COLLABORATE 17 Session Tracks

    The COLLABORATE 17 - IOUG Forum takes place April 2-6, 2017 at The Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino in Las Vegas.

    COLLABORATE 17 delivers the year’s best line-up of user-driven education for Oracle technology professionals. It is expected that nearly 1,250 sessions will comprise the educational program, which is coordinated through the combined reach, connections and expertise of the IOUG, OAUG and Quest user communities.


    Big Data

    Learn how organizations are using Big Data to transform their operations and sustain their competitive advantage, and are addressing the challenges of managing rapid growth for data storage and availability. Hear how other users are proactively using customer data to create opportunities, what Big Data means for your industry, and what the considerations are for rapid data growth, accessibility and reliability mean for your data center.

    Key Topics:

    • Analytics and Reporting
    • Data Management
    • Internet of Things
    • Data Integration
    • Data Structure

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    Business Intelligence

    Enabling organizations to function more efficiently and make better decisions is more than just designing and knowing to use analytics, but also implementing a combined solution with business processes and knowledge as well as architecture of tools and database solutions. BI and analytics are about better decision making and supporting an organization's competitive edge. This track examines how analytics, warehousing and EPM function together enable these solutions and assist companies in making the right decisions.

    Key Topics:

    • Business Analytics
    • Process and Practices
    • Tools
    • Data Quality
    • External Content
    • Organizational Change
    • Unstructured Data

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    Cloud Computing

    How do you determine if going to the cloud is right for your company? Are the benefits promoted such as reduced cost, increased storage capability and flexibility realistic? This track is designed to provide you with information to help you make the decision around public, private and hybrid cloud considerations, along with provide you with case studies from those that have experienced it. Already using the cloud? Learn some best practices from other users that can help make it even more efficient. Private, public and hybrid clouds will be covered.

    Key Topics:

    • Analytics
    • IaaS
    • Mobile
    • PaaS
    • SaaS
    • Social
    • Virtualization

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    The Oracle relational database continues to evolve to include more new features, and as a result, has become even more complicated. On top of all the daily challenges of maintaining a high performance database, now you have to be sure the data are available 24×7 and compatible with other systems. This track is designed to provide DBAs of every experience level and industry with the tools to productively and creatively administer your data. 

    Key Topics:

    • Database Consolidation
    • Database Performance and Scalability
    • Database Security
    • High Availability and Database Protection
    • Upgrades

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    Development Tools and Strategies

    Working in application development means learning an alphabet soup of languages and performing a balancing act between Web-based, wireless and client/server applications. What will give you the edge to create successful applications? Do you use the Oracle suite of tools, or do you need to look for something that you can integrate? And how will your applications be used? With wireless technology? Through a portal? Will your forms and reports be used on an intranet or on the Internet? This track covers the topics that surround the development and deployment of your applications.

    Key Topics:

    • Application Integration
    • Connectivity
    • Data Programming
    • Frameworks
    • Testing and Quality Assurance
    • Tools and Technology
    • Web Development

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    Engineered Systems

    High performance is key, but software and hardware conflicts can sap your speed. Maybe it’s time to consider Engineered Systems, and take advantage of a pre-integrated solution with some serious power. Learn how to optimize your database performance, decrease your time to production and reduce your overall costs with the family of products within this track.  

    Key Topics:

    • Exadata
    • Exalytics
    • Exalogic
    • SPARC SuperCluster
    • ZFS Storage Appliance
    • Oracle Database Appliance
    • Oracle Virtual Compute Appliance
    • Big Data Appliance

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    Middleware & Manageability

    Your systems get more complex every day, between increased demand on resources, real time monitoring considerations, and integration between all the layers of your stack.  Learn from Oracle experts on their experience keeping an eye on all aspects of your environment through manageability middleware tools. Sessions will include topics like:application servers, data integration, enterprise management, identity management, service-oriented architecture, storage considerations, WebCenter, WebLogic and more.

    Key Topics:

    • Application Servers
    • Data Integration
    • Identity Management
    • SOA/BPM
    • WebCenter
    • Enterprise Manager
    • Storage

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    Professional Development

    It’s not enough these days to just know how to tune a database or build a Web page. You need to have all the skills to stand out in the sea of IT professionals and to move ahead. Skills like risk analysis, project management, determining return on investment, resolving conflicts and team building are just as valuable in the work place. This focus area highlights the other professional and personal skills you need to get ahead and to advance your career.

    Key Topics:

    • Attracting and Retaining Professionals
    • Certification
    • C-Level Development
    • Communication Skills
    • Mentoring
    • Project Management
    • Risk Analysis
    • Team Building
    • Training

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    Security, Governance & Master Data Management

    Security Risk and Compliance is not just about business controls that legislation requires. It makes sound business sense to protect your reputation, remain competitive, ensure your staff follows your business processes and control your business finances, in addition to any legislation or industry requirements. Follow this track if you are affected by government regulations or industry requirements, you want to improve your management of business risk and enable your organization to operate more effectively, or you have to ensure the quality of your master data.

    Key Topics:

    • Identity Management
    • MDM Hubs
    • Data Management and Governance
    • Data Quality
    • Data Security
    • Enterprise Security

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