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Richard Foote: Upcoming Presentation Events (David Live) October 20, 2015

Posted by Richard Foote in Oracle Indexes.

I’ll be doing the rounds in Australia/NZ in the coming weeks so plenty of opportunity to catch-up and see me in action 🙂

I’ll be doing a “National Tour” of my Let’s Talk Oracle Database sessions that I’ve been running locally in Canberra for a number of years. All events have limited places available so please register early to avoid disappointment.

All Let’s Talk Oracle Database events are free, start at 8:30am – 9:00am for registration and coffee, conclude at 12:30pm and are followed by lunch, networking and an informal Q&A. Details of events and dates are:

11 November Brisbane: Let’s Talk Oracle Database: Oracle 12c Database New Features (click here to register). Note: This event only has very few places remaining.

17 November Canberra: Let’s Talk Oracle Database: Performance Diagnostics – How To Correctly Use AWR Reports (email richard.foote@oracle.com to register). Note: This event is now officially FULL.

19 November Sydney: Let’s Talk Oracle Database: Oracle 12c Database New Features (email mitch.foster@oracle.com or click here to register)

25 November Adelaide: Let’s Talk Oracle Database: Performance Diagnostics – How To Correctly Use AWR Reports (email brodie.james@oracle.com to register).

I’ll also be participating on the OTN APAC 2015 Tour with a number of other great presenters. I’ll be presenting at the following events:

30 November Sydney (click here to register)

2 December Perth (click here to register)

4 December Wellington (click here to register)

Summary of the Let’s Talk Oracle Database sessions:

Oracle 12c Database New Features

An in-depth technical look at many of the exciting enhancements and new capabilities introduced in the Oracle 12c Database that help make life easier for the DBA and Oracle Developer. Among a number of topics, we’ll have a look at changes with respect the Cost Based Optimizer, new statistics gathering options, discuss many of the new indexing related capabilities such as Partial Indexes, Advanced Index Compression, Asynchronous Global Index Maintenance, etc. and look at many of those cool little things such as In-Database Archiving, Automatic Data Optimization, Identity Columns, Row-Limiting Clauses, Temporary Undo, Online Move operations, Clustering Attributes, Temporal and Improved Flashback Queries etc. to name but a few that can sometimes make all the difference. Might even squeeze in a bit of Database In-Memory. So plenty to talk about !!!

Performance Diagnostics – How To Correctly Use AWR Reports

I often get called in by customers to determine and address the root cause of database performance issues. Depending on the issue, a request for a simple Automatic Workload Repository (AWR) report is often sufficient to accurately diagnose the root problem(s). However, many DBAs find AWR reports daunting as they contain so much database diagnostic information, they don’t even know where to begin to find the truly useful information.

In this session, I begin by discussing the basic concepts of response times, DB times, the Oracle Wait Interface and how to focus on what is truly important. I then look at how to best read an AWR report to quickly go to the most relevant sections that detail any specific issues. I also discuss a general tuning and diagnostic methodology that ensures one can quickly determine whether an AWR report will indeed be sufficient and how to accurately and consistently use the AWR report to pinpoint and determine root causes for global database performance issues. We’ll go through a number of actual “real-life” examples that highlight various performance issues and how one accurately determines the actual root issues through an appropriate AWR report.

Time permitting, we’ll go through some other useful diagnostic tools such as the AWR Warehouse, Automatic Database Diagnostic Monitor (ADDM), Active Session History (ASH)  and SQL Extended Tracing and scenarios when they can prove to be invaluable in addressing database performance issues.

Hope to see you at one of these events 🙂


1. Anjul - October 20, 2015

Not coming to Melbourne. 😦


Richard Foote - October 20, 2015

Hi Anjul

At this stage not as they haven’t request I present there. That might change in the future.


Anjul - October 21, 2015

Hoping to attend your presentation one day. I enjoy reading your posts.


2. Richard Foote - November 2, 2015

The Canberra event is now officially FULL !!

The Brisbane event has now very few places remaining !!


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