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This site is designed to be a resource of information for Philadelphia area Oracle Users. Quarterly meetings, downloads, topic forums, as well as tutorials are all here for the beginner or experienced user.

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Be sure to register with us. We have an On-Line Membership form you can complete for both, new member registration and individual meeting registrations. It's painless and easy and in the long run we do need your support. Together we can all make the Philadelphia Area Oracle User Group the most complete and informative Oracle-oriented website in the world.

President: John Kelly -
Vice President: Vigyan Kaushik -
Director of Communication: Dan Wilson -
Director of Meetings: Karunesh Bhardwaj -
Secretary: Hanming Tu - 
Treasurer: Garret Olin -
Members at Large: Nick Donatone & Raju Sankuratri -

Upcoming Local Meetings

  General meeting on Wednesday, March 25, 2015

The next meeting of the Philadelphia Oracle Users Group will be held Wednesday, March 25, 2015 from 6:00 to 9:00 PM at the Penn State Great Valley School of Graduate Professional Studies. Located at 30 E. Swedesford Road, Malvern, PA 19355. There will be several presentations, general discussion, refreshments and opportunities to meet and discuss Oracle technology with your peers.

Meeting Agenda

5:00 PM - Door Opens, Welcome and Networking
5:30 PM - Dinner
6:00 PM - Presentations
9:00 PM - Close of Meeting, Wrap up,

Meeting location: 30 E. Swedesford Road, Malvern, PA 19355

Presentation #1    Managing in a sea of data, Actifio inc.

One of the most frequent and resource consuming data management tasks is duplicating yet another
database or data-set for some group within the enterprise. You make copies for development, copies for
the analytics team, six copies for regression testing. If you have a large ERP system there are major and
minor releases as well as patches to manage. We are swimming in data, and that's not even considering the
explosion of "Big Data" . Then there are the historical considerations imposed by regulatory requirements.
And who in the organization is best equipped and most likely to be responsible for managing all this data?

Actifio helps hundreds of global enterprise customers and service providers in more than 35 countries
around the world virtualize their data, just as they virtualized their servers and networks. 

Actifio replaces siloed data management applications with an application-centric, SLA-driven approach that
lets customers capture data from production applications, manage it more economically, and use it when
and where they need to.

Presentation#2  Oracle Licensing

Oracle licensing has long been a source of concern for organizations. As technology platforms like the Cloud and Exadata have rolled out
organizations have needed to reassess their licensing to ensure compliance. Oracle's product acquisitions further complicate matters as
use may imply additional license requirements not originally anticipated. How can organizations prepare for and deal with an audit. How
can an organization mitigate risk as well as manage costs. The goal of this presentation is to provide clarity and help decision makers and
DBAs better understand their options and Oracle's licensing requirements from a technical and business perspective.

Please register at by following the steps below:
- Obtain a free PHLOUG account and login to the "General Information" page
- Login on main page
- Click on "Events" on the main menu
- Click on the "register" link under Local events
- Click on "register MYSELF based on my username/password"

PHLOUG gratefully acknowledges support for this meeting from

Oracle Corp:


                                                                Upcoming Oracle Events:

IOUG : Collaborate15 (April 12 - April 16) at the Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas

OraPub : Oracle Performance Firefighting with Craig Shallahamer (May 11 - 15) in Newtown PA


Discounts for PHLOUG Members !

  Philadelphia Oracle User Group members receive a discount on OraPub's Oracle Performance Firefighting training (May 11-15)
Simply email and ask for the PHLOUG discount code.

Past Meetings

  February 28, 2013   EA SIG: Quarterly Meeting- ARIS for EA's by Software AG & BOA by LiquidHub
  February 13, 2013   Quarterly Meeting- Craig Shallahmer: Resolving Cache Buffer Chain Latch Contention & Unit of Work Time Based Performance Analysis
  November 15, 2012   DBA SIG: How Oracle Locking Works? & Cache Fusion Demystified - Arup Nanda
  September 11, 2012   Quarterly Meeting: Big Data & What are we still doing wrong? - Tom Kyte
  July 26, 2012   EA SIG: Application Rationalization Process & Selling the Value of EA
  April 23, 2012   DBA SIG: The 4 T's of RMAN - Tips, Tuning, Troubleshooting, and ..?" - Tim Chien
  April 5, 2012   EA SIG: Offering for EAs & ITIL for EA's - Greg Sloan and Greg Plummer
  March 21, 2012   Quarterly Meeting: Key Considerations for Exadata Consolidation /10 Ways to Implement RAC
  November 10, 2011   Quarterly Meeting with Kathy Gibbs
  October 19, 2011   Enterprise Architecture SIG Kickoff Meeting with Nathan Smith and Darryl Brown
  August 25, 2011   DBA SIG Meeting with Nick Donatone
  June 30, 2011   Quarterly Meeting with Jane Griffin and Nathan Smith
  March 4, 2011   Quarterly Meeting with Tom Kyte
  September 2, 2010   Quarterly Meeting with Craig Shallahamer
  March 24, 2010   DBA SIG Meeting with Syed Rehman
  October 28, 2009   Quarterly Meeting with Mel Shakir and Kevin Jernigan
  August 27, 2009   DBA SIG Meeting with Tom Berthoff and Manvendra Jhala
  July 14, 2009   BI/DWH SIG Meeting with Hanming Tu and Len Zangwill
  June 16, 2009   Quarterly Meeting with Bert Scalzo
  April 20, 2009   BI/DWH SIG - Kick Off Meeting with John Kelly
  March 26, 2009   DBA SIG Meeting with Joe D'Antoni and Nick Donatone
  February 9, 2009   Quarterly Meeting with Craig Shallahamer
  October 16, 2008   Quarterly Meeting with Mark Rittman and Robert Stackowiak
  July 15, 2008   DBA SIG - Kick-Off Meeting with Vigyan Kaushik and Chris Naddeo
  April 10, 2008   Quarterly Meeting with Tom Kyte
  January 30, 2008   Quarterly Meeting with Tim Gorman
  October 10, 2007   Quarterly Meeting with Michael Erwin
  May 14, 2007   Quarterly Meeting with Jonathan Lewis
  January 24, 2007   Quarterly Meeting with Steven Feuerstein
  September 13, 2006   Quarterly Meeting with Tom Kyte
  June 14, 2006   Kick-Off Meeting with Cary Millsap


PHLOUG Mailing Address: 295 E. Sweedsford Rd, Mail Stop# 152, Wayne PA 19087

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