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27 Apr

WWOUG April meeting sponsored by Blue Gecko

Blue Gecko is proud to sponsor the venue and refreshments for the Western Washington Oracle Users Group (WWOUG) meeting this Thursday (4/29/2010) from 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm.

Guest speaker Tim Gorman, an author, Oracle ACE, and Oak Table member will present Scaling to Infinity: Partitioning Data Warehouses on Oracle.

Please register for this event if you plan to attend.

Seattle Public Library downtown branch, 1000 4th Ave, Seattle
Room 2, Level 4 (Wright/Ketcham Meeting Room)

5:30 – 6:00 Refreshments and WWOUG announcements
6:00 – 7:00 Tim Gorman: Scaling to Infinity
7:00 – 7:30 Open networking

26 Apr

SAWSUG meeting, April 27

The next Seattle Amazon Web Services User Group meeting is Tuesday, April 27.  For more details, go to

17 Apr

May 5th, Seattle, Oracle in the Cloud Seminar

Blue Gecko would like to invite you to a complimentary lunch seminar on Wednesday, May 5, 2010. Jeremiah Wilton will be covering the topic High Performance Oracle 11g in the Amazon Cloud. There are 15 spaces available so sign up soon to reserve your spot. Click here to submit your registration info. Read the full article…

18 Mar

Collaborate 2010 coming in less than a month

Collaborate 2010 in Las Vegas starts April 17th, and Blue Gecko has 2 speakers presenting.  Jeremiah Wilton will present “High Performance Oracle 11g in the Amazon Cloud,” and I will present, “E-Business Suite in the Amazon Cloud.”  More information on the papers and presentations later, but for now, if you haven’t registered for Collaborate 2010, book your reservation asap – there are hundreds of fantastic presentations over 5 days in the Las Vegas sun.

Come on… who’d know if you hit the tables once or twice, or accidentally played 18 holes one of the days?  :)

For more information check out the Collaborate 2010 official web site.

8 Mar

April Seattle Apps Tech Group Networking Event

We’re going to change it up a little bit and have a networking / social event. No presentation this time – just a chance to meet up with colleagues in the area for some food, drink, and conversation. The location is TBD, but will be somewhere downtown – we’re working on securing a spot.

Please send this out to anyone you think might be interested; we’d like to get as many of the people signed up on this list to attend as possible!

The Meetup RSVP can be found at:

3 Mar

Seattle Oracle Technology Solutions Fair!

Come see Blue Gecko at the Oracle Technology Solutions Fair!  Blue Gecko will have a booth at the 2010 Oracle Technology Solutions Fair at the Fairmont Olympic Hotel, 411 University Street, Seattle, WA on March 3, 2010.  Come see Jeremiah, Rick, Chuck, Ken, and a bunch of other Oracle Geckos (heck, it’s a block away from our Seattle office!)

Don’t miss this great opportunity to learn more about Oracle solutions for your business, meet with Oracle experts, and visit with Oracle partners. This event will feature high level and technical sessions, which will equip you to better use, implement, and manage information throughout your enterprise.

Having completed more than 40 transactions since fiscal 2005, Oracle has been one of the most active acquirers in the software industry, adding many new solutions to Oracle’s product line. Hear from these experts about what this means for your business.

24 Feb

New website launch

If you’re reading this on RSS, please drop everything (immediately) and check out our updated web site!  If you’re reading this post on the web site, well, you probably noticed already.  :)

23 Feb

Blue Gecko is an official Drizzle sponsor

We’re pleased to announce that Blue Gecko is providing hosting and some technical support for Drizzle!  Drizzle is a community-driven project based on the popular MySQL DBMS that is focused on MySQL’s original goals of ease-of-use, reliability and performance.  For more information go to

2 Feb

Jeremiah Wilton published in the latest Oak Table press book!

Jeremiah Wilton published in the latest Oak Table press book!

Expert Oracle Practices

Expert Oracle Practices: Oracle Database Administration from the Oak Table” was just released and it features our own Jeremiah Wilton’s thoughts on running Oracle on Amazon Elastic Cloud Compute (EC2).

As an official Amazon Web Services partner, Blue Gecko has adopted EC2 as a primary database hosting platform, and Jeremiah is leading the charge.  For best practices regarding Oracle on EC2, check out “Expert Oracle Practices: Oracle Database Administration from the Oak Table” today – available at

22 Dec

Blue Gecko named Amazon Web Services partner

Blue Gecko has been officially recognized as an Amazon Web Services partner!  Blue Gecko was an early adopter of the AWS platform for databases and database-backed applications. By deploying Oracle, Oracle E-Business Suite and MySQL infrastructures in the cloud, Blue Gecko leverages AWS to substantially improve customer IT flexibility and reduce costs. Blue Gecko can provide a variety of cloud-related services: Read the full article…