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By: Joel Goodman

Archive for March, 2012

Smooth Sailing at the OUGN

Posted by Joel Goodman on 22/03/2012

I have spent the past two days at the Norwegian Oracle User Group (OUGN) along with many  colleagues and friends from the Oracle world in both EMEA and further afield. I’ve been honoured to have been invited for the past three years and am joined this year by two distinguished Oracle University trainers with whom I regularly collaborate on the EMEA OU Subject Matter Experts team: Harald van Breederode and Uwe Hesse.

Several other people have blogged about the various events but the unique aspect of this event is the venue:

Held on the Colour Magic Cruise Ferry sailing from Oslo to Kiel and then back over two days makes this conference unlike any other in which I have participated.

This year we had a land day on Wednesday in Olso first followed by the cruise portion of the conference.

Uwe will speak on “Data Guard Real Time Query”; a feature that is part of Active Data Guard on Friday.

Harald has already presented two talks:

  • Server Side Smart Flash cache on Wednesday in Oslo
  • Adaptive Cursor Sharing today on board the Colour Magic

Harald will finish tomorrow with a talk on Client Connectivity in a Data Guard environment.


I presented two talks already:

  • Database Machine Overview and Features on Wednesday in Oslo
  • Database Machine Monitoring using Enterprise Manager and Command line on board the Colour Magic

I will finish tomorrow with a talk on Automatic Parallelism from 11gR2.


It is a  well run and friendly conference and the organisers are to be congratulated for the way they do this year after year.




Somewhere at Sea






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Weblogic JTA

Posted by Joel Goodman on 20/03/2012

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