Many DBAs these days are probably thinking about upgrading their existing databases to Oracle 19c. The prime motivation is most likely the need to stay within premier support. And whilst there is little doubt a migration to Oracle 19c is the right thing to do at the moment, all too often the application side of things is somewhat neglected. This talk specifically does not focus on the database, it rather takes a wider angle and answers questions such as “what do you need to know when it comes to upgrading the database?” It covers aspects such as monitoring and most importantly, the application and different, more modern ways of writing and packaging it. There are numerous things to consider such as (J|O)DBC drivers, database links, and many other tools. What about new technologies such as cloud, standardisation and automation? Or maybe even containers? At the end of this talk attendees should have a good understanding of the implications of moving to Oracle 19c and make the most of potential changes to infrastructure and processes.
With everyone talking about “the cloud” and all the advantages the new technology offers, it is about time to introduce these for an Oracle Database Administrator. This session covers automation tools suitable for IaaS deployments. You almost certainly heard “speed to market”, “quicker deployment”, “faster access to resources” when people talked about the cloud. It gets a lot more fuzzy when actually describing these features! To make best use of the flexibility offered by the cloud, one of the cloud paradigms is to use automation throughout. Tools such as Packer, Terraform and Ansible can help in this respect. After an in-depth introduction to the Terraform/Ansible combination a demo will show how these work in real life. At the end of the session attendees should have a good understanding of Terraform, Ansible, and how to make use of them to create cloud environments. But even if you don’t have a cloud project right now, attending this session can help you improve the way you deploy the Oracle database and other software components locally in your own data centre. If you like something more in the line of the Oracle database, then you hopefully find this one useful: