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September 2014
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Next Austin Oracle User Group Meeting on August 29, 2014

This months meeting will be held in National Instruments room number 1S13 at 11500 N. Mopac Expressway from 11 to 1. Attendees should enter National Instruments through the main gate off of the South Mopac feeder road and follow the signs to building C. They can park in the parking garage that leads directly to the entry of the building. The room is on the other side of doors that require a badge, an usher will be working to direct everyone to conference room.

Pizza will be co-sponsored by National Instruments (NI) and Austin Women in Technology (AWT).

Please register or email if you are planning on attending. We need a count and list for NI security.

We have two speakers lined up for the meeting.

Galo Balda is a talented Oracle database engineer and software developer working for the State of Texas, where he specializes in the design and performance of the Social Services Applications supporting several State programs such as Medicaid, Medicare, Managed Care, Medical Transportation, and CHIP. Galo possesses multiple Oracle certifications and he is a frequent speaker at RMOUG Training Days and ODTUG Kscope. He blogs at

Presentation Title: "Row Pattern Matching in Oracle 12c".

The ability to find, analyze, and quantify individual or groups of patterns within a data set is now a key business requirement. The Oracle Database already supports the discovery of simple patterns through the use of features such as the LIKE operator and regular expressions. For more sophisticated pattern matching requirements, developers have been forced to write complex code that involves a lot of data movement, which increases the complexity of performance optimizations, increases data latency, and reduces data security. Oracle 12c provides a completely new native SQL syntax that uses the power of regular expressions to allow inter-row pattern search capability. In this session, we'll explore the new 12c MATCH_RECOGNIZE construct that allows us to define patterns and provides the ability to search for those patterns across rows.

Kai Yu is a senior principal engineer and technologist in Dell Oracle Solutions Engineering organization. Kai has been working with Oracle Technology as an Oracle DBA/Apps DBA and solutions architect since 1995 by specializing in Oracle RAC, Oracle Virtualization and Cloud Solutions and Oracle E-Business Suite. Kai has authored 25 Oracle technical whitepapers and has given more than 100 technical presentations over 20 countries including 22 presentations at the Oracle OpenWorld Conferences and 25 presentations at the Collaborate conferences. Kai has served as IOUG Oracle RAC SIG president and two other Chair positions in 2008-2012 and is a co-founder of IOUG Cloud Computing SIG. Kai was awarded the Oracle ACE Director rank in April 2010 and was selected as Oracle ACE spotlight in June 2011, and featured in Oracle Magazine Sept/Oct 2010 issue. In April 2011 Kai received the 2011 OAUG Innovator of Year award. In 2012, Kai received the 2012 Oracle Excellence Award: Technologist of the Year: Cloud Architect by Oracle Magazine. Kai has been active in sharing his Oracle knowledge on his Oracle blog Kai is a co-author the Apress book ┬┐Expert Oracle RAC 12c ┬┐ .

Presentation Title: Oracle RAC 12c Flex Architecture and RAC support for Multitenant Architecture

Abstract: High Availability and Scalability become increasing important for IT infrastructure as application and database consolidation has become a key initiative in the data center. The Latest Oracle 12c RAC provides the right solution to achieve these goals with Oracle12c RAC and the multitenant architecture. Come to this session to learn these new features from the author of the Oracle 12c New feature chapter of the Apress book Expert Oracle RAC 12c . This session will provide the technical details on these new features such as Flex Clusters and Flex ASM and how to manage them to achieve the business benefits. This session also examines how Oracle RAC supports Oracle multitenant architecture and how these two important technologies work together to enable the highly available, scalable and cost-effective database infrastructure.

A special thanks to Melissa Stroup at NI for setting up and organizing the meeting.


Nov 21st - Oracle office with focus on 12C implementations


Each meeting unless noted will be from 11 - 1. We will have two speakers separated by lunch.


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