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DBA Security Superheroes: With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility
Michelle Malcher talks about the 2014 IOUG Enterprise Data Security Survey Report and confirms that we need DBA superheroes with the security knowledge to protect our organizations.

Posted: November 7, 2014, 4:00 pm
Encrypting, Redacting, and Masking at Epsilon using Oracle Database Security Solutions
Epsilon addresses their customer’s sensitive application data requirements in production, development, and test databases, using Oracle Advanced Security, Oracle Data Masking and Subsetting.

Posted: November 5, 2014, 4:00 pm
Infinity Insurance Secures Sensitive Personally Identifiable Information with Oracle Advanced Security
The insurance industry maintains and processes a lot of sensitive data including Social Security, payment card, and driver’s license numbers. Infinity secures this data with Oracle Advanced Security and addresses PCI DSS, SOX, and GLBA requirements.

Posted: October 17, 2014, 4:00 pm
Multitenant: Pulte Group Production Success Story
Brian Pawlik discusses Pulte Group’s successful adoption of Oracle Multitenant with Oracle’s Patrick Wheeler. Pulte’s savings are $1.7 million in capital expenses and three man-months in operating expenses over the first year. Database provisioning is down from 16 hours to 90 minutes. Performance on Exadata is stunning. Migration was flawless and support from Oracle ACS was outstanding.

Posted: August 29, 2014, 4:00 pm
Automated Workload Management for Replicated Databases with Oracle Database 12c – Global Data Services
Nagesh Battula from the Oracle Database product management team provides an overview of Global Data Services, a revolutionary new high availability technology introduced with Oracle Database 12c. Hear how Global Data Services helps Active Data Guard and Oracle GoldenGate customers improve availability, performance and ROI with automated workload balancing, routing and service high-availability for geographically distributed, replicated Oracle databases.

Posted: July 14, 2014, 4:00 pm
MD Anderson Improves Patient Care and Cancer Treatment with Oracle Data Warehousing Solution
MD Anderson Cancer Center, part of The University of Texas, is a premier cancer research center whose goal is to eliminate cancer through outstanding programs that integrate patient care, research, and education. There is greater awareness that improving patient care and delivering innovating cancer treatment solutions requires bringing together phenotypic data (remove) and genotypic data and applying powerful bioinformatics to it. Using Oracle Exadata Database Machine for its data warehousing, data integration, and business intelligence needs, MD Anderson delivers real-time insights to healthcare practitioners while also lowering data latencies.

Posted: June 16, 2014, 4:00 pm
Securing Gas and Electric Utilities with Oracle Audit Vault and Database Firewall
Database administrator Chris Maxwell explains how the City of Medicine Hat uses Oracle Audit Vault and Database Firewall to protect their billing system web application and Microsoft SQL Server database.

Posted: June 11, 2014, 4:00 pm
Ask the Oracle Experts: Introduction to NoSQL
In this podcast learn about the origins and importance of NoSQL with Dave Segleau Director of Product Management for NoSQL.

Posted: June 5, 2014, 4:00 pm
Ask the Oracle Experts: Berkeley Database
Join Dave Segleau Director, Product Management, as he provides an overview of the Berkeley Database, how it integrates with the rest of the Oracle Database products, and why it is important.

Posted: June 5, 2014, 4:00 pm
Ask the Oracle Experts: A day in the life of a software developer
Join Erik Peterson General Manager of the Mexico Development Center as he discusses the skills needed to succeed as a software engineer. Erik provides valuable insight into the daily projects of software developers as well as what software developers at Oracle do for fun.

Posted: June 5, 2014, 4:00 pm
Ask the Oracle Experts: Database Security
Securing data has become a hot topic in today’s day and age. Listen to Tyra Crockett and Roxana Bradescu as they discuss the latest in the exciting field of database security.

Posted: April 18, 2014, 4:00 pm
Ask the Oracle Experts: R Technologies
Big Data is very important in today’s technology landscape. Join Mark Hornick as gives an insightful overview of Oracle’s R Technologies.

Posted: April 18, 2014, 4:00 pm
Ask the Oracle Experts: APEX
Listen to David Peake as he provides an in-depth lecture on Oracle Applications Express. The Oracle Application Express is a useful tool to create applications with SQL and PL/SQL.

Posted: April 18, 2014, 4:00 pm
NRMA deploys Oracle Database Appliance to ensure the availability of mission critical dispatch system
NRMA Applications Support Manager Ashok Sharma discusses NRMA’s experience deploying Oracle Database Appliance to support a business critical application. Hear how NRMA benefited from Oracle Database Appliance integration of software, servers, storage and networking to deliver higher performance at lower cost in a high availability configuration. Based on this success NRMA is consolidating additional applications on Oracle Database Appliance.

Posted: April 18, 2014, 4:00 pm
Federal Tax Service of Russia migrates from SQL Server environment to an Oracle Database 12c centralized environment with the help of ODP.NET
Vaishnavi Sashikanth, Vice-President of Oracle Advanced Analytics Development, speaks with Mark Hornick and Tom Plunkett, authors of the recent book, “Using R to Unlock the Value of Big Data” regarding their motivations for writing the book, the breadth of topics it covers, and how organizations can benefit from using R.

Posted: February 27, 2014, 4:00 pm
Yahoo improves legacy storage performance with DirectNFS
Yahoo improves performance and increases bandwidth to legacy storage with Oracle Direct NFS.

Posted: February 20, 2014, 4:00 pm
University Twente reduces server sprawl and improves high availability with Oracle Database Appliance
Listen to Guido van de Zweerde, Senior DBA from University Twente’s ICT Service Center describe how they consolidated their database server environment and improved high availability with Oracle Database Appliance.

Posted: January 21, 2014, 4:00 pm
SQL Developer 4.0 is Here
Host Markus Weber is joined by Jeff Smith (, Principal Product Manager for SQL Developer. Jeff explains how the free SQL Developer now is so much more than a developer tool, but also a tool for DBAs and database migrations. They discuss a lot of content around what’s new in release SQL Developer 4.0.

Posted: December 10, 2013, 4:00 pm
SQL Developer 4.0 in Action at the City of Atlanta
Danny Bryant, IT Manager at the City of Atlanta, joins host Markus Weber. This local administration uses many of Oracle products and solutions to accomplish their goals to serve their citizens. Danny and his team use the free SQL Developer tool heavily, and have been evaluating early versions of the brand new SQL Developer 4.0 for a while. Danny shares his great experiences in this podcast.

Posted: December 10, 2013, 4:00 pm
Amerisource Bergen realizes a 60%reduction of their storage footprint in SAP environment with Oracle Advanced Compression.
Listen to Milt Simonds of AmeriSource Bergen describe how Oracle Advanced Compression reduced their storage footprint in their SAP environment by 60% with no impact on performance while significantly lowering storage management costs for an ROI between 6 to 9 months.

Posted: November 13, 2013, 4:00 pm
Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute discovers automatic archive management for their multi-terabyte database systems
Karen Ambrose, Principle Database Administrator of Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute’s green initiative and data growth predictions have them researching ways to automate there data archiving processes. Oracle Database 12c Storage Optimization features ease manageability of multi-terabyte database systems, enhance storage usability, and reduce the time and effort spent enhancing performance.

Posted: September 30, 2013, 4:00 pm
Strata Health Speeds Patient Care with Oracle Database Appliance.
Strata Health Improves Performance and Speed of its SaaS Patient Flow Technology with Oracle, Improving Medical Facility Efficiency and Patient Care. In the health care industry, speed and efficiency are critical to reducing costs, conserving limited resources and improving patient outcomes. Strata Health Solutions plays a key role in the health care ecosystem with its SaaS resource matching and referral technology, which provides Local Health Integration Networks (LHINs)with real-time tools to optimize patient flow and experience. Strata Health required a scalable, cost-effective solution to increase performance and availability. Oracle Database Appliance and Oracle Real Application Clusters allow Strata Health to create a high availability database cluster infrastructure that seamlessly manages their growing volume of health care providers that rely on its system,leading to better, more cost-effective patient care.

Posted: September 18, 2013, 4:00 pm
Enterprise and Cloud Use Cases from the Oracle Spatial and Graph SIG
Learn how two customers are using Oracle Spatial and Graph across the enterprise and in the cloud. Worldwide engineering and construction firm Bechtel, and Neustar, a SaaS provider of cloud-based data and analytics for telco, retail, and media share their use cases. Also learn about spatial advancements in Oracle Database 12c, and resources from Oracle Spatial and Graph Special Interest Group board members.

Posted: September 6, 2013, 4:00 pm
Turkcell Use Oracle Advanced Analytics for Real-Time Fraud Detection
Turkcell needed a fast solution to stop fraud with pre-paid phone cards. Off loading data to an external cluster for analysis was leaving too long a window for fraud. They kept the data in the database and used Oracle Advanced Analytics to do the analysis, resulting in a 4 hour reduction in detection times.

Posted: August 23, 2013, 4:00 pm
MediSwitch realizes 45 percent TCO savings in year 3 with Oracle Database Appliance
Close to 30,000 healthcare professionals, including all the retail pharmacies in South Africa, benefit from using MediSwitch for the electronic submission of claims. Hear why MediSwitch chose Oracle Database Appliance over other solutions and how simple, reliable and affordable it is to deploy, manage and maintain.

Posted: August 6, 2013, 4:00 pm
VIDEO PODCAST: Structuring a Business Justification for Oracle Exadata
Oracle Exadata is an out-of-the-box, engineered solution for organizing all types of data for both OLTP and DW workloads with extreme performance, while simplifying management and reducing costs. The goal of this podcast is to help you quantify all of the benefits of an Oracle Exadata Database Machine so that you can structure the most complete purchase justification for your business.

Posted: July 25, 2013, 4:00 pm
Structuring a Business Justification for Oracle Exadata
Oracle Exadata is an out-of-the-box, engineered solution for organizing all types of data for both OLTP and DW workloads with extreme performance, while simplifying management and reducing costs. The goal of this podcast is to help you quantify all of the benefits of an Oracle Exadata Database Machine so that you can structure the most complete purchase justification for your business.

Posted: July 25, 2013, 4:00 pm
The IOUG and Oracle OpenWorld 2013
In this Oracle Database podcast, host Markus Weber is joined by Michelle Malcher, President, IOUG (Independent Oracle Users Group). They provide insights into what you can expect from attending OpenWorld 2013, and how you can learn from and network with many members of the IOUG. And don’t miss out on the great user group sessions on Sunday, Sept. 22!

Posted: July 24, 2013, 8:00 pm
Suddenlink Secures Sensitive Data with Transparent Data Encryption and Privileged User Controls
With a focus on protecting sensitive customer and employee data, Suddenlink discusses their use of Oracle Advanced Security with transparent data encryption and Oracle Database Vault to protect personally identifiable information in both HR and customer databases.

Posted: July 19, 2013, 4:00 pm
INPS Saves Time and Money while Increasing Performance with the Oracle Database Appliance
During this podcast, hear from Graeme Hodgens of INPS about their experience with the Oracle Database Appliance.

Posted: July 11, 2013, 4:00 pm
Oracle Database 12c and Oracle Active Data Guard
In this Oracle Database podcast series, host Markus Weber is joined by Joseph Meeks, Director of Product Management for Oracle Database High Availability Systems. With Oracle Database 12c being released, Joe discusses new features in Data Guard Active Data Guard, and gives a short use case comparison between Active Data Guard and Oracle GoldenGate.

Posted: July 10, 2013, 8:00 pm Moves Ahead with the Oracle Database Appliance
Hear from Dean Marsh of about how the Oracle Database Appliance decreased deployment time, saved money with capacity on demand licensing, and underpinned a highly available environment for their business critical applications.

Posted: July 1, 2013, 8:00 pm
An Introduction to Oracle Multitenant
Patrick Wheeler, Sr. Director of Product Management, Oracle Database, joins host Markus Weber to give an overview of Oracle Multitenant, a new option available in Oracle Database 12c. Hear about different approaches to database consolidation, and how the new multitenant architecture simplifies consolidation. Patrick explains the concepts of the architecture, its benefits, and the most obvious use cases for Oracle Database customers.

Posted: June 25, 2013, 8:00 pm
Rabobank Uses Oracle Database Vault for Privileged Access Control
Addressing international compliance requirements and protecting sensitive data from privileged database users are two key requirements for Rabobank. Hear how Niels Zegveld tackled these challenges using Oracle Database Vault, without impacting system performance or applications.

Posted: June 11, 2013, 4:00 pm
Why You Should Attend ODTUG KScope13
In this Oracle Database podcast, host Markus Weber is joined by Monty Latiolais, President, ODTUG, and Kellyn Pot’Vin, who is responsible for the database track at KScope13. They provide great insights into what you can expect from attending this year’s conference. Listen to all of it to get a registration code for a $100 discount!

Posted: May 1, 2013, 4:00 pm
Heidelberg Reduces Storage Consumption 50% with Oracle Advanced Compression
Listen as Mr. Sven Lareum, Product Manager and BI Expert at Heidelberg, the world’s leading service and solution provider in the print media industry describe the five-figure cost savings they realized with Oracle Advanced Compression in their SAP environment to reduce storage consumption by 50% and dramatically improving database operational performance for a return on their investment in less than 5 months.

Posted: April 5, 2013, 4:00 pm
IOUG President Discusses Collaborate 13
John Matelski, president of the Independent Oracle User Group (IOUG), discusses the highlights of COLLABORATE 13 in Denver,CO (April 7-11).

Posted: March 25, 2013, 4:00 pm
Starwood Hotels Transforms Business in Real-Time with Oracle Exadata
Listen as Arup Nanda from Starwood Hotels and Resorts describe how Oracle Exdata Database Machine transformed their business to deliver real-time market data and on-demand reports that allowed them to react quickly to changing market conditions while reducing IT infrastructure costs.

Posted: March 20, 2013, 4:00 pm
Verizon chooses Oracle TimesTen Over Home Grown Solution for Real-Time Fraud Detection
Verizon Wireless replaced its home grown fraud detection solution with Oracle TimesTen In-Memory Database creating a real-time architecture that offers high availability, disaster recovery, enterprise level support and tight integration with Oracle Enterprise Manager for automatic synchronization with their Oracle Database.

Posted: March 14, 2013, 4:00 pm
Radio Systems Supports Growing Global Business with Exadata
Listen to hear about how Radio Systems Corp deployed Oracle Exadata with Oracle E-Business Suite, Oracle Demantra Demand Management and Oracle iSupplier to create a high performance infrastructure supporting the company’s aggressive growth targets.

Posted: January 17, 2013, 4:00 pm
Procter & Gamble Gain POS Insight for Better Decision Making
Listen to this podcast to find out how Procter & Gamble deployed Oracle Exadata to improve the performance of their data warehouse queries, reduce storage consumption, eliminate support overhead and concerns, and deliver better business insight to the company.

Posted: January 15, 2013, 4:00 pm
Enkitec Customers Integrate Hadoop and Oracle Exadata
Listen as Kerry Osborne discusses complimentary use cases of Hadoop and Oracle Exadata. Enkitec is now using Oracle Big Data Appliance to help customers with PoCs and Hadoop training. Oracle Partner, Enkitec, has over 100 Exadata implementations.

Posted: January 3, 2013, 5:00 pm
Bank of America Slashes Storage Footprint 50% With Oracle Advanced Compression
Satish Zalavadia, Senior DBA at Bank of America describes how Oracle Advanced Compression and Secure Files helped them accommodate future data growth by reducing their database storage footprint by 50% saving them money and improving query performance. Bank of America was troubled by the fact that LOB data was increasing the size of their database exponentially with longer database operations and manageability tasks. With their clients projecting volume increases over 50% per year, concerns over the impact to the size and cost to their backup and restore footprint triggered a plan of action to accommodate data growth with Oracle Advanced Compression. It reduced their database size by 50%. The huge reduction in storage utilization meant that no additional storage was needed to accommodate data growth in the first year as their clients introduced more applications running against the database. In addition, clients saw an 80% improvement of query results as a result of storing LOB data in Secure Files.

Posted: December 28, 2012, 5:00 pm
Nokia provides Oracle Spatial and Graph customers with integrated location and mapping capabilities.
Steve Lytle, Senior account executive at Nokia Location and Commerce, discusses Nokia and Oracle’s long-term partnership, delivering mapping data for use with Oracle products.

Posted: October 12, 2012, 4:00 pm
Piction talks about storing and tuning Unstructured Data and Multimedia in Oracle Database
Marcelle Kratochivil, Ace Director and CTO of Piction Digital Image systems talks about why Oracle Database is best for storing and handling unstructured data. Marcelle shares her experiences of working with unstructured data and the role Oracle Database has been able to provide in helping her customers meet storage, scalability and security requirements.

Posted: October 12, 2012, 4:00 pm
Passoker and e-DBA talk about Oracle NoSQL Database for web-based gaming
Stuart Carr, Managing Director at Passoker talks about the market and opportunity for online gaming and how they turned to e-DBA to implement a solution that would meet the business needs. James Anthony, Technology Director at e-DBA will discuss some of those challenges and the role that Oracle NoSQL Database plays to help meet the scalability, low latency and reliability requirements they needed.

Posted: October 4, 2012, 4:00 pm
Infocrossing, a WIPRO company provides Oracle Database experts to manage daily IT operations for its customers.
Infocrossing, senior DBA, David Fitzjarrell, describes Oracle Database best practices for high availability and the challenges managing remote data centers to protect his customers single most important asset – their data.

Posted: July 20, 2012, 4:00 pm
Land O’Lakes reduces storage footprint by 50% with Oracle Advanced Compression
Land O’Lakes senior DBA, Joe Cornell, describes the circumstances that lead to their deployment of Oracle Advanced Compression in their OBIEE environment which improved general ledger query performance up to 14 times faster and reduced their overall storage footprint by 50% with zero impact on their users.

Posted: June 13, 2012, 10:00 pm
Dell Consolidates and Saves with Oracle Real Application Clusters
Sreekanth Chintala, Database Strategist at Dell Corporation shares his experiences using Oracle Real Application Clusters to consolidate over 1,200 database servers in Dell’s data center.

Posted: May 8, 2012, 6:00 pm
Waters Corporation meets its scalability, performance requirements with ODP.NET and Oracle Database 11g on Windows
Waters Corporation, a world leader in developing innovative, analytical scientific instruments, discusses their use of Oracle Data Provider for .NET (ODP.NET) and Oracle Database 11g on Windows to develop a new scientific data management system, UNIFI. Iosif Igna, Technical Architect at Waters, explains how UNIFI met its design goal to store 10+ million items with flexibility to scale from one to 1000 users, while reaching project performance service levels.

Posted: February 6, 2012, 4:00 pm
Database as a Service using Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c
Listen in as Anand Akela, Senior Principal Product Director, Oracle talks with Sudip Datta, Senior Director, Oracle Enterprise Manager Product Management, about the paradigm shift for deploying database applications and services to the cloud faster through Database-as-a-Service.

Posted: January 18, 2012, 8:00 pm
Introducing Oracle NoSQL Database
With the advent of big data, NoSQL databases are finding a role in the enterprise. Join Oracle Director of Product Management, Dave Segleau as he explains what they are, when (and when not) to use them, and then discusses Oracle’s own enterprise-ready offering – Oracle NoSQL Database.

Posted: December 13, 2011, 7:00 pm
Lower the cost of a database migration project and simplify efforts with Oracle SQL Developer
Learn how a Major Financial Institution used Oracle SQL Developer for their migration project. Shridhar Dave, a Senior DBA shares his experience with how Oracle SQL Developer helped covert code 10X faster, reduce resources with multi-DBMS knowledge and simplify their entire migration process to Oracle Database 11g.

Posted: December 2, 2011, 8:00 pm
Major Financial Institution reduces storage consumption by 2X to 4x with Oracle Advanced Compression
IT managers need to efficiently manage their storage infrastructure to manage costs, yet continue to deliver extraordinary application performance. The Advanced Compression Option of Oracle Database 11g provides a robust set of compression capabilities that enable IT managers to be successful. Tune into this special podcast, recorded live at Oracle OpenWorld 2011 to learn how OLTP Table Compression reduces your storage costs and increases database performance.

Posted: November 15, 2011, 8:00 pm
BT Deploys Oracle Database as a Service, cutting provisioning time from weeks to minutes
Tune into this special podcast recorded live at Oracle OpenWorld 2011, to hear Surren Partabh, CTO of Core Software Technology Support and Services at BT Operate, a division of British Telecom, share his organization’s experience to consolidate and deploy Database as a Service. Learn how BT Operate transformed it’s complex and growing database environment with Oracle technologies to deliver cloud-based database services to over 13,500 IT professionals around the world.

Posted: November 9, 2011, 8:00 pm

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