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Oracle ACE Dinner at Kscope14

Last night we had our get together for Oracle ACE members at Kscope14. Of course food and drinks were great, but a lot more important was the crowd. I am surprised to see how fast this ACE program is growing, and I believe the impact to our Oracle community is gaining momentum with it.

I will miss Kscope14 and I will submit some topics to Kscope15 soon. I already have a few new topics in mind, tailored to this “developers” Oracle Users Group at ODTUG.

Kscope14 has been great. I have attended a few sessions, and I enjoyed both  the content and delivery. I am amazed to see how many topics are completely alien to me. And a new area of personal interest awakened on me yesterday: APEX! I would say: Once a Developer, always a Developer!

What I like most about Oracle Users Groups and Oracle ACE activities in general, is the opportunity to share with fellow techies, and learn from each other. Sessions are important, networking is important, but it is those short but intensive discussions on an aisle or booth that make an impact on me. It is refreshing to acknowledge there are many other passionate techies that would rather have an informal design discussion than watch the world cup!

I met Vikki from the Oracle ACE program and I finally put a face to a name. I actually met in person many other peers that I knew only by name or on the media. This Oracle ACE program is helping to build interrelations that translate into a better integrated Oracle community.

My kudos to the organizers of both Kscope14 and Oracle ACE. I take back home a great experience and a strong desired to continue contributing to our  Oracle community.


Written by Carlos Sierra

June 25, 2014 at 9:24 am

Posted in KSCOPE

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  1. Hi Carlos,

    I’ve been reading your newsletters and blog posts for the last year plus, and am very interested in using SQLT. I would like to download, install and begin to learn it, but I don’t have Oracle Support. Would it be at all possible for you to email me a copy at I’d very much appreciate it.

    I also have an idea for a blog if you haven’t already done this. I’m a long time Oracle developer and development DBA, and have accomplished some some excellent tuning results. My last contract I was fortunate to find that while the client added partitions, they neglected to set DOP to more than 1. Using Automatic DOP cut both response and throughput times but about 5X.

    But the truth is, I don’t have a routine or process when confronted with a tuning problem. I begin to poke around and look at the obvious things. I thought that I’d sure like to know how others go about poking around in a more methodical way. If you could take us with you and think out loud about attacking a new tuning problem, it would make a great blog post or even column. Just an idea.

    Thanks very much in advance,

    Michael Milligan West Layton, Utah 801-390-2555

    Sent from my iPhone



    June 25, 2014 at 10:22 am

    • Mike,
      Look at SQLT output and play attention to “Observations”. That is the output of many health-checks and a good starting point. Each one of us has his/her own technique. I will write about mine.
      Cheers — Carlos

      Carlos Sierra

      June 25, 2014 at 3:26 pm

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