Now attend presentations remotely – via WebEx!
If you cannot attend the presentation in person, COUG is continuing to offer WebEx attendance to our Presentations at no charge to you!

To take advantage of this incredible opportunity, or for more information, please email us at
For the October presentation, we need to receive your email by 11 pm on Wednesday, September 17th.

Date: Thursday, October 20, 2016
Registration & Refreshments: 8:00 am
Presentation: 8:30 am – 9:30 am
Presentation Location: Suncor Energy Centre
West Tower  – Room 17 D
150 – 6th Ave. SW
Eventbrite - COUG Presentation October 20th, 2016

Presentation: SQL Performance Tuning Strategies in Oracle 11g!

Large Oracle Sites such as Banks, Large Financial Institutions, stock exchanges, utilities markets, oil and gas companies are incredibly sensitive to poor performance. With more and more and more emphasis being placed on 24×7 operation, the pressure to make SQL perform in production becomes even more critical.
In such a scenario we need to be highly cognizant of the necessity for our SQL statements to perform really well.
This presentation is an attempt to bring to light the best practices of writing good SQL queries and troubleshooting the bad ones to achieve optimal performance in mission critical systems.

Speaker: Chandresh Johnson (CJ), Groundswell Group Inc.

  • Chandresh Johnson (CJ) is currently working with Groundswell Group Inc. as a Data Design and BI Consultant
  • Helping clients tune the SQL Code generated from third party applications, for reporting services, is an integral part of CJ’s role
  • CJ is proficient in query tuning in both Oracle and SQL Server databases and graduated from SAIT’s DBA program in April 2015


September 20th Presentation featuring Alberto Fazio from Database & Technology (D&T)

Presentation: Migration from Oracle Warehouse Builder to Oracle Data Integrator – fast and safe! Oracle Data Integrator (ODI) is Oracle’s strategic product for high-performance, flexible and heterogeneous data integration. The main benefit of a migration to ODI, is that the basic Oracle Warehouse Builder (OWB) functionality remains available in ODI. In its latest “Statement of […]

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June 23rd Year End Event featuring Liron Amitzi from DBAces and Simon Pane from Pythian

1st Presentation: The Optimizer Complexity is Great But... The Optimizer is one of the most complex components in Oracle. In this ...

May 19th Presentation featuring Denny Wong from First 4 Database Partners

Presentation: Oracle RMAN and EMC Data Domain Backup and Recovery is one of the most important areas that Database Administrators  focus ...