OUG_SCOT: I was on fire and then the fire alarm went off


it’s been a couple of months since my session at the oug_scot and I feel it’s enough time to write about it…

First of all – it was awesome!

I have never been to a user conference other than the ilOUG in Israel. I went to the Oracle Open World couple of years ago (and I’m not going this year 🙁 ) but it was nothing alike…
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Oded at Scotland OUG

Oded’s Session on Security in the Cloud is now (oug_scot)

Oded Raz, my colleague and friend is on right now, talking about security in the cloud in the Scotland OUG conference.
Since the room is full, I had to leave to make some more space to the participants…

Oded at Scotland OUG

In the mean time, I was taking a walk around this nice complex and found the visitor demo room for hardware and engineered systems. I took some pictures:
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Live Blogging: Oracle User Group Conventions Israel and Scotland

Just a quick note – I was quite busy in the last few days – first there was the Israeli ilOUG convention (it’s still on) but I had to leave early since today I’m speaking at Scotland!

So today I’m speaking at 15:25 – my session is about “Adding Real Time Reporting to Your Database: Oracle In Memory Option”. This is a great session I gave last year in ilOUG SIG group and I added the PoC part we did at Clarizen. I will upload the presentation later today and I will be available to questions on that if you’ve got any.

My seconds session is a joint session with ACE Director Oded Raz – “SQLcl: The Next Generation of SQL*Plus?”. I wrote about SQLcl just a few weeks ago and now we’re presenting it. I will upload the presentation and the live demo document as well.

I hope everything will go okay today – I was told the room we are speaking at is not very big (and that’s a good thing for me). I will upload some pictures later and if you want to read more about my adventures in lovely Scotland on Twitter… 🙂

NoSQL Joke and DBA humor

Once, a very long time ago, I told an old joke about SQL and it was a huge success (not really).
This week I heard a joke that is slightly related to that joke and it made me giggle for a couple of minutes.
Those who know me, knows that I really like to hear jokes but I’m really terrible at telling them – but let’s go for it anyway.
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Welcome to my “new” blog

Welcome to my new (re-new) blog.

This blog was started 4 years ago in Hebrew and on the wordpress.com platform where it was simply called “The Zohar Elkayam blog”. In those last 4 years I’ve written dozens of articles which I felt will be useful to my forgetful me and to my readers who came along for the ride.

Lately I realized that wordpress.com has its limitations and I felt that I really need to move on to a new hosting platform. I figured out that by writing in only one language (Hebrew), I am missing most of my potential audience so I created this new bi-lingual blog, on a self-hosted platform with a new interface.

My goal is to have most of my old articles translated and connected to each other so people could read them in the language they prefer. I will also publish my new articles in both English and Hebrew at the same time.

I will work on translating most of my old posts (the ones that are still relevant) in the near future.

Feel free to reach out and contact me – if you have any questions or comments.

Have a great day!