April 7-11, 2019 - San Antonio, TX USA



Education during COLLABORATE is always focused on users and real-world applications to amplify your Oracle investments. In addition to supporting on-premise solutions, many sessions this year will be focused on the journey to the cloud. What does that mean for you? Basically, no matter where you are in your technology journey-- supporting your product on-premise, operating in a hybrid-cloud model, considering a move to the cloud or already 100% virtual - there will be a wealth of sessions offered for you at COLLABORATE. Our speakers are in it with you, and are available to provide real-world advice.

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COLLABORATE 19 education tracks are aligned with the business goals of today's Oracle user:

Multi-layered Security Planning

Security has become a top concern for almost all industries and business sizes, but too many organizations continue to segment their security strategy, planning their defenses within the silos of previous business structures and by unit. Learn why it's important to develop a larger vision for your organization's security strategy, and how to implement it from your infrastructure up to your application. You'll also learn about important security design strategies for managing employees, customers and partners.

Performance in the Data Center

The Oracle relational database continues to evolve to include more new features, and as a result, has become even more complicated. On top of all the daily challenges of maintaining a high performance database, now you have to be sure the data are available 24/7 and compatible with other systems. These sessions will provide DBAs of every experience level and industry with the tools to identify and break through bottlenecks, get insight into tuning best practices (as well as where you should NOT be making changes), and plan proactively for your organization's future needs.

Managing Rapid Data Growth

There's a lot of talk about data-driven decision making, and how much information is available today to help businesses grow, but before you can benefit from this data, you have to manage it. Learn how to balance business demands on your current infrastructure to prioritize key processes, plan for continued and exponential data growth, and develop a plan for how to organize and store data to provide the best balance of access, speed and security.

Business Transformation Through Big Data

Many enterprises worldwide are using big data analytics for implementing operational strategies and facilitating business transformation. The real-time analysis of data is enabling enterprises worldwide to make quick and effective business decisions - not just in response to trends, but by predicting them before they become obvious. Attendees can learn more about the technologies supporting Big Data management, tools and technologies for analyzing these major workloads, and what the impact of these kinds of analysis can yield.

Applications Development

If you're looking for growth, leading edge technology and the emergence of new trends, there's no better area of focus than application development. Mobile devices are creating an incredible demand for real-time engagement and access to data and information, and organizations that want to beat their competitors are looking to application development to help drive customer loyalty, build brand and visibility, enhance business performance and capture even more data. These sessions will help attendees learn more about best practices for application development, provide training on key tools and technologies, and discuss the way development processes are changing the way business is done.

PaaS for SaaS

With so many organizations incorporating SaaS applications, the need to plan for the evolution and optimization of those systems is coming to the forefront of technology roadmapping. The ability to quickly and seamlessly extend your existing SaaS implementation, or to manage application platforms in a hybrid environment provides a competitive edge over other companies, and the ability to rapidly spin up and spin down applications with confidence in their security is paramount. As the need for SaaS applications continues to grow, make sure you're ready to support it!

Optimizing Your On-Premises Applications

Companies have invested in buying and installing a multitude of business applications that run within their own data centers and, for a variety of reasons, want to continue to run these applications where they currently reside. For these companies “faster, better, with more innovation, cheaper” have been and remain management’s mantra. This focus area highlights how companies can achieve these objectives through better configuration, inventive utilization of new features, and management of their existing installations.

Emerging Technologies

Every day there's another news story about IoT, Blockchain, AI, Machine Learning - a whole host of new opportunities and new challenges. If you're wondering what these technologies mean to your day, you're not alone. In these sessions, we'll help to dig through the buzzwords and get to a real definition of how these technologies work, and how they're changing your day and your business.

Governance/Compliance Security

Risk and Compliance is not just about business controls that legislation requires. It makes sound business sense to protect your reputation, remain competitive, ensure your staff follows your business processes and control your business finances, in addition to any legislation or industry requirements. Follow this track if you are affected by government regulations or industry requirements, you want to improve your management of business risk and enable your organization to operate more effectively.

"Lift and Shift" for Current Workloads

Learn how to run any workload, such as on-premise production or test environments, in an enterprise-grade compute/storage/network cloud managed, and supported by Oracle to increase agility and productivity for your business.

New Workloads in the Cloud

There's been a lot of focus on how to migrate existing workloads and data centers to the cloud, but if you only think about current work, you're missing a huge opportunity. There are significant advantages to putting your new work in the cloud, but only if you can make it work with your existing on-prem environment. Get a good cross-section of how to provision, test and launch in the cloud, as well as ways to integrate with your existing applications and data.

Detailed education information is released in December.

Learn more below about the products covered at COLLABORATE and which user groups’ sessions will cover those products.


Product User Group 
CX Cloud   Oracle Applications Users Group Quest Oracle Community
EPM Cloud   Oracle Applications Users Group  
ERP Cloud   Oracle Applications Users Group Quest Oracle Community
HCM Cloud     Quest Oracle Community
SCM Cloud   Oracle Applications Users Group Quest Oracle Community
Developer Independent Oracle Users Group    
E-Business Suite   Oracle Applications Users Group  
Engineered Systems Independent Oracle Users Group    
Essbase Independent Oracle Users Group    
Hyperion Applications   Oracle Applications Users Group  
JD Edwards     Quest Oracle Community
Middleware Independent Oracle Users Group    
Oracle Database Independent Oracle Users Group    
PeopleSoft     Quest Oracle Community
Siebel Independent Oracle Users Group Oracle Applications Users Group  
WebCenter Independent Oracle Users Group