I was asked by Jože Senegačnik, if I would be would be interested in doing a Masterclass/Seminar in Slovenia and, yes of course, I really liked the idea. So after having a quick look in my agenda, regarding my free time, we started to set things up.
This 2 day seminar will take place the 27th & 28th of March in Ljubljana, Slovenia, at Poslovna hiša Unija, Tržaška cesta 515, 1251 Brezovica pri Ljubljani. The seminar is organized by DbProf d.o.o. in cooperation with SIOUG, the Slovenian Oracle User Group. The early bird offering will be ending on the 16.3.2011 (have a look here for more details), so have a go at it.
Be aware, there are only a few days to go (the 16th/this Friday) and then the “early bird” offer ends and the (current) room is filling up quickly…
People who have attended the UKOUG presentation this year where Mark Drake, Sr. Product Manager XML Technologies / XMLDB, Oracle HQ, and I demonstrated the first principles of the XDB Repository, might have been impressed with its (GEO/KML Spatial, Image EXIF info) capabilities combined with Google Earth. This post will zoom in on how to consume automatically content of Windows Office document (docx).presentations from Marco Gralike
Most (APEX) people know the PL/SQL Gateway functionality of the XDB Protocol Listener, but this is only one very small part of the XDB Repository functionality. To be precise only one “servlet” part of it. Those “servlets” can be based on Java, C or PL/SQL. The PL/SQL Gateway, as it’s name suggests, is based on the PL/SQL part. Another “servlet”, the Native Database Web Service (NDWS), which enables you to create a database SOA endpoint service and more, is based on C code. Beside demonstrating the WebDAV ACL driven security features and database extensibility/interfacing facilities based on the database (no cost option) XMLDB functionality, it also explain one More >
UKOUG 2011 is nearby and one of the coolest things in Oracle 11g and onwards is, IMHO, a functionality called XDB Repository Events. Most of you probably know that based on XMLDB functionality in the database, the database also can be used in a File server kind of way by enabling the XDB Repository HTTP/FTP or WebDav functionality via DBMS_XDB. XDB Repository Events are a kind of “triggers” that enable you to automatically trigger/do something based on the events triggered in this file/folder environment. For example, it is possible to automatically create duplicate files in the XDB Repository or secure them. Other possibilities are to read the content of such a file and insert that content, on the fly during the copy/paste action, into a relational table.
Most APEX enthousiast know of the PL/SQL Gateway, which is a small part of the functionality that is called the XDB Protocol Listener. Besides PL/SQL support, it also enables you to secure your data, as mentioned, trigger actions based, for example on MIME type, mount your database as a Logical Volume (currently only via WebDAV, eg. DAVFS) of your operating system. The XDB Protocol Listener can support your own solutions based More >
In dit tweedaagse seminar neemt Steven Feuerstein je mee ver voorbij de basismogelijkheden van PL/SQL. Steven zal tijdens dit seminar de best practices behandelen die hij op tientallen plekken in de wereld heeft verzameld en die hij ook mede door zijn nauwe samenwerking met het PL/SQL product team van Oracle kan verifiÃ«ren en aanscherpen. Hij laat via code-voorbeelden en interactieve sessies zien hoe je als ontwikkelaar in staat bent om snel, hoogwaardige, goed onderhoudbare en uitbreidbare applicaties kunt maken.
Er is tijdens dit seminar voldoende ruimte om vragen te stellen en ideeÃ«n met Steven Feurestein uit te wisselen.
Bij dit seminar zijn de volgende zaken inbegrepen:
- Een exemplaar van het boek Oracle PL/SQL Programming (5th edition) van Steven Feuerstein (twv â‚¬71,-).
- Een PL/SQL quiz onder leiding van Steven Feuerstein met leuke prijzen.
- Ook ontvang je een gratis jaarabonnement op het PL/SQL Channel. Hiermee heb je toegang tot 27 uur videotraining (normaal $395).
Last day of Oracle Open World and I am currently attending the last presentations. The first presentation, “Oracle XMLDB: A noSQL Approach to Managing all your Unstructured Data”, deals with the no-SQL approach and using Oracle XML DB in the context of using it with “Big Data”, that is unstructured data. The title of the presentation is “a bit” misleading due it reference to noSQL data handling. XML is mostly used in the area’s of structured, data centric, semi-structured an unstructured, that is document centric data. Due to the flexibility of XML, it can be used for bridging those data content forms. Via the XDB repository, xmltype storage and xmlindex, that content can be moved into the XML DB part of the Oracle database, mapped and categorized. You can use repository events to shred and filter this map while the data is going in regarding interfacing via FTP or WebDAV. In all the presentation addressed a lot of already known fact of the XMLDB functionality and not really how to use it with huge amounts of unstructured data.
I am currently at a presentation of Patrick Schwanke, Quest Germany, regarding easy and high speed connect between NoSQL and Oracle Databases. Not really what I planned but as mentioned by Alex Nuijten in an earlier post, unstructured data and it’s handling is gaining ground, so I thought it would a good start do start Oracle Open World with a new topic.