Cloud Native Computing Linz Meetup

We are excited to host the 6th edition of the Cloud Native Computing Linz meetup!

 Matt Jarvis is a Senior Developer Advocate at Snyk. Matt has spent more than 15 years building products and services around open source software, on everything from embedded devices to large scale distributed systems. Most recently he has been focused on the open cloud infrastructure space, and in emerging patterns for cloud native applications. Matt is a regular speaker at conferences across the world, including Open Infrastructure Summit, FOSDEM and All Things Open.

– Rainer Stropek is co-founder and CEO of the company software architects and has been serving this role since 2008. At software architects Rainer and his team are developing the award-winning SaaS time tracking solution “time cockpit”. Previously, Rainer founded and led two IT consulting firms that worked in the area of developing software solution based on the Microsoft technology stack.

Rainer is recognized as an expert concerning .NET development, software architecture and databases. He has written numerous books and articles on C#, database development, Microsoft Azure, XAML, and web development. Additionally he regularly speaks at conferences, workshops and trainings in Europe and the US. In 2010 Rainer has become one of the first MVPs for the Microsoft Windows Azure platform. In 2015, Rainer became a Microsoft Regional Director. 2016, Rainer also got the MVP award for Visual Studio and Developer Technologies.

Rainer graduated the Higher Technical School Leonding (AT) for MIS with honors and holds a BSc (Hons) Computer Studies of the University of Derby (UK).

Live Webinar: Simplify and Modernize Your On-Premises Cloud using Oracle Private Cloud Appliance

Cloud native technology are rapidly gaining acceptance and is simplifying the building of complex applications, while at the same time enabling organizations to build and deploy these applications faster.

Now, with Cloud native environments integrated with the latest PCA software release, organizations are further empowered to build and run scalable applications in modern, dynamic, highly available environments, which enable loosely coupled systems that are resilient, manageable, and observable.

Oracle’s Private Cloud Appliance is an engineered system that radically simplifies the way customers install, deploy, and manage converged infrastructures for any Linux, Oracle Solaris, and Microsoft Windows applications. It is factory integrated, simple to setup and install, and designed for reliability and ease of management. Customers run virtually any application, consolidate older workloads and deploy new services quickly while cutting CapEx by up to 50% and reducing infrastructure complexity by up to 70%.

During this live virtual event you will learn:

  • how Oracle’s Private Cloud Appliance offers the best platform for your current and future private cloud requirements.
  • how to run both enterprise applications in VMs and modern cloud applications in cloud native environments following with a quick live demonstration.


  • Welcome & Introduction
  • Private Cloud Deployment Today Options
  • Building Your Secure Private Cloud with Oracle Private Cloud Appliance
  • Oracle Private Cloud Appliance X8-2 SW & HW Overview
  • Cloud and Container Management using Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control 13c
  • Private Cloud Appliance (PCA) Demo

Cloud Applications My Services Webinar

Oracle CS ConnectX: My Services Webinar

We invite you to attend a LIVE webinar to get started with your Oracle Cloud Applications. This is a perfect start to your Cloud journey where you will learn about:-

  • Overview of the New Admin console
  • Get started with your services
  • Know your dashboards
  • Understand various Self Service options

Invitation to this Webinar is through Registration only, click on Register Today button to confirm your Registration and receive Webinar joining details.

Migration d’Oracle WebLogic et d’applications personnalisées vers le Cloud

Tracez la voie de votre transformation digital

Oracle WebLogic Server est le premier serveur d’applications de plate-forme Java d’entreprise au monde pour le développement et le déploiement d’applications d’entreprise. WebLogic Server centralise les services d’application tels que les fonctionnalités du serveur Web, les composants métier et l’accès aux systèmes d’entreprise backend.

Les applications personnalisées prennent en charge un large éventail de fonctions commerciales, des processus de back-office traditionnels aux applications critiques de fabrication, de chaîne d’approvisionnement et destinées aux clients. Ces applications ont été personnalisées pour répondre aux besoins exacts d’une organisation et peuvent tirer parti d’Oracle Database pour gérer les données critiques de l’entreprise.

En migrant et en améliorant les applications et les bases de données personnalisées dans le cloud, les responsables des opérations informatiques et du développement peuvent :

  • Réduire les temps de déploiement des applications
  • Réduire les coûts de maintenance et d’exploitation
  • Obtenir des avantages étendus par rapport aux systèmes sur site et autres plateforme cloud

Live Webinar: Most Cost-Effective Database Consolidation with Oracle

Database consolidation means running databases on a common set of infrastructure, most often to reduce costs and increase operational efficiency. The business drivers and approaches to consolidation are the same, regardless of whether consolidation is done in an on-premises data center or at Cloud@Customer: reducing costs, simplifying operations and improving security.

Now you can achieve these goals and many more by consolidating your database with Exadata technology.

During this live webinar, you will learn :

  • how you can reduce costs, simplify operations and improve security by consolidating your databases with Exadata technology
  • how Exadata technologies include a wide range of innovations specifically designed to make it the most effective platform for consolidation.

Oracle experts will explain how:

  • Costs are reduced by fully utilizing the capabilities of Exadata
  • Simplicity of operations is further improved by consolidation onto Exadata
  • Oracle Database and Exadata provide greater security than other solutions
  • Exadata guaranties maximum availability in consolidated environments
  • Performance of Exadata is leveraged to achieve greater density in database consolidation environments
  • Consolidation can be done on-premises or at Cloud@Customer

Oracle GraalVM Enterprise Virtual Hands-On Lab

Building cloud native microservices with Micronaut and GraalVM
Virtual Hands-On Lab

Explore how to use latest technologies to rapidly build your own cloud native microservices, step by step from scratch!

This workshop is for Java Developers, and features several labs that walk you through the steps to get going with all required technologies including Micronaut and GraalVM.

We will provide temporary pre-configured OCI environment during the workshop with browser based IDE, so you just need your personal laptop with chrome browser to attend this workshop.

Join this live interactive virtual workshop to explore the following topics:

  • Micronaut Framework
  • GraalVM Native Image
  • Autonomous Database
  • Cloud / Docker
  • OpenAPI

This 120 minute workshop will include a brief presentation, Q&A, and hands-on coding session with experts from Oracle.

Cloud ERP & EPM Enhances Reporting & Tracking for Healthcare Service Provider

The value of Cloud implementation depends on the journey and desired outcome. In this session, attendees will hear from the finance leadership of Trilogy Health Services Inc. about their Oracle Cloud implementation journey. Learn from their experiences with leveraging various Reporting tools for effective Reporting and Tracking. Plus, hear how their journey helped them to meet the needs relevant to the healthcare industry.

Learning Objectives:
* Hear how they leveraged Oracle Cloud for Financial & Management Reporting both for internal and external stakeholders.
* Learn about the reporting tools Oracle Cloud provides and how to leverage Self-Service features for business user enablement.
* Get to know typical (business + system) challenges and ways to address them using best practices.


5 out of 6 OCI Certifications – Impressions and Experience

Hi all,

Not long ago the was a program by Oracle which gave access to PCI training and certification for free. As several people still wanted to take their chance on the exams, there were an extension on with more openings. I blogged about it here

During the last days studying for the OCI free certifications. Well, let´s say that I procrastinated a bit and along with moving countries with my family, COVID the lockdown and all that comes with it, I managed to pass on 5 out of the 6 OCI certifications that are available, I did not enroll on the Dev one once I knew that Kubernetes and OCI Functions were the type of beast that I was not planning to tackle.

Here are they in order:

And yes I did the Architect Professional prior the Architect Associate, let´s call a miss on schedule from my part – to say the least.

I did all video trainings and some more than one time and read a lot of the documentation. Also asked to collegues and peers how the exams were as soon as I saw they passed in the exams that I was aamin to.

While not working with cloud nor with OCI every day I knew that I needed to put a few extra hours but it not that big of a deal. so if you dont work with cloud and want to get in the game, you sure can do it. Oracle has the free trial and the always free tier that you can levarage from. Mine expired in the middle of the studing so I needed to get creative with the demos that are avaliable and on the last day prior my last exam I was able to get access to my corp´s tenancy (thanks a lot guys) to resolve some cases which I still needed.

The demos from the trainings are not 100% specialy on the Database service side. I was expecting more, there are great demos from Rohit Rahi and Flávio Pereira and others. So I strong recommand that you follow along. My tip goes to increasing the video speed to 1.5x That really helped my to get focus and to move a bit faster to get all done prior each exam.

My scores ranged from 74% upt to 92% and in my opnion the Architect Associate was the most dificult due its questions type not the content it self. As most of the questions were specific to OCI features and services and not related to desing, some trick questions- To me these make the exams less enjoyable. I had no OCI CLI questions which I though It would be also covered.

I would like to thank my family to put up with me for the last week of testing and to Oracle and Oracle Cloud teams which providded the trainings and the exams vouchers.



Elisson Almeida

Amazon RDS: How to perform RMAN operations?

Hi all,

Need to performa any RMAN Operation from Amazon RDS? Maybe something like validating backups?

Well, we have some options under by using RDSADMIN_RMAN_UTIL package. See below an example for validate backup:

 p_validation_type => 'PHYSICAL+LOGICAL',
 p_parallel => 4,
 p_section_size_mb => 10,
 p_rman_to_dbms_output => FALSE);

More info about it:

Hope it helps, cheers!