Open World is not far away and I’m already starting to pick out some sessions. This year for me will be a bit different as I will hopefully be up early to run across the Golden Gate bridge, jet lag and hangover permitting. Assuming that goes well then these are some of my picks for the day:
Worst Practices in Data Warehouse Design UGF9985
I’ve worked on a lot of dataware houses but to be honest never had to build one from the ground up; I’ve got an idea of how it might be done but I’m sure I could fall into some common mistakes. Any session which is backed up by real life stories is great so this session looks like it will be up my street.
Oracle Database In-Memory Option: Challenges and Possibilities UGF10319
I’m working on my own In-Memory presentation at the moment and I’m keen to hear about other peoples’ experiences. I’ve hit a couple of challenges shall we say, I’m not sure if this is down to a user error or it not working quite as expected! I’m hoping but can’t say if this session will include real life use cases or just Christian’s experiences; the former is always best but somebody working through it will still be interesting.
Improving Analytics: Experiences Testing Oracle Database In-Memory UGF9936
What can I say, I hope to be an expert on In-Memory by the end of the day! Practical hints will always be good and I’m also keen to hear stats on how long it takes to load data into memory; so far I have seen it is time consuming and massively CPU intensive.
Rapid Provisioning of Real Application Clusters and Database Deep Dive UGF10275
All my provisioning of databases is pushed via OEM and I wouldn’t use anything else, this session doesn’t mention OEM so I’m keen to see what tooling is being used. If it is OEM then I’m sure I could pick up some tips, if it’s not then I’m interested to compare with my own experience.
Managing the Changes in Database Structures UGF6317
Heli is been nominated for an Oracle Database Developer Award around database design and this session is on database structures with SQL Developer Modeller. I don’t work in this space on a day to day basis but that doesn’t mean it won’t be interesting. Part of the experience for me at OOW is sitting in on sessions or learning about technology not directly related to what I do and if it is based on experiences and insight why not!