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

2015 in review

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2015 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 24,000 times in 2015. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 9 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

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2015 at a glance

As we are in the last days of 2015, I would like to review my 2015 at a glance.


  • Year started early with OTN Yathra Tour 2015 with all 2 sessions at Mumbai, Pune, Hyderabad and Bangalore starting from 19th February till 25th February. Remarkable point is that it was snowing heavily in Turkey and sunny weather in India. Thanks to Sai Janakiram for everything.
  • Oracle User Group Norway (OUGN) in Oslo, Norway at 12th and 13th March 2015 with 2 sessions. My first time in OUGN and luckily boat was great with no waves and swings at all. Thanks to
    Øyvind Isene for all his effort.
  • Ireland Oracle User Group (OUG_Ire) in Dublin, Ireland at 19th March 2015 with 2 sessions. Ireland means good beer and “proper” Irish Pubs. Thanks to Brendan Tierney and UKOUG for setting everything up although Brendan was heavily ill.
  • Turkish Oracle User Group (TROUG) at Halic University Bilisim Gunleri in Istanbul at 16th April 2015. I always want to go to universities and share my expertise with the young generation.
  • Oracle Open World 2015, San Francisco, California at 25th September 2015 and 29th September 2015. Thanks to Debra Lilley (for adding me into UGF3190) and Oracle Data Integration team for letting me speak once again. This was my 6th time in Oracle Open World and 6 of 6 I had the speaker ribbon.
  • Bulgarian Oracle User Group (BGOUG) Fall 2015 Conference in Pravets, Bulgaria at 20th and 21st November 2015 with 3 sessions. Thanks to Milena Gerova for all the efforts she made and it was a fantastic conference.
  • Recorded a 2 Minute Tech Tip – Let ODI Learn From You with Bob Rhubart (OTN ArchBeat) at 14th September 2015.
  • Recorded Oracle Developer Choice (DEVVY) Judge by OTN Database Community at 3rd November 2015 with Laura Ramsey during the Oracle Open World 2015.
  • Recorded another 2 Minute Tech Tip OWB 2 ODI Migration by OTNArchBeat with Bob Rhubart (OTN ArchBeat) at 12th November 2015 during the Oracle Open World 2015.

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After a great @BGOUG Fall’15 conference

The day started early,  woke up at 4am, because of having 7:50am flight to Sofia. Landed at 9am and moved to Technologica to leave my luggages (the first speaker to arrive for the conference) and started a short city tour.
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Video by @OracleDBDev during #OOW15

Laura Ramsey (known as @OracleDBDev on Twitter), recorded me a session about how it feels to be a DEVVY (#ODevChoice) judge.

To be honest, it is really hard to be a judge. You need to check every detail, you need to be very careful when you are voting for the finalists. Also, it is so great to see the outcome.

It is an honour to be the nominator of Emrah Mete (his LinkedIn and Twitter accounts), who is one of the DEVVY winner in SQL category. And he had the most votes of all the categories and clear the leader in SQL category. Thanks to all community members of TROUG and everybody who voted.

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