Spring 2015 Workshop - April 16, 2015

Title:  Oracle 12c & DevOps, from the experts: Tom Kyte and Tim Gorman.
Theme: Oracle 12c contains many new features for performance. Come hear Tom Kyte speak on some of the new features in the Oracle Optimizer with adaptive query planning, new statistics and more. Tim Gorman will also join us to speak on 12c ASH features and a guide to development operations.

When: April 16, 2015

Where: Optum, 13625 Technology Drive, Eden Prairie, MN



Free parking is available in Optum’s parking garage. Feel free to park in any open unmarked spot (please do not park in Visitor parking or Reserved spaces). After parking, proceed to the skyway (level P4). Cross the skyway to find the TCOUG meeting registration table.

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8:30-9:00 :  
Registration and Networking


9:00-9:15 :  
Welcoming Remarks: Scott Walters


9:15-9:30 :  
Introduction from Optum


9:30-10:30 :  
Oracle Optimizer: What’s new in Oracle Database 12c:  Tom Kyte, Oracle
The Oracle Optimizer is one of the most fascinating aspects of the Oracle Database, as it is essential to the processing of every SQL statement. With each new release the Optimizer evolves to take advantage of new functionality and the new information made available to it. Oracle Database 12c sees this evolution go a step further with the introduction of a new adaptive approach to query optimizations. This session give a deep-dive explanation on how the new adaptive approach works. With the use of a real-world demo we will examine each components of the adaptive model and show how they help the Optimizer learn additional information during query execution that can be used not only to improve the performance of the current SQL statement but all statements.


10:30-10:45 :  


10:45-12:00 :  
Five More Things About SQL and PL/SQL:  Tom Kyte, Oracle
This session takes a look at five implementation features in the SQL and PL/SQL languages you might not know about. It explains these features by example, showing why and how you’ll want to use them.


12:00-1:00 :  
Break : Lunch
1:00-1:30 :  
Dedicated Sponsor Time


1:30-2:30 :  
Dev Ops and Data Virtualization:  Tim Gorman, Delphix
2:30-2:45 :  
2:45-3:45 :  
Troubleshooting using ASH:  Tim Gorman, Delphix


3:45-4:00 :  
Giveaways and Prizes


About the Speakers

Tom Kyte - Senior Technical Architect, Oracle

Tom Kyte is a Senior Technical Architect in Oracle’s Server Technology Division. He currently works closely with the Oracle Database user community and is a regular speaker on Oracle programming and performance at conferences around the world. He is also the ‘Tom’, behind the AskTom column in Oracle Magazine, answering readers’ questions about Oracle Database and its tools (www.asktom.oracle.com).

A well-known author, he has written many books on Oracle Database and its applications: Expert Oracle Database Architecture, Expert One on One Oracle, Beginning Oracle Programing and Effective Oracle by Design.


Tim Gorman - Technical Consultant, Delphix

Tim Gorman is a lifelong learner, educator, and mentor specializing in database management, using insights gained from his challenging career in information technology.

Specialties: Oracle database performance tuning and management, Oracle database backup and recovery, data warehousing and business intelligence on Oracle.