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Woo hoo! New Oracle ACE Directors

Yup, I am one of them!

Thanks to Kris Rice (@krisrice) at Oracle for submitting my nomination.

Still getting used to the new “networked” world. I actually saw the announcement of my promotion on Facebook (on my new smart phone) which was a feed from Twitter, before I saw the official email in my inbox.


Six degrees of separation from what????

Here’s the Tweet:

Oracle ACE Program Oracle ACE Program
Two more promotions to #ACED: Kent Graziano-@KentGraziano and Tingkun Yang. Congratulations!!
12:42 AM – 23 Jun 12 via TweetDeck

Also promoted today is my good buddy from Denver, Tim Gorman (@timothyjgorman). Tim is one of the best Oracle DBAs I know, a published author, great presenter/teacher, and is the current President of the Rocky Mountain Oracle Users Group (RMOUG).  He will be presenting a few session at KScope12 this comming week along with me and a bunch of other Oracle ACE and ACE Directors.

Congrats to all the newly minted ACE Directors!

Anyway, this was a good way to end the work week and start the weekend.



P.S. Stay tuned as I will be blogging and posting pictures from KScope12 in San Antonio starting Sunday (using WordPress on my smart phone, I hope!).

Ready for a Rocky Mountain High?

Got the mid winter blues?

Ready for some bright sunshine and fresh mountain air? Maybe some snow?

The wait is almost over! RMOUG Training Days 2012, February 14 – 16, is only 14 days away! That’s right, only a few days until the biggest, and the best regional Oracle users group conference kicks off! But why wait until the last minute?

You still have a few days to take advantage of the lower Standard Registration rates. Register by February 9 to receive the lower rate.

And don’t forget to sign up for a University session. I am participating in this one:

Data Warehouse Performance

Jerry Ireland, Rightsizing Inc., Mark W. Farnham, Rightsizing, Inc., Tim Gorman, Evergreen Database Technologies, Inc, & Kent Graziano, TrueBridge Resources

This session brings together four experts in performance and data warehousing. All are Oracle ACEs, two are members of the OakTable, and together they represent over ninety years of experience with Oracle. All of the ideas and techniques presented can be implemented with minimal additional hardware and most with a manageable effort. The session will start with some hints and tips that can be used on existing data warehouses and progress to a method of getting performance when the CBO does not recognize a star schema. The session will present partitioning strategies to increase scaling, and finally take a glimpse at some of the benefits of relatively new, but growing, database architecture. The day will be wrapped up with a Q & A with all symposium presenters.

So don’t delay, make your plans today!

And maybe get some skiing in?

See ya!


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