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How to Configure EM12c to NOT Use Load Balancers

This may not come up very often, but for some reason, an administrator might have to reconfigure an EM12c environment to NOT use load balancers.

This could be due to:

1.  Hardware Issue on the Load Balancers
2.  Mis-configured Load Balancers
3.  Re-allocation of Load Balancer hardware for other purposes.

Whatever the reason may be, I noted that the instructions to set up the load balancers are easy to find, but not so clearly found are how to configure the EM12c environment to not use the load balancers once they’ve been put in place. To revert back to non-load balancer configuration:

  • You will need the SYSMAN password to perform the following tasks.
  • First step will require you to reconfigure/secure the OMS without the load balancers.
  • Second step is to secure each agent without the wallet credentials and load balancer information.

Tip:  If you have a large number of agents that will need to be re-secured, scripting the task may be advisable to limit the downtime and the overhead.

Reconfigure the OMS

Log onto the OMS host

Proceed to the $OMS_HOME and secure the OMS, telling it to bypass the load balancers in the parameters:

cd $OMS_HOME

./emctl stop oms -all
./emctl secure oms -no_slb
Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control 12c Release 4
Copyright (c) 1996, 2014 Oracle Corporation.  All rights reserved.
Securing OMS... Started.
Enter Enterprise Manager Root (SYSMAN) Password :
Enter Agent Registration Password :
Securing OMS... Succeeded.

Verify Changes

Check the details of your OMS details to ensure that the change has taken place:

./emctl status oms -details
Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control 12c Release 4
Copyright (c) 1996, 2014 Oracle Corporation.  All rights reserved.
Enter Enterprise Manager Root (SYSMAN) Password :
....
OMS is not configured with SLB or virtual hostname Agent Upload is unlocked.
...

Re-secure the Agents

Each agent, (outside the one on the OMS that was secured without the load balancers when you ran the command in the last step…) will need to be secured via the following command:

cd $AGENT_HOME

./emctl secure agent
Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control 12c Release 4
Copyright (c) 1996, 2014 Oracle Corporation.  All rights reserved.
Agent is already stopped...   Done.
Securing agent...   Started.
Enter Agent Registration Password :
Securing agent...   Suceeded.

That is all there is to reverting your EM12c environment to pre-load balancer configuration!

 

 



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Oracle OpenWorld 2014 – Bloggers Meetup

Oracle OpenWorld Bloggers Meetup Guess what? You all know that it’s coming, when it’s coming and where… That’s right! The Annual Oracle Bloggers Meetup, one of your top favourite events of OpenWorld, is happening at usual place and time.

What: Oracle Bloggers Meetup 2014

When: Wed, 1-Oct-2014, 5:30pm

Where: Main Dining Room, Jillian’s Billiards @ Metreon, 101 Fourth Street, San Francisco, CA 94103 (street view). Please comment with “COUNT ME IN” if coming — we need to know the attendance numbers.


Traditionally, Oracle Technology Network and Pythian sponsor the venue and drinks. We will also have some cool things happening and a few prizes.

In the age of Big Data and Internet of Things, our mingling activity this year will be virtual — using an app we wrote specifically for this event, so bring your iStuff and Androids to participate and win. Hope this will work! :)

As usual, vintage t-shirts, ties, or bandanas from previous meetups will make you look cool — feel free to wear them.

For those of you who don’t know the history: The Bloggers Meetup during Oracle OpenWorld was started by Mark Rittman and continued by Eddie Awad, and then I picked up the flag in 2009 (gosh…  6 years already?) The meetups have been a great success for making new friends and catching up with old, so let’s keep them this way! To give you an idea, here are the photos from the OOW08 Bloggers Meetup (courtesy of Eddie Awad) and OOW09 meetup blog post update from myself, and a super cool video by a good blogging friend, Bjorn Roest from OOW13.

While the initial meetings were mostly targeted to Oracle database folks, guys and gals from many Oracle technologies — Oracle database, MySQL, Apps, Sun technologies, Java and more join in the fun. All bloggers are welcome. We estimate to gather around 150 bloggers.


If you are planning to attend, please comment here with the phrase “COUNT ME IN”. This will help us ensure we have the attendance numbers right. Please provide your blog URL with your comment — it’s a Bloggers Meetup after all! Make sure you comment here if you are attending so that we have enough room, food, and (most importantly) drinks.

Of course, do not forget to blog and tweet about this year’s bloggers meetup. See you there!

Oracle Open World: Oaktable speakers at Delphix booth

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#6e6e6e;">#888888;">If so, stop by to visit Delphix at booth 821 and hear from Oracle industry luminaries such as Jonathan Lewis, Tim Gorman, Kyle Hailey, Ben Prusinski and the Oracle Alchemist, Steve Karam.

  • #bd2027;">#888888;">Taking Back Your Time: The Power of Virtual Databases, Jonathan Lewis
  • #bd2027;">#888888;">Virtual Data Platform: Revolutionizing Database Cloning, Kyle Hailey
  • #bd2027;">#888888;">Virtual Data for the High Performance Warehouse, Steve Karam
  • #bd2027;">#888888;">Transforming IT Infrastructure, Tim Gorman
  • #bd2027;">#888888;">Oracle E-Business Suite Updates with Delphix, Ben Prusinski

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#6e6e6e;">If you are unable to make it to the OTN Lounge, visit the Children’s Creativity Museum (upstairs from Moscone South) anytime on Tuesday, September 30 to get your demo kit and start running your own private Delphix environment.


#6e6e6e;">#800000;">Visit Delphix in booth 821 to view a demo of their Virtual Data Platform or to meet the team! 

 

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Oracle Open World 2014

 

Delphix Booth Speaking Schedule

 

Monday, September 29, 2014

10:00 Jonathan Lewis Taking Back Your Time: The Power of Virtual Databases
11:00 Steve Karam Virtual Data for the High Performance Warehouse
1:00 Tim Gorman Transforming IT Infrastructure
2:00 Hubert Sun Agile Data + Agile Masking
3:00 Rick Caccia Delphix for Copy Data Management
4:00 Ben Prusinski Oracle E-Business Suite Upgrades with Delphix
Tuesday, September 30, 2014
10:00 Jonathan Lewis Taking Back Your Time: The Power of Virtual Databases
11:00 Ben Prusinski Oracle E-Business Suite Upgrades with Delphix
1:00 Tim Gorman Transforming IT Infrastructure
2:00 Hubert Sun Agile Data + Agile Masking
3:00 Charles Moore Public Clouds – How to Eliminate Security Risks and Decrease Costs
4:00 Steve Karam Everybody Gets a VDB – Including DBAs
Wednesday, October 1, 2014
10:00 Tim Gorman Transforming IT Infrastructure
11:00 Ben Prusinski Oracle E-Business Suite Upgrades with Delphix
1:00 Steve Karam Virtual Data for the High Performance Warehouse
2:00 Hubert Sun Agile Data + Agile Masking
3:00 Kyle Hailey Virtual Data Platform: Revolutionizing Database Cloning
4:00 Ansh Patnik Multiple Oracle EBS Environments with the Power of Delphix Technology

New Oracle CEOs “Hurd ‘n’ Catz”: This should be great

“Hurd’n’Catz” – I’ve always liked Larry, and especially in the old unscripted public discussions of technology. The best one I was at was at the Fairmont in 1994, but I’m biased because I was the MC. Larry and Ron Wohl were on hand for a general question and answer session instead of having a keynote talk at a particularly robust OAUG conference. After a few questions from the audience it turned into a snappy debate between Ron and Larry about how the future of some pretty doggone important things to the entire audience were going to go. I barely had to egg them on. It was real and it was useful. I think Larry was genuinely disappointed we had to stop when it was time for the vendor sponsored cocktail reception. I wish Larry well and I would not begrudge him for a second letting go of pain in the butt day to day control. I would also not underestimate the value of Larry just having fun taking a look at the technology base he controls. And he’ll still be in charge of the overall strategy – just not stuck with the day to day pain in the butt execution details. This all seems perfect to me. Mark Hurd and Safra Catz run their portfolios like well-oiled machines. By giving up being CEO Larry can be the Chairman of the Board and still runs the hardware and software development pieces he’ll have fun with. I’m surprised the stock didn’t go up! And Larry, if you ever want me to moderate a talk like that again I’m pretty sure I can clear up my dance card. All the best!

#OakTable World at Oracle OpenWorld 2014

WhereChildren’s Creativity Museum, 221 4th St, San Francisco

When:  Mon-Tue, 29-30 September, 08:30 – 17:00 PDT

For the third year in a row at the same fantastic location right in the heart of the bustling Oracle OpenWorld 2014 extravaganza, OakTable World 2014 is bringing together the top geeks of the worldwide Oracle community to present on the topics not approved for the OpenWorld conference.  At the OpenWorld conference.  For free.

The beauty of this unconference is its ad-hoc nature.  In 2010, weary of flying from Europe to endure marketing-rich content, Mogens Norgaard conceived Oracle ClosedWorld as an informal venue for those who wanted to talk about cool deep-technical topics.  Oracle ClosedWorld was first held in the back dining room at Chevy’s Fresh Mex on 3rd and Howard, fueled by Mogens’ credit card holding an open tab.  The following year in 2011, ClosedWorld was moved a little ways down Howard Street to the upstairs room at the Thirsty Bear, once again fueled by Mogens’ (and other) credit cards keeping a tab open at the bar.

In 2012, Kyle Hailey took the lead, found a fantastic venue, herded all the cats to make a 2-day agenda, and arranged for corporate sponsorship from Delphix, Pythian, and Enkitec, who have continued to sponsor OakTable World each year since.

If you’re coming to Oracle OpenWorld 2014 and are hungry for good deep technical content, stop by at OakTable World 2014, located right between Moscone South and Moscone West, and get your mojo recharged.

If you’re local to the Bay Area but can’t afford Oracle OpenWorld, and you like deep technical stuff about Oracle database, stop by and enjoy the electricity of the largest Oracle conference in the world, and the best Oracle unconference right in the heart of it all.

OakTable World 2014 – driven by the OakTable Network, an informal society of drinkers with an Oracle problem.

Back to technology: Is it effective to place Oracle REDO on SSD?

Ever since I was asked to improve the throughput of an actual general ledger posting job involving Oracle in December 1993 on some hardware where solid state disk (SSD) was available (at high cost relative to “spinning rust” or hard disk drives [HDD]), I have been trying to explain the overall advantage of placing different types of the different Oracle storage selectively on SSD.

When FLASH SSD arrived on the scene, studies quickly arose that writing to FLASH SSD is often not as fast as writing to disk drives dedicated to receiving those writes.

Today I’ll try to explain why I don’t care.

While there was some advantage to writing to SSD in my tests (which were to RAM based SSD on a VAX), the write speed to online REDO was not a significant part of the advantage of placing online REDO on SSD.

As Kevin Closson has repeatedly and carefully explained,  the write speed of online REDO is rarely the problem: http://kevinclosson.wordpress.com/2007/07/21/manly-men-only-use-solid-state-disk-for-redo- logging-lgwr-io-is-simple-but-not-lgwr-processing/

There are two things about moving online REDO to SSD (even the relatively slower FLASH kind) that are a big performance and cost advantage most of the time:

1) Mostly writes to online REDO are small and frequent. This generates a constant stream of seeks to find the correct place to write. On HDD that means either you have dedicated a chunk of HDD (usually two, four, or eight whole trays, because we stripe and duplex by tray in actual big systems and many folks insist on both hardware duplexing and multiple members of each REDO log group on storage that fails separately and you might need to Ping-Pong your REDO log groups so that REDO is written on distinct drives from where ARCH reads REDO) or you degrade the performance of the HDD containing the online redo for other purposes because you pester it with constant seeks away from the other work it is supporting.

2) Reads from online REDO are big drinks by ARCH which demands bandwidth. On HDD that means you either dedicate a chunk of HDD (as above, usually an expensive chunk) to the online REDO or you consume some of the read bandwidth from that HDD that would otherwise be available to all the oracle readers whenever ARCH is running.

Normally the required amount of storage acreage required for online REDO is modest.

Thus, the cost calculation for deploying online REDO on SSD should be for the size of SSD big enough to do the job (times two or four, perhaps for duplexing and multiple members, but never times eight because of seek irrelevancy on SSD) versus the cost of deploying the online REDO on isolated chunks of HDD if overall performance is an issue.

The central value of putting online REDO on SSD is to de-heat the rest of the disk farm.

Unless you are in a rare situation where writing to online REDO is your pacing resource and it is the pacing resource due to the write speed of the media (not available CPU or dimm channel speed and availability), the relative reduced speed to writing some kinds of SSD over writing to dedicated HDD presumably waiting to swallow the write at the correct seek location is of zero concern. (IF you are in that situation, it is probably time to invest in a small amount of RAM based SSD  [or you are doing a laboratory test just driving REDO, which is an interesting test not directly related to production throughput of most real systems.])

Let’s review: If your actual problem is the speed of writing to online REDO log or log file sync, you are not likely to solve that problem by moving online REDO to slower SSD. (There is some possibility that the concomitant de-heating of the disk farm may have that net effect, but you could also achieve that by isolating online REDO on independently operating HDD.)

On the other hand, if you have a hot disk farm that is the pacing resource to your throughput and you can remove a lot of the heat for a modest investment in SSD,  that is an effective use SSD.

The leap to the conclusion that moving online REDO to SSD is for the purpose of speeding up log writing or log file sync makes it seem like a laboratory test showing writing to some kinds of SSD being slower means putting online REDO on SSD is wrong.

I hope today I have helped explain why it is often a good investment to place online REDO on SSD.

Shrink Tablespace

A recent question on the OTN database forum raised the topic of returning free space in a tablespace to the operating system by rebuilding objects to fill the gaps near the start of files and leave the empty space at the ends of files so that the files could be resized downwards.

This isn’t a process that you’re likely to need frequently, but I have written a couple of notes about it, including a sample query to produce a map of the free and used space in a tablespace. While reading the thread, though, it crossed my mind that recent versions of Oracle introduced a feature that can reduce the amount of work needed to get the job done, so I thought I’d demonstrate the point here.

When you move a table its indexes become unusable and have to be rebuilt; but when an index becomes unusable, the more recent versions of Oracle will drop the segment. Here’s a key point – if the index becomes unusable because the table has been moved the segment is dropped only AFTER the move has completed. Pause a minute for thought and you realise that the smart thing to do before you move a table is to make its indexes unusable so that they release their space BEFORE you move the table. (This strategy is only relevant if you’ve mixed tables and indexes in the same tablespace and if you’re planning to do all your rebuilds into the same tablespace rather than moving everything into a new tablespace.)

Here are some outputs demonstrating the effect in a 12.1.0.2 database. I have created (and loaded) two tables in a tablespace of 1MB uniform extents, 8KB block size; then I’ve created indexes on the two tables. Running my ts_hwm.sql script I get the following results for that tablespace:


FILE_ID    BLOCK_ID   END_BLOCK OWNER      SEGMENT_NAME    SEGMENT_TYPE
------- ----------- ----------- ---------- --------------- ------------------
      5         128         255 TEST_USER  T1              TABLE
                256         383 TEST_USER  T2              TABLE
                384         511 TEST_USER  T1_I1           INDEX
                512         639 TEST_USER  T2_I1           INDEX
                640      65,535 free       free

Notice that it was a nice new tablespace, so I can see the two tables followed by the two indexes at the start of the tablespaces. If I now move table t1 and re-run the script this is what happens:


alter table t1 move;

FILE_ID    BLOCK_ID   END_BLOCK OWNER      SEGMENT_NAME    SEGMENT_TYPE
------- ----------- ----------- ---------- --------------- ------------------
      5         128         255 free       free
                256         383 TEST_USER  T2              TABLE
                384         511 free       free
                512         639 TEST_USER  T2_I1           INDEX
                640         767 TEST_USER  T1              TABLE
                768      65,535 free       free

Table t1 is now situated past the previous tablespace highwater mark and I have two gaps in the tablespace where t1 and the index t1_i1 used to be.

Repeat the experiment from scratch (drop the tables, purge, etc. to empty the tablespace) but this time mark the index unusable before moving the table and this is what happens:


FILE_ID    BLOCK_ID   END_BLOCK OWNER      SEGMENT_NAME    SEGMENT_TYPE
------- ----------- ----------- ---------- --------------- ------------------
      5         128         255 free       free
                256         383 TEST_USER  T2              TABLE
                384         511 TEST_USER  T1              TABLE
                512         639 TEST_USER  T2_I1           INDEX
                640      65,535 free       free

Table t1 has moved into the space vacated by index t1_i1, so the tablespace highwater mark has not moved up.

If you do feel the need to reclaim space from a tablespace by rebuilding objects, you can find that it’s quite hard to decide the order in which the objects should be moved/rebuilt to minimise the work you (or rather, Oracle) has to do; if you remember that any table you move will release its index space anyway and insert a step to mark those indexes unusable before you move the table you may find it’s much easier to work out a good order for moving the tables.

Footnote: I appreciate that some readers may already take advantage of the necessity of rebuilding indexes by dropping indexes before moving tables – but I think it’s a nice feature that we can now make them unusable and get the same benefit without introducing a risk of error when using a script to recreate an index we’ve dropped.

 

Oracle OpenWorld 2014 – XML and JSON presentations, meetings and Hands-On Labs

Oracle OpenWorld is about to start and I am looking forward to it. This year…

Oracle Open World Schedule

I will be in San Francisco a little early this year and as I’m not longer an ACE Director, it’s to attend the IOUC, (International Oracle User Conference) at Redwood Shores on Sept. 25th and 26th.  I’ll be representing RMOUG for the two day event that has representatives from user groups from all over the world.  Our lovely host, Mary Lou Dopart and her team, will ensure we have another great year learning how we can provide the best user group for our members in the Oracle community.

After the a lovely weekend in San Francisco with friends, I’ll be heading over with the rest of the ACE Directors to stay at the Hilton, (as this is the hotel with the worst Wi-Fi in town, I will be bringing signal flags to communicate with my fellow guests out the windows in the courtyard,which seemed successful last year… :))  As Tim is an ACED, I go where Tim goes and my coworkers have quickly called “unfair!”, but hey, being Tim Gorman’s partner has its serious perks… :)

The week will be filled with an incredible list of meetings, events, parties and dinners, but I will also be working my combat boots off for Oracle.

I have two sessions this year:

Zero to Manageability in One Hour: Build a Solid Foundation for Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c [CON8134] — Wednesday, Oct. 1st 1:45pm, Moscone South 303m (with Courtney Llamas!)

Oracle Exadata Database Machine Administration and Monitoring Made Easy [CON7726] —  Wednesday, Oct. 1st 4:45pm, Moscone South 104, (with Mike Chaffin!)

I don’t have my AWR Warehouse talk for Oak Table World, (sorry folks, total mix up…) but I do have an OTN article on the topic coming out and I’ve sent my use cases to support Jagan Arthreya’s session, (Monday, Sept. 29th 1:30pm, Moscone South 104 [CON8449]).

When not presenting, I’ll be found at a number of demo grounds, hands on labs and AWR Warehouse Demo Grounds.  Scheduled times are:

Monday-  Afternoon, AWR Warehouse Demo Grounds, (SLD-111) Moscone South

Tuesday-  Morning, AWR Warehouse Demo Grounds, (SLD-111), Afternoon, DBaaS Demo Grounds, (SLD-102), Moscone South

Events I’ll be attending outside of Oracle company events:

Sunday:  IOUG Happy Hour, followed by the Oracle ACE Dinner.

Monday:  ODTUG Happy Hour, followed by Friends of Pythian

Tuesday: ODTUG Community Meetup

Wednesday:

Morning: Recording of Exadata w/ EM12c Session for Oracle Database Learning Stream

Evening: OTN Bloggers Meetup, (Look forward to this every year!)

Then Tim, (Tim GORMAN,for all of those who keep congratulating Tim Hall on our upcoming nuptials…LOL)  and I fly back on Friday, met by any of our out of town family so we can get married on Sunday, Oct. 5th.  Yeah, you heard me right….we are going to get married right after Oracle Open World… :)

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Private Cloud and Lifecycle Management with EM12c at OOW14

Yet again the monster that is Oracle Open World is about to take over San Francisco. I won’t be making it this year, but considering we had something like 60,000 attendees last year I’d hate to see what the numbers are gonna be this year! :)

To try and make it a little easier for you to find all the Private Cloud and Lifecycle Management with EM12c material, here are the ones I know about. If you know of any I’ve missed, feel free to add them in the comments field below! Note that this is only the Private Cloud and Lifecycle Management material – the complete master list of all EM material can be found in the master Focus On EM12c document.

Hands-On Labs

I like to start off with the hands-on labs (HOL) since to me the greatest value is in getting your hands dirty with the technology. Some of these may already be full by the time you read this so be quick if you want to add them to your schedule!

  • Oracle Enterprise Manager Database as a Service: Automation for Broader Cloud Services – In this hands-on lab, you will explore the latest release of Oracle Enterprise Manager, 12c, which enables rapid enterprisewide adoption of database as a service (DBaaS), assisted by a new service catalog and self-service provisioning features that simplify high availability, disaster recovery, and fast data cloning. Participants will choose from a variety of basic to advanced exercises that cover:
    • Creating a DBaaS platform for new database provisioning, using standardized pluggable DBaaS
    • Deploying a comprehensive service catalog
    • Exploring new agile data refresh capabilities with Snap Clone and the Oracle Recovery Manager (Oracle RMAN) feature of Oracle Database
    • Maintaining the cloud DBaaS infrastructure

    This is scheduled twice – Monday 1:15 pm – 2:15 pm and Tuesday 5:15 pm – 6:15 pm.

  • Rapidly Mass-Deploy Oracle Fusion Middleware with Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c Provisioning – Enterprises are increasingly using Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c to rapidly mass-deploy Oracle Fusion Middleware components. The secure and stable provisioning platform of Oracle Enterprise Manager enables administrators to quickly provision a large number of environments on virtual or physical hosts, based on gold images. In this hands-on lab, you’ll learn how to discover and verify an Oracle SOA environment, based on best practices, and how to make a clone of this environment and save it to Oracle Enterprise Manager. You’ll then learn how to use this cloned image to provision a new instance of the initial environment. This HOL is only scheduled once – Monday 2:45 pm to 3:45 pm
  • Achieving Standardization with Oracle Enterprise Manager Database Lifecycle Management – Database deployment standardization is the key to maximizing DBA efficiency and is a first step toward the cloud. Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c supports comprehensive lifecycle management geared toward standardization, including automated provisioning; patching; and change, configuration, and compliance management. This hands-on lab focuses on these key features and how they support standardization. This HOL is scheduled twice – Monday 4:15 pm – 5:15 pm and Wednesday 4:15 pm to 5:15 pm.
  • Private Cloud Self-Service, Oracle Fusion Middleware PaaS with Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c – The Oracle Enterprise Manager platform enables enterprises to quickly deploy a private middleware PaaS cloud integrated with other services such as IaaS or DBaaS and empowers them to deliver an agile, secure, and stable self-service model for deploying Java platforms and applications to their users. In this session, you’ll learn how to create and publish services from the administrator’s viewpoint and how to make those available to self-service users. You’ll also learn how to provision and configure those services for use, deploy your Java applications, and integrate a middleware PaaS cloud with a database PaaS cloud. Finally, you’ll see how you can monitor your deployed applications and configure policies for performance- or schedule-based scaling. This HOL is scheduled twice – Tuesday 3:45 pm – 4:45 pm and Thursday 1 pm – 2 pm.

Conference Sessions

These are the standard presentations slots. They’ve been cut back to 45 minutes this year, so you’ll either need to ask questions quickly or grab the speakers afterwards if you have more detailed questions. Those marked with an asterisk are presentations by Oracle employees, those with a plus sign are co-presented by Oracle and customer speakers. those without either are totally presented by customers.

Monday September 29

*Best Practices from Oracle Cloud Delivered On-Premises with Oracle Enterprise Manager – CON8018, Shailesh Dwivedi, 1:30 – 2:15.
Database Software Currency: Using Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c Provisioning and Patching – CON3178, Gary Henderson, 2:45 – 3:30.
*How to Deliver Oracle Fusion Middleware as a Service to Your Organization – CON7953, Vikas Anand, Pyounguk Cho, Shailesh Dwivedi, Yoav Eilat, Kelly Goetsch, 4:00 – 4:45.
Why Database as a Service Will Be a Breakaway Technology at Société Générale – CON2436, Christian BILIEN, 5:15 – 6:00

Tuesday September 30

*Snap Clone: Snapshot Your Data Without Snapping Your Storage – CON8122, Bala Kuchibhotla, Subhadeep Sengupta, 10:45 – 11:30
*Create a DBaaS Catalog in an Hour with a PaaS-Ready Infrastructure – CON5748, Roger Bitar, Kenneth Kutzer, Ramin Moazen, 12:00 – 12:45

Wednesday October 1

*Oracle Infrastructure Systems Management with Oracle Enterprise Manager and Ops Center – CON4954, Simon Hayler, 10:15 – 11:00
+Databases to Oracle Exadata: The Saga Continues for Oracle Enterprise Manager–Based Patching – CON8121 , Brian Bong, Dee Hicks, Hari Srinivasan, 10:15 – 11:00
+Middleware as a Service: Converged Solution for Administrators and DevOps – CON8091, Ron Clanton, Gebhard Herget, Henrik Blixt,
12:45 – 1:30
+DBaaS 2.0: Rapid Provisioning, Richer Services, Integrated Testing, and More – CON8016, George Mamvura Mamvura, Javier Ruiz, Adeesh Fulay, 3:30 – 4:15
*Database as a Service (DBaaS) Cookbook: Strategies and Tips for Successful Deployment – CON8260, Ashish Agrawal, Adeesh Fulay, GP Gongloor, 4:45 – 5:30

Thursday October 2

+Enterprise Architecture Approach to Developing a DBaaS Private Cloud at Boeing – CON3028, Sami Turan, Enes Yildirim, Yunas Nadiadi, 9:30 – 10:15
PDBaaS with Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c – CON4448, Leighton Nelson, 12:00 – 12:45
+Security Compliance and Data Governance: Dual Problems, Single Solution – CON8015, Steve Ries, David Wolf, 1:15 – 2:00

Demos

Finally, there are demonstrations available for you to look at whenever the Demogrounds are open (usually closed only during the keynotes, IIRC):

Automation and Storage Savings with Database as a Service and Snap Clone – Moscone South, Left – SLD-102
Complete Database Lifecycle Management – Moscone South, Left – SLD-107
Middleware PaaS in Private Cloud with Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c – Moscone South, Left – SLM-111
Oracle SuperCluster and Oracle VM for SPARC Management with Oracle Enterprise Manager Ops Center 12c – Moscone South, Center – SC-158

Hope that helps you sort out what’s of most value to you at OOW14!