#ThanksOTN @OracleOTN Appreciation Day

Initial thanks to Oracle Technology Network and Oracle ACE Program for making us connect with Oracle community. And to Tim Hall (A.K.A. oracle-base) for setting all of us up for sharing some content with Oracle Community. So let’s start sharing my content. Click #ThanksOTN for all the tweets across OTN Appreciation Day.

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#OOW16 Day-2

I intentionally named the post name as -2, it is because Oracle Open World will start 2 days later (not counting Saturday, 17th September). Although it looks all the same, each year has it’s own differences in scope and detail. So let’s start sharing the story. Continue reading

#AMIS25 – the Conference

AMIS (Aero Management Information Management System) is celebrating its 25 glorious years and that was why venue is intentionally picked as an airport hangar near Katwijk. I’d like to thank to initially to Oracle ACE Program for letting this happen, then biggest thanks to Lucas Jelemma and also everybody involved in conference (speacial credits to Saskia van der Maat and Lianne Verhoeven for taking care of all the speakers)

Venue from a top view

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AMIS25 – City Tour

I was able to visit city of Amsterdam twice, on 31st of May (when I touched down) and 4th of June (the day after the AMIS25 conference). It is a lovely city with full of attractions, sightseeing, shopping and lots more. Here are some selection of my photos that I’ve taken during my long (long, because I had 22k steps in the first and 22.3k steps in my second tour) walking tours. Continue reading

AMIS25 OTN Cloud Developer Challenge

It was early April when we (as ACE Directors) received a mail about asking to attend to AMIS25 conference and OTN Cloud Developer Challenge (formerly known as Cloud Hackaton) and I replied yes. To face the challenge, I asked Heli HelskyahoTim Hall, Osama Mustafa and Debra Lilley. Luckily, all replied yes and we start discussing about our solution. Debra’s idea was great and we started to work on it.

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Oracle Turkey’s Bloggers Meetup

Last week on 30th of March, I was at Oracle Turkey office to ask my questions about Big Data and Cloud. There were only 10 Bloggers selected to the meeting and I’m glad I was one of them.

It was not a presentation session made by Oracle Turkey peeps. It was a question & answer session lasting more than 2 hours and all the questions are handled briefly with supported presentations & slides (sometimes from the other guys attended to session).

Here were my questions, which I got all answered;

  • What is the value addition of Oracle Big Data Appliance for the companies and in which subjects?
  • What is the infrastructural highlights of Oracle Big Data Appliance and add-ins out-of-the-box? What do companies buy when they buy a Big Data Appliance box? Which licences are included and what will be the support level for non-Oracle products?
  • What is the relationship level of core Big Data actors in the industry (such as Cloudera)? Is there a native support for Oracle Data Integrator and Oracle Golden Gate?
  • Do we – as IT world – misunderstand Big Data as a concept? What are the elements witin a Big Data project? Must we talk about NoSQL and unstructured data only? Vs (Volume, Variety, Velocity, Veracity, Value, etc.) and everybody’s theories?

It was a fantastic event and thanks to everybody who organised and attended.

@TurkishOUG 2016 main event CFP

Call for papers is on for Turkish Oracle Users Group Spring 2016 conference. We (as TROUG) are preparing annual and SIG events since 2011, but this one is very special for us. This year, we are welcoming not only the Turkish, but also the English speakers to our conference (this is why this post is in English). This is our first time for not only accepting Turkish & English speakers, but also moving the conference location from Istanbul to Kusadasi (a fabulous summer place with historical amenities, bring your swimwear), and also conference will be held in Richmond Ephesus Resort Hotel and also there will be 3 parallel sessions at the same time and also conference will be for 2 days. Lots of surprises are awaiting you this year. Continue reading