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July 2018

The Oracle Autonomous Database

4 July, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm AEST

The Autonomous Database. What does that mean? What does it do? This session give a beginner's walk-through of the technology. Connor McDonald is a former Oracle ACE Director who is now Developer Advocate for Oracle Corporation. Over the past 25 years, he has worked with systems in Australia, the United Kingdom, Southeast Asia, Western Europe, and the United States. He has co-authored three books and has been a popular speaker at Oracle conferences around the world, specializing in topics regarding…

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On Oracle APEX 18.1 (APEX Series, Presention 1)

4 July, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm AEST

As an intro session for 2018 webinar series this is a general non-technical session. For experienced developers find out - What is new in 18.1; for people new to APEX learn where to start and how to get into it.This is general session where we will go over 18.1 coolest features of our favorite RAD tool. Latest tips and news from Kscope will be revealed too. A lot ground to cover and lot info to share. Hope to see you…

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Dive into Dynamic Actions (APEX Series Presention 2)

17 July, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm AEST

Are you new to APEX? Do you want to be able to take your applications to the next level with very little knowledge of JavaScript? If so, learning the basics of dynamic actions is a must! Dynamic actions are a powerful tool that allow you to quickly and easily define client-side behavior declaratively with little or no knowledge of JavaScript. However, dynamic actions can still be daunting to a novice APEX developer. In this session, I’ll introduce and explain the…

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The Cloud revolution is here, are you ready for Oracle Cloud Applications?

18 July, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm AEST

The  Cloud revolution is here, more and more customers are making the move away from their traditional Oracle on-premise solutions  to Cloud.  Are you being left behind? Are you ready to move to the cloud? Richard Atkins will share recommended practice for moving from an on-premise solution to the cloud. He will speak about the reason to move, how to overcome key challenges and the best approach for a smooth transformation.  Presented by Certus APAC using real life examples. Richard …

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Building Big Things for Small Screens (APEX Series Presention 3)

24 July, 2018 @ 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm AEST

The Universal Theme in APEX 18.1 will see a number of enhancements targeted at developers building responsive apps that are well suited for mobile and small-screen devices. In this tactical session, we’ll demonstrate how to transition from jQuery Mobile APEX apps, and how to apply mobile UI patterns with the Universal Theme to build great small-screen experiences. Shakeeb Rahman is a software development manager at Oracle Corporation and leads design for Oracle Application Express. Shakeeb strives to empower APEX developers…

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Universal Theme: Understanding Core Technology and Lesser-Known Features (APEX Series Presention 4)

31 July, 2018 @ 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm AEST

The Universal Theme provides a plethora of tools to quickly build sleek and responsive applications. For more complex applications, you may want to either manipulate the page to perform certain actions or adjust the display. In this session we will explore custom responsive breakpoints, the underlying CSS principles of UT known as BEM, and the theme42 module for custom JavaScript components. Tyson Jouglet is a Senior APEX Developer and Instructor working for SkillBuilders since 2001. Skillbuilders are well know in…

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August 2018

APEX 18.1 and Beyond (APEX Series, Presentation 5)

9 August, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm AEST

We all know that APEX 18.1 offers a lot of features right out of the box, but what if you get a requirement that goes beyond APEX 18.1's standard functionality? Let's go through some of these and learn what you can do to address: XLSX import PDF/XLSX reporting Drilldown reporting Continuous integration Automated testing Tree with enhanced functionalities Workflow support Offline capability Niels de Bruijn works for MT AG, a mid-size vendor-independent IT consultancy company based in Germany. He is…

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Why Your DBA Hates You (Basic Tips for Tuning Your SQL) (APEX Series, Presentation 6)

14 August, 2018 @ 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm AEST

Who tunes SQL - the developer or the DBA? There are some SQL constructs that are known to be inefficient and others that will confuse the heck out of the optimizer. Your DBA will (or should) be looking out for them, but it’s better to identify and avoid them in the first place. John Watson has been working with Oracle since release five. He is an Oracle Certified Master for releases 10g, 11g, and 12c. John has written a few…

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Customizing the Interactive Grid with Plugins (APEX Series, Presentation 7)

21 August, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm AEST

Do you have requirements for your APEX applications that cannot be fulfilled using the declarative options of the Interactive Grid? Join this session to explore the issue and view solutions in live demonstrations. The interactive grid has quickly become the number one component in most APEX applications. Although APEX 18.1 continues to extend its capabilities, JavaScript customizations will always be necessary. After exploring API, you will better understand the underlying architecture and you’ll be able to build superior applications and…

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Oracle Linux, One Linux To Rule Them All

22 August, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm AEST

This session will cover the strategic technical differentiation of Oracle Linux. Also a live demo on how Oracle Linux can help strengthen the security posture of your organization, by patching Oracle Linux without reboot or impacting applications. Nirav Kamdar is a Principal Sales Consultant managing Oracle Linux and Oracle VM Sales for ANZ South at Oracle. Before joining Oracle, Nirav spent over 3 years with IBM Australia, as Lead Linux and Virtualization Specialist. During the first 6 years of his…

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Automated Browser Tests with APEX (APEX Series, Presentation 8)

28 August, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm AEST

This session will look more closely at how APEX developers can use Test Driven Development and Data Driven Testing to improve the quality of their APEX applications. Simon Hunt In 2002, Simon spotted APEX as an emerging technology that could have great utility in the public sector and then worked with senior consultants from Oracle to establish it as a development stream. Simon has now been developing Oracle APEX applications in UK Defence for over 12 years on various projects,…

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September 2018

Advanced CSS Techniques to Make Your Application Look Even Better (APEX Series, Presentation 9)

6 September, 2018 @ 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm AEST

In this session, we will look at the more advanced CSS techniques that will make your application look and feel great. You have no idea how many problems can be solved with a little CSS. Maxime Tremblay is a passionate Oracle APEX developer. He's been working with APEX since 2008, handling multiple APEX applications for various companies. He was awarded the Member of the Year 2016 on apex.world for all his contributions to the community through his blog, plugins, and…

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Bringing Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) to APEX (APEX Series, Presentation 10)

10 September, 2018 @ 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm AEST

This is the first ever 3D APEX presentation. You will receive a Google Cardboard to follow along as I introduce the concepts of the WebVR, WebAR API, and the newer WebXR API. I will also showcase the first Mixed Reality Oracle APEX app. Mixed Reality (WebXR) is designed to allow web developers to easily create web applications that adapt to the capabilities of each platform. These examples run in WebVR- and AR-enabled browsers. Maybe you don't use Mixed Reality just…

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APEX Internal Workspace (APEX Series, Presentation 11)

18 September, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm AEST

After installation of APEX we can login only to one workspace - internal. In this workspace we can create “real” workspaces. Most likely this step is known to many APEX developers. But there is a lot more to do in internal workspace then just creating new workspaces and this tasks are (per documentation) done by instance administrator, but at the same time it’s good that also developers know and understand what is going on in internal workspace. In this presentation…

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The best SQL and PL/SQL features for Developers (APEX Series, Presentation 12)

25 September, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm AEST

SQL and PL/SQL are big topics. Huge! So it is hard to keep up with new features, and even easier to be unaware of features from older releases.This session will try to correct that. We'll cover enhancements to SQL and PL/SQL functionality in 12c Release 2 and 18c, so that you'll be marching down to your DBA's office to demand an upgrade. But we'll also cover some lesser known features that have existed for many years but are underutilized by…

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October 2018

Hacking Oracle APEX (APEX Series, presentation 13)

2 October, 2018 @ 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm AEST

There have been many conference presentations, books, and webinars on how to secure APEX applications. But most, if not all, never explore what an actual attack would look like or the damage it might cause. This session will demonstrate just that—actual Cross Site Scripting and SQL Injection attacks against APEX applications which do a whole lot more than print “hello, world.” Along with the demonstration, the session will cover how you can mitigate and prevent these types of attacks. Scott…

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Timecards and Timekeeping in Five Acts: MicroApps in APEX for Web, Desktop, Slack, SMS, and Voice (APEX Series, Presentation 14)

9 October, 2018 @ 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm AEDT

Accurate and timely reporting of time is the lifeblood of a services business. In this case study, we reimagine the classic time card as an APEX Microapp deployed in five different flavors: as a web app, as a native desktop app, in Slack (desktop & mobile), and as a chatbot on both SMS and Voice. This approach allows the application to utilize any channel to reach out and collect time from team members. Jerry Ward is a co-founder and managing…

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February 2019

Oracle Sharding Technical Deep Dive

6 February, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm AEDT

In this presentation, we will discuss the basic concepts required for understanding what sharding is and how Oracle Sharding is changing the way that huge Oracle databases are managed. We will discuss various topics such as how Oracle Sharded databases differ from traditional Oracle databases, what sharding limitations exist and how to interact with and manage sharded databases. Attendees will walk away with a firm grasp of what Oracle Sharding is, how to manage shards and how they can potentially…

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Application and Database Migrations to AWS, Oracle Cloud Business Benefits of having hybrid cloud for Accelerated Growth and Innovation

27 February, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm AEDT

Application and Database Migrations to AWS, Oracle Cloud Business Benefits of having a hybrid cloud for Accelerated Growth and Innovation AWS Cloud - AWS Cloud Benefits for Oracle Workloads - All other Business Benefits (Pros and Con's) Oracle Cloud - Best Of Oracle Cloud Technology for Oracle Workloads. - Business Benefits of using Hybrid Architecture Application and Database Migrations to AWS, Oracle Cloud Business Benefits of having a hybrid cloud for Accelerated Growth and Innovation Presenter : Javid Ur Rahaman You…

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March 2019

New in Database 18c And You Won’t Hear About It From Oracle

6 March, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm AEDT

With every new release of the Oracle Database there are a dozen or so features that Oracle focuses on ... and many hundreds of new features and changes of great value to DBAs and Developers that Oracle does not promote. This presentation by ACE Director Alumnus Daniel Morgan will focus on the many new features and changes in 18c that Oracle won't be talking about, almost all already included in your existing license agreement, and all of which bring added…

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Oracle EBS Lyft and Shift Migration from Oracle ExaData, ExaLogic on premise to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure

20 March, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm AEDT

Oracle EBS Lyft and Shift Migration with Oracle Exadata,Exalogic on-premise to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure process orchestration. Oracle EBS Releases covered in this abstract are 1. Oracle EBS 11.5.10.2 2. Oracle EBS 12.1.2 2. Oracle EBS 12.2 Oracle Cloud Services. 1. Oracle Exadata Cloud Service. 2. Oracle BareMetal Compute Service 3. Oracle VM Compute Service Presenter : Javid Rahaman You must register at https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6935503140798914307 if you want to attend this event. Presentation slides can be downloaded here: JavidRahaman-MigrateEBSOnPremiseToCloud_Webinar_Mar_19_2019_CC

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April 2019

FLASHBACK – The Forgotten Feature

3 April, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm AEDT

Tucked away in Enterprise Edition are 6 independent and powerful technologies that all fall under the umbrella of “Flashback”. The term often gets lobbed into the bucket of “Only useful in case of emergency”. But there are a LOT more use cases out there for Flashback technology Presenter : Connor Mcdonald Please click on the link to start the webinar https://oracle.zoom.us/j/246411769?pwd=SnNFYVM1UXJzMGtXN2VrZ1ZWcDBrQT09    

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Learn how to unlock your EBS data for free running in days!

17 April, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm AEST

Oracle announced at OOW18 the availability of new Enterprise Command Centers for E-Business Suite. These ECC are “unlocking the value of enterprise data” without any licensing costs. It is a product that is “free” for E-Business Suite customers running release 12.2.4 and above and is so simple to install that you can get it to work in “days”. The vision of ECC is to add visibility and optimize the work of E-Business Suite users by enhancing the way they work…

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Suresh Gandhi

Vagrant+Ansible+Terraform for DBA’s

24 April, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm AEST

The tools that modern DBA need and move towards DevOps realm. This session can bring you the foundation step towards that and helps you to understand how quickly seamlessly you can provision and manage the databases using Vagrant, Ansible & Terraform for Cloud provision. Further we will perform some demo with regard this and provision various types of databases using vagrant and Ansible. We will also touch base terraform to use Oracle Cloud Infrastructure and AWS and how you can…

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May 2019

Cloud Applications HCM build your own chatbot / Digital Assistant (Webinar)

15 May, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm AEST

What is the difference between a chatbot and a Digital Assistant? Do chatbots have a place in your HR department? How are Oracle helping you get started here, and what is actually possible? This is a very fluid presentation as the answers are changing every quarter, but also a very popular topic with HCM users Presenter : Debra Lilley You must register at https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8893281450589647363  if you want to attend this event.  

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Node.js and Oracle Database: New Development Techniques (Webinar)

22 May, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm AEST

This session covers the best node-oracledb data access features for building great Node.js applications with Oracle Database. Spanning topics from the latest connection pooling advances, right through to efficient ways to access your data, all the best tips are demonstrated. After another busy year of node-oracledb releases, don't miss the latest on this rapidly growing ecosystem. This is a technical talk with code snippets demonstrating efficient use of the Node.js node-oracledb driver for Oracle DB. There have been several key…

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At Your Service: APEX & Web Services (Webinar)

29 May, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm AEST

One of the key new features in APEX 18 is the ability to easily consume a web service and use that as a data source for a chart, report or calendar. But what are the true capabilities of this feature? This session will take a deeper look into what is and what’s not possible with the new APEX web services feature. It will use real world examples to highlight this great new feature, and also discuss the limitations and possible…

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June 2019

Oracle Autonomous Database: What’s the DBAs Role?

5 June, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm AEST

What’s the DBAs role in Oracle Autonomous Database the answer depends on who you ask. You would get answers like No DBA required; we manage everything, you manage the application, or We want DBAs to focus on data security and data integration. DBAs work closely with the business and data analytics, or DBAs do not have access to the Operating System or the CDB or a DBA account. There not much they can do anyway. Is that reality? Let’s deep…

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Oracle Partitioning for DBAs and Developers. Why, when and how to use it? (Webinar)

5 June, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm AEST

Most VLDBs should use partitioning and in today's world scaling up and out a database is something critical, so every DBA and Developer should work together to accomplish this task. Partitioning may help the application run faster and also helps DBAs to perform their work easier. The partitioning feature exists in Oracle since version 8 and since then it is being enhanced each new version. In 12cR2 and 18c we have new features that makes our life much easier. We…

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Karen Cannell

Interactive Grid API Essentials: The Stuff You’ll Really Use (Webinar)

12 June, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm AEST

Learn the essentials of the APEX 18 JavaScript API’s for interactive grids. Do you need to add complex validations, dynamic actions and/or implement interactive grid customizations? The grid and interactiveGrid APIs are your friends. This session covers the essential elements of the documented APEX JavaScript APIs that most interactive grid developers need to know, make that *should* know to build effective, customized interactive grids. We will detail and demonstrate the most commonly used parts of the JS APIs that pertain to interactive grids, with simple…

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Osama Mustafa

Using Python With Oracle Database (Webinar)

12 June, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm AEST

Python is a popular general purpose dynamic scripting language. With the rise of Frameworks, Python is also becoming common for Web application development. If you want to use Python and an Oracle database, then this session will teach how to do that. Presenter: Osama Mustafa You must register a https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/9008436604475424525 if you want to attend this event.

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EBS Role Based Access Control:Automate new users/roles with approvals using AME (Webinar)

19 June, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm AEST

"This session will cover a step by step configuration example for automation of new user registration and automation of role and responsibility assignments including configuration of the Approvals Management Engine (AME) transaction and rules attached to these registration processes. We will also cover new features rolled out for RBAC in 12.2.8. Presenter : Susan Behn You can view the presentation at https://register.gotowebinar.com/recording/7591059464083946499. Presentation slides can be downloaded here: RBAC Training  

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Integration Options for On-Premises and Cloud with Oracle E-Business Suite (Webinar)

19 June, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm AEST

Oracle E-Business Suite provides tools and technologies to address various application integration challenges and styles. Learn more about Oracle’s integration offering for cloud, data, event-driven, and process-centric integrations. In this session, you will get a better understanding of what Oracle integration technologies you can use and how, when, and where you can leverage them to connect end-to-end business processes across your enterprise, including the Oracle Applications portfolio in the cloud. This presentation gives an overview of integration options for Oracle…

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Osama Mustafa

The ultimate Guide for Devops (Webinar)

26 June, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm AEST

DevOps means a lot of different things to different people. A few take it as "Operations and Development Collaboration", and a few take it as "Code as Infrastructure" or "Culture". The term "DevOps" has emerged from the collision of two major trends- "Agile Infrastructure/Operations" and understanding the value of “collaboration between Operations and Developers”, throughout the development life cycle Presenter: Osama Mustafa You must register at https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/326005594214897411  if you want to attend this event.

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July 2019

Get Ready For Brain OverLoad with Oracle Database 12.2/18c/19c Features (Webinar)

10 July, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm AEST

Oracle Database 12 Release 2 is packed with enhancements for DBAs and Developers. Come listen to all the pertinent new features in Oracle 12.2/18c/19c that will change how you perform maintenance and tune the database. This session is not the traditional Oracle 12.2/18c/19c maintenance and tune the database. This session is not the traditional Oracle 12.2/18c/19c database features. Be prepared to have mind overloaded with the following focused areas: 1. Oracle 18c 2. Upgrade to Oracle 12.2/18c/19c 3. Online Improvements 4. Partitioning Option 5.…

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Karen Cannell

Voyage to Visual Builder Cloud Service: First Impressions from an APEX Gal (Webinar)

17 July, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm AEST

Hear lessons learned on a voyage to Oracle’s new RAD tool, Visual Builder Cloud Service, VBCS. Is development really drag and drop? How much of a JavaScript expert (or not) do I have to be? What are the best use cases for VBCS vs APEX or some other dev tool? Is VBCS the easiest way to extend my other Oracle cloud applications? What about mobile apps? How do I get my data there? Isn’t it expensive? What investment do I really need to benefit…

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Should I move to Cloud SaaS Applications? (Webinar)

24 July, 2019 @ 7:00 pm AEST

If only a simple flowchart could give you the answer. It will always depend' on lots of specific to you factors but lets look at some of the more generic and understand the logic. Normally don with a lot of Q&A but if not possible I can include 'often asked questions' Presenter : Debra Lilley You must register at https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8376827645200494851  if you want to attend this event.  

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August 2019

Multitenant 12.1 to 18c : Technical Deep Dive Abstract (Webinar)

7 August, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm AEST

Oracle multitenant is a key feature when we are consolidating databases. It offers a lot of benefits over pre -12c consolidation options. 12.2/18c PDB*** offers numerous options for cloud.In this session I will walk you through Oracle Multitenant for Cloud/on-premises. I will including: CDB/PDB Introduction, PDB - Explanation of Value (EOV), CDB/PDB Concepts, Shared / Exclusive components, and Accessing CDBs/PDBs. I will briefly discuss migration options to 12c/18c from previous versions then delve into the future with some of the 12c R2/18c features like PDB Relocate,…

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Scott Wesley

Divide & Conquer , Managing Multiple APEX Applications (Webinar)

14 August, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm AEST

Divide & conquer. An old adage that still applies to managing applications. One application is rarely enough, but how do we split the application while still giving the appearance of one cohesive unit to the end user? Linking the application is easy, so this session will concentrate on other facets required when melding applications together, such as (but not limited to) application availability, authorisation management, shared component subscriptions, and APEX upgrades. There are a few other simple considerations to make…

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Insightsoftware Sheds Light on Replacing Discoverer (Webinar)

21 August, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm AEST

With Oracle Discoverer being discontinued, many companies are on the lookout for a new solution for their stringent Oracle reporting requirements, including allowing multiple Finance and Procurement users across the business to easily run reports and incorporate the results into appropriate models. In this session, hear how Excel4apps Reports Wand by insightsoftware empowered a customer's reporting across multiple operating units using custom SQL statements, template reporting, and scheduled report requests. Then see a live demonstration of how Reports Wand works…

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Oracle Certified Gen2 Cloud Architect: What, Why & How? (Webinar)

28 August, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm AEST

Oracle's Gen 2 Cloud brings autonomous capabilities, security, and big performance and cost advantages. All Oracle Cloud Services i.e. SaaS (Fusion Apps), PaaS (DBCS, OACS, Cloud Native etc) and IaaS(Compute, Storage, Network, Edge Services) will run on top of Gen 2 Cloud. In order to design enterprise application on Cloud, you must understand deployment options (Region, AD & FD), Compute options (BM VM, DenseIO etc), Storage options (block, object, FSS etc), Connectivity (VCN, IGW, DRG, VPN, FastConnect, Peering etc) and…

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September 2019

MySQL InnoDB Cluster and NDB Cluster (Webinar)

4 September, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm AEST

This will be a live demo of both MySQL HA Clusters: InnoDB Cluster and NDB Cluster. It will show how easy it is to set up each cluster and learn the differences and the use cases for each one. Presenter : Ronen Baram You must register at https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3028399567312567819 if you want to attend this event.

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Lucas Jellema

Changing views on integration – from Enterprise Service Bus to API Gateway, Serverless and iPaaS (Webinar)

25 September, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm AEST

If your tool is a hammer, every problem looks like a nail. Many of us have seen situations where this tunnel vision over time took hold. And for many of us involved in integration, this also has happened. This presentation wants to draw your attention to changing views regarding integration and regarding the technology for realizing integration. Important triggers for these changing views include cloud, web scale, new type of user interaction, IoT and real time, serverless – and real life experiences with enterprise integration. The…

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February 2020

Cloud Native Architecture (Design for Automation)

26 February @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm AEDT

Are you moving to Cloud? Are you Planning and Designing your legacy systems to move on Cloud? Let's have a look on Cloud architectural principles to make your application/systems for cloud ready. To adopt unique capabilities of the cloud one must be aware of microservices, containers, Automate the build, testing, and deployment of the packages, automatically scaling-up and down, distributed processing etc. Designing your application and system in such a way, that can run on any platform. Join me in…

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March 2020

Histograms (In Oracle Database 11g to Oracle Database 19c) Could Be Your Friend

4 March @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm AEDT

In this session learn what histograms are and how they can be useful to you. Topics covered for Oracle Database 11g histograms include frequency histograms and height-balanced histograms. Topics covered for Oracle Database 12c Histograms include challenges with Oracle Database 11g histograms, top frequency histograms, and hybrid histograms. The session also covers Oracle Database 18c histograms and Oracle Database 19c histograms. Presenter : Anuj Mohan  

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New to APEX – please take a seat?

11 March @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm AEDT

Okay you are new to using APEX as development tool this is great. Big and warm welcome to the best community in Oracle world. What this sessions is about is giving an insight of how you can start, where to find information or fine tune your skills. Most important how to keep up to date with all the changes. If you want to fast track your DEV skills by learning about APEX basics this is a perfect session for you.…

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Assess Your Database Security Before Threats Present Themselves

18 March @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm AEDT

Whether it’s hackers attacking silently or auditors knocking at your door, it's wise to take a proactive approach to understanding the risk profile and value of your databases. Identifying potential weak spots in your database security posture is the first, and most fundamental step to reducing the potential attack surface area. Join Oracle product managers to learn how the Oracle Database Security Assessment Tool (DBSAT) and Oracle Data Safe can be used to quickly evaluate your database security profile, including…

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Next Generation Databases

25 March @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm AEDT

Over the past ten years the data revolution has been accompanied by a revolution in database systems. The one size fits all RDBMS has given way to a plethora of diverse data management technologies. This talk will survey these new database technologies, consider their utility in leveraging existing data assets and speculate on how these will evolve to meet tomorrows data needs. We’ll conclude with a review of how these trends influence Oracle’s data management platform. Presenter : Guy Harrison  

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April 2020

Bullet Proof Your Data Guard 12.2c/18c/19c On-Premise and to the Cloud

1 April @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm AEDT

Learn how you can setup Data Guard with all the best practices. Attendees will get a brief history of Data Guard and how it became Data Guard. Then we will dive directly into new features in Oracle Data Guard 12c Release 2/18c/19c. In addition to demonstrating how simple it is to setup Data Guard, this session will disseminate fundamental Data Guard best practices and reference architectures that DBAs need to know to protect their Oracle ecosystem. The author of the…

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APEX: Validate your Validations: Both Sides Now

8 April @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm AEST

This session covers APEX validations: server-side and client-side, on forms and, with greater focus, on interactive grids because of the relatively complexity and newness to many APEX developers. We will discuss recommended validation strategy, client side and server side, on forms and on interactive grids. We will demonstrate declarative, HTML5 and JavaScript options, and tips for both single and multi-row validations in grids. We will point out the need to balance perfect data with a user-friendly user interface, and how…

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Maximising your EBS data in challenging times

15 April @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm AEST

Oracle has extended EBS support through 2030, which is great news if you’re running Oracle EBS. But how do you balance immediate reporting needs with planning for the future?

There is a way to experience finance-owned, real-time reporting with EBS right now with a solution that not only gets the most out of your EBS investment, but also positions you for an easy migration to the Cloud.

Join this webinar where we will share how you can:
• Get the most from your EBS investment with third-party finance-owned reporting solutions
• Save time each month with self-serve, real-time reporting
• Build finance-owned reports that include the ability drill down to detail for easy reconciliations
• Easily move all data and reports to the Cloud when it’s time

Presenter : Gregg van der Westhuizen

You must register at https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5809676909670118156 if you want to attend this event.

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Should I move to Cloud SaaS Applications?

15 April @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm AEST

If only a simple flowchart could give you the answer. It will always depend' on lots of specific to you factors but lets look at some of the more generic and understand the logic. Normally done with a lot of Q&A but if not possible I can include 'often asked questions' Presenter : Debra Lilley      

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Blockchain vs Database

22 April @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm AEST

Blockchains have become famous as the underpinning of cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin. However, they have much wider implications for database systems and applications. The Blockchain provides the internet with a built-in trusted transactional layer and a new type of tamper-proof distributed database. ProvenDB and ProvenDocs are two Atlas-enabled services that use MongoDB Atlas as a data store and blockchain as a mechanism for adding tamper-proofing and immutable histories. We'll start with an overview of Blockchain technology including key concepts of…

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Build & Deploy container databases using Oracle Container services (Kubernetes)

29 April @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm AEST

In this session, I will introduce oracle container services and kubernetes offering from Oracle. We will learn how to build kubernetes cluster and also deploy databases on it and also know about stateful and stateless sets to manage the databases effectively in the container world. Further more we will also see some operators in databases which helps to manage replica's & to manage backups etc of the databases in the kubernetes cluster. This session will help DBA to build and…

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The Oracle Database 19c Optimizer -it just got bigger and better!

29 April @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm AEST

This session will look at the various new features introduced in the Oracle optimizer covering versions 12c and 18c and introduce exciting 19c new features related to SQL Tuning and Optimizer Statistics like Automatic Indexing, Real Time Statistics and SQL Quarantine. Presenter : Gavin Soorma    

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May 2020

One Less Thing For DBAs to Worry About: Automatic Indexing

6 May @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm AEST

You’re a busy Oracle DBA. Your phone rings. It’s your most troublesome user, once again complaining that her query is running slow. You take a quick look at the execution plan, find a possible choice for a new index to improve its performance, and drop it in place: Problem solved. Or is it? Even an experienced DBA may not immediately realize the impact that new index will have on the performance of dozens of other queries and DML statements. Finally,…

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Changing views on integration–from Service Bus to API Gateway,Serverless & iPaaS

6 May @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm AEST

Architects' views on integration and regarding the technology for realizing integration are changing. Important triggers include cloud, web scale, new type of user interaction, IoT and real time, serverless – and real life experiences with enterprise integration. With increased scale, tighter security requirements, faster change cycle, increased usage of standard applications (primarily SaaS) and the advent of cloud, that inspired new architecture patterns and insights such as domain driven design, microservices, CQRS, event sourcing, “dumb pipes, smart end points” combined…

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The Best Things In Life Are Free: Free Oracle Cloud Offerings

13 May @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm AEST

At OpenWorld 2019, Oracle announced a new cloud-free tier. This free tier offers quite a generous amount of resources-2 autonomous databases with 20 GB each, 2 VMs, and a load balancer. This session will walk through how to request the Oracle Cloud-free tier. It will then walk through configuring 2 databases-one ATP and one ADW-and how to connect to them via SQL Developer and APEX. It will conclude by configuring the network parameters. Presenter : Scott Spendolini  

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Dynamic actions – inside and out

13 May @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm AEST

Ever since available in APEX 4.0 Dynamic actions are still one of the most powerful and most loved features of Oracle APEX 19.x.
In this session fully based on demos we will learn all necessary basics that will guide you into mastering Dynamic actions in APEX.

Regardless if you are new to APEX or have doubts in mastering your Dynamic actions this is a session for you.

We will embark into demystifying all corners of DA and how they can be utilized in your applications.
How to create DA? What are affected elements? Passing data between screen components and your DA? Event delegation and event bubbling? How to debug?

Any of this is not quite clear then join me for DA 101.

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The Business Case for Oracle Cloud

20 May @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm AEST

Exploring the benefits of moving from on-premise to Oracle Cloud and how to put together a strong business case to your executive. Includes case studies of customers who have moved from eBusiness Suite or PeopleSoft to Oracle Cloud. Presenter : Richard Atkins    

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Learn how to speed your implementation by 30% by accelerating your testing through automation

20 May @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm AEST

After a long journey to the final software investment, whether it was on Oracle Applications Unlimited or an Oracle Cloud SaaS, the end result of your big investment might be seen as a failure without a testing strategy executed successfully. In any scenario the existence of customizations and integrations makes testing even more challenging and it is becoming essential for implementations to be tested against unique requirements to prevent taking on unnecessary costs or risks. This session will discuss the most common reasons behind a failed upgrade…

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Automated Anomalous Performance Detection Using Machine Learning In IT

27 May @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm AEST

Oracle performance issues typically fall into two categories. Either "I've seen this before and it's bad!" or "I've never seen this before. We better check it out!" The good news is, a trained analyst with many years of experience can quickly do an AWR or ASH analysis. The bad news is, this manual approach DOES NOT SCALE! Even an expert can't comfortably monitor hundreds or thousands of databases. And, our rule based systems are relatively simplistic, because they can't capture…

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Reducing “Death in Dev” using Oracle Data Science

27 May @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm AEST

Data Engineering and Data Science Teams spend lots of time in feature engineering and building models that are expected to provide results in return to the organization. Organizations are encouraging Citizen Data Scientists to contribute to their area of work using Data Science as a day to day toolkit. However, that is not what reality is. Most of the work dies in Dev due to 3 main factors 1) Lack of accelerators/ quick starters to help citizen data scientists 2)…

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June 2020

Analytics and the journey to ADW

3 June @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm AEST

Presentation on our experiences moving Analytics implementations from Gen 1 Cloud, DBCS and OAC to Gen 2 ADW and OAC. The presentation will detail the performance improvements, as well as any Gotchas and Lessons Learnt. Presenter : Paul Vella  

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Does Cloud Mean the End of the DBA?

3 June @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm AEST

The cloud is transforming the enterprise and the career path of the DBA. As the cloud gains momentum and migrations of applications and databases become more common, people can’t help but wonder whether the cloud means the end of the DBA. In this session learn why the answer to that question is No, but it is an agent in unprecedented change. Learn how the cloud is bringing about an evolution and what today's DBAs must know to be successful in…

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Print and Export data in the format (docx, xlsx, pptx, pdf, …) you want with AOP

10 June @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm AEST

You have all your data somewhere, but now you want to generate PowerPoints, Excel files, HTML, PDFs and much more in the format you've defined. This session will show exactly how you export your data in a format (template) you've defined in Excel, PowerPoint, Word, PDF, ​and HTML by using the innovative APEX Office Print (AOP) product. AOP can be integrated from any technology but is most known to be used with PL/SQL and Oracle APEX. Presenter : Dimitri Gielis  …

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EBS Foundation – What’s new in 12.2.8 and 12.2.9 and impacts on OCI

17 June @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm AEST

What is new in the EBS foundational tools commonly referred to as Foundation (FND), Application Object Library (AOL), or Application Technology Group (ATG) in 12.2.8 and 12.2.9? Does it matter if you have deployed on prem or in the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure? We will cover these topics and provide detailed information on new features in the user interface, flexfield functionality, concurrent manager functionality, security, workflow and many others. Learn about what is going to impact ALL the users upon upgrade.…

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Introducing the new supply chain hub for Oracle EBS

17 June @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm AEST

This session will provide EBS supply chain users with education and training on a modern, fast and easy to use information and navigation hub. This tool provides a fingertip supply control hub with drill down capability, together with rapid mass volume exports from various Oracle modules. The supply chain hub modernizes and simplifies the way EBS users access their Inventory, Order Management, Purchase Order, Work in Process, and Bill of Materials data to address business issues. The Hub is fully integrated with Blitz Report…

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Chatbot – An intelligent assistant

24 June @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm AEST

Modern chatbots are frequently used in situations in which simple interactions with only a limited range of responses are needed. This can include customer service and marketing applications, where the chatbots can provide answers to questions on topics such as products, services or company policies. If a customer's questions exceed the abilities of the chatbot, that customer is usually escalated to a human operator. Chatbots are often used online and in messaging apps but are also now included in many…

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July 2020

Comprehensive Data Protection for Kubernetes

1 July @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm AEST

Kubernetes is fairly a new platform for the production workloads and many organisations are starting to adapt this technology as part of their digital / IT transformation. Customers would want to help them understand how to protect Kubernetes efficiently. Dell EMC has created a solution to backup Kubernetes cluster along with its individual namespaces and persistent volumes using snapshot methods. Using the source de-duplication of Data Domain helps protecting Kubernetes in a more efficient way. In this session, we will…

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Get Ready For Brain OverLoad with Oracle Database 18c/19c/20c Features

1 July @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm AEST

Oracle Database 12 Release 2 is packed with enhancements for DBAs and Developers. Come listen to all the pertinent new features in Oracle 12.2/18c/19c that will change how you perform maintenance and tune the database. This session is not the traditional Oracle 12.2/18c/19c database features. Be prepared to have mind overloaded with the following focused areas: 1. Oracle 20c New Features 2. Oracle 19c New Features Why do you need to go directly to Oracle Database 19c and skip Oracle…

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APEX Interactive Grids: Standardize for Productivity and Sanity

8 July @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm AEST

Interactive Grids have a myriad of customization options, some declarative, and most via JavaScript APIs. How does a developer, or an organization stay sane, organized and consistent with so many options? Standardize! Delivering clean, uniform, customized interactive grids within a single application, or across many developers and many applications is easier than you think. This session demonstrates several options to standardize grid features within and across applications: plugins, common configuration files and CSS classes. These methods allow developers to reuse…

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AME as replacement for Oracle Intermedia/Multimedia

8 July @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm AEST

Starting in Oracle Database 18c, Oracle Multimedia is deprecated and is desupported in Oracle Database 19c. In their documentation, Oracle recommends that you store multimedia content in SecureFiles LOBs and use open source or third-party products for image processing and conversion. APEX Media Extension is a seamless alternative to Oracle Multimedia. Presenter :  Dimitri Gielis  

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Strategies for success – data, Oracle ERP Cloud and you – there is a better way.

15 July @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm AEST

Organizations in today’s economic climate are looking for more efficient ways to create and update data into the Oracle Cloud to reduce costs and maximize the value of their new ERP system investment. This webinar provides an overview of the options available for data transfer, manipulation and validation into the Oracle ERP Cloud. All registered attendees will receive the whitepaper “Importing Data into Oracle ERP Cloud with More4apps ERP Cloud Toolbox”. This paper weighs the pros and cons of the…

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Code Management, Cloud and a free Development tool, the perfect combination!

22 July @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm AEST

Are you a Developer or a DBA? Have you used a Developer Cloud Services Before? No? So it's time to learn from sessions that will show you live how you can integrate a free Development tool with Git, and Cloud to achieve unthinkable efficiency and collaboration. The future is here, let's take advantage of it today! Presenter :  Francisco Munoz Alvarez  

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Integration Options for On-Premise and the Cloud with Oracle E-Business Suite

29 July @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm AEST

Oracle E-Business Suite provides tools and technologies to address various application integration challenges and styles. In this session, learn more about Oracle's integration offering for cloud, data-centric, event-driven, and process-centric integrations. Gain a better understanding of Oracle integration technologies and how, when, and where you can leverage them to connect end-to-end business processes across your enterprise, including the Oracle applications portfolio in the cloud. Objective 1: Learn about Oracle's offerings for data-centric, process-centric and event-driven integrations with Oracle E-Business Suite…

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August 2020

What’s Your Super-Power? Mine is Machine Learning with Oracle Autonomous

5 August @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm AEST

Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) are a lot like preserving the Earth's environment: Almost everyone is talking about what should be done to save it, but very few people have committed to actually doing something about it. This session demonstrates a few real-life opportunities to discover unseen patterns and relationships within sample financial and election data by leveraging the AI and ML capabilities already built into Oracle Autonomous Database. Presenter : Jim Czuprynski  

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Leverage Oracle Integration Cloud for Oracle E-Business Suite

12 August @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm AEST

Cloud or on-premise applications. The powerful tool enables you to leverage both inbound and outbound integration capabilities by leveraging rich API repository of Oracle E-Business Suite. In this session, learn how to implement integration solutions quickly and easily, using Oracle E-Business Suite Adapter for OIC. Objective 1: Learn about Oracle's cloud based Integration offerings for Oracle E-Business Suite Objective 2: Learn about various Integration scenarios for Oracle E-Business Suite with Oracle Integration Cloud Objective 3: Learn how to use Oracle…

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Oracle EBS cost Accounting – the Magic Toolkit

19 August @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm AEST

Distribution and manufacturing cost accounting is a challenge for many Oracle EBS users. For over twenty years, Doug Volz has provided consulting services in this area, helping firms become more efficient with their everyday cost accounting activities. Through his consulting company, Douglas Volz Consulting, he has developed and published numerous SQL reports focused on easing this challenge and has shared these with the Oracle OATUG and Oracle Community at large. Doug recognizes the unique needs of global companies and addresses…

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Cloud deployments the cloud way

26 August @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm AEST

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…

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Automate Oracle using DevOps – Ansible

26 August @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm AEST

In this session learn how to use Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control 13c, Oracle Application Express 18c, Oracle Exadata Cloud at Customer, and Ansible to automate day-to-day DevOps task. Hear how Energy Transfer was able to streamline DevOps operations to meet growing demand for DBA operational tasks. Learn about Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control monitoring, Oracle Application Express Rest API calls for automation, Oracle Exadata Cloud at Customer and Oracle Cloud Infrastructure command line interface, and Ansible Tower. See how…

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September 2020

Oracle Multi-Tenant Features : Live Demo

2 September @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm AEST

From Oracle 19c onwards you can have 3 user-created pluggable databases without a Multitenant license. And Non-CDB architecture will be de-supported from Oracle 20c onwards. Now a days it is mandatory for all DBAs to learn Multitenant Architecture and it's use in real world scenarios. Multi-Tenant Architecture will give you most benefits, not only consolidation of databases but also managing different databases as one. In this session, I will go deep dive in Multi-Tenant Architecture. And also give Live Demo…

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Upgrade to Oracle Analytics Server: Why and How?

2 September @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm AEST

Are you still working on a on-premise OBIEE? Then you must check out Oracle Analytics Server! OAS brings the latest features available on Oracle Analytics Cloud back to the on-premises world. In this session we’ll explore what is OAS, what benefits it brings for on-premises customer and what an upgrade looks like for both OBIEE 12c and 11g users. If you want to take the best out of your Oracle Analytics platform, then don’t miss this session! Presenter :  Francseco…

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APEX Printing

9 September @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm AEST

Now that APEX 20.1 is not a new thing anymore when it comes to printing or exporting data from your applications we still encounter the same challenges -> How do we print in APEX? What is the best tool for the job? Are there any freeware software that we can use? How to decide which one to go with especially if you are new to Oracle Application express? We all asked ourselves this on a regular basis and in this…

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Discoverer Replacement with the 12.2 upgrade toolkit

16 September @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm AEST

This session will provide EBS project/support consulting teams with a flexible toolkit for a multitude of implementation challenges within the EBS framework. If you are planning to upgrade your EBS to release 12.2, and/or are still using Discoverer reports, this session is for you. The first half of this presentation will cover the Project upgrade toolkit, which includes many valuable tools to support your team and your project at various levels. 12.2 Project upgrade toolkit agenda: Track master data changes…

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How To Prove The Problem Is Not The Database Using ASH Data

23 September @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm AEST

Imagine being able to prove to yourself and others a performance problem is not a database issue. There are a few ways to infer the problem resides elsewhere, but it's difficult for people to believe you. However, by creatively using ASH data we can prove the problem does not reside in the database. For example, suppose a batch process is "taking too long" yet you can not find evidence of the process in an AWR report, analyzing AWR data or…

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Improve your Oracle RMAN backups with faster recovery and better security of the repository

30 September @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm AEST

As mission critical databases get larger many companies have seen RMAN recovery times get longer. Learn how Pure Storage can accelerate your Oracle RMAN operations, and get up to 8X better restore times to meet business SLA's and faster Dev/Test Builds. RMAN backup retention is kept in the hands of the Oracle DBA but can be defeated by a server admin. Pure Storage will show you how you can better secure RAMN backup repositories. Presenter : Chris Bannayan And Paul…

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Oracle Database Time Machine

30 September @ 4:00 pm AEST

Can we get a “Ctrl+C Ctrl+V” kind of experience for creating clones of multi-terabyte Oracle databases? How much resources( Capex and Opex costs) do you incur in your organization to create clones of databases? As DBAs, we spend lot of time on : 1) Maintain protection SLA’s for databases 2) Create clones of production databases for various purposes 3) Regular refresh of these clones from production Time  machine is an entity which solves the Copy Data Management problem in a…

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