Tag: Grow Your Role

Presented at BLUEPRINT 4D 2022
Title: How to Create More Utility Players Across Your Org—and Why It’s Essential
Session ID: 105530

Historically, we’ve pursued specialization in everything from sports to careers. However, the highly competitive employment environment and rapidly evolving technology landscape is leaving companies with gaps in expertise and a shortage of labor overall. Cultivating a more versatile workforce can help address these issues and create organizations that are more adaptable and resilient in the face of change.

This dynamic presentation will highlight the perils of a specialized workforce and then help attendees understand how to create a more agile team, with experience and expertise that lends itself across the company. The resulting guidance includes establishing performance metrics based on learning new skills, cross-team and cross-functional mentorship and job shadowing and establishing a roadmap for development for all employees.

Quest Forum Digital Event 2020

ChatOps is an automation model connecting users and tools to processes through messaging applications. It leverages the simplicity and familiarity of chat to empower users to interact directly with applications and databases, retrieving information, and performing work in real-time. Done right, ChatOps is a safe, agile way to minimize or eliminate tedious, repetitive operational tasks and reduce workloads. Virtually anything can be automated or called via ChatOps through simple commands—from self-service password resets, to initiating reporting cycles, to running ad hoc refreshes of development environments—all without granting end users access to a database or application.

This session covers:
-Connecting Oracle databases in the Cloud or on-premises to chat services via REST
-Considerations for building database APIs to handle ChatOps interactions
-Methods for securing communications between the database and application
-Practical examples of ChatOps integrations

Quest Forum Digital Event 2020

MySQL 8 introduced a new tool for DBAs. In this training session, we will explore the tool availability, installation, and usage. This tool is called MySQLShell and contains many features and  APIs that are very effective to manage the servers. MySQL/Oracle DBA can use this tool to explore the database using their Python/Javascript or Xconnector skills. This tool helps to download JSON documents to MySQL instance. We will go into details about many features that are very useful in daily DBA's tasks.

Quest Forum Digital Event 2020

Cloud is transforming the enterprise and the career path of the DBA. See how. As cloud gains momentum and migrations of applications and databases become more common, the question is often asked: "Does Cloud mean the end of the DBA?" Cloud is likely not the end of the DBA, but instead an agent in unprecedented change. This webcast will cover how Cloud is bringing about that evolution and what today's DBAs must know to be successful in a Cloud-enabled future.

The future is here, let's take advantage of it today!

Quest Forum Digital Event 2020

Containers have been embraced by the developer community, but acceptance and adoption by DBAs is more... tepid. That's understandable--why would anyone want a database that's stateless and immutable?! I started using Docker under duress and had no idea what I was doing. Since then, I've learned that Docker elegantly addresses many situations faced by DBAs, including:
- Rapidly provisioning test and development environments
- Interacting with Oracle Cloud Infrastructure databases (including ATP and ADW)
- Preparing environments for performance testing
- Building Gold images
- Exploring new technologies and features
- Discovering and confirming bugs
- Preparing for certification exams

This session is a crash course in Docker covering the terminology, concepts, skills, and practical examples needed to begin using containers to support databases.

Quest Forum Digital Event 2020

Transitioning to leadership requires a broadening for the technical associate. This broadening is not simply changing from technologist to a manager, but also provides new opportunities for an associate to explore. How does one create an identity as a leader? How does one create his team's identity? How does this transition fit into the individual's aspirations? This session helps prepare people who are interested in leadership and people who just made the transition.

Quest Forum Digital Event 2020

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 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.

Data-driven companies make strategic decisions based on data analysis. Today, gut instincts aren’t enough to remain competitive. Most businesses know that data must lie at the heart of their decision-making processes but struggle to execute on this.

Luckily, there’s a goldmine of data inside your JD Edwards system. In this demo-rich session, attendees will learn how to leverage JDE as a source for compelling data analysis. We will explore the common challenges of becoming data-driven and show how JDE companies are currently prevailing with the right foundational pieces in place.

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