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24 Apr 2017

Oracle University launches latest 12c Upgrade Training in partnership with New Horizons Nigeria.


Oracle Incorporated through its learning arm Oracle University  formally launched its latest update 12C  which is the world’s first database designed for the cloud in Nigeria with its global partner, New Horizons. Over successive releases of Oracle Database, Oracle continues to ease its customers’ efforts to standardize, consolidate, and automate database services.

Oracle Database 12c addresses the key challenges of customers who are consolidating databases in a private cloud model by enabling greatly improved efficiency and lower management costs, while retaining the autonomy of separate databases.

An official launch was held in Lagos on Thursday, the 20th of April 2017,  by  Oracle through its Workforce Development Program (WDP) in partnership with  New Horizons Nigeria, The Nigerian arm of New Horizons International  (The World’s largest independent IT training organization) to commemorate this launch. The event held at The Wini Group Building, No 6 Babatola Drive Ikeja, Lagos, Nigeria.




The event attracted over 100 Nigerians, mostly industry expert and speakers at the event included Ottmar Kugelmann , Oracle’s University Director for Africa, Middle East & Europe, Lynda Abah, Oracle University Education Sales Representative in Nigeria, Olusesan Adejoye,  GM Technical/Quality Assurance, who stood in for the MD/CEO of New Horizons Nigeria, Tim Akano to kick the event open and enumerate the strategic import of the Oracle 12c launch, and Norman Obeahon (GM, Retail Business of New Horizons Nigeria.

The event was centered around the updates of Oracle 12C and the available opportunities for organizations and individual in the current tech ecosystem.



With technical support for 11g gradually phasing out, individuals and organization were challenged to should start focusing on upgrading to 12c.  A few of the reasons for the upgrade go thus.

Better Upgrade experience: With an automated upgrade to 12C with the Upgrade Assistant, upgrading has become much better and less risky. There are lots of online resources and a whole series of Oracle technical seminars dedicated to the 12c Upgrade program.

Multitenant and Pluggable Database: This has improved management and reduced time and effort for database upgrades, backup, recovery, etc.  More effective server resource utilization allows for even greater levels of consolidation than 11g.

Automatic Data Optimization: A Heat Map feature monitors database read/write activity enabling DBAs to easily identify the data that is hot/warm/cold in terms of access frequency.

In-Memory Caching, Compression, and Column Store: This can dramatically improve performance and optimize server resources, and is surprisingly easy to implement since it is built into the database kernel and transparent to the application.


In addition, “My Oracle Support” engenders access of online resources to guide an Oracle Oracle Database Administrator (DBA) on the seamless upgrade from 11g to 12c and every Oracle Database Administrator (DBA)   knows this is always a big factor in the decision of when to make the jump from one major release to the next.

The event featured Q&A session, a discuss on the global available opportunities for Nigerians who choose to get the skill of database management which is currently in very high demand globally, advantages of training with an accredited training partner and vice versa and climaxed with a convivial photo session with industry experts and professional.

With innovations like this, the Nigerian landmark in information technology is expanding. According to Ottmar Krugelmann, 70 percent of top corporate business in Nigeria run on Oracle. This upgrade to Oracle 12c in Nigeria has created a platform for Nigeria to inject world class database administrators into the market who can compete favorably with peers from other first and second tier countries with the help of world class training and certification partners in Nigeria. Impliedly, graduands of Oracle 12c would have high employability ratio in the market.

To crown the occasion and to buttress her place on top of the list of global IT training companies and also to show her commitment to innovation and empowerment in Nigeria, New Horizons unleashed a barrage of training discounts for prospects to get ahead and be among the first to upgrade to Oracle 12c in Nigeria.

New Horizons is the face of IT training innovation globally and in Nigeria and features in at least 100 youth empowerment programs yearly. The company has successfully empowered about 1,000,000 Nigerians since inception while on a global scale the figure of people empowered is in the neighborhood of 35,000,000





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