Oregon and Southern Washington Oracle Users Group






OSWOUG Meeting Portland: 4 times each year. Feb.,May,Aug.,Nov. on the second Tuesday.

The meeting will be in Bellevue at Oracle Headquarters on the following day.

There is no cost to attend.  Pleases RSVP Jon :  jsw@oswoug.org    Lunch and snacks will be provided with plenty of coffee and soft drinks in Portland;  Dinner in Bellevue.

2 Meeting Locations and Dates

10:30 pm - 5:00 pm  Tuesday, February 18, 2014  IN  Portland

Portland The Standard Insurance Center (Tuesday)

900 SW 5th Avenue

Portland, OR  97204

Physical address: The Standard Insurance Conference Center, Lower Level

Seattle:  Bellevue

4:30 pm - 7:30 pm , Wednesday, February 19, 2014  IN  Seattle (east over the bridges)

Bellevue at Oracle Headquarters

411 108th Ave.,NE

Bellevue, WA. 98004

Portland Parking:

Off-street meter parking is available in 1-3 hour increments on a first come basis. There are also various day parking lots around the building as well, Cost is 10-15 per day. 

Portland Public Transportation: Tri-Met MAX and Bus service run close to the office. Please check Tri-Met's website for further route and schedule information.  The nearest light rail stops are the Pioneer Square stops for all 4 lines, each is 2-3 blocks away.    until September 1 the MAX lines are still “fareless” in the following area – http://trimet.org/fares/freerailzone.htmStandard is just to the south and east of Pioneer Square.

SUBJECT MATTER   (more details are enroute)

Disaster Recovery with Oracle Data Guard

      Gary Fox, Xerox, DBA Lead


•Different Data Guard Types

•Switchover / Failover


•What Gets replicated?

•Management and Maintenance


Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel Release 2 (Fast, Modern, Reliable, Optimized for Oracle)

The Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel Release 2 is Oracle's second major release of its heavily tested and optimized operating system kernel for Oracle Linux 5 and Oracle Linux 6.

The Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel Release 2 is Oracle's second major release of its heavily tested and optimized operating system kernel for Oracle Linux 5 and Oracle Linux 6.

Despite identifying itself as version 2.6.39, the Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel Release 2 is in fact based on the mainline Linux kernel version 3.0.16 and boasts a wide range of new features and improvements relevant for enterprise workloads. The version number change was made to avoid potential problems with certain low-level system tools that depend on the kernel version number. It does not affect regular applications.

Testing of the Oracle Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel includes both the operating system and the full Oracle application stack running on top of it, verifying stability and correct behavior in all situations. The test suite includes installation, functional, stress and destructive tests, which are executed under varying workloads (e.g. I/O or CPU intensive), with various database sizes. Several parameters are varied during the full run of the test suites, which also include crash scenarios in Oracle Real Application Cluster configurations.

Hear why Oracle developed the Unbreakable Linux Kernel and why you should be running it under your Oracle Application on Linux.

BELLEVUE Presentation (in addition to Unbreakable Linux)

David Segleau, Sr. Director Oracle

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