Building Your 12c Upgrade Toolkit
    Wednesday, October 7, 2015
    11:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    The Epicor Building
    18101 Von Karman Ave.
    Suite 400
    Irvine, CA 92612

    Looking to stay on top of your career and latest industry trends and techniques while staying close to home? The IOUG Master Class Series is coming to Irvine to help you do just that. IOUG and OnX invite you to participate in this one day class which includes complimentary registration, lunch and networking. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn and make connections with those in your area!

    Oracle 12c offers benefits that may be a great business value to your organization; additionally, you may be faced with end of support timelines on an older version of Oracle database. Upgrading to 12c may be a great solution - but, how do you begin? This session will focus on helping you determine the value of upgrading to 12c in your organization, identify planning tools and resources to allow you to develop thorough testing methodologies, and invite discussion on alternate approaches to upgrades to allow the sharing of Best Practices.


    IOUG Master Class: Building Your 12c Upgrade Toolkit

    11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. - Registration + Complimentary Lunch

    12:15 p.m. - 12:30 p.m. - Welcome + Introductions

    12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. - The Best of Both Worlds: Leveraging In-Memory Column Store Features in Oracle Database

    Speaker: Jim Czuprinski, Senior Solutions Architect, OnX Enterprise Solutions

    This session will illustrate how the features of the latest release of Oracle Database 12cR1 ( promise potentially immense performance improvements for application workloads. We will review some actual examples of how implementing the new In-Memory Column Store (IMCS) offers revolutionary improvements in query execution time without any code changes. We will also demonstrate how the new In-Memory Aggregation feature set offers significant performance improvement for star queries while simultaneously reducing CPU utilization. The presentation will offer real-world examples of how best to deploy these features, including actual metrics that illustrate the improvement in query access times.

    Through presentations and online demonstrations, this session will illustrate how to:

    • Implement the In-Memory Column Store at tablespace, table, and columnar levels
    • Improve DW and DSS query performance by orders of magnitude
    • Apply In-Memory Aggregation to improve the performance of star-schema queries while limiting CPU utilization

    1:45 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. - Upgrading and/or Migrating Oracle Databases: What are My Options?

    Speaker: Ed Whalen, Oracle ACE Director and Senior Technologist, OnX Enterprise Solutions

    This session provides advanced best practices for upgrading and/or migrating Oracle databases.  Depending on specific system configurations, requirements and business needs there are numerous methods for performing this vital activity.  This session is designed to provide the database professional with information to make the right decision on which method to use and provide the needed information to plan such an activity:

    • When upgrading and/or migrating an Oracle database, what method should you use? 
    • What are your options?
    • What is the best method?

    The presentation will provide many options and best practices for data migration and database upgrade, including how to upgrade to Exadata as well as how to upgrade to Oracle 12c Multitenant container databases.

    3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. - Oracle 12c Cloud DBaas

    Speaker: Vijay Balebail, Technical Manager, Oracle 

    This sesssion will discuss how Oracle’s DBaaS offering makes it easier for organizations to deploy applications quickly on Oracle databases with minimal cost and maximum flexibility.

    4:00 p.m. - 4:25 p.m. - Oracle, OnX and You

    Speaker: Simon Palmer, OnX Enterprise Solutions

    4:25 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. - Raffle, Questions and Wrap-Up


    Meet Our Speakers

    Jim Czuprynski


    Jim Czuprynski has 35+ years of professional experience in his information technology career. He has served diverse roles at several Fortune 1000 companies in that time - mainframe programmer, applications developer, business analyst, and project manager - before becoming an Oracle DBA in 2001. He currently holds OCP certification for Oracle 9i, 10g and 11g. He was awarded the status of Oracle ACE Director in March 2014.

    Jim continues to write a steady stream of articles that focus on the myriad facets of Oracle database administration, with over 100 articles to his credit since 2003 at and Jim’s blog, Generally … It Depends (, contains his regular observations on all things Oracle.

    Jim is the co-author of Oracle Database Upgrade, Migration & Transformation Tips & Techniques published by Oracle Press in June 2015. He is also a sought-after public speaker on Oracle Database technology features. He has presented topics at Oracle OpenWorld, IOUG COLLABORATE, Hotsos Symposium, Oracle Technology Network ACE Tours, and Oracle User Group conferences around the USA.

    Jim taught the core Oracle University courses, instructing 2000+ Oracle DBAs since 2005. He was selected as Oracle Education Partner Instructor of the Year in 2009. 

    Edward Whalen

    Edward Whalen is an Oracle ACE Director and a Senior Technologist at Onx (, a consulting company specializing in database performance, administration, virtualization, and disaster recovery solutions with over 30 years of experience. He has extensive experience in system architectural design for optimal performance. His career has consisted of hardware, OS, database, and virtualization projects for many different companies. He has written seven books on Oracle products (13 books total), the last four from Oracle Press. He has also worked on numerous benchmarks and performance tuning projects with Oracle database products.

    Ed works primarily as a consultant, speaker, and part-time trainer. His specialties include Oracle Performance Tuning, High Availability, and GoldenGate. In addition, Ed is working on several new book proposals.

    Vijay Balebail 

    Vijay Balebail has 20 Years in Oracle in support and  Product management roles.  He is part of Oracle database product development that helps partners use Oracle's latest technology stack and is involved in Design Reviews, POCs, Benchmarks and joint papers with partners.
    Additionally, he holds two patents on improving performance of DB.  He has conducted various road shows and workshops, most recently on 12c In-memory option , Oracle Multitenant option , 12c New features and exadata hands-on workshop.



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