Roy Swonger

Vice President, Database Upgrade, Patching, Migration & Utilities

Oracle

Biography

Roy has over three decades of experience in commercial software development. His 20+-year career at Oracle has included work on software process and quality improvement as well as a progression of management roles in technical documentation, software development tools, and core database technologies. Roy has managed the Database Upgrade & Utilities in the Server Technologies division for more than 15 years. In this capacity he is responsible for the development of database features such as the Data Pump, SQL*Loader, External Tables, and Transportable Tablespaces. In addition, Roy runs the global Upgrade Program for the database, coordinating worldwide efforts to make database upgrades faster, easier, and less risky for customers. Roy holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and a Master of Software Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University. Highlights of some of Roy's presentations: Upgrade to 19c, Live and Uncensored!:This includes 3 live upgrades in the session, plus a dive into the new 19c AutoUpgrade feature How to Migrate to Oracle Autonomous Database Cloud: a nuts and bolts discussion about the methods and tools available for migration to ADW/ATP At OOW we will be enhancing this with the automation to be announced for customers, such as the Zero-Downtime Migration (ZDM) utility Best Practice for Patching Oracle Database: decidedly unsexy topic, but of great interest to customers. My group took over responsibility for database patching earlier this year, so this is a lot of damage control of the current state of DB patching as well as showing the progress made and laying out plans

Papers

Upgrade to 19c, Live and Uncensored! (Connect 2019)

Event: Connect 2019

Stream:

This includes 3 live upgrades in the session, plus a dive into the new 19c AutoUpgrade feature

How to Migrate to Oracle Autonomous Database Cloud (Connect 2019)

Event: Connect 2019

Stream:

A nuts and bolts discussion about the methods and tools available for migration to ADW/ATP

Best Practice for Patching Oracle Database (Connect 2019)

Event: Connect 2019

Stream:

Decidedly unsexy topic, but of great interest to customers. My group took over responsibility for database patching earlier this year, so this is a lot of damage control of the current state of DB patching as well as showing the progress made and laying out plans