Registration open for the May 18 QEW

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  May 18th, 2012

Educational Workshop

And Annual
Membership Meeting

**MySQL – Special Interest


Oracle Broomfield Campus

500 Eldorado Blvd

Building 1

Broomfield, CO 80021


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7:30 am –  8:15 am         Continental Breakfast

8:15 am –   9:15 am         TOAD as a SQL Tuning Tool 

8:15 am –  9:15 am          MySQL Backup & Recovery Essentials

9:25 am    10:25 am     Oracle PL/SQL Timestamp/Interval Data Types

9:25 am   10:25 am      SQL and NoSQL

10:35 am  – 11:35 am     Improving  your Oracle Application Express Applications using Dynamic Actions and Plug-Ins

10:35 am – 11:35 am       Explaining the MySQL EXPLAIN

11:45 am – 12:45pm        Demystifying MySQL for Oracle DBAs and Developers

Networking Lunch

12:45pm – 1:45 pm   Board Meeting (open to all members), Board Elections and Annual Membership  



8:15 am – 9:15 am

TOAD as a SQL Tuning Tool 

Dan Hotka, Owner,


This is a live-demo presentation.  Dan shows how to use TOAD to perform many SQL tuning tasks and the value of the information being presented.  TOAD has some interfaces that simply do not exist in other tools.  TOAD also has some little known features that comes with both the base TOAD and TOAD for Developers.  The attendee will gain valuable insights as to how Oracle processes SQL and many tips on how to improve SQL performance.


8:15 am – 9:15 am – MySQL

MySQL Backup & Recovery Essentials

Ronald Bradford, Founder Effective MySQL, Oracle ACE Director

 A hardware, software or human failure can occur at any time. Are you prepared?  Many organizations take a risk of serious data loss and system downtime with inadequate procedures in place to support a disaster recovery.  This
presentation covers the essentials of MySQL backup and recovery options, identifying the necessary tools for an effective strategy to support data resilience and business continuity for your organization. MySQL has no one
single unbreakable backup solution, so it is important to understand the impact of MySQL replication, storage engines, configuration options for durability, hardware configuration and the impact on locking and uptime for the various
hot/warm/cold options available

9:25 am – 10:25 am

Oracle PL/SQL Timestamp/Interval Data Types

Donald Schaefer, Ingenix Senior Software Engineer

Presentation/Programming Examples for 5 PL/SQL Data Types: Timestamp, Timestamp with Time Zone, Timestamp with Local Time Zone, 2 Interval Data Types; fractional second precision, automatic adjustment fordaylight savings time, Time Zone/date/time calculations/conversions, programming with various Timestamp/Interval PL/SQL functions.

9:25 am – 10:25 am


Dave Stokes, Oracle MySQL Community Manager

Data has lately been divided between SQL and NoSQL. But what if you could access the same data, from the same disks
using both methods? MySQL features two storage engines that provide direct SQL access and NoSQL access without duplication of systems, disks or other infrastructure. The InnoDB storage engine is MySQL’s default and is fully
ACID while the NDB is used in a cluster environment.  This session will cover how to get the best of both worlds.

10:35 am – 11:35 am

Improving  your Oracle Application Express Applications using Dynamic Actions and Plug-Ins

David Peake, Oracle Product Manager, Application Express

Learn how to easily incorporate dynamic actions and plug-ins to take your APEX applications to the next level. With the advent of dynamic actions developers no longer need to know JavaScript and AJAX in order to incorporate client-side interactivity. Plug-Ins allow developers to easily extend APEX with custom item types, regions,processes, dynamic actions and even authentication and authorizations.

 10:35 am – 11:35 am

Explaining the MySQL EXPLAIN

Ronald Bradford, Founder Effective MySQL, Oracle ACE Director

Determining the Query Execution Plan (QEP) of an SQL statement is the primary analysis tool for DBAs. Understanding how to interpret the information from the EXPLAIN command and what additional commands and tools exist to add supplementary information are essential skills that will be used daily in production operations.

The MySQL EXPLAIN QEP is significantly different from an Oracle QEP and Oracle DBAs need to understand and learn the most appropriate way to understand and navigate this information to effective performance tune a running MySQL

 11:45 am – 12:45 pm

Demystifying MySQL for Oracle DBAs and Developers

George Trujillo, Oracle Solutions Architect at VMware, Oracle MySQL ACE

MySQL is the world’s most popular open-source database for the Web.  The presentation will provide an introduction to the MySQL architecture, features and ecosystem.   Attendees will also see how new features, virtualization and the cloud are continuing to increase the adoption of MySQL.

Topics include:

1. MySQL Architecture

2. What makes MySQL so popular

3. Key Features

4. Advantages of MySQL

Networking Lunch

12:45pm   –1::45 pm  Board Meeting (open to all members), Board Elections and Annual Membership

500 Eldorado Blvd

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New RMOUG MySQL Special Interest Group (SIG)

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New RMOUG MySQL Special Interest Group (SIG)

 The Rocky Mountain Oracle User Group has added a new MySQL Special Interest Group (SIG).  The first official meeting will be held at the Quarterly Education Workshop on May 18th, 2012, with breakfast starting 7:30 am.