Advertisement: Please review the NoCOUG winter conference agenda and RSVP today
Dear NoCOUG members and friends,
Please review the NoCOUG winter conference agenda posted at http://www.nocoug.org/next.html and RSVP today at http://www.nocoug.org/rsvp.html. The conference will be held on Thursday, February 11 from 9 A.M. to 5 A.M. at the CarrAmerica conference center in Pleasanton.
Top billing at the winter conference goes to Dr. Neil Gunther, the world’s foremost expert in database performance analysis and capacity planning. Dr. Gunther will deliver a keynote address titled “Why Are There No Giants?” and a technical presentation titled “Performance Analysis For Those Who Can’t Wait.” If there’s a particular subject that you’d like Dr. Gunther to address, you can make a request at http://perfdynamics.blogspot.com/2010/02/norcal-oracle-user-group-nocoug-meeting.html.
Most Oracle Database professionals will benefit a lot from attending a NoCOUG conference in 2010. Even Oracle Database gurus like Tom Kyte understand the value of attending conferences. In his introduction to Jonathan Lewis’ book Cost-Based Oracle Fundamentals, Tom Kyte says:
“One of the reasons [Chapter 7] is my favorite chapter is because I still remember hearing this chapter for the first time (not reading it, hearing it). It was about three years ago, at the NoCOUG (Northern California Oracle User Group) Meeting. I attended Jonathan’s Histograms session and, for the first time, felt that I truly understood how histograms worked in Oracle.”
Click on this link to read Tom Kytes’s introduction to Jonathan Lewis’ book.
In tough economic times, NoCOUG provides the best value for your education dollar; a calendar-year membership costs just $95 and includes free admission to all four conferences plus four issues of the NoCOUG Journal. Non-members are most welcome to attend any conference for just $50. We hope you agree and we hope to see you next Thursday. Please RSVP today.
All the very best,
Director of Conference Programming
NoCOUG Journal Editor
NoCOUG conferences and the NoCOUG Journal are made possible in part by the generous support of companies such as Confio Software. Confio’s Ignite for Oracle is a powerful SQL monitoring tool that identifies, analyzes, and resolves database performance problems affecting applications running on Oracle. Ignite captures detailed data about response time, queries, sessions, and server resources and then mines the data for historical trends, correlates problems, and exposes anomalies. Ignite is available for Oracle, SQL Server, Sybase and DB2. Visit the Confio website to download a free Ignite for Oracle trial or watch an interactive demo.
Keynote speaker Tom Kyte (center) and NoCOUG members hamming it up for the camera at the 2009 winter conference. Were you there? NoCOUG director of conference programming Randy Samberg is as pleased as punch. (Photo courtesy of Chen Shapira)