April 19 - April 23, 2020
Las Vegas, NV
The COLLABORATE Quest Forum is the official Oracle user event for
Oracle PeopleSoft, JD Edwards, Cloud Applications and Database & Technology products
Register for COLLABORATE 20 today to save up to 40%!
Database and Technology at COLLABORATE 20
COLLABORATE 20 for the Quest IOUG Database & Technology community provides hands-on solutions for database and technology users.
Register by March 6, 2020 and save up to 40% with Early Bird pricing!
Education for Database & Technology Users
COLLABORATE 20 will cover a broad range of Database and Technology topics for analyst, dbas, and end users. Some topics to highlight are Autonomous Database, Database Sharding, Oracle Cloud Infrastructure, Platform as a Service, Database 19C, Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence and more.
Upon completing registration, you will be issued a Confirmation Reg Id as your password to create a profile in the COLLABORATE 20 agenda builder. Please retain this REG ID code (password) to log in on more than one device.
COLLABORATE 20 Agenda
Must-attend sessions for Database & Technology users
Autonomous Data Management
Willie Hardie, Oracle
Oracle is proven to be the database of choice for managing enterprise-scale operational and analytical workloads on-premises, and in the cloud with truly unique and innovate autonomous database services. In this session, we’ll examine some of the latest Autonomous Database developments that simplify today’s data management challenges.
What’s New in Oracle Database 20c
Willie Hardie, Oracle
Learn what’s new from Oracle Database development, including a look at the latest features in Oracle Database 20c and what’s coming next.
How to Figure Out Why Your Query Is Taking Foreeeevvvvveeeerrrrr…IN LESS THAN 30 SECONDS!
Kaley Crum, ABC Financial Services
Anyone who’s familiar with tuning SQL knows that you need to get the execution plan for a query. But once you’ve got an execution plan, what do you do with it? Everyone understands that an execution plan is important for diagnosing, but almost no one knows how to answer questions like “which step in the execution plan is taking the longest?” “Which hardware component (CPU, Memory, Disk) is causing my query’s bottleneck?” “Is my parallel query making good use of its resources, or are they being wasted?” If you have the Oracle Tuning and Diagnostic Pack license for your database and 30 seconds, you can find the answer to these questions–and more!
A use case for machine learning: Creating a recommendation system at SLCC
Michelle Hardwick, Salt Lake Community College
At Salt Lake Community College, we used case studies from e-commerce to build a similar recommendation system that recommends to students their ideal class schedule for the next semester, to ease the process of registering. This recommender tool took into account the student’s preferences for campus location, time of day, and faculty member in choosing the perfect courses for them. We’ll talk about how we built this, tested it, our initial results and how we are working to improve this.
10 things every DBA needs to do that has nothing to do with Databases
Gary Gordhamer, INNIO
Many DBA’s want to be better DBA’s, and many nonDBA’s want to become DBA’s. Often the primary training for this is in technical topics, memorizing tons of details, or being able to be the first to solve a technical issue. Yet some of the best DBA’s I’ve known over the past 25 years start with “I don’t know”. So what 10 things do you need to to do to be a great DBA that has nothing to do with databases? How you interact with others in writing, reading, communication, talking, presenting, being able to repeat things, and more.
Networking and Special Programs for Database & Technology users
Maximize your time at conference by attending networking and special events specific to your Oracle product interest.
Networking & Events
Connect, discuss, share and build your network of knowledge resources by attending a Quest exclusive networking or special event. It’s your opportunity to meet with Oracle users who share similar interest and maximize your time at the conference. Choose from a range of networking opportunities and special events like Welcome Parties, Workshops, Speed Networking, Executive Forums and more! – Exclusive to Quest attendees!
Hands-on Labs & Oracle University Zip Labs
Build familiarity with an Oracle product and get hands on practical experience and training with one of the Quest Exclusive Hands on Labs.
Oracle University Zip Labs – new this year!
Each lab is 10-20 minutes long, where a step-by-step instruction show you how to accomplish a specific task within the Oracle Cloud.
Make the case to attend
Need approval to attend COLLABORATE 20? Let us help you justify your attendance. Download the justification letter template and customize it to prove to your boss why you can’t afford to miss COLLABORATE 20.