Manchester, UK: It’s the UKOUG annual conference (Tech sessions).I will be presenting three sessions. The first will take place on “Super Sunday” at 12:30 – 13:30 and has the title “Compression – Index, Basic and OLTP”, the other two are “Beginners’ Guide to Cost Based Optimisation” on Tuesday 3rd 12:55 – 13:55, (following which I’ll be running along to join Tony Hasler who is chairing the Optimizer Round Table from 13:40 to 14:40) and “The Evolution of Histograms” on Wednesday 4th 10:05 – 11:05.I’m also taking part in a debate with Tony Hasler (chaired, possibly by Peter Robson) with the title “Does Oracle ignore hints?” on Wednesday in a 90 minute “no holds barred” session starting at 12:25.Late news: Tom Kyte has a session listed on Monday at 11:30 titled: “Optimizer Boot Camp – 10 Optimizer tips you can’t miss”. He’s going to introduce it, but it’s actually going to be a reprise of the double act that Maria Colgan (formerly @SQLMaria, now @db_inmemory) and I did at Oracle Open World 2013.
2nd – 3rd Dec
Manchester, UK: In parallel with the UKOUG annual conference (Tech sessions), I’ll be speaking at the first OakTableWorld UK event. On Monday from 9:00 to 10:00 I’ll be presenting “Calculating Selectivity” (a shortened version of the presentation I’ll be giving at RMOUG 2014 in February). Free registration at this URL. The event is just across the road from the UKOUG Tech13 event, so you can wander back and fore to catch the occasional session.
3rd – 4th Feb 2014
Minneapolis, Minnesota (provisional): I hope to present a new two-day tutorial which is a verbal update on the classic “Practical Oracle 8i”. The focus of the course is on the different physical structures available in an Oracle database that can allow you to minimise house-keeping overheads and maximise performance. If you attend this course you will be better equipped to recognise how to do things behind the scenes to make your Oracle systems operate more efficiently. This trip is being organized by John Goodhue of SpeakTech, full details, and registration method, to be announced closer to the time.
5th – 7th Feb 2014
Denver, Colorado: I will be presenting two sessions at RMOUG Training days 2014. A ”deep dive” (2 hour) session called: “Selectivity and how Oracle calculates it” and a standard (one hour) session called “The Evolution of Histograms”.
Las Vegas: I’ve offered two abstracts up for Collaborate 2014 – the same two that I will be presenting RMOUG Training days 2014: “Selectivity and how Oracle calculates it” and “The Evolution of Histograms”. I have to trim the Selectivity session down to one hour though as Collaborate isn’t offering the two-hour slot.