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:

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See you there!

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!

AIOUG Live with Jim Czuprynski: What’s Your Super-Power? Mine is Machine Learning with Oracle Autonomous DB (June 3rd 6PM IST)


I just noticed this is happening tomorrow! Found by accident on the internet, but saw in person a similar session from Jim in some past events (when we attended in person) . You not retreat to attend this one!

Date : 3-JUN-2020
Time :06:00 PM IST

Session Abstract:
Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) are a lot like preserving the Earth’s environment: Almost everyone is talking about what should be done to save it, but very few people have committed to actually doing something about it.

This session demonstrates a few real-life opportunities to discover unseen patterns and relationships within sample financial and election data by leveraging the AI and ML capabilities already built into Oracle Autonomous Database.

Session Outline:
Through presentations and online demonstrations, this session illustrates how to:
– Understand the basics of what AI and ML promise
– Use the built-in ML features of Autonomous Database to analyze data patterns in several dimensions
– Build simple visual models that uncover patterns hidden within data

Speaker Bio:
Jim Czuprynski has nearly four decades of professional experience in his career in information technology, serving diverse roles at several Fortune 1000 companies before becoming an Oracle DBA in 2001. He has been an Oracle ACE Director in 2014 and is a sought-after public speaker on Oracle Database technology features, presenting often at Oracle OpenWorld, IOUG COLLABORATE, ODTUG Kaleidoscope, Oracle CODE events, Oracle Development Community tours, and Oracle User Group conferences around the world.

Jim has authored over 100 articles focused on facets of Oracle Database administration to his credit since 2003 at and IOUG SELECT. He has also co-authored four books on Oracle database technology. Jim’s blog, Generally … It Depends (, contains his regular observations on all things Oracle and the state of the IT industry. He is currently a Senior Enterprise Data Architect for Viscosity North America.

Registration Link-

Thanks AIOUG for making it happen!

RMOUG Training Days 2020!

Hi all,

I’m happy to let you know I’ll be this year at the RMOUG Training Days 2020!

The event is happening this year from Feb 18th to 20th. Here is the event home, for additional information.

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I see there agenda is full of great names, exponents of Oracle Community. Check here for the complete agenda.

Some other additional important links:

I can barely wait to be among some long-distance friends in this great place:


See you there!

Oracle Application Express Hands-On in Brasília!

Hello all!

I’m happy to announce here the next GUOB Meetup in Brasília focused on APEX .

The meeting will be conducted by

Next October 9th!
2PM to 6PM

Ed. Corporate Financial Center (Oracle).
Setor Comercial Norte Q 2 – North Wing, Brasilia – Federal District

Cost? FREE
Just confirm you presence here.

IMPORTANT: bring your laptop.

2PM – Autonomous Database and Oracle Application Express – Monica Godoy
4PM – Coffee-break
4:30PM – Dynamic Actions in Action – Anderson Ferreira
5:30PM – Open Mic
6PM – Closure

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Oracle Application Express Hands-On in São Paulo!

Hello all!

I’m happy to announce here the next GUOB Meetup in São Paulo focused on APEX .

The meeting will be conducted by Monica Godoy, Product Manager do Oracle Application Express.

Next October 7th!
6PM to 8PM

Rua Dr. José Áureo Bustamante, 455

Cost? FREE
Just confirm you presence here.

IMPORTANT: bring your laptop.

6PM – Autonomous Database and Oracle Application Express – Monica Godoy
7:30PM – Open Mic
8PM – Closure

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Make IT 2019: Slovenian Oracle Users Group (SIOUG) Conference 2019!

Hello all,

I’m very happy to announce I’ll be at this year Slovenia Oracle Users Group annual event, in Portorož, at Kongresni center Portus. When? October 14-15th.

This is one of 6 events on Oracle Groundbreakers EMEA Tour 2019.

There will be:

  • 65+ Slots
  • 6+ Tracks
  • 2+ Workshops

More info:


Just a few pics from 2018 to give a taste…

NoSQL Brasil 2019! October 5th!

Hi all,
Just passing by to remind you: Don’t lose this chance!

We’ll have a great and unique event in Brasil to discuss NoSQL Solutions and I will be there too! Didn’t know? Check all about NoSQL Brasil here!

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When? October 5th, 2019!

Where? FIAP Auditorium. 1222, Lins de Vasconcelos Av. São Paulo-SP.

Complete Agenda? Here!

How to confirm me presence? >>>Click here<<<<!

The team of speakers is awesome: Otavio Santana, Gonzalo Urday, Leandro Domingues and Igor de Paula. I’m glad to be among those exponents, sharing about Oracle NoSQL.

My session will be “Oracle NoSQL 101 for Oracle RDBMS DBAs“, where I’ll be sharing specifically from a RDBMS DBA perspective: What are the advantages of NoSQL in comparison to classic RDBMSs? How to integrate traditional data with new NoSQL structures? This session compares Oracle NoSQL with solutions for different proposes like Document, Columnar, Key-Value, Cache Systems e Graph databases, besides explore concepts like Data Integration and Oracle Maximum Availability (MAA) for Oracle NoSQL.

See you there!