Chicago Oracle Users Group Meeting June 22nd 2016 – Recap

We had another great meeting on June 22nd. We had 3 excellent presenters with a mix of awesome topics!

Our first presentation was by Brad Petrus, Vendita’s Vice President of License Management, who presented on Oracle Licensing. We had some technical difficulties with the projector which turned this into an impromptu Q&A. This was fantastic as we had all kinds of interesting questions about certain configurations which Brad fielded like a pro. Very informative! There should be more presentations and discussions on Oracle licensing. Perhaps this would help to clear some of the mystery surrounding licensing.

Our next presentation was by Oracle Author, William (Bill) Smith. Bill is the Chief Architect for Vendita Technology Group and he spoke on Exploring Cloud and Big Data Capabilities with Oracle Endeca and Data Discovery Tools.  He reviewed the Endeca suite of tools that are available and how it can fit into your Big Data strategy as well as overcoming any challenges.

Our final presentation was by our very own COUG board member, Ben Kim on Practical Redo.  Ben explained Oracle logminer as well as some really interesting points on redo settings in the Oracle database. He also demonstrated some of the free tools (Orion and Swingbench) available to stress the storage subsystem to see how your redo logs perform.

Our meeting was sponsored by Vendita Technology Group and they provided us with some great refreshments. Thank you Vendita!  For our raffle, we had four copies of Bill’s book, “Master Competitive Analytics with Oracle Endeca Information Discovery”. Some of these copies we graciously received from McGraw Hill. Thank you!

All three presentations are available for download on the COUG Web Site.

If you haven’t already, make sure to sign up as a COUG member (free!) so you can stay informed of all of our events.

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