NYOUG 2017 Fall General Meeting: How to Ensure Good Performance after a Database Upgrade

How to Ensure Good Performance after a Database Upgrade

The chief concern among customers approaching a database upgrade is how to preserve or improve upon the performance they have come to expect from their Oracle Database. In this session, Oracle’s VP of Development for database upgrades will take you through the process steps beginning from pre-upgrade preparation to the best use of standard features, tips and tricks for testing, and services to make your upgrade to the latest generation of Oracle Database a true success.

Roy Swonger has over three decades of experience in commercial software development. His 20+-year career at Oracle has included work on software process and quality improvement as well as a progression of management roles in technical documentation, software development tools, and core database technologies. Roy has managed the Database Upgrade & Utilities in the Server Technologies division for more than 13 years. In this capacity, he is responsible for the development of database features such as the Data Pump, SQL*Loader, External Tables, and Transportable Tablespaces. In addition, Roy runs the global Upgrade Program for the database, coordinating worldwide efforts to make database upgrades faster, easier, and less risky for customers. Roy holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and a Master of Software Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University.