The UK Oracle User Group conference will host 190 presentations over three days, covering technology, applications and management issues. Subjects include "How not to be a database administrator - my favourite mistakes" and "As bad as it gets - database disasters".
The results of the group's annual user survey, which has had a record response this year, will also be announced at the conference.
UK Oracle User Group chairman Ronan Miles expects question and answer sessions at the conference to address pricing, licensing, quality and support. "You could pick any industry on the planet and find the same issues, with people wishing things work better," he said.
Miles welcomed the new patching strategy the company introduced this summer. A single patch containing multiple fixes is now released on a regular monthly basis. "Oracle is evolving in line with the ever increasing complexity of products and the ever maturing need of its client base," said Miles.
The highlight of the annual conference for Miles is being alerted to new issues. "I love to hear the things that surface unexpectedly - where a user issue is exposed by one person and everybody else realises they are experiencing it too," he said.
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