[Novalug] January Meeting Topic(Oracle Poll)
plarsen at famlarsen.homelinux.com
Tue Dec 5 13:41:47 EST 2006
Doug Needham wrote:
> I don't go to the regular meetings very often, since I live in
> Fredericksburg. However, if one of the meetings had an Oracle segment
> and we had an opportunity for all of the Oracle DBA's to at least say
> hello, that would be cool. Maybe we could add on a bit to discuss open
> source alternatives to things like TOAD and ERwin. I am currently
> working with an open source ETL tool (Pentaho Data Integrator) that is
> an alternative to things like Informatica and Oracle Warehouse Builder.
> I may be able to talk about that. Should we shoot for an "Oracle" topic
> in Feb or March. I think the person that wants to do the Oracle topic
> said they can't do it in Jan anyway.
I'm all for a local Oracle group. Man, I thought I was the ONLY Oracle
professional living in Fredericksburg! Glad to know I was wrong. I like
your ideas for discussion subjects; but it strikes me that we may want
to have a special "oracle club" for some of discussions like the ones
above? Besides, there are local Oracle user groups, like SEOUG. I can
recommend using them for these kind of tools discussions.
Where I lack on these groups is frequent face to face talks. If there
are enough of us here, I think we should put our heads together at next
NOVALUG meeting and figure out where we want to take this?
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