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Looking forward to #ukoug_tech15 conference

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Next week I will be in Birmingham at the annual UKOUG Tech conference. I will be presenting on some of the new SQL features that we added in Database 12c to support analysis of big data. I am also planning to cover some of the features that we are planning for Database 12c Release 2, which is currently in beta. The talk is titled “SQL - The Goto Language for Big Data Analytics” and it should have something for everyone - if you have not made the move to Database 12c then I will be showing some great features that will encourage to start your planning and if you are already using 12c there will be some exciting new features to look forward to with Database 12c Release 2. To give you a taster of what to expect during my session, which is on Wednesday Dec 9 at 3:30pm in Hall 9, here are some sort-of relevant Dilbert cartoons, courtesy of Scott Adams:If you would like to download my slides in advance of the session then follow this link: http://bit.ly/1O5sy11. See you next week at the con…

My highlights from DOAG 2015...

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Last week I was in Nuremburg at the excellent annual German Oracle user group conference - DOAG15. This was my first visit to DOAG and I was amazed at the size of the event. It is huge but most importantly it is very well organized and definitely one of the best, possibly the best, user conference that I have attended. …and then there was the chance to drink some gluhwein with the database PM team on the way to the speakers dinner.There were a lot of Database product managers in attendance so it was great chance to catch up with my colleagues from HQ. This, combined with lots of Oracle Ace Directors made for lots of great sessions.Quite surprisingly there was a great spread of English speaking sessions and German sessions with translation. I even attempted a few German sessions that did not offer translation services. Honestly, if you are based in Europe and speak either German or English and you are looking for a conference that offers deep technical content along with product road m…