Did you know there is a Microsoft Oracle Center of Excellence (MOCE)?  It was created to provide a single point of service for joint Microsoft and Oracle customers.  Specifically, the mission is to share extensive knowledge and background around Siebel, PeopleSoft, and JD Edwards on the SQL Server platform. The MOCE can also help with proof of concepts, provide support with ISVs on solutions, work with systems integrators on deployments, pre-sales opportunities, and migrations. There are some training programs happening throughout the spring.  Click here to see upcoming events.

Workshop dates are as follows:

Detroit: March 30 & 31 

New York City: April 2 & 3

Tokyo: April 9 & 10

Houston: April 23 & 24

Chicago: May 12 & 13

Philadelphia: May 14 & 15

This two day workshop covers the specifics of how the Oracle application interacts with SQL Server and how to architect a scalable and highly available solution. Its focus starts at the ODBC level and goes down to the disk.  Emphasis is on isolating issues, finding problems before they happen, and performance tuning. The goal of the workshop is to move beyond “my system’s slow” into WHY it’s slow and how to fix it. We’ll cover: what to look at, what it means, and what “good” & “bad” look like on a wide variety of platforms.

While the workshop is in lecture format, real world examples are used exclusively in the form of perfmon and profiler traces in addition to numerous trip reports and health checks that have been done with customers over the last 5 years. We’ll use out of the box tools and basic scripts to gather up information and apply common sense techniques to come up with answers.

Skills learned in this workshop can also be applied to other enterprise applications in your landscape.  Target Audience: DBAs, Siebel/PeopleSoft/JD Edwards Administrators, Consultants.  Working knowledge of SQL Server is encouraged.

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Frank McBath

Global Database Technologist

Microsoft-Oracle Center of Excellence

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