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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 Tuesday, September 16, 2014

The next meeting of the Philadelphia Oracle Users Group will be held Tuesday, September 16, 2014 from 5:00 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 - Presentation
8:30 PM - Close of Meeting, Wrap up,

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

Speaker:   Rich Niemiec

Rich Niemiec is a world renowned Oracle Expert, and currently serves as an Executive Advisor to Rolta International Board of Directors. Rich is an Oracle Ace Director and was a co-founder and the CEO of TUSC, a Chicago-based systems integrator of Oracle-based business solutions started in 1988.

Rich is part of an elite group of only six originally honored worldwide Oracle Certified Masters. In 2012, he authored the #1 Oracle bestseller "Oracle11g Release 2 Performance Tuning Tips & Techniques," an update of his previous 3 Oracle best sellers on Oracle8i, Oracle9i, and Oracle10g Performance Tuning. Rich was inducted into the Entrepreneurship Hall of Fame in 1998.

Topic:   Oracle 12c New Features, Big Data and the Internet of Things

This presentation will focus on Oracle direction and specifically 12c New Features, Big Data and IOT (Internet of Things). We will look at 12c new features like the In-memory Database, Pluggable Databases, Multiple indexes on the same Column, Partial Indexes for Partitioned Tables, Security Enhancements, and Other 12c New Features. Topics will also include a Big Data Overview, GFS and MapReduce early days, Hadoop, HDFS, and MapReduce in Open Source, NoSQL Databases, The Oracle Big Data Solution, Oracle Hadoop Data Loader and IOT.

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:

Oracle Openworld  September 18 - October 2


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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