Oracle Open World 2013

Getting ready for the next major event. Oracle Open world 2013.. a place to meet the international techies once again.. While there are several conferences around the world that brings occasions to meet many of them, OOW is one umbrella event where almost everyone comes back to visit.

Similar to the previous OOW, I will be presenting two paper at OOW. Both are back to back sessions on Sunday starting at 9:30 AM.. at the user group event. Both papers are a joint presentation with PS Janakiram
UGF2580 Oracle VM: For Enterprise DR Solutions                                             9:15 AM     Moscone West – 2000
UGF2675 Deploy Oracle RAC 12c on Oracle VM VirtualBox in 60 Minutes 10:30 AM     Moscone West – 2001

This years OOW starts with the OTN ACE director briefing sessions at the Oracle HQ on Thursday 19th and Friday 20th Sept. Its going to be a exciting 10days filled with lots of networking and opportunities for knowledge sharing and learning.

Looking forward to this..


OOW 2009

OOW was a great success …gone are the days when this event is focused towards just marketing.  Normally this conference had more VP, CIO, etc attending to get overview of marketing fluff from various presentations.  These days presentations are filled with good technical information useful for database administrators in their day to day activities. In this open world I had the opportunity to present three papers..

1. RAC for developers:  It was a pretty to see that basic knowledge of how Oracle works lacking amongst the developers.. they did not know their query was executed by oracle and the result sets returned back to them.  this was a hard presentation as I was dragged into a rat hole on what an instance was and how the database is common against many instances in a RAC environment.  I did not do much justice on what the presentation was focused on  namely discussing FAN, FCF, load to code and troubleshoot them.

2. Looking under the hood at the Oracle Clusterware. I had done this presentation in OOW 2008 and received good response/feedback.  This year also the response was very good, had a full room and lots of good questions at the end of the session.


3.  Tools and Utilities for RAC available on Metalink.  Most popular of all the presentations, its surprising how many of us really know the various tools and utilities available on Metalink and OTN that could be used for troubleshooting and monitoring a RAC.  Yet we spend all the money we have to third party tool vendors and developers when most of what is provided by them and essential for day to day administration and troubleshooting of the RAC environment are available free of cost from Oracle.

Looking forward to presenting at future OOW’s  and conferences around the world.


16th Jan ‘10  —  this has been sitting in my draft folder for such a long time.. I understand this is old material.. but since its already done.. i decided to post it.


Back from OOW 2007

Just returned from OOW’2007. As usual this is one of the events that tend to be pretty hectic with several sessions and events that get scheduled in parallel and you end up confused on which one would be better to pick. Though several times, several of us think that OOW is Oracle’s show case to show off what is coming or some kind of marketing talk. Over the past couple of years, I have noticed that this is not completely true. There are presentations that contains product and new release overview, if you carefully select the presentation titles, you can get some good technical presentation.

Some of the good technical sessions I had attended were the performance tuning for data warehouses, performance tuning roundtable, performance tuning RAC and several of the IOUG and SIG events.

OOW started on Sunday with various SIGs presenting in their respective areas. I had presented a topic on Parallel queries in Oracle RAC for the RAC-SIG on Sunday.


At OOW, we also released a book on Oracle Automatic Storage Management (ASM) published by Oracle Press. This book is a combined effort of Nitin, Rich Long and myself. I am happy that the contents are pretty well covered from the basics of storage management to some internals and also to topics such as how to change the paradigm of the current of storage management implementation.


This week had another great importance, a dream had come true, and a dream I had been working on for several years had become a reality. While every country had an Oracle Users Group that provided knowledge and information sharing to Oracle users, one such group was long past due in India. I had been working on getting one started over the past several years. I am happy to say we officially went live with this group. Those interested should check the user group website at