Last night we all got together to eat some food and chat. Julian Dontcheff is practically a savant where Bulgarian Poetry, World Cup match results and random Oracle facts are concerned. Although Christian Antognini was pretty impressive on the random Oracle facts too.
I didn’t have any presentations today, so I got to sit and watch. I’ve done loads of typing, mostly of syntax for 12c features, but it’s not really stuff that is worth posting, because I have no way to validate it out, so I’m just going to keep it as a reminder for when I get hold of 12c and can try it out.
The sessions I went to included:
- Joze Senegacnik : Is my SQL Statement Using Exadata Features
- Christian Antognini : SQL New Features in the latest generation of Oracle Database
- Julian Dontcheff : Upgrading to the latest generation of database technology
- Christian Antognini : How the Query Optimizer Learns from its Mistakes
- Clive King : Solaris 11u1 performance and stability : features and frameworks
- Tom Kyte : Tom’s Top 12 Things about the Latest Generation of Database Technology
There was a lot of material I had seen at OOW2012 and UKOUG2012, but also a lot I had not, so I’m glad I went to them. The smaller setting also made it easier to ask questions, which can be quite daunting at the big events.
Tom gave me a couple of tips that have gone straight into one of my talks for tomorrow. I’m gonna have to name check him for it, or I’ll feel like I’m passing it off as my own.
I said this after OOW2013 and I’m sure I will say it again, but the number of changes in 12c is pretty daunting. I guess the fact it’s been about a 3 year wait, rather than the normal 18 months adds to that. In many cases (but not all) it’s not the scope of the individual changes that are the issue, but the sheer volume of them. I think people are going to be blogging for a long time before they’ve got through them. It will be interesting to see what gets selected for inclusion in the OCP DBA upgrade exam.
I’m off to dinner now. I will try to get some photos and post them in “Day 1 (part 2)@ tomorrow.