Wednesday, September 20, 2017

EXADATA Essentials For Oracle DBAs: Hands-on 4-Week Saturday Workshop by Gavin Soorma (OCM)

My friend and fellow Oracle Certified Master Gavin Soorma, after his recent popular Oracle RAC workshop (over 100 registrants) is now offering a new hands-on 4-week Saturday workshop on "Exadata Essentials For Oracle DBA’s", so you can fast track your path towards becoming an Oracle Database Machine (DMA) administrator.

In this new workshop, instructions will be provided by Gavin on how to install and configure an Exadata Storage Server on your own individual VirtualBox platform.

You will learn about the architecture, key features and capabilities of Exadata Database Machine as well as how to administer, monitor and manage the Exadata Storage Server using the CELLCLI command line interface. Attendees will learn how to use CELLCLI to create and manage celldisks, grid disks and flash disks as well as how to configure alerts and monitoring of storage cells on their own individual Exadata Storage Server environments.

The 4-week online workshop commencing on Saturday, 30th September will include hands-on lab exercises for each module (for which remote support will be provided) and cover a wide variety of topics (the full list can be seen in the registration URL given below). Recordings of sessions  will be made available for future reference.

The course curriculum is based on topics in the Exadata Database Machine: 12c Administration Workshop course offered by Oracle University, the latter  costs over US$5000 whereas Gavin's workshop is only $499.00 USD which is about 1/10th of the cost.

Kindly use the link below to register and pay for the Exadata Essentials for Oracle DBA’s training course.

Registration URL: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/9089152838780579075

For any related queries or clarifications kindly drop an email to prosolutions@gavinsoorma.com

Regards,

Porus Homi Havewala.

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Oracle preps autonomous database at OpenWorld

Oracle preps autonomous database at OpenWorld 

https://goo.gl/snEi7c

IMHO The new database version will probably use the Oracle Management Cloud (OMC) to monitor and tune, the OMC has machine learning using big data analytics to aid performance tuning. Since version 10g, the Oracle DB has had self-tuning capabilities, i.e. auto application of SQL profiles using the Tuning pack license. Everything else was done by the DBA, perhaps with advice gained from the Tuning Advisor, but the DBA had to make the final call. Probably the self-tuning has been carried further in the coming version with expertise from machine learning. Regarding AWS databases, I would agree that the AWS capability of performance insights is only at its starting stage so databases on AWS Aurora cant really be compared to what Oracle will offer in this regard.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

No-Win, No-Fee Oracle Licensing Review Offer for your Oracle usage

Dear Friends,

As we all know, Oracle Licensing is a complex subject and a lack of its complete understanding can attract millions of dollars in contractual non-compliance during an official audit. Non-compliance on Oracle Licensing can be due to several reasons, including vague rules and inaccurate analysis. If your Oracle licensing is not fully managed or optimised, then you also risk over-paying for support costs that could have been avoided. Over-Licensing or Under-Licensing can both bring large financial exposure for an Oracle end-user organisation. 


Exclusively for the members/friends of our 'Oracle Senior DBA' group on Linkedin, we have negotiated with 'Konnagar Limited' >> www.konnagar.com << to help you reach a safe harbor with compliance on Oracle licensing. Konnagar Limited won the Gold Award from UK-OUG for 'Independent Services', and is run by Sibaji Dey Choudhury - an ex-Oracle License Auditor with 12+ years of Oracle licensing experience across 300+ customers. 

How is this a good proposition for you? Sibaji will run a complimentary Oracle License Review, exclusively for the members/friends of the group (you need not be a member, just mention the group). If any contractual non-compliance (and therefore, commercial exposure) is identified, only then you pay the fee for the engagement. If no non-compliance is identified, then you DO NOT pay anything. Simple! 

Please note that Konnagar Limited is independent of any Oracle partnership and also does not resell Oracle licenses (or recommend resellers), and therefore has no conflict of interest. The only objective is to help you uncover non-compliance arising out of mismanagement of Oracle Licensing. 

Please reach out to info@konnagar.com to register your interest. This offer is on a 'No-Win, No-Fee' basis exclusively for the members and/or friends of the 'Oracle Senior DBA' group, so please mention the group name in your email to them even if you are not a member.

Best regards, 

Porus Homi Havewala, 
Oracle Certified Master.

Sunday, August 27, 2017

Hands-on 5 week Sunday workshop for Oracle 12c RAC, ASM and Clusterware


My friend and fellow Oracle Certified Master Gavin Soorma is offering this five week online workshop on Sundays, which looks very interesting for people seeking to learn about these advanced Oracle technologies. 

This online training workshop will help you build your own personal two-node Oracle 12c Release 2 Real Application Cluster environment and learn in-depth about Oracle 12c RAC, ASM and Clusterware Administration.

The five week, 20 hour online workshop commencing on Sunday, September 10th will include hands-on lab exercises for each module (for which remote support will be provided) and cover a wide variety of topics including :


<> How to install and upgrade Oracle 12c (R1 and R2) Grid Infrastructure 
<> How to administer and manage Oracle Clusterware including Flex Clusters 
<> How to create and manage policy and admin-managed RAC databases 
<> ASM architecture, Diskgroups, ACFS, Flex ASM 
<> Applying a patch to Grid Infrastructure and Database Home
..... and more!

This course will cover the main topics from three separate Oracle University Courses (12c RAC Administration, 12c ASM Administration and 12c Clusterware Administration).

The cost of the training is 599.00 USD which would otherwise have costed close to 10,000 dollars for attending all three official Oracle University trainings! There is a further ten percent discount if you use the discount code mentioned below.

Kindly register for the training course via the URL mentioned below.

Registration URL: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8163520178345738754

On this form, type the discount code "OracleSeniorDBAGroup" in the Discount Code field for a further special TEN PERCENT DISCOUNT on the 599 USD cost of the course.

Regards, 
Porus Homi Havewala.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Licensing|Circle - Oracle Licensing Comprehensive training course (12 modules)



We finally can release the pre-launch discount code for Licensing|Circle - the comprehensive training course on Oracle Licensing. The discount code for the full course is "OracleSeniorDBA10" and this code is valid until 15-Aug-2017. The full course with 12 modules is here:




As mentioned earlier, Oracle Licensing can be a complex subject, and a lack of its understanding for Oracle professionals (including DBAs) could almost certainly lead to substantial financial risk exposure due to contractual non-compliance. To help avoid such scenarios, training on licensing is essential. Licensing|Circle is globally the first and only comprehensive & online training, reference, assessment and certification platform on Oracle License Management.

I hope you have enjoyed the free module of Licensing|Circle. If not, you can still request FREE ACCESS to the first module ('Oracle Licensing Overview') of the training by following the instructions in the link below.

https://licensingcircle.com/p/oracle-license-management-training-free-preview

If you need any support, you can write to info@licensingcircle.com

Best Regards,

Porus Homi Havewala


Friday, July 14, 2017

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Comprehensive Training on Oracle License Management

With the current "Journey to Cloud" scenarios, one of the main reasons cited is Oracle licensing.

Oracle Licensing can be a complex subject, and a lack of its understanding for Oracle professionals (including DBAs) could almost certainly lead to substantial financial risk exposure due to contractual non-compliance. Depending on the size and complexity of the Oracle license estate, the commercial value of the non-compliance could run into $$ Millions during an official audit.

To combat this, we now have Licensing|Circle, which is globally the first and only comprehensive & online training, reference, assessment and certification platform on Oracle License Management.

You can now request free access to the first module ('Oracle Licensing Overview') of the training by following the instructions in the link below. https://licensingcircle.com/p/oracle-license-management-training-free-preview

After a few days, we will announce a discount code for the full course.

I am sure this will be a huge value add for all members. I suggest you request access to the free module initially for a head start into the course. If you need any support, you can write to info@licensingcircle.com


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