Quest IOUG Webcasts - October 7, 2020

Oracle Database 19c SIG Meeting
October 9, 2020 | 11:00 am – 12:00 pm Eastern

Oracle 19c Best New Features and a Few 20c Tips
Presented by Rich Niemiec, Viscosity North America

This presentation will look at which 19c new features that should be investigated for use. This presentation will also have a few 20c new features such as AutoML. This presentation will also look at which 18c new features that should be in use (such as Snapshot Carousel, PDB Switchover, In-Memory External Tables, Merge Partition Online, Advances in the Approximate Query, Polymorphic Tables, Standby Nologging, and Password-less Schema Creation – & others). Most of the features that will be covered will be related to the DBA, but there will also be a few outside that realm that focus on the developer. There will be simple examples, where possible, to show the basic functionality of the new features. Some features are too new to show example, but only explain. We will also look at the autonomous database and Oracle’s focus on the future of security.

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Cloud Computing SIG Meeting
October 15, 2020 | 1:00 – 2:00 pm Eastern

Compute Cloud Performance Showdown 1 Year Later: AWS, OCI, IBM, GCP, Azure
Presented by Ahmed Aboulnaga, Attain, LLC

In January 2019, our team published results of performance tests conducted against leading compute cloud providers that included Amazon Web Services, Oracle Cloud, IBM Cloud, Google Cloud Platform, and Microsoft Azure. Host, application, and database performance were compared. Nothing alarming in the results were found; more powerful CPUs yielded better performance with the exception of Azure which generally underperformed. However, other non-performance related factors were found to affect the overall experience and cloud selection recommendations. Now, 18 months later, we have ran the same series of tests against the same providers. In this presentation, we compare how each cloud provider has evolved in the past year and a half and share our findings and observations. Results are somewhat unexpected this round.

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