12:00 pm - 1:00 pm - Lunch and Networking
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm - Regular Meeting featuring Oracle's Roy Swonger
Speaker : Roy Swonger, Oracle Corporation
Oracle Database 18c: What's New, and What's Coming Next
In this session we will cover the major new features in Oracle Database 18c, including a recap of some 12.2 new features as well. We will then preview the new features coming in Oracle Database 19c, which is currently in beta.
Upgrade and Migrate to Oracle Database 18c: Live and Uncensored!
Everything works well on Powerpoint. That's why we prefer live upgrades. Uncensored. And bring your questions. After a short introduction we will showcase database upgrades to Oracle 18c on the command line. We'll break it and restart it. We show you best practices - live on stage.
About Roy - Roy Swonger has over three decades of experience in commercial software development. His 20+-year career at Oracle has included work on software process and quality improvement as well as a progression of management roles in technical documentation, software development tools, and core database technologies. Roy has managed the Database Upgrade & Utilities in the Server Technologies division for more than 15 years. In this capacity he is responsible for the development of database features such as the Data Pump, SQL*Loader, External Tables, and Transportable Tablespaces. In addition, Roy runs the global Upgrade Program for the database, coordinating worldwide efforts to make database upgrades faster, easier, and less risky for customers. Roy holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and a Master of Software Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University.