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Oracle ACE Director Dan Hotka and Production DBA Tim Radney join Embarcadero's DBA Evangelist Scott Walz
to share insights with DBAs, data architects and SQL developers

SAN FRANCISCO – September 18, 2014 – Embarcadero Technologies is hosting two webinars on September 23 and 24, 2014 to provide DBAs, data architects and SQL developers insights on meeting big data challenges while delivering significant productivity gains across database management system (DBMS) platforms. The webinars follow Embarcadero's major new XE6 release of its award-winning portfolio of database tools, including ER/Studio, DBArtisan and Rapid SQL, announced earlier this week.



Dan Hotka's Top 10 Oracle 12 New Features
Oracle ACE Director Dan Hotka will reveal his top Oracle 12 features from the new features available. Dan and Embarcadero's Scott Walz will cover the new SQL and PL/SQL syntax and options, the container DB, new SQL optimizer features, deprecated features, hints, and more. Participants will learn the key features of Oracle 12 and how to apply them to apps, including:

  • New SQL Syntax
  • New SQL and PL/SQL Limits
  • Pluggable Database
  • New Packages
  • Deprecated Features
  • New SQL Tuning Features


Tuesday, September 23, 2014


Online registration for the Webinar is now open at: forms.embarcadero.com/Top10Oracle12FeaturesWebinar



Common SQL Server Mistakes and How to Avoid Them
Tim Radney, Production DBA and SQL Server MVP, and Embarcadero's Scott Walz will share SQL server wisdom on "gut check" strategies that can DBAs, data architects and SQL developers avoid making common SQL Server mistakes. The webinar will cover the following topics:

  • Backups - are yours good enough?
  • Maintenance - learn about regular maintenance that can help your SQL Server running its best
  • Instance Configuration - which settings should you be aware of that can make a huge difference?
  • Baselines and why they are important


Wednesday, September 24, 2014


Online registration for the Webinar is now open at: forms.embarcadero.com/SQLServerMistakesWebinarSQLServerMistakesWebinar

Both events are 1-hour live webinars (45-min presentation followed by 15-min Q&A). Participants will be able to submit questions during the webinar. Following each webinar, an on-demand replay as well as a PDF of the slide presentation will be available to registrants.

Dan Hotka – Training Specialist and Oracle ACE Director
Dan Hotka is a Training Specialist and an Oracle ACE Director who has over 36 years in the computer industry, over 30 years of experience with Oracle products. His experience with the Oracle RDBMS dates back to the Oracle V4.0 days. Dan enjoys sharing his knowledge of the Oracle RDBMS. Dan is well-published with 12 Oracle books and well over 200 published articles. He is frequently published in Oracle trade journals, regularly blogs, and speaks at Oracle conferences and user groups around the world.

Scott Walz – DBA Evangelist for Embarcadero Technologies
Scott Walz has more than 20 years of experience in the area of database development and currently serves as the Director of Software Consultants for Embarcadero Technologies. Prior to joining Embarcadero 12 years ago, Scott served as a development lead for Louisville Gas & Electric. He holds a bachelor's degree in computer information systems from Western Kentucky University.

Tim Radney – Production DBA
Tim Radney is a Production DBA for a financial services company, author, trainer and partner at Linchpin People. Over the past 15 years he has had roles from systems administrator working on Windows, Netware, Citrix and SQL Server to eventually becoming a lead database administrator.

About Embarcadero Technologies

Embarcadero Technologies, Inc. is a leading provider of award-winning tools for application developers and database professionals so they can design systems right, build them faster and run them better, regardless of their platform or programming language. Ninety of the Fortune 100 and an active community of more than three million users worldwide rely on Embarcadero products to increase productivity, reduce costs, simplify change management and compliance, and accelerate innovation. Founded in 1993, Embarcadero is headquartered in San Francisco, with offices located around the world. To learn more, please visit www.embarcadero.com.


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