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Join us at COLLABORATE19 in San Antonio, Texas, April 7-11.

Did you know the COLLABORATE conference was created by Oracle users to help other Oracle users? No wonder it’s grown into the largest and most exciting show of the year for the Oracle user community. There’s simply no better place to connect with your peers and top experts for invaluable Oracle advice! And you’ll get plenty of that when you visit the Quest® booth (#326). Plus, join us for our Tuesday happy hour.

Party with us Tuesday night!

Love free drinks? Love free BBQ? What about fresh, hand-rolled cigars?

Yes, yes and yes!

Hit up the Quest and Viscosity happy hour at Smoke Brew BBQ!

Sounds fun after a long Tuesday.

It’ll be fun, all right! You’ll enjoy mouthwatering food, refreshing signature drinks and the good stuff from Bobalu Cigars Co. Plus, there’s a secret V.I.P. room you’ve got to check out. Hint: It’s underground. How cool is that?!

Pretty cool. How far away is Smoke Brew BBQ?

It’s only a five-minute walk from the convention center! No excuses – come have fun with your Quest friends Tuesday night from 8-10 p.m.

But you better save your spot now. The coolest event at COLLABORATE19 is filling up quickly!

Booth highlights

What else can you expect from Quest at this Oracle conference?

You’ll see how to:

  • Modernize your database environment.
  • Manage your databases with less time and effort with Toad® for Oracle.
  • Monitor your cross-platform environment from one console with Foglight® for Databases.
  • Move data with SharePlex® – the complete Oracle replication solution.

Whether you’re looking for guidance on database DevOps, open source, the cloud, data privacy or all of the above, you’ll find it all at the Quest booth.

And you know that’s not all! Let’s talk prizes.

Because we love all you Oracle DBAs and developers, we’re bringing some cool giveaways to the COLLABORATE conference. Ready?

You could win one of two Nintendo Switches! Giveaways are going down at the Quest booth (#326) on Monday and Tuesday at 6:30 p.m.

And who knows? We may even throw in Mario Kart. But that’s the only thing old-school with us. Everything else? It’s all about modernization.

Not feeling lucky? No worries! We’ll have plenty of freebies at the booth, too. Sure, you can say you want a Quest light-up bouncy ball for your kids. But we all know the truth: Quest goodies are fun for all ages. Kind of like Mario Kart. So come on over for the freebies; stay for the Oracle tips and tricks.


Speaking of tips and tricks, we’ll present some pretty cool ways to maximize your Oracle investments. Can’t decide which of the 1,000 interactive sessions you want to catch at this Oracle conference? These teasers should help.

Special breakout sessions:

Oracle Database Locking Mechanism Demystified

4:30 PM–5:30 PM on April 8, 2019 CC 2ND FL 210A Session ID: 109

Ever wondered, “What is the purpose of the locking mechanism in Oracle Database?” Curious how to avoid unnecessary performance issues due to lock waits, whether on premises or in the cloud? In this session, we’ll explore the locking mechanism in Oracle Database, from A to Z.

You’ll learn:

  • Concepts of Oracle Database locking mechanism
  • Advanced locking scenarios
  • Ways to investigate lock issues using Oracle dictionary views
  • How to simplify root-cause investigations for lock issues, using database performance tools

Oracle Data Guard for Beginners

12:45 PM–1:45 PM on April 10, 2019 CC 2ND FL 213B Session ID: 104

Oracle Data Guard is one of the most important options in the Oracle Database, as it allows you to ensure high availability, data protection and disaster recovery for your Oracle database environment. In this session, we'll review Oracle Data Guard, from A to Z.

You’ll see how to:

  • Implement Data Guard basics.
  • Administer Data Guard environments.
  • Troubleshoot Data Guard issues.

Tools you’ll love

Enjoying your work is all about working with the right tools. Check out these solutions for Oracle that’ll save you time and reduce risk. And be sure to download your free trials.

Toad for Oracle

Toad for Oracle

Achieve business agility through powerful task automation.

Toad DevOps Toolkit

Toad DevOps Toolkit

Boost the velocity of your DevOps pipeline.

Foglight for

Foglight for Databases

Experience unrivaled visibility into cross-platform database performance.



Safely move data with the complete Oracle replication solution.



Get complete change management for your Oracle environment.