Oracle security with Pete Finnigan

Pete Finnigan is probably the best database security specialist we know and now we’ve finagled him into leading two courses for us in Iceland. The first course is “Appreciation of Oracle Security” and the second is “Hardening and Securing Oracle”. Each course is one day and they can be bought seperately or together at a special price.

The courses are held on September 5th and 6th from 12.30 pm through 20.00 pm. This timing gives delegates the opportunity to attend the courses and gain new skills without completely disappearing from work in the meantime.

See Appreciation of Oracle Security and Hardening and Securing Oracle for further information.

Crimson Miracle Security Seminar

On March 22nd Miracle and Crimson will host a security seminar centering on the protection and use of personal data. The main focus will be on the PCI standard, the effect of GDPR and how the two interact. PCI is a standard created by the PCI Security Standards Council which is backed by major card issuers. The purpose of the standard is to protect card information. GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation), which will come into effect on May 25 2018, aims at strengthening and unifying data protection for individuals within the EU.

The seminar is open to everyone and is relevant to management, technicians and other staff of organizations that handle card information and personal data. The morning session has a wider scope and the afternoon session dives deeper into the technical aspects.

More information and registration here

SQL Saturday Iceland 2017

Miracle is a sponsor for SQL Saturday Iceland and therefore I am posting this on behalf of the preparation team.

The second annual SQL Saturday Iceland free training event is approaching fast. On March 18th around 20 speakers will be in Iceland to tell us all about the Microsoft Data Platform. There will be three tracks to choose from: one focusing on developers, one focusing on DBAs and one focusing on BI. There are 21 sessions so everybody should be able to find something to their liking. The conference is held at Reykjavik University and the sessions are in English. The best thing about this is that access is completely free and the conference is open to all. Although the sessions are free we ask that you register as we will also be serving complimentary lunch and we need to estimate the required quantities. Please register at


The three-day Building Desktop APEX Applications course will be hosted by Miracle between March 28th and 30th in Reykjavík, Iceland. APEX, which is included at no additional cost with Oracle Database, has become increasingly popular in recent years as a simple and powerful tool to build web interfaces on top of Oracle-based business applications. The course will be led by Scott Spendolini who has worked as an APEX consultant and instructor for many years. He has written two books on the subject of APEX development and security and worked for a few years as Senior Product Manager for APEX at Oracle Corporation. The course is intended for Oracle database application developers and business users who want to gain an understanding of how to build APEX applications. Please see for further information.

Coming to Reykjavik – Troubleshooting Oracle Performance

Miracle will host the Troubleshooting Oracle Performance course by Christian Antognini in Reykjavik in May 2017. Based on the 2nd edition of the book Troubleshooting Oracle Performance this 2-day seminar is an introduction to diagnosing and resolving performance problems in database-backed applications involving Oracle Database. Application developers, database administrators, and performance analysts will benefit from the contents of this course. Please see for further details.