Advocacy Programs, Oracle
Oracle Groundbreakers Team
Happy New Year from the Oracle Groundbreakers Team!
Wishing you health and happiness to you and your families in the new year. We appreciate all of your contribtuions and hard work in 2020. We are looking forward to 2021!
In This Edition
  • ACE Spotlight
  • Congratulations New ACEs!
  • Let's grow the ACE community!
  • Upcoming Oracle ACE Product Briefings
  • ACEs in Action: Recent Headlines
  • Upcoming Events
  • Ask TOM Office Hours
  • Oracle Linux
  • Oracle Solaris
  • Oracle Virtualization
  • Get Togethers
  • Get Hands on Experience Developing in the Oracle Cloud
ACE Spotlight
ACE Spotlight
Will return February 2021
We are excited to announce the return of the ACE Spotlight! Every month we will highlight a member of the Oracle ACE Program here and on the ACEs in Action blog. Members will be chosen based on the activities added in the Review App.
Congratulations New Oracle ACEs!
Hairui Tian
Hairui Tian
Oracle ACE
Wuhan, China
Yuan Yao
Yuan Yao
Oracle ACE
Guangzhou, China
Ziga Vaupot
Ziga Vaupot
Oracle ACE
Trzin, Slovenia
Aishwarya Kala
Aishwarya Kala
Oracle ACE Associate
Dehradun, India
Carlos Adriano Bezerra
Carlos Adriano Bezerra
Oracle ACE Associate
Goiania, Brazil
Chao Xu
Chao Xu
Oracle ACE Associate
Xi'an, China
Let's grow the ACE community
Let's grow the ACE community!
Do you know someone who regularly contributes to the Oracle community? Nominate them! Read our Oracle ACE FAQ for more information and submit a nomination below!
Upcoming Oracle ACE Product Briefings
Data Warehousing on February 17, 2021
When: Feb 17, 2021 07:00 AM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

Topic: Busting the #fakenews Around Data Warehousing with Oracle (How Oracle Compares to Redshift, Snowflake, Synapse, & Firebolt)

Speaker: Keith Laker, Senior Principal Product Manager | Autonomous Database and SQL Analytics

Please note we are offering two live interactive sessions to accommodate those of you in different time zones. Please check your email for the links.

Session 1:
UTC 15:00 Wednesday, February 17
US/Pacific 07:00 Wednesday, February 17
US/Eastern 10:00 Wednesday, February 17
America/Sao Paulo 12:00 Wednesday, February 17
Europe/London 15:00 Wednesday, February 17
Europe/Paris 16:00 Wednesday, February 17
Asia/Bangalore 20:30 Wednesday, February 17
Asia/Hong Kong 23:00 Wednesday, February 17
Asia/Sydney 02:00 Wednesday, February 17

Session 2
UTC 22:30 Wednesday, February 17
US/Pacific 14:30 Wednesday, February 17
US/Eastern 17:30 Wednesday, February 17
America/Sao Paulo 19:30 Wednesday, February 17
Europe/London 22:30 Wednesday, February 17
Europe/Paris 23:30 Wednesday, February 17
Asia/Bangalore 04:00 Wednesday, February 17
Asia/Hong Kong 06:30 Wednesday, February 17
Asia/Sydney 09:30 Wednesday, February 17
ACEs in Action: Recent Headlines

Want to be featured?

We want to feature your contributions! We highly recommend that you add your contributions on a monthly basis so we can feature you in the ACEs in Action blog. If you have any questions, please email
Upcoming Events
Oracle Developer Live—AI and ML for Your Enterprise
January 26 | Americas | 8:00 a.m. PT
January 28 | EMEA | 9:00 a.m. CET
February 2 | JAPAC | 8:30 a.m. IST

Put AI to work for your business and IT operations. AI can accelerate automation, reduce human errors, and enhance business insights. Join Oracle executives and product experts as they discuss how to eliminate the development roadblocks to building an AI-powered enterprise. Because data is the foundation for AI, you'll also learn how to access, prepare, and process it with speed and agility.

Attend Oracle Developer Live to discover how you can optimize the data and machine learning lifecycle and spur AI adoption-all while delivering innovation, automation, and smarter decision making to your business.

Watch the Oracle Developer Live -- Cloud Native replays here.
RMOUG Virtual Training Days
RMOUG's Training Days will be held February 8 - 11, 2021. This event will be offering a variety of technical and functional sessions from world-renowned experts, including our very own Oracle ACEs!

ACE Directors:
Alex Nuijten
Biju Thomas
Charles Kim
Craig Shallahamer
David Kurtz
Erik Benner
Francis Mignault
Frits Hoogland
Gavin Soorma
Gustavo Gonzalez
Jim Czuprynski
Karen Cannell
Liron Amitzi
Lucas Jellema
Kai Yu
Martin Bach
Mia Urman
Oren Nakdimon
Osama Mustafa
Patrick Barel
Peter Koletzke
Rich Niemiec
Roel Hartman
Wayne Van Sluys

Ahmed Aboulnaga
Gleb Otochkin
Marcus Vinicius Miguel Pedro
Markus Flechtner
Michael Rosenblum
Michelle Hardwick
Rene Antunez
Roger Cornejo
Sean Scott

ACE Associates:
Gary Gordhamer
Winter TechCast Days
The Analytics and Data Oracle User Community will be holding Winter TechCast Days February 16-18, 2021. Tune in for informative and dynamic sessions all from the comfort of your desk!
Ask TOM Office Hours
Ask TOM Office Hours
Office Hours offers free, live Q&A sessions with experts in various aspects of Oracle technologies. Here's what's kicking off the new year:

Oracle Analytics Live!
Benjamin Arnulf - Senior Director

Write Great SQL Office Hours
Chris Saxon - Oracle Developer Advocate for SQL

General Database Office Hours
Connor McDonald - Developer Advocate

Database In-Memory Office Hours
Andy Rivenes - Product Manager
Oracle Linux
Switching from CentOS to Oracle Linux: a hands-on example
On December 8 via the CentOS blog, Red Hat announced that CentOS Linux 8 would reach end-of-life in December 2021, which is eight years before the original expected EOL date. Anyone currently using CentOS Linux 8 as a drop-in RHEL replacement has to decide whether to switch to CentOS Stream (and thus lose 1:1 compatibility with RHEL, which has implications for development and test environments) or switch to RHEL which requires paid support subscriptions.
Oracle Solaris
Teaching an old ps command new tricks
Starting in Oracle Solaris 11.4.27 (released to support customers on November 18), /usr/bin/ps sports a number of changes.
Oracle Virtualization
Oracle Linux Virtualization Manager adds support for Oracle Linux 7 Update 9 and the Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel Release 6
Oracle Linux Virtualization Manager has expanded support for Oracle Linux KVM host to include Oracle Linux 7 Update 9 and the Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel Release 6 (UEK R6). The additions enable customers to access the capabilities introduced by the new Oracle Linux releases, particularly the latest hardware platform support.
Get Togethers
Get Togethers
Gather, Discuss, Learn & Connect
Get-Togethers create ways to meet and share ideas, experiences and stories. The next Get-Together is hosted by the SouthEastern Michigan Oracle Professionals on Tuesday, January 12th.
Developing in the Oracle Cloud
Get Hands on Experience Developing in the Oracle Cloud
Self-Guided Labs
Use Oracle technology with our step-by-step instructions that guide you through a number of use cases.
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