Apps in focus – Oracle Cloud Applications (ERP and HCM) at Magseis Fairfield ASA – 23.november

Arrangement sted: Clarity Consulting, Dronning Eufemias gate 16, 0191 Oslo

Velkommen til neste Apps in focus seminar hvor du både kan komme personlig eller bli med online.

Oppstart 8:30 med frokost og mingling før vi starter kl 9:15

09:15 Introduction
Short intro to Magseis Fairfield ASA
Oracle Cloud Applications(ERP and HCM) at Magseis Fairfield ASA
Model for Support and Application Management – Oracle Cloud Applications(ERP and HCM)
Environment Management
HelpDesk and support
Quarterly release management
Advisory Services
What is covered by license agreement and how to work with Oracle Support
Lessons learned (experiences)
The presentation will last approximately 1 hour from 09:15. We have time until 12 for discussions after the presentation.

Link til invitasjonen

Oracle Applications Unlimited Day in the Nordics – 22.november i København

Arrangement sted: København

Vet du hva Oracle Applications Unlimited er? Det er Oracle sin satsning på å hjelpe kunder å få mest verdi ut av dagens investering, fra E-Business Suite, JD Edwards, PeopleSoft, Siebel, Hyperion. I den forbindelse passer det jo midt i blinken på den satsning vi i OUGN gjør med å støtte alle brukere av Oracle Applications.

Du er herved invitert på vegne av Oracle til København.

Oracle Applications Unlimited seminar 22.november i København

Programmet for Vårseminaret 2018

Programmet til årets Vårseminar er nå lagt ut på Guidebook

Last ned Guidebook på din telefon eller nettbrett (Android / iOS) og søk etter “OUGN” da finner du “OUGN Spring Seminar 2018” som du kan laste ned og ha på din telefon under hele turen.

Eller du kan lese Guidebook på nettet her

og er er noen teasere:

Årets keynotes og litt til:

 Hans Olav Hamran, VP Technology Oracle Nordic, gir oss ett innblikk i hvordan Oracle ser på fremtiden? Digitaliseringens myter
med Anette Grande Urhamar, CEO for KnowIT Experience i Oslo. Erfaren foredragsholder, mentor og rådgiver.
Blockchain and Oracle?
med Luis Campos, Director Data Management Cloud, Oracle EMEA

Andre “highlights” fra de parallelle faglige sesjoner:

Uwe Hesse
Exadata Smart Scan Deep Dive
Daniel Morgan
Oracle Security for DBAs and Developers
Sai Janakiram
A 360-Degree View of Oracle Database Cloud Service
Toon Koppelaars
Connection Pool Concepts, and How to Size Them
Ricardo Gonzalez
Test and Development Environments provisioning with Oracle ACFS
Simon Haslam
Traditional Oracle Professionals: let’s talk about REST!
Maarten Smeets
Microservices on Application Container Cloud Service
Robert Marz
Automatically deploy schema changes with Ansible and Liquibase
Gianni Ceresa
Pimp your DevOps with Docker: an Oracle BA Example
GDPR & You: The Nightmare of Business Analytic (but Graphs DB Will Save You)
Christen Seeberg
Analytics & Big Data Data Discovery and Visualization on Machine Learning steroids
Magnus Fagertun 
What did Hadoop ever do for us?
Gurcan Orhan
How to solve complex business requirements with Oracle Data Integrator?
Pål Børseth-Hansen
Oracle og maskinlæring


Vårseminar 2018

Start dato:
08.03.2018 kl 10:00

Slutt dato:
10.03.2018 kl 10:00

Color Fantasy, Color Line Terminalen, Hjortneskaien

OUGNs vårseminar seiler videre

I mars samler vi igjen noen av verdens beste innen Oracle. Fra Oslo kan du bli med på konferansen tur/retur Kiel, til en uslåelig pakkepris:

- 2 dager fullspekket med foredrag
- 2 overnattinger, inkl. frokost og middager
- Underholdning
- Alle fasiliteter om bord i Color Fantasy
- Mulighet for å gå i land i Kiel
- Direkte tilgang til mange Oracle-representanter
- 2 dager på en glimrende arena for å vedlikeholde og knytte nye kontakter!

Alt dette fra kr 7995,- (Early Bird innen 12. januar)

I år vil vi også få spennende foredrag innen digitalisering og sikkerhet.

Vi seiler ut fra Oslo torsdag den 8. mars og ankommer kai Oslo igjen lørdag morgen kl. 10:00.

Informasjon om foredragene og annet i programmet finner du her


Bryn Llewelyn master class on EBR

Arrangement sted: Scandic Bergen City, Håkonsgaten 2-7

It is our pleasure to welcome Bryn Llewellyn to Bergen. He will give us a one day EBR training on his Scandinavian EBR-tour:

Tuesday, November 28, 2017  –  8:30 AM to 5:00 PM

The seminar in itself is free of charge. Thanks Oracle!
OUGN will only charge for facilitating the event. NOK 200

Register here!

This is a training that at Oracle University would be billed as a master class with a much higher cost than an ordinary course. Being able to attend this is training at a quality you seldom get and getting it for free makes it one of the best training opportunities for Oracle specialists this year.

EBR as defined by Oracle:
Edition-based redefinition (EBR), enables online application upgrade with uninterrupted availability of the application. When the installation of an upgrade is complete, the pre-upgrade application and the post-upgrade application are able to be used at the same time. Therefore an existing session can continue to use the pre-upgrade application until its user decides to end it; and all new sessions can use the post-upgrade application. When there are no longer any sessions using the pre-upgrade application, it can be retired. When used in this manner, EBR enables hot rollover from the pre-upgrade version to the post-upgrade version, with zero downtime.

Background to Bryns mastery in EBR:
Bryn was part of the team that did the requirements analysis for EBR and that went on to do the conceptual design. He has been the Product Manager for EBR since before the GA of Oracle Database version 11.2 was announced at OpenWorld 2009. (This is the version that brought EBR.) He continues to participate in conceptual design work with each new database release. Bryn has presented on EBR an uncountable number of times, both at conferences and in web presentations for customers. He has advised many customers about their adoption and deployment of EBR.

As you can see, Bryn is THE person to teach you about this technology!

In general, patching or upgrading the artifacts in an Oracle Database that implement an application’s back end involves changing two or more functionally dependent objects. Because each DDL auto commits, such changes inevitably imply that the system is mutually inconsistent once the patching begins and that its integrity is regained only when patching completes. Before EBR, your only option, therefore, was to take downtime. EBR allows you to create a semantic copy of the live system within the same database so that you can make your changes to that while the live system remains in uninterruped use. Of course, the quota-consuming data must be mutually synchronized, transactionally. EBR supports this too. This workshop explains how it all works.

What you can expect:
You will appreciate the conceptual and practical challenges that any technology that aims to support zero-downtime application patching must meet. You will understand how EBR meets these challenges. And you will realize that no other conceivable approach could meet these. You will gain a deep understanding of EBR’s key features: the edition, the editioning view, and the cross edition trigger. The workshop will prioritize giving you a robust mental model so that you will be able confidently to design how you will adopt EBR in your database and then implement EBR exercises to meet your zero-downtime patching requirements. You will be shown the SQL statements and PL/SQL subprogram calls that you need in sufficient detail to make your new understanding concrete and immediately usable.

Format of the training:
The format will be upfront teaching using ordinary slides and on-the-fly Q&A. You will see various SQL*Plus demos and discuss code. But you will not need to bring laptops to do your own hands-on work. After the event, you will be able to download, from the Oracle Database PL/SQL and EBR blog, a carefully written whitepaper, current as of Oracle Database version 12.2, that covers all of the workshop’s content—and more—in detail. And all the code that you see will be published there too.

About Bryn:
Bryn Llewellyn Distinguished Product Manager Database Server Technologies, Oracle HQ

Bryn Llewellyn has worked in the software field for more than thirty-five years. He joined Oracle UK in 1990 at the European Development Center to work on the Oracle Designer team. He transferred to the Oracle Text team and then into consulting as the text specialist for Europe. He relocated to Redwood Shores in 1996 to join the Oracle Text Technical Marketing Group. He has been the product manager for PL/SQL since 2001. In 2005, he became responsible, additionally, for edition-based redefinition (EBR for short). This is the Oracle Database capability that supports online application upgrade. It’s hard for Bryn to remember his life before Oracle. He started off doing image analysis and pattern recognition at Oxford University (programming in FORTRAN) and then worked in Oslo, first at the Norwegian Computing Center and then in a startup. In Norway, Bryn programmed in Simula (its inventors were his close colleagues). This language is recognized as the first object-oriented programming language and was the inspiration for Smalltalk and C++.

Bryn is an Oak Table member.

OUGN på Oracle OpenWorld 2017

Arrangementer i regi av OUGN under Oracle OpenWorld 2017

lørdag 30. september kl. 11:30
Tradisjonen tro inviterer OUGN til tur lørdag før konferansestart. Arrangementet er tilgjengelig for hele den norske delegasjonen.
I år tar vi dere med på en minneverdig Champagne Brunch ombord i en flott båt i San Francisco-bukten. Underveis serveres en deilig brunch.

Pris NOK 350,-

Påmelding og mer informasjon her


Norsk Aften
søndag 1. oktober

Det blir som alltid Norsk Aften på søndagen downtown i San Francisco. Dette vil være på Golden Gate Tap Room.

Felles frokost
mandag 2. oktober kl 07:30

For de som ønsker selskap til frokost – vi møtes mandag morgen på Lori’s Diner på hjørnet av Sutter og Powell Street kl. 07:30


Siste dager for påmelding OUGN vårseminar 2017

OUGN Vårseminar til Kiel 9.-11. mars – meld deg på her – frist torsdag 2.mars

To dager fullspekket med faglig innhold og foredragsholdere i toppklassen.
Programmet er publisert! Last ned til mobil eller På web

Smakebiter fra årets program:

DNV GL – den digitale transformasjon – Senior VP, Elling Rishoff,reflekterer over hvordan man håndterer legale, finansielle og tekniske utfordringer på toppen av hybrid skyarkitektur.

God stemning– med relasjonsterapeut og standup-komiker, Dora Thorhallsdottir

De 3 musketerer! 84 års fartstid med Oracle, og fremdeles relevante! – Frode, Inge og Audun vil gjennom anekdoter og historier vise hvordan man kan ha det gøy gjennom 30 år med kontinuerlig endring i det norske Oracle miljøet.

“Highlights” fra de parallelle faglige sesjoner:

Core Tech:

  • Mike Dietrich Oracle Database guru – Upgrades and Migrations. Mike tar oss med gjennom hele oppgraderingen for Oracle Database 12.2
  • Martin Bach – Oracle Certified Master 12c, ACE Dir. Martin gir oss et innblikk i alt som er nytt for Oracle Linux 7.

Db Development:

  • Kuassi Mensah– Director of Product Management at Oracle Corporation. Kuassi viser oss hvordan implementere JavaScript microservice for dataprosessering direkte i Oracle DB.
  • Sai Janakirim – Oracle ACE Director and Oracle Certified Professional. Sai viser oss hvordan microservice, DevOps og sky-tjenester gir stor verdi til kunde.


  • Ove Olsen – DevOps teknolog med 10+ års erfaring med Oracle teknologi og Java. – “Profilering, analyse og overvåking av applikasjoner som kjører på JVM”
  • Jorge Quilcate – Software Developer with more than 5 years of experience working with Java and Oracle Fusion MW. – “Moving from Traditional Messaging to Apache Kafka”


  • Sandra Flores – Independent SOA Architect working in México City. “SOA, Microservices and Service Orientation: The Samurai Way”
  • Frank Munz – Expert in Oracle Middleware and distributed computing. “Serverless Architecture FaaS – what is that? How to?”

BI/DWH/Big Data

  • Robin Moffatt – Principal Consultant hos Rittman Mead og Oracle ACE – “Performance i OBIEE 12c”, Big Data Spatial og Stream Analytics!
  • Wanda Presthus – Førsteamanuensis ved Westerdals Oslo ACT. Wanda presenterer “design av BI-dashboards”. Hun bruker et stort norsk logistikk-selskap som case-studie.

Strategy and More

  • Henning Maagerud – National Contact Point for EU-kommisjonens forskningsprogram Horizon 2020 på forskningsområdene IKT og samfunnssikkerhet. Henning presenterer “Spionasje, overvåkning og informasjonssikkerhet“
  • Bjørn Deverill-Mathisen – Sales and marketing professional and an inspiring and energetic leader. Bjørn presenterer “Do you really think you have a job in 10 years?”


  • Johan Almqvist – Senior Technology Architect and leads Accenture’s Oracle business in Norway. Johan presenterer “One year later – experiences from an upgrade to 12.2.5”
  • Dag Kallhovd – Solution specialization in ERP (OeBS) and logistics. Dag presenterer “Effektiv vareforsyning i Helse Sør-Øst gjennom regional ERP