Northern California Oracle Users Group


Admission to our quarterly conferences conference is free for members and $50 for non-members. Online registration and payment is required. Membership renewals and payments are not handled at the conferences.

Upcoming events

    • 02 Aug 2017
    • 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Seaport Conference Center, 459 Seaport Ct, Redwood City, CA 94063

    *** Limited-time offer: Bring a guest with you and pay only $49 toward the cost of catering (a separate Oracle Cloud account is not provided). Both you and your guest may also attend the NoCOUG summer conference the following day for free.

    Click here to watch a short video about the workshop. This workshop offers an in-depth hands-on look at the Oracle cloud. If you believe in learning by doing, then this is the workshop for you. No prior cloud experience is necessary. Walk away with the confidence that you can navigate the Oracle cloud with confidence. Seating is very limited so register early. Click here to register.


    Charles Kim is an Oracle ACE Director, a VMware vExpert, an Oracle Certified DBA, a Certified Exadata Implementation Specialist, and a Certified RAC Expert. Charles specializes in RAC, Exadata, Cloud, and Virtualization and is the co-author of nine books on Oracle Database. Charles holds certifications in Oracle, VMware, Red Hat Linux, and Microsoft, and has over 25 years of Oracle experience on mission- and business-critical databases. Charles presents regularly at local, regional, national, and international Oracle conferences, including IOUG Collaborate, VMware World, and Oracle OpenWorld, on topics of RAC, ASM, Linux best practices, Data Guard best practices, VMware best practices, Oracle on VMware virtualization, and 7×24 high-availability considerations. Charles is the founder and president of Viscosity North America, a niche Oracle consulting company specializing in Exadata, RAC, virtualization, and Oracle Cloud. Charles is also the president of the Cloud Computing SIG for the Independent Oracle User Group.


    08:00 – 09:30 – Check-in + Registration and cloud account setup for each student

    09:30 – 10:00 – Introduction to Oracle Cloud and SSH Security

    10:00 – 11:00 – Hands on Lab

    11:00 – 11:30 – Oracle Storage Cloud and Database Backup Cloud Lecture

    11:30 – 12:00 – Hands on Lab

    12:00 – 13:00 – Lunch

    13:00 – 14:30 – Upgrade to Oracle Database 12c Release 2: How and when to upgrade or migrate databases or workloads to the Oracle Cloud, How to migrate databases to Oracle Cloud with zero-downtime, Achieve hybrid cloud with the latest Oracle hardware on-premise platform

    14:30 – 15:00 – Database Cloud Lecture

    15:00 – 16:00 – Hands on Lab

    16:00 – 16:30 – Oracle Storage Cloud Storage Appliance Lecture, ZFS Storage Integration with Oracle Cloud

    16:30 – 17:00 – Q&A

    The NoCOUG 2017 Summer Conference will be held at the Chevron headquarters in San Ramon on Thursday, August 3 ( the day after the cloud workshop). Conference attendance is free for workshop participants using registration code CLOUDWORKSHOP. Click here to register for the conference.

    Seaport Conference Center in Redwood City

    • 03 Aug 2017
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Chevron Park Building A, 6001 Bollinger Canyon Rd, San Ramon, CA 94583

    Please register early. Click here to review the conference agenda. There's something for everyone: Oracle DBAs, developers, and architects. The conference is free for NoCOUG members, first-time NoCOUG conference attendees, and Chevron employees.

    Please note that the event has been moved from Bishop Ranch to Building A in the Chevron headquarters in Chevron Park. Online registration is required because of security requirements at Chevron Headquarters. Location map:

    Click here to register for the conference. If your plans subsequently change, please click here to send an email message to the NoCOUG volunteers requesting that your registration be canceled so that food is not wasted.

    P.S. There will be a full-day Oracle Cloud workshop at Seaport Conference Center, Redwood City on Wednesday, August 2. Click here to review the agenda for the workshop.

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