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February 25, 2020

More 20c SQL Features
This session gave an overview of more SQL goodies added in Oracle Database 20c, including:

- New functions
- Blockchain tables
- JSON data type

Key highlights include:

05:20 - Bit aggregation functions
12:00 - checksum function
19:30 - Skewness and kurtosis functions
23:30 - Demo of new functions
40:40 - Blockchain tables
45:30 - JSON data type
46:30 - Demo of blockchain tables and JSON data type

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Chris Saxon
Chris Saxon, Oracle Developer Advocate for SQL    
Chris Saxon is the quizmaster for the Database Design competitions and an Oracle Developer Advocate for SQL. His job is to help you get the best out of the Oracle Database and have fun with SQL! He's also part of the answer team on Ask TOM and creates YouTube videos at The Magic of SQL channel.
Keith Laker
Keith Laker, Senior Principal Product Manager    
I have been working with Oracle data warehouse technology for over 20 years working on a wide variety of data warehouse projects both as a consultant and an onsite support engineer. I am now part of the Data Warehouse Product Management Team where I am responsible for analytical SQL. I am based in the UK at our Manchester office. A key part of my role is to work with our sales teams to brief our customers on data warehousing and analytical SQL: explaining the wide variety of new and exciting opportunities that our DW and analytical solutions can support. I regularly deliver sales training for data warehousing and analytical SQL across all our sales regions and provide competitive intelligence support across all the major data warehouse vendors.