Wednesday, February 08, 2023

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SOUG Tech Day 2023 !!!

Hot on the heals of our November lunch and learn at Ruth's Chris in St.Petersburg, we are happy to announce our next SOUG Tech Day!

Performance Technology Day with 23c

Come join leading Oracle experts in Tampa, Florida. Oracle ACE Directors and Oracle ACE Pros will provide sessions on performance tuning techniques and tips.


Block off your calendar for January 18th (Wednesday). The event will be held at Fleming's Prime Steakhouse, 4322 W Boy Scout Blvd in Tampa.

The high level agenda for the Tampa Performance Technology Day with 23c will be:

  • 09:00 – 09:15: Registration
  • 09:15 – 10:00: AWR by Craig Shallahamer, Oracle ACE Director
  • 10:00 – 11:00: Exadata Case Study on Platinum MAA, panelists:
    Charles Kim, Oracle ACE Director
    Gary Gordhamer, Oracle ACE Pro
    Troy Ligon, Oracle ACE Pro
  • 11:00 – 12:30: Oracle Database 23c New Features by Sean Stacy, Oracle Product Management
  • 12:00 – 13:00: Lunch
  • 12:30 – 13:00: Data Analytics for ERP Systems with Data Applications, Incorta
  • 13:00 – 14:00: ASH by Craig Shallahamer, Oracle ACE Director
  • 14:00 – 15:00: SQL Performance Tuning by Gary Gordhamer, Oracle ACE Pro
  • 15:00 – 15:30: Q & A

Viscosity will be showcasing their newest Oracle Database Performance Tuning Pocket Solutions Guide so every on-site attendee will be rewarded with a copy of "Upgrading to Oracle Database 19c" by Gary Gordhamer. You must be present to receive an autographed copy of the book.

Performance Tuning Book

SOUG's World is Changing !!!

Our long-term host, Guardian Eagle, has been acquired by Michigan-based Centroid, Inc. We wish their new owners the same great success that Eagle has enjoyed in the past.

While this is great news for the folks at Eagle and Centroid, it does have some not so great implications for SOUG. With the acquisition, Centroid has vacated Eagle's local St.Pete offices with no plans to open a physical office in the local area. SOUG is currently searching for alternate meeting locations.

The SOUG website is currently hosted on Eagle's infrastructure which is being decommissioned, so we are also searching for alternative website hosting. If we go off the air briefly during this process, fear not, we'll be back as soon as we can work out the logistics.

Guardian Eagle was also providing us use of their MS Teams infrastructure to host our virtual meetings, so we are seeking an alternative for that as well.


The Suncoast Oracle Users' Group (SOUG) aims to further the relationship between Oracle users and partners and to actively promote and enhance the mission and objectives of the International Oracle Users' Group (IOUG) in the Tampa Bay region of Florida. 

SOUG provides the forums and programs that encourage the sharing of knowledge and skills amongst database administrators, applications developers, technical managers and other individuals who have interest in Oracle software, development tools, and applications.

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