Yes SQL ! the conference Jan 26 & 27 at Oracle

January 13th, 2016

Wow, this is big – a Yes SQL conference !

Finally ! It’s here ! Yes SQL ! the conference!

At Oracle headquarters !

Send me your questions!

Have questions about SQL? about No SQL? about Yes SQL? About how Oracle is faring in the industry with SQL? I’ll be moderating a SQL panel discussion with

  • Andy Mendelsohn (Executive Vice President for Database Server Technologies)
  • George Lumpkin (Vice President, Product Management)
  • Bryn Llewellyn (Distinguished Product Manager)
  • Steven Feuerstein (Developer Advocate)
  • Mohamed Zait (Architect) will explain Oracle’s strategy

Send me your questions – ideally just put them in the comments below – and I’ll ask them in the panel discussion.

Is Oracle Web scale? Is Oracle Web scale? Come ask the panel discussion.

The Conference

SQL is fascinating and almost every business depends on SQL to some degree. SQL permeates modern IT and is the #1 method of data access, so finally a conference dedicated to SQL.

Here are some of the rockstar SQL speakers at the conference:

  • Steven Feuerstein
  • Janis Griffin
  • Bryn Llewellyn
  • Andy Mendelsohn
  • Kerry Osborne
  • Tanel Poder
  • Mauro Pagano
  • Carlos Sierra


Check out the full 3 day conference agenda.

Coordinating with BIWA

Yes SQL! is coordinating with BIWA. The first 2 days are Yes SQL! (Jan 26 and 27) and the 3rd day (Jan 28) is BIWA (Business Intelligence, Warehousing and Analytics conference)

Full day SQL class

On Jan 28 a full day (8 am-5 pm)SQL tuning workshop is being offered. The workshop is being presented by Carlos Sierra and Mauro Pagano. Seats limited so sign up early here.

Talk Examples


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  2. Noons
    | #1

    Would be interesting if instead of “stars” it was attended by users.
    The real ones, who pay to use the product and have to live with its warts, no matter what.
    OK, then: pass…

  3. khailey
    | #2

    Hi Noons – thanks for stopping by again. The conference is a user conference. All the people there are users whether they are “star speakers” or “star users”, in the end they are all users. The Yes SQL is put on by NoCOUG, the Northern California users group and is non profit and volunteer run. I volunteer for NoCOUG. NoCOUG and the NoCOUG board highly encourage all members to present.
    I’m super excited about Yes SQL as I see it as a maturing of both NoCOUG and SQL that SQL has become so ubiquitous and that NoCOUG is growing out of the limitations of just Oracle and expanding to a more inclusive SQL conference.

  4. Noons
    | #3

    I’m really sorry that the NoCOUG is seen to contain the majority of Oracle users worldwide. That has been the problem for a long time now:
    the total disconnect of a room full of folks yelling at each other how great they are and the very simple fact the universe of Oracle users is worldwide and a LOT larger. Or at least, it used to be… :(

    Look, the only way this sort of tech event can be of interest to anyone besides the usual beer-club is to put it ALL on youtube and make it available to everyone around the world. Any other approach is just local.
    I’ve been pointing this out for ages now but some folks (not you!) still don’t get what’s happening, even though attendances have been dropping through the floor.

    Some have started technology youtube channels and are being a lot more influential than a zillion of these events have ever been. I only wish this practice continues and expands: it’s a LOT more useful to every one than these local events.

  5. Iggy
    | #4

    In May 2011, Oracle Corporation published a white paper titled “Debunking the NoSQL Hype,” the final advice being “Go for the tried and true path. Don’t be risking your data on NoSQL databases.” ( However, in September of the same year, Oracle Corporation released Oracle NoSQL Database. Oracle suggested that the NoSQL approach was well-suited for certain use-cases:
    “The Oracle NoSQL Database, with its ‘No Single Point of Failure’ architecture, is the right solution when data access is “simple” in nature and application demands exceed the volume or latency capability of traditional data management solutions. For example, click-stream data from high volume web sites, high-throughput event processing and social networking communications all represent application domains that produce extraordinary volumes of simple keyed data. Monitoring online retail behavior, accessing customer profiles, pulling up appropriate customer ads and storing and forwarding real-time communication are examples of domains requiring the ultimate in low-latency access. Highly distributed applications such as real-time sensor aggregation and scalable authentication also represent domains well-suited to Oracle NoSQL Database.” (

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