I am getting this out extremely late. I seriously have good excuses for that. Due to my location and Charley feeling ill, we will be doing the S3OLV UG meeting entirely virtual this month.
Here is the note on the invite:
Please join us this month for a Virtual UG meeting. We will not be meeting at The Learning Center.
Follow these steps:
- Copy this address and paste it into your web browser: https://www.livemeeting.com/cc/UserGroups/join
- Copy and paste the required information: Meeting ID: 89TDFP
Randy Knight of SQLSolutions Group will be presenting. He has some insight to help both the Oracle and SQL DBA.
Randy Knight (MCITP) is an IT Professional who has been working with Microsoft technology for over 20 years, focusing on SQL Server for the last 14. He has worked in a variety of settings, including six years as a Database Architect for Match.com, one of the largest and most successful dot coms.
We welcome anybody who is able, to attend this virtual meeting.
The meeting will be held February 10, 2011 at 6:30 PST.
I mentioned that Randy will be teaching us some useful info for both SQL and Oracle DBAs. Here is the abstract for the presentation he will be giving.
In today’s enterprise environments, it is becoming increasingly necessary to integrate data from a variety of sources. As SQL Server continues its march into the enterprise, the days of focusing 100% on one platform are over. At a bare minimum, we need to be able to communicate with DBA’s for other platforms. Terminology as simple as Instance and Database mean very different things in Oracle than they do in SQL Server. In this session, we will compare and contrast the two platforms in terms of features and terminology. We will also discuss some of the best practices and pitfalls when integrating the two.