December 4 - December 8, 2023

Strategic insight and how-to education for Oracle users of all levels

Registration opens November 6th!

Quest Experience Week: Technology Day

Friday, December 8th

Technology Day is packed full of digital education designed to provide strategic insights and how-to-education for Oracle users of all levels. Best of all? Registration is free.

New this year– Technology Day! Join us as we dive into what’s new in Autonomous Database, AI and the impact on companies, Security best practices, Emerging Tech and more!

Don’t miss a great week full of free learning and insights!

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Database & Technology Day Sessions

11:00 am – 12:00 pm ET

The DBA’s Next Great Job

Presented by:
Rich Niemiec, Viscosity NA

What’s the next role for the DevOps or DBA as the autonomous database and Oracle enhancements free up time?  This session will cover the role (managing more databases with autonomous database) & the integration of AI and Machine Learning while implementing 23c.  Technology is advancing at an exponential rate.  This session will show what this means to your company and your future job.  See major advances being driven, but also those that will be driven by the autonomous future Oracle is driving ahead. 
1.         What’s next for the DBA with the autonomous database 
2.         Important skills for the future like Machine Learning and AI 
3.         The merging of tech fields cause both pain and opportunity 
4.         Future jobs and the future world ahead where Oracle will continue to lead 

12:30 pm – 1:30 pm ET

DB&T Week Replay: Oracle Database – What’s New, What’s Next

Presented by:
Sean Stacey, Oracle

Get up to date on recent Oracle Database news and developments. Get a sneak preview—directly from the Oracle Database development team—of what’s coming in the next major release of Oracle Database. This session was originally given at Cloud World

Oracle OCI Services to Monitor and Troubleshoot Technology layers for the DBA

Presented by:
Biju Thomas, Data Intensity

OCI unveils new services every month. There are several key new services in security, monitoring, and troubleshooting. Most such services cover OCI and non-OCI platforms. This presentation will focus on the Oracle Cloud Security services and Observability and Management services. You will learn the benefits of these services and how they apply to Oracle Databases (on OCI and elsewhere), Database hosts, Application Servers, and WebLogic servers. In addition to monitoring and troubleshooting, we will discuss capacity planning and cost management.

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm ET

DB&T Week Replay: Oracle APEX Application Development 22.2: New Features

Presented by:
Marc Sewtz, Oracle

Oracle APEX Application Development 22.2 introduces several new features and many enhancements to existing functionality. The new workflow approval component allows developers to easily integrate task management into their APEX applications. Further enhancements to progressive web apps (PWAs) enable a more native mobile user experience for end users. The new application search functionality provides declarative search functionality and a new “Invoke API” process type enables developers to easily map stored procedures to APEX form items. We’ll share a comprehensive overview of the features introduced with this release and will include several demonstrations of our new capabilities.

Avoid performance problems with 19c In-Memory options

Presented by:
Anuj Mohan, Big River Steel

Oracle 12c R2 offers many enhancements in the In-Memory option. Oracle ACE, Anuj Mohan will point out performance-related problems and explain how Oracle 12c R2 In-Memory option can help with these problems. The session will talk about the overall In-Memory option along with the below enhancements Dynamic Sizing of In-Memory area IM support for Active Data Guard Optimize joins performance via Join Groups IM Expressions IM Fast Start.

Xerox: Protecting Hybrid and On-Premises Clouds

Presented by:
Ray Kalmbach, Field CTO | Oracle Cloud Infrastructure, Oracle
Marcia Morey, Global Director, Oracle
Dell Technologies

Xerox’s cloud first strategy involves multiple on-prem and public clouds. Recently, Xerox migrated some of their VMware landscape to Oracle Cloud VMware Solutions (OCVS). Learn how Xerox ported existing applications, extended cloud flexibility, and utilized familiar toolsets with Dell Date Protection Suite on-prem to the public cloud. Discover insights and best practices on how Xerox moved VMware workloads to OCVS and supports operational consistency for any workload to back up in the same manner whether in OCVS, public cloud(s), or on prem with Dell Technologies solutions.

3:30 pm – 4:30 pm ET

DB&T Week Replay: How to Setup MySQL InnoDB Group Replication and Asynchronous Replication with MySQL Heatwave in Oracle Cloud (OCI)

Presented by:
Nisha Riyaj, Oracle

In this presentation, we will learn how to use MySQL Heatwave in Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI). We will set up 3 node InnoDB Cluster for ZERO data loss using High Availability, and will cover the steps to test failover.
Also, we will discuss Asynchronous Replication set up and fail over steps. Basic understanding of OCI, VCN, Instances, MySQL Heatwave will be covered as we go through the set up of HA.

What’s New from Oracle Database Development

Presented by:
Willie Hardie, Oracle

Learn the latest news and updates directly from the Oracle Database Development Team. In addition to discussing some of the latest developments and product releases, this session will also cover Oracle’s database strategy for managing enterprise data in the cloud, on premises, and in multicloud and hybrid cloud configurations.

5:00 pm – 6:00 pm ET

DB&T Week Replay: Achieving Multicloud Availability: Neither Here nor There, but Everywhere

Presented by:
Sinan Petrus Toma, Oracle

At Oracle, we strive to provide you with the best database experience no matter where you choose to deploy – on-premises, in Oracle Cloud, or across clouds, using a Multicloud approach. Join this session to understand how you can benefit from Oracle’s years of experience providing the highest availability for on-premises Oracle Databases when deploying your mission-critical databases in Multicloud environments. Learn how easily other Oracle customers could lift and shift their applications and Oracle Databases using solutions such as Oracle Zero Downtime Migration (ZDM) and immediately benefit from Oracle’s industry-leading disaster recovery, high availability, and scalability solutions.

What’s New in Oracle Database 19c/23c

Presented by:
Erik Benner, ACED & Vice President of Enterprise Transformation, Mythics, Inc.

Oracle Database 21c has been available in the cloud for over a year, bringing new features to the database architect. Since 19.1  was released, many new features, like improved multitenant features, blockchain tables, and automatic indexes. Combined with the new features introduced as part of the 19c lifecycle, it’s time to see if it is time to upgrade to 19c, or is it?
23c was just announced by Oracle, changing the path for many DBAs. In this session learn the latest in the database release cycle and the pros and cons of moving to 23c. More importantly, learn why you may be better off staying with 19c and still leveraging many of the 23c features! Imagine getting the cake and being able to eat it!

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