LAOUC 2020: DevOps: PLSQL Development Best Practices for DBAs

Hi all!

This year I’ll be again speaking on the LAOUC (Latin America Oracle User Community) Groundbreakers Tour with a new topic: “DevOps: PLSQL Development Best Practices for DBAs“.

Different from the previous years, on this edition, we’ll have a consolidated agenda of conferences, instead of the tour on the continent. So we’ll have people speaker all sorts of languages all day long during the week of the conference, from August 17th to August 21th.

I’ll be speaking on the first day, as per states my card below.

Complete agenda:

Details about my session:

Subscribe to my session! 


See you there!

grepOra 2.0 is Online! What’s New?

Hi all!

We are glad to announce our version 2.0 is online!

We have been working with the same blog layout since 2015, as being we HAD to make a few improvements to accommodate all changes we had on our structure and also some things to make YOUR experience even better.

We did try to keep the layout as clean as possible, as you are used to. In case you find any big issue, broken link or similar, let us know!


1. The HOME page:

  • We made some quick buttons for the main features and we hope you like it!
  • We have now a quick panel with the latest posts on our main categories.

NewScreenshot 2020-07-28 às 15.12.46


  • We know some of you get annoyed about the number of events we announce on the blog feed.
  • However, we know some of you come here specifically for this.
  • To accommodate both, we have set an AGENDA to have in a much more modern fashion the list of upcoming events from either the Community around the Globe and also Oracle official events and webinars.
  • We are still getting things around and you’ll keep seeing improvements in this regard soon!
  • You have now the LIST and SCHEDULE view too!

NewScreenshot 2020-07-28 às 18.16.42

NewScreenshot 2020-07-28 às 18.18.10

3. The FORUM

  • YES! You have now an open Forum to ask quick questions and have answers not only from the Authors but from the whole community. ENJOY and USE IT!
  • I have filled with some questions I heard recently and answers, just as an example. But we await YOUR interaction there!

NewScreenshot 2020-07-28 às 18.20.37



  • As many of you asked, we started a learning space where we recommend some of the books and trainings we have read/tested/validated/like for your development.
  • Among the items we have on the roadmap is start including reviews on trainings and books.
  • By buying the books from the given links you’ll be helping grepOra to keep alive and growing. Thanks!
  • You can expect new sessions, recommendations and reviews soon!

NewScreenshot 2020-07-28 às 18.23.59


There are of course tons of quick and tiny improvements here and there all over the pages and spaces. We have rebuilt ALL the pages, like the MEMBERS page. But those are the 4 main improvements.

You can expect for more soon:

  • A Monthly Newsletter will start soon. Subscribe yourself and stay sharp!
  • Book and Trainings Reviews will start to be published soon.
  • The Agenda will become more integrated and have additional sources soon.
  • Expect for more surprises soon!


We are glad to have you here. This is all for YOU!

I want to take some space here to also thank Gabriel Morás and Jociéli Maleico for helping out on this reimagination process. Thank you!

Thank you and Enjoy!



GUORS Webinar: Automating Daily DBA Tasks with Ansible? [PT-BR]

Sem MIMIMI, você está realmente usando o que Ansible pra melhorar a sua eficiência ou é só pro chefe ver?

No próximo dia 23/7 as 19:00 o Ricardo Martins estará apresentando um case real de como utilizar o Ansible para automatizar as suas atividades.

É gratuito! Basta inscrever-se aqui:

WhatsApp Image 2020-06-23 at 18.35.47 (1)

Appreciation Note: YATRA 2020 Online + Tips and Trick from 20k+ Hours Oncall

Hi all!

First of all, it’s not over! We still have great sessions going on on the Yatra Online, check them HERE!

Before going through it, for the regular grepOra readers: you know I use to make reviews about events. But this is not a simple review, is an appreciation not for the AIOUG members and organization for such a great organization and engagement.

So this post is about my participation in this year’s edition, which has ended at this point. In topics:

1) Meet & Greet with Oracle ACE/GA/JC Community Session

It was a great pleasure to be speaking about the Oracle Community Programs with my fellow colleagues and friends Biju Thomas, Liron Amitzi and Basheer Khan last Saturday!

Thank you guys and AIOUG for the partnership and for the great discussions and motivation burst!

2) Tips & Tricks from 20K+ hours DBA oncall,

Let’s say the main item of this list, my session delivered yesterday. Such a great pleasure and a marvelous audience! We feel really glad and useful when we see a lot of questions and contributions. I’d like to say a warm and personal thank you for all the about 180 who attended this session and say it was a great experience for me!

My Slides are available here!
Along with the rest of my other conference slides, here.

About the questions: I was able to answer 10-12 questions during the conference session, but there were more not replied. I’m awaiting the organization to send me the list of all questions and I’ll make a new blog post dedicated to it. Stay sharp!

NOTE: I big thanks to Jure Bratina for pointing out an issue with the slides (regarding /*+ GATHER_PLAN_STATISTICS */). It is fixed!

3) Interview with Jim Grisanzio (Oracle Community)

Last but not least, I just had an interview with Jim Grisanzio for the YATRA Tour Online series. I can only say it was a pleasure and an honor to talk a bit with Jim on behalf of the Oracle Community in APAC about the ACE Program, career, Community in general, and about my session on this Yatra. Have a look and leave a LIKE if you enjoyed it!


Final Notes

I know Yatra means “Journey”. So what a great Journey we are having with all the awesome names and sessions, from which I could attend just a few because of my shift limitations. I’m sure we’ll all meet and repeat this experience in person really soon!

In this while, I’d like to use this opportunity to thank:

  • Sai Penumuru and Aishwarya Kala on behalf of the AIOUG team: Such a great event you are hosting! Congratulations on your organization, professionalism, and quality material and speakers. Well done!
  • All ACE Community to allow us to be in such great events, and specifically Biju, Liron and Basheer for the good and friendly conversation on Saturday.
  • Jim and the great conversation as you can see in the video above.
  • Especially and mostly to the whole Indian Community for the great reception and engagement. Thank you and congratulations!

Some memories I keep from this Yatra’s edition:

YATRA 2020: Meet & Greet with Oracle ACE/GA/JC Community Session – It’s Tomorrow!

Hi all,

Just a reminder to you all about tomorrow’s session!

I’ll be sharing about the community engagements and career with the friends Biju Thomas, Liron Amitzi and Basheer Khan on the 3rd and last session of Meet, Greet, Chat with Oracle ACE Directors and Groundbreaker Ambassadors at Yatra 2020 Online!

Click on the image below to register and attend or through this link:


See you there!

Webinar: Automating Daily DBA Tasks with Ansible? [PT-BR]

Ansible está em voga. Mas você além de falar sobre, você está efetivamente usando de forma eficiente no seu ambiente?

No próximo dia 23/7 as 19:00 o Ricardo Martins estará apresentando um case real de como utilizar o Ansible para automatizar as suas atividades.

É gratuito! Basta inscrever-se aqui:

WhatsApp Image 2020-06-23 at 18.35.47