More minds meet at Sangam 2015…

Diary on Sangam’15
21st, 22nd Nov 2015 at Hyderabad International Convention Centre, HITEC City, Hyderabad, India

In the recently concluded two day Oracle conference – Sangam 2015, there were more number of attendees than last year (Sangam 2014). Sangam – An annual conference for Oracle Technologist across India is organised by AIOUG (All India Oracle Users Group) and aptly has tagline of ‘meeting of minds…’.

It was a privilege to attend such a large scale event for third consecutive year. It was an honour to get in touch with the Oracle ACE and Oracle ACE Directors and hear them speak in front of august gathering. There were numerous sessions lined-up as always. I had briefly shared the sessions attended by me during the two days conference.

Day 1: 21st November 2015

Tim Hall – Oracle ACE Director (Day 1 | Day 2) – It was treat to hear him again and his session on Oracle 12c Consolidations and pros/cons was very relevant and updated.

Kamran Agayev – Oracle Certified Master – His session on “Oracle 12c ASM new features” with webetorial was very crisp and provided lot of insights into the world of Oracle 12c for ASM.

Aman Sharma – Oracle ACE – His session on “Oracle RAC Node Eviction” was overwhelming and demonstrated his expertise in the RAC yet again. It was very useful.

Anju Garg – her session on Oracle ACFS High Availability over NFS Service was enthralling and was studded with illustrations. It was good to know that ACFS now supports all types of files.

Day 2: 22nd November 2015

Oracle VM and Oracle Linux – Kamal Dodeja (Sales Consulting Manager) and Ritesh Kumar (Senior Technical Consultant) from Oracle India Pvt. Ltd. – Their session on Oracle Linux and Oracle VM was primarily revolving around the Technical features offered by Oracle Linux and Oracle VM and concluded with the pricing details.
I had previously blogged about installation of Oracle VM, Oracle Linux and Installation of Oracle 12c on Oracle Enterprise Linux which is available here.
One interesting takeaway from this session of theirs was ksplice – which actually provides high availability and reduces downtime. Overview, Downloads and Documentation on ksplice is available at OTN here. It was a strategic acquisition made by Oracle in 2011. This enables important kernel patches to be applied without reboot or without bringing down any application services in Oracle Linux.

Debaditya Chatterjee – Product Manager Oracle USA – Oracle Database In-Memory Options – It was a good review of Oracle In-Memory database which was delivered by Maria Colgan in the last edition of Sangam. His session focused on the what’s and why’s of Oracle In-Memory database.

Satyendra Pasalpudi – Oracle ACE Director – His session on “Oracle Cloud DBA” showcased the next thing from Oracle – Oracle Cloud. The session was mainly for DBAs.

The conference closed with a motivational speech by “Dr. Rajdeep Manwani” – who shared his priceless life experiences about hard-work, patience, perseverance, failure, success and imaginary finishing line in marathon when most of the contestant gives up.

Thanks to AIOUG and Oracle Technology Network (OTN) for organising such events and providing Oracle fraternity in India a splendid opportunity to hear the speakers from elite Oracle community :)

Vijay Mahawar

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Posted by on 24 November, 2015 in DBA, Oracle, PL/SQL, Uncategorized


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Date with Self

Dear All,
In my pursuit to know myself better, I wrote few lines, which I am sharing with you all.
Presenting to you my original creation – ‘Date with Self’:

Photo: View of sunset from Kua Khai bridge in Cuttack, Odisha, India (clicked on 27th Aug 2015)

I ask myself often who am I?   
Birthplace says Tamilian,
Parents place says Bengali,
Family Roots says Hindi,
Patriotic self says Indian,
Wisdom says one world family.

I ask myself often who am I?    
Child within me says innocent,
Adult in me reveals shy,
Youth in me declares confident,
Man in me replies patience.

I ask myself often who am I?
Engineer in me recommends search on internet,
Chess player in me advices strategist,
Shutterbug in me says natural,
Moviegoer in me suggests genuine,
Fitness freak in me says healthy,
Meditator in me intuits astral.

I ask myself often who am I?
Body says mortal,
Breathe says in rhythm,
Mind says sharp,
Intelligence says master,
Memory says limitless,
Ego says don’t know,
Soul says pure.

I ask myself often who am I?
Attire exhibits formal,
Pen writes southpaw,
Backpack says systematic,
Water bottle says clear and fresh.

I ask myself often who am I? 
Keyboard types  * (read star),
Speaker plays popular,
Mouse clicks soft,
Screen displays bright.

I ask myself often who am I?
Twitter tweets @vmahawar
Instagram mentions @vijay.mahawar
Pinterest pins vmahawar
Website address

– Vijay

PS: Every time I ask this question, I get different answers. I hope one day will come, when I will have all the answers and I shall be enlightened :)

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Posted by on 28 August, 2015 in General, Spiritual


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Maintenance is most difficult !!

Dear Friends,

Today one of my close friend shared a lovely video. This video inspired me to write today’s post.

Its a discourse by Gaur Gopal Prabhu. The message which I received from this short and crisp video is:

Creation needs some effort,
Destruction needs no effort,
But maintenance requires most effort !!

Hope you enjoy the discourse by Gaur Gopal Prabhu


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Posted by on 25 July, 2015 in MBA at SSU, Spiritual


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Anari (1959) – Sab Kuch Seekha Humne (सब कुछ सीखा हमने)

Today I am posting on my favorite song from the Movie Anari(1959).
The song is “Sab Kuch Seekha Humne”.

Singer(s): मुकेश
Music By: शंकर जयकिशन
Lyricist(s): शैलेन्द्र

Lyrics in Hindi

सब कुछ सीखा हमने ना सीखी होशियारी
सच है दुनिया वालों कि हम हैं अनाड़ी

दुनिया ने कितना समझाया
कौन है अपना कौन पराया
फिर भी दिल की चोट छुपा कर
हमने आपका दिल बहलाया
खुद ही मर मिटने की ये ज़िद है हमारी
सच है दुनिया वालों…

दिल का चमन उजड़ते देखा
प्यार का रंग उतरते देखा
हमने हर जीने वाले को
धन दौलत पे मरते देखा
दिल पे मरने वाले मरेंगे भिखारी
सच है दुनिया वालों…

असली नकली चेहरे देखे
दिल पे सौ सौ पहरे देखे
मेरे दुखते दिल से पूछो
क्या क्या ख्वाब सुनहरे देखे
टूटा जिस तारे पे नज़र थी हमारी
सच है दुनिया वालों…

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Posted by on 8 May, 2015 in Entertainment


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UN declare 21st June as International Day of Yoga!

Now longest Day in Year, 21st June, is also the International Day of Yoga. UN declared 21st June as International Day of Yoga!

Yoga, a 5,000-year-old physical, mental and spiritual practice having its origin in India, aims to transform body and mind.

“The practice of yoga adds dynamism to life.
Yoga harmonises the body, the breath and the mind.”
– Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

Below is the talk by Sri Sri on World Yoga Day

Experience the timeless and priceless technique of yoga to keep your mind, body and soul healthy.


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Posted by on 12 December, 2014 in General, MBA at SSU, Spiritual


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