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Philadelphia Area Oracle User Group


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 Tuesday, February 25, 2014

The Philadelphia Oracle User Group (PHLOUG) will hold a meeting on Tuesday, 2/25/2014, at Oracle's Conshohocken, PA office. There will be several presentations, general discussion, refreshments and opportunities to meet and discuss Oracle technology with your peers.

Meeting Agenda

6:00 PM - Door Opens, Welcome and Networking
6:15 PM - Developing Mobile Applications for IOS and Android the Oracle Way
7:15 PM - Break
7:30 PM - Mobile examples
8:30 PM - Close of Meeting, Wrap up,

Meeting location: Oracle Corp. 5 Tower Bridge, 300 Barr Harbor Dr #400, West Conshohocken, PA 19428

Speaker:   Frederic Desbiens
A product manager in the Oracle Application Development Tools group. Mr Desbiens has sixteen years of experience in the IT industry, and worked for several years as a consultant, with ample opportunity to get real-world expertise on several projects involving various Oracle technologies, such as Oracle SOA Suite and Oracle WebCenter. He co-authored the WebCenter 11g Handbook: Build Rich, Customizable Enterprise 2.0 Applications, published by McGraw-Hill.

Topic:   Developing mobile applications for IOS and Android the Oracle Way
In this talk you'll learn how a combination of Java, component based HTML5 UI, and an MVC architecture allows developers to leverage their existing Java skills while transitioning to the new wave of enterprise mobile application development. You will also learn how the new Oracle Mobile Suite simplifies the development of mobile back-ends.

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


Upcoming Oracle Events:

Name:  Philadelphia Exalytics - Live Demo and Tech Event (Sponsored by Mythics)

Location: Philadelphia (Center City Marriott)
Date: Thursday, February 6th, 2014, 8:30AM - 12:00 PM
Description: At this Tech Event you will see a fully functioning Exalytics In-Memory Machine and live presentaitons/demonstrations from that Exalytics machine including:
                     Exalytics In-Memory Machine Overview, Oracle Business Intelligence Foundation Suite and Oracle Business Intelligence Applications


Name:  OraPub's Super Saturday Seminar - Oracle Performance Training with Craig Shallahamer, Oracle ACE Director

Location: Penn State Great Valley School of Graduate Professional Studies.  30 E. Swedesford Road, Malvern, PA 19355
Date: Saturday, March 22, 2014, 9:00AM - 5:00 PM (Box lunch provided)
Description: A full one day seminar with one of the leading experts in Oracle performance tuning.
                     Understand the mechanisms Oracle uses to monitor performance and how Oracle works as a system.
                     Gain insights into performance measurement with quantitative time-based analysis.



Discounts for PHLOUG Members !

  Philadelphia Oracle User Group members receive a discount on OraPub's Super Saturday Seminar.
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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