Collaborate 2006 Presentations

Posted in: Technical Track

Well I have been back from Collaborate 2006 for over a week now and decided that I should also make my presentation available from the Pythian web site. While there I participated in three sessions. I joined Michael Abbey, Ian Abramson, and Carl Dudley on a panel for the Non-Oracle DBA.

My first presentation was PostgreSQL for the Oracle DBA. Although the crowd was small at the presentation itself, there was lots of interaction with the attendees. I was pleasantly surprised to find that almost everyone attending the session had experience in Oracle, PostgreSQL AND Mysql. It certainly attests to the growing popularity of non-proprietary databases.

My second solo-presentation was Oracle 10g Data Pump 101.  There were many many presentations on Oracle Data Pump at Collaborate 2006, from 30 minute mini-sessions to 2 hour in-depth sessions. My presentation was on day three of the conference and I was pleasantly surprised that the room was nearly full for my technical session. It was a good beginner overview of Data Pump followed by a live demo. As with most live demos, we hit a small snag but overall the presentation went well.

Enjoy the slides and if you have any questions on either of these topics, feel free to contact me via email.

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About the Author

Senior DBA Babette first joined Pythian in February 2000 and except for two short stints as an independent contractor for the Canadian government has been working with us ever since.

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