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Find your peers and meet the experts with 4 jam-packed days of insight and hands-on Oracle Database & Technology learning at BLUEPRINT 4D. Build your agenda from 65+ Database & Technology sessions, including roadmaps, Hands-on Labs and hot topics like Security, Oracle Database 19c, 21c, and Autonomous Database. Learn from the Oracle ACE experts. Get the latest updates and insights from the Oracle teams who build your product, the partners who implement it and the customers who drive value and innovation through their use of Oracle Database capabilities. Your invitation from the Oracle team

COLLABORATE fans – we have a great line up for you in 2022! Join us at BLUEPRINT 4D for the Database & Technology Forum, designed by the same Content Selection committee who brought you the IOUG Forum at COLLABORATE. Get ready to get hands-on and dive deep into DB&T learning!

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What you’ll learn
Walk away with fresh insights and new skills

We’ll cover:

 

Autonomous Database self-service tools for data analysts and data scientists

 

RAC, Maximum Availability, and In-Memory best practices

 

Fleet management of Cloud and on-premises databases

 

Application development using graph, JSON and REST data services

Meet Oracle Database users from around the world, catch up with this year’s Oracle ACEs, and connect with the Oracle product teams for the latest on new releases, feature enhancements and product updates, plus practical how-to sessions, networking activities, live demos, Hands-on Labs, and plenty of customer Q&A.

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Key Speakers include:

 
Sean Stacey
Director of Product Development
Oracle
 
William Hardie
VP of Oracle Database Product Management
Oracle
 
Ludovico Caldara
Senior Principal Product Manager
Oracle
 
Anil Nair
Senior Principal Product Manager
Oracle

Bettina Scheumer
Senior Principal Product Manager
Oracle

Glen Hawkins
Senior Director of Product Management, High Tech
Oracle

Mughees Minhas
Oracle Vice President – Enterprise and Cloud Manageability
Oracle

Harish Niddagatta
Product Manager
Oracle

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Highlighted sessions:

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Database & Tech Keynote: 100260: Automating Data Management for All

Presented by Sean Stacey, Oracle

Abstract:

Oracle Autonomous Database has simplified the management of operational and analytical database workloads for a variety of different use cases. This presentation highlights some of the key innovations that continue to improve DBA, developer, analyst, and data scientist productivity.

105480: What’s New from Oracle Database Development

Presented by William Hardie, Oracle

Abstract:

Get up-to-date with the latest Oracle Database news and updates directly from Oracle’s development team. This session will cover recent Oracle Database developments for on-premises, in-cloud and hybrid cloud deployments.

102380: Streamlining security for all of your Oracle databases with Oracle Data Safe

Presented by Bettina Schaeumer, Oracle

Abstract:

Data breaches and ransomware attacks continue to dominate the news, leaving managers to wonder what more they can do to protect their business-critical data from theft or loss. Oracle Data Safe is a cloud service that delivers essential security for your databases, whether they are running on-premises, in the cloud, or at [email protected] Data Safe provides a single pane of glass to assess configuration risk, evaluate database users, manage audit settings, report on database activity, discover sensitive data, and remove sensitive data from non-production copies of the database. Join this session for an overview of Data Safe, learn how it helps Oracle customers protect their data, and find out how you can begin using Data Safe today.

102150: Maximum Availability Architecture – Best Practices for Oracle Database 21c

Presented by Glen Hawkins, Oracle

Abstract:

Join Oracle development for the latest updates on high availability (HA) best practices in this well-established technical deep-dive session. Learn how to optimize all aspects of Oracle Active Data Guard 21c. See how to use session draining, transparent application continuity, Oracle RAC, and Oracle GoldenGate to mask outages and planned maintenance from users and to accelerate time to repair for single database or your fleet of databases. Hear about the latest HA best practices with Oracle Multitenant and understand how the new sharded architecture can achieve even higher levels of HA and fault isolation for OLTP applications. Find out how everything you know about Oracle Maximum Availability Architecture (MAA) on-premises can be deployed in the cloud.

100430: Automated patching and compliance to improve database security

Presented by Harish Niddagatta, Oracle

Abstract:

Learn best practices to secure database estates while cutting manual effort for patching, and compliance using pre-built automation to address critical security vulnerabilities, minimize operational expenditure, and reduce maintenance window

During this session, attendees will learn how to:
– Use automation to stay current with software updates for your database fleet
– Proactively patch and upgrade database environments to address critical security vulnerabilities
– Identify vulnerable assets, prioritize vulnerability regression, and remediation management
– Achieve CIS, STIG regulatory compliance and security business objectives for databases

Are you a Security Administrator or Database Administrator? This session is for you, learn best practices to protect data and be compliant with enterprise policies.

107930: Strategy and Roadmap – Oracle Enterprise Manager and Observability and Management

Presented by Mughees Minhas, Oracle

Abstract:

In this session, Oracle’s Enterprise and Cloud Manageability leadership will discuss Oracle’s current offerings and future plans for providing manageability across hybrid estates leveraging the best of on-premises and cloud technology. Hear what’s new in EM and get a sneak preview of what’s coming up next in its roadmap. Also learn how the new Oracle Cloud Observability and Management platform provides comprehensive visibility and insights across all layers of the stack, deployed on any technology, anywhere. Learn about its roadmap on how it unifies all types of operational telemetry (metrics, logs, traces) with curated machine learning-based analysis, OCI’s Observability and Management platform make it easier to manage applications and improve their efficiency and performance. Lastly, hear how these solutions integrate and work together to solve new business problems.

101890: Oracle Fleet Patching and Provisioning: Architecture and Internals

Presented by Ludovico Caldara, Oracle

Abstract:

Oracle Fleet Patching and Provisioning is a robust, reliable, automated, and fleet-capable solution that orchestrates the install, patching, and upgrade of Oracle Grid Infrastructure and Oracle Databases. How does it work? What are the building blocks? How does the communication between client and server happen? How are the software homes transferred and stored? How are databases patched? In this session, I will answer all these questions and give you a clear understanding of Fleet Patching and Provisioning architecture.

105120: Best Practices for Oracle RAC and GI Upgrade/Patching

Presented by Anil Nair, Oracle

Abstract:

Learn best practices for upgrading Oracle RAC and GI. We will cover known issues and workarounds for critical components like ASM, GI and Database.

102250: Database 21c for Developers

Presented by Sean Stacey, Oracle

Abstract:

Learn about what’s new in Oracle Database 21c for Database development. Oracle Database 21c is packed with innovative new features from Blockchain Tables and Native JSON support, but have you heard about any of the SQL and PLSQL innovations? Attend this session to learn more about what you’re missing.

Database & Tech Hands-on labs

Join one of the Database & Tech hands-on-labs at BLUEPRINT 4D. Join other Database & Tech users in a hands-on work session covering Machine Learning, Developing with JSON and SODA, Oracle REST Data Services and more presented by Oracle. View the complete workshop schedule here!

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Full conference program
Join us in Las Vegas for 4 jam-packed days of immersive education and networking

The Database & Technology Forum at BLUEPRINT 4D is where DBAs, data scientists and technologists can dig into new releases, dive deep into practical learning, get new ideas from best practices, see what others are doing with their Oracle platforms and expand their knowledge. Fans of the IOUG Forum at COLLABORATE will love the deep dive, hands-on learning!

Build your agenda around:

  • 65+ practical Database & Technology learning sessions
  • Keynote address from Oracle Database leadership
  • Roadmap updates from the Oracle strategy team
  • Live product demonstrations
  • Hands-on Labs
  • How-to sessions, Insights talks and customer case studies
  • Round tables and panel discussions
  • Special Interest Group sessions

Connect with other attendees:

  • Executive Forum
  • Women in Technology luncheon
  • Workshops
  • Speed Networking
  • Coffee & Connect sessions
  • Showfloor Receptions
  • BLUEPRINT 4D Party


Conference passes include unlimited access to all four BLUEPRINT 4D product forums, including Database & Technology, JD Edwards, PeopleSoft, and Oracle Cloud Apps – 250+ total sessions!

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Database & Technology Tracks and Hot Topics


Database & Technology Topic & Track Descriptions

Education Tracks

Analytics and Business Intelligence:

  • Analytics: Expand the value of your data with pre-built and customizable analytics to quickly monitor, align, and act on critical workforce insights.
  • Analytics Cloud: Gain insight into your data with Oracle Analytics Cloud. Explore data through interactive visualizations, load and model data, and analyze data by creating reports and dashboards.
  • Data Science: Data scientists need to access data in different formats from different data sources, whether on-premises or in the cloud. Learn how to build and evaluate higher-quality machine learning (ML) models with Oracle’s data science platform. Increase business flexibility by putting enterprise-trusted data to work quickly and support data-driven business objectives with easier deployment of ML models.
  • Data Warehouse: Oracle’s enterprise-class data warehouse solution integrates, transforms, and connects all data across the organization. Business users get real-time data access and machine learning generated insights to make better decisions that drive innovation. Hear more about benefits like auto-scalability, high performance, security, and autonomous management on-premises or in cloud—eliminating complexity and lowering operational costs.

Database:

  • Autonomous Database: Oracle Autonomous Database is an all-in-one cloud database solution for data marts, data lakes, operational reporting, and batch data processing. Oracle uses machine learning to completely automate all routine database tasks—ensuring higher performance, reliability, security, and operational efficiency. Oracle Autonomous Database runs natively on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure while providing workload-optimized cloud services for transaction processing and data warehousing.
  • Database: Oracle Database offers market-leading performance, scalability, reliability, and security, both on-premises and in the cloud. Oracle Database 19c is the current long-term release, and it provides the highest level of release stability and longest time-frame for support and bug fixes. Oracle Database 21c, also available for production use today as an innovation release, provides an early insight into the many enhancements and new capabilities.
  • Database Cloud: Oracle Cloud Infrastructure’s suite of optimized database capabilities enable customers to operate efficiently and at low cost, by closely aligning resources to their specific needs. Companies implement digital transformation with a combination of fully-managed Autonomous Database capabilities, the performance and control of Exadata Cloud services, and the low cost of Oracle Database, MySQL database, and NoSQL database cloud services.
  • Database Recovery: Learn more about Oracle’s variety of approaches to database recovery, including Recovery Manager (RMAN), Active Data Guard, and GoldenGate, all of which provide the highest level of data protection and availability.
  • Database Performance: Meet stringent performance requirements in real-time environments and data center deployments, with a range of capabilities designed for optimized low-latency and high-throughput.
  • Database Security: Oracle’s database security solutions reduce the risk of data breaches and make it easier for customers to meet compliance requirements. Encryption, data masking, privileged user access controls, activity monitoring, and auditing enable IT teams to strongly secure Oracle Database environments and understand potential vulnerabilities.
  • Database Upgrades and New Features: Looking to upgrade to the latest long-term release? Eyeballing new features in an innovation release? Learn about upgrade best practices and all of the new features in Oracle Database 19c and 21c.
  • NoSQL Database: Oracle NoSQL Database is designed for today’s most demanding applications that require low latency responses, flexible data models, and elastic scaling for dynamic workloads. It supports JSON, Table and Key-Value datatypes running on-premise, or as a cloud service with on-demand throughput and storage-based provisioning.
  • Database as a Service: Database as a Service allows organizations to create and manage full-featured Oracle Database instances in Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI). IT teams provision databases on virtual machines with block storage volumes or bare metal servers with local NVMe flash storage, providing cost-efficient cloud database services with a choice of Oracle Database editions.

DevOps, Development and Deploy

  • Design Fundamentals: Learn about what relational data and unstructured data are, when to use each one, and what the right tools are to design your data.
  • Development Fundamentals: Dive into what fundamental tools you need to know in today’s world. Maybe Oracle technology is your primary (PL/SQL or APEX) or possibly lightweight coding with Python, Rest API, or the flavor of the week.
  • Cloud Infrastructure and Engineered Systems: Modern development requires infrastructure that is agile and dynamic. How does the infrastructure support CI/CD and the latest cloud features while providing the highest possible performance with the most options?

Emerging Technologies

  • Artificial Intelligence: Make AI work for your business and IT operations. Accelerate automation, eliminate human errors, automate routine tasks, and get better business insights for better decision-making. Use Oracle AI Apps to optimize working with your partners, suppliers, customers, and employees.
  • Automation: Learn how to streamline processes, eliminate human error, and improve effectiveness and efficiency through the tools that Oracle provides for automation.
  • Blockchain: When the pace of business requires secure collaboration with multiple parties, you need a solution to bring everyone together—in real time—to share data. Blockchain provides a collaborative framework for sharing reliable data. Oracle offers easy ways to adopt blockchain technology including a cloud service, an on-premises edition, and a SaaS application for supply chain.
  • Internet of Things: With the Internet of Things (IoT), you gain more visibility, insights, and efficiencies by capturing sensor data from connected devices using smart manufacturing, connected assets, connected logistics, workplace safety, and connected customer experience.
  • Chatbots: Provide seamless communication and guidance to all employee questions with conversational AI support through chatbots. Ensure employees complete transactions, receive answers, and execute processes in new, productive ways. Help your employees to reach their full potential.
  • Machine Learning: Machine learning (ML) is the subset of artificial intelligence (AI) that focuses on building systems that learn—or improve performance—based on the data they consume. Learn how to create and train algorithms, derive business value from the wealth of data available to you, simplify operations, and work collaboratively with ML.

Infrastructure as a Service

Infrastructure as a service (IaaS) is a cloud computing service model in which computing resources are hosted in a public cloud, private cloud, or hybrid cloud. Learn how you can reduce expenses, accelerate innovation, leverage emerging technologies, and more with IaaS.

Platform as a Service

Platform as a Service (PaaS) is a set of services used to build and manage modern applications in the digital era—on-premises or in the cloud. PaaS delivers the infrastructure and middleware components that enable developers, IT administrators, and end users to build, integrate, migrate, deploy, secure, and manage mobile and web applications. Learn how to standardize and simplify IT operations, increase innovation, and reduce operational, security, and governance risks with PaaS.

Professional Development

  • Grow Your Role: People are always looking to expand their skillset to help them grow in their role and advance their career. COVID-19 seems to make this statement truer than ever as we all navigate unknows and new opportunities. Hear from others about what they’ve learned and how to grow your role!
  • Project Management: Learn how to plan and track projects, bring in the right people, balance capacity against demand, and scale your resources up or down quickly as change happens. Dive into best practices around time and resource management, planning, and execution of projects.
  • New to IT: Learn about what it means to work in the IT industry. Hear about career paths, successes, lessons learned, and advice from others in your field of work!
  • Networking for Success: One half of a job is the skillset you develop and work that you do from day to day. The other half is all about the people you know who help you along the way! Meet others who are interested in networking and hone your people skills.
  • Women in Technology: Hear about the perspective and experience of women working in the technology industry. Fellow women will share their backgrounds, career paths, successes, lessons learned, break down myths about the industry, and share advice.
  • Young Professionals: Many young professionals are learning how to navigate the workforce, map out a path for their careers, and learn the skillset require for their role. Hear from other young professionals in the same boat and others in the industry who can share advice and lessons learned along the path of their careers.

Hot Topics

  • Database Performance: Meet stringent performance requirements in real-time environments and data center deployments, with a range of capabilities designed for optimized low-latency and high-throughput.
  • Security: Oracle’s database security solutions reduce the risk of data breaches and make it easier for customers to meet compliance requirements. Encryption, data masking, privileged user access controls, activity monitoring, and auditing enable IT teams to strongly secure Oracle Database environments and understand potential vulnerabilities.
  • Upgrades and New Features: Looking to upgrade to the latest long-term release? Eyeballing new features in an innovation release? Learn about upgrade best practices and all of the new features in Oracle Database 19c and 21c.
  • Digital Assistants: Provide employees with an improved user experience, better insights, and easy access to information with the help of digital assistants.
  • Journey to the Cloud: Learn how the cloud can benefit your business and explore the various paths to getting there.
  • Analytics: Expand the value of your data with pre-built and customizable analytics to quickly monitor, align, and act on critical workforce insights.
  • Professional Growth: People are always looking to expand their skillset to help them grow in their role and advance their career. COVID-19 seems to make this statement truer than ever as we all navigate unknows and new opportunities. Hear from others about what they’ve learned and how to grow your role!

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