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    Oracle Database 12c Released after Beta Testing with IOUG

    On July 1, 2013, Oracle announced the release of its next-generation database technology, Oracle Database 12c.
    The IOUG’s involvement in 12c beta testing stretches back to July 2012. A strong and long-standing partnership between IOUG and Oracle helps Oracle better understand user requirements, ultimately leading to a better end-product for IOUG Members and other Oracle customers.
    See what we have to say about the Oracle Database 12c announcement in the IOUG's press release.



    IOUG Oracle Database 12c Webcast Series
    This series is exclusive content available to IOUG members only.

    Oracle Database 12c

    What's New with Oracle Recovery Manager 12c
    Featured Speaker: Maria Billings, Sr. Principle Curriculum Developer, 
    Oracle Server Technology

    CERN's Experience with Oracle Database 12c
    Featured Speaker: Eric Grancher, Database Services Architect, CER

    Oracle12cSIG (IOUG) Techcast: An Exploration of Oracle Database 12c Key Feature Sets
    Featured Speaker: Jim Czuprynski, Database Administrator, Zero Defect Computing

    Watch the Replays Here



    Get the Latest Oracle 12c Resources and
    Real-World Insights at COLLABORATE 14
    At COLLABORATE 14 - IOUG Forum (April 7-11, 2014), IOUG brought the latest resources and inforamtion on Oracle 12c to the Oracle user communityGoing far deeper than just a preview of the technology, the conference featured even more 12c real-world insights from the IOUG community, as part of the IOUG’s mission to understand user requirements and communicate them to Oracle to deliver a better end-product to Oracle customers. 

    IOUG is excited about its continued focus on the new databaseas well as its ongoing efforts to deliver user-driven education to members, which exemplifies one of the user group’s most distinctive benefits – the hugely valuable perspective that only other users can provide.



    Access 12c Proceedings from COLLABORATE 13 - IOUG Forum

    To support our members' efforts to learn about 12c, the Independent Oracle Users Group featured several sessions at COLLABORATE 13 - IOUG Forum, April 11-14 in Denver. Take advantage of this sneak peek at some of our best customer presentations!
    The Best New Features of the Next Generation of the Oracle Database
        Rich Niemiec, President, ROLTA
    This presentation will look at which new features should be investigated for use. Most of the features that will be covered will be related to the DBA, but there will also be a few outside that realm that focus on the developer. There will be simple examples (such as a quick example using pluggable databases) to show the basic functionality of the new features. The speaker has been working with the beta program.
    • Learn what new features are in the next generation of the Oracle database.
    • Learn quick examples using the new feature.
    • Learn how to implement the new feature.
    An Exploration of the Next Generation of the Oracle Database
        James Czuprynski, Oracle DBA, 
        Zero Defect Computing, Inc.
    Join Jim Czuprynski as he gives his take on the 13 most important new features that the next generation of the Oracle database presents for Oracle Database Administrators and Exadata Database Machine Administrators. Jim will focus on the latest features that make complex database and DBM administration tasks simpler, increase database response time and throughput, and offer laser-like precision to identify opportunities for overall performance tuning opportunities.



    Stay in the Know on 12c News and Resources


    Quick Links

    12c Announcement Press Release

    12c Launch Events

    12c Download

    12c New Features Guide

    12c Documentation

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    Master Class Registration



    IOUG 12c Content from



    Video Previews of 12c Content 

    Check out the videos below taken from COLLABORATE 13, where IOUG Social Media Director James Lui and Bobby Curtis talk about the session they presented on Oracle 12c Database. IOUG membership gave Lui and others the opportunity to participate in the exclusive 12c beta test.



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