Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Free trial access of the Oracle Licensing training course


This is a message from my friend and Oracle licensing expert Sibaji Dey Choudhury.

Oracle Licensing has been a global challenge for a number of years now, and a lack of deep understanding on Oracle Licensing has derived $$ Millions during audits from unaware Oracle customers. To help tackle this issue 'Licensing Circle' was built to train and certify Oracle professionals on a comprehensive, portal-based knowledge on Oracle License Management.

The Oracle Senior DBA group on Linkedin has negotiated with 'Licensing Circle' to provide for the members of the Oracle Senior DBA Group a Free, trial access of the Oracle Licensing training course. This offer is also open to your own Linkedin contacts who may not be a member of the group.

So, how do you get the Free, trial access of 'Licensing Circle'?

Step 1: Sign up on (takes 1 minute)
Step 2: Request Free, trial access on the Contact Us page. Mention the Oracle Senior DBA group.

We sincerely hope this will benefit all our group members and their contacts.

Best regards,

Porus Homi Havewala,
Oracle Certified Master.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Gavin Soorma Implementation Workshop: GoldenGate 12c

From fellow Oracle Certified Master Gavin Soorma:

Register for the new Oracle GoldenGate 12c Release 3 online training course from Gavin and learn all about the exciting new features in Oracle 12.3 OGG like the Microservices Architecture, Parallel Replicats, Automatic Conflict Resolution and more as well as fast track yourself towards acquiring the skills to implement and maintain an Oracle 12c GoldenGate replication environment. Great for cloud database migrations as well.

Course Duration: 20+ hours
Course Fee: 549.00 USD including a lifetime subscription to Gavin's "Oracle DBA Tips & Techniques" website
Hands-on Lab Exercises with recordings provided of every session

Course Topics and Objectives:

• Learn about the new Oracle GoldenGate 12c Release 3 microservices architecture, topologies and components
• Installation of Oracle GoldenGate 12.3 Classic as well as Microservices Architecture
• Configuring the Manager process
• Prepare the Oracle database for GoldenGate replication
• Create Classic/Integrated extracts and replicat process groups
• Create Co-Ordinated /Parallel replicats
• Configure and manage DDL replication
• Configuring security and encryption of trail files and credentials in GoldenGate
• Column mapping, Data filtering and transformation
• Using the Logdump utility to examine trail files
• Using OBEY files, macros and tokens
• Handling errors and exceptions in GoldenGate
• Configuring Automatic Heartbeat Tables
• Monitoring Lag
• Configuring Bi-Directional replication, Conflict Detection and Resolution, and new 12c Release 3 automatic conflict resolution

Both weekdays as well as weekend batches are available for this training course.

Use the links below to register for the training.

From Mon, Oct 23, 2017 and meets 10 times

From Sun, Oct 29, 2017 and meets 5 times

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

New Oracle Training from OCM Gavin Soorma

Dear Friends,

Fellow Oracle Certified Master Gavin Soorma has now created some exciting new Oracle training courses.  On his behalf, we are pleased to announce the following forthcoming online training courses:

<> Oracle Database 12c Release 1 and Release 2 New Features
<> Oracle 12c Data Guard and Backup and Recovery
<> Oracle Performance Tuning Workshop
<> Exadata essentials for Oracle DBA’s
<> Oracle GoldenGate 12c Release 3 Implementation Workshop
<> Oracle GoldenGate 12c Release 3 Advanced Workshop
<> Oracle 12c Clusterware, RAC and ASM
<> SQL Server 2016 for Oracle DBA’s

All the above courses are between 16 to 20 hours in duration (4 hours a week) and are each priced at only 499.00 USD including a free lifetime membership to his Oracle DBA Tips and Techniques website.

Recordings will be made available for each session and every course will carry several hands-on lab exercise modules for which remote support will be provided as well.

Kindly register your interest for any of the training courses listed via the link below:


Porus Homi Havewala
Oracle Certified Master.

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Aussie Database Performance Tuning software "Ellarose" from Riyosu

My friend and fellow Oracle OCP Nathan McAteer is providing all readers with an opportunity to purchase the latest version of Riyosu’s Aussie database performance tuning software "Ellarose" at a discounted rate. Ellarose, named after his daughter by the proud father, is used by some of Australia’s largest financial institutions on a daily basis. In fact the majority of articles posted by Nathan on the Riyosu website are real world scenarios from one of the top 4 Australian banks.

The product is extremely versatile and covers a range of Oracle version and editions. Both Standard and Enterprise edition are supported from 10g. Backward compatibility from 9i downwards is cleverly done by allowing the user to tailor the underlying scripts which query the database performance metrics. Access to the underlying scripts is a huge bonus and rarely do vendors share the intelligence of their product like this. It means you also get access to hundreds of great performance scripts. Not licensed to use AWR? Not a problem because it also works on STATSPACK. There are a whole series of articles from Nathan on the Riyosu web site about the database performance tuning that can be achieved by Ellarose.

The Ellarose product itself can be downloaded through the Riyosu online store at for an annual subscription of $349 USD (further discount code provided below). Once you have your subscription you can use it on *any* number of databases within your organisation. Note that similar products on the market would cost ten times as much.

For a further 10% discount, enter the special coupon code of "SDBA1".

Note: You can apply your discount code after clicking on the “BUY NOW” button.


Porus Homi Havewala,

Oracle Certified Master.


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