IOUG Webcasts - Coming in January & February 2014

Finding& Fixing Performance Problems in a Complex Application & Database System
Tuesday, January 21, 2014
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. CST

Alarm SMS messages and emails are being sent by the performance monitoring system to the production DBA team and the development team alerting everyone that the latest release of a critical business application and the underlying databases are grinding to a halt.

  • The developers, QA team, and DBAs all point fingers at each other.
  • The developers say "My code is perfect. It passed all of the unit, system and load tests".
  • The QA team says "we tested and certified the code, the SQL, and the database".
  • The DBAs say “the production servers are configured according to the specifications and have all of the latest updates.”

Has this ever happened to you?

Featured Speakers: David Intersimone & Scott Walz, Embarcadero Technologies
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Simplify Change Management and Version Control with Stat 5.7.0
Thursday, January 23, 2014
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. CST

When it comes to making critical changes in your environment, or managing versions, you need to know you have complete control before something goes wrong. Luckily, Stat lets you breathe easy.

In this webcast, you’ll discover how Stat 5.7.0 offers an improved migration console that puts all critical information about your deployments on a single, easy-to-use dashboard. You can now control precisely when to migrate, what to migrate and what error checking, if any, you want to configure.

Stat 5.7.0 also includes enhanced capabilities to:

  • Copy archive sets, including the final version
  • Create/copy users en masse
  • Add environments to migration paths in existing change requests
  • Audit all security-related changes

Featured Speaker: Fernando Volonte, Dell Product Expert
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IOUG Oracle EM SIG Techcast: Managing Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control 12c with Oracle Clusterware
Tuesday, January 28, 2014
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. CST

Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control 12c provides a complete monitoring framework for applications, middleware, and infrastructure. Configuring it for high availability is recommended to ensure continuous monitoring. A level-2 HA configuration provides this ability while reducing costs. Such a configuration has multiple management service hosts with a shared file system. The management service can fail over to any available host. Oracle Clusterware is the glue that enables seamless failover of not only databases but also applications.

This presentation details the steps required to configure virtual host names and create an Oracle Clusterware resource for Oracle Enterprise Manager to provide seamless failover and improved high availability levels.

Featured Speaker: Leighton Nelson, Associate Principal Database Administrator/Oracle ACE
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IOUG Exadata SIG’s 2014 Exadata Virtual Conference
January 29-30, 2014
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. CST

This two-day, free virtual conference will focus exclusively on the experiences of real Exadata customers. Learn what they would do differently, what discoveries they made along the way, and how Exadata exceeded their expectations.
Register today for free and let us bring the best the Exadata community has to offer right to your desktop.

Speaker Schedule:

Wednesday, January 29th
Amit Das, Database Engineering Architect, Paypal
Understand the Flash storage and Dynamic Tiring Solution for Traditional Database in Comparison of Exadata Flash Solution.
Arup Nanda, Director, Starwood Hotels & Resorts
Exadata for Oracle DBAs
Sameer Malik, Exadata Technical Architect, Accenture
Minimizing Risks with Database Consolidation on Exadata using I/O Resource Manager (IORM)
Thursday January 30th
YenugulaVenkataRaviKumar, Senior Sales Consultant, Oracle India Pvt. Limited

Oracle Exadata Technical Deep Dive Session
Mahesh Subramaniam, Director of Product Management, Oracle
Exadata X4: What’s New
Kevin Jernigan, Senior Director Product Management, Oracle
Introduction to the New Oracle Database In-Memory Option

Register for the IOUG Exadata SIG Virtual Conference and be notified when the schedule of sessions becomes available.
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Achieve Continuous Database Availability with Active-Active Replication IOUG/Dell Webcast
Thursday, February 6, 2014
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. CST

To support your organization’s critical applications, you need a simple way to ensure 100 percent uptime. Invariably, there is a database behind every application, which makes database high availability extremely desirable — or even a requirement in most cases.

High availability could mean different things. It could be a measure of application response time, network throughput, database availability or the ability to continuously sample transactions spanning the entire application stack.
Whatever the measure, the ultimate goal of a highly available environment is to maximize the time it’s accessible and operational. Because in today’s global 24x7 business environment, any IT system downtime, planned or unplanned, incurs serious costs.

In this educational session, Dell Software’s Oracle® replication expert, Sujith Kumar, illustrates how you can attain the five sigma’s of high availability using active-active replication in a critical database environment. Sujith will discuss replication techniques that can be easily incorporated into any database environment to prevent or eliminate downtime.

You’ll learn simple methods to:

  • Leverage Oracle data replication to reduce or eliminate planned and unplanned system outages and control high system load.
  • Implement an effective and proven data replication strategy that ensures system and application availability.
  • And much more

Plus, you’ll hear from a Fortune 100 company that uses this practice in their data centers on each end of the United States to avoid disruption and achieve continuous operations by converging their high availability and disaster recovery practices.

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Oracle SuperCluster: Oracle’s Fastest Engineered Systems Product Family
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. CST

Oracle SuperCluster engineered systems are Oracle’s fastest and most scalable engineered systems optimized for the Oracle Database.  Incorporating Exadata storage servers and running on the SPARC and Solaris technology, Oracle SuperClusters are ideal for Platform-as-a-Service implementations, mission-critical Oracle Database deployments, consolidating enterprise application and database workloads as well as running Oracle Database in-memory.

In this session we will cover why Oracle SuperCluster is achieving triple digit year over year growth rates, our latest product enhancements and how our customers are successfully implementing these systems in a wide variety of industries such as Telecommunications, Financial services, Government, Retail, Oil and Gas and other industries while running all types of database workloads, including OLTP, data warehouse, as well as a consolidation of mixed workloads.

Featured Speakers: Michael Palmeter, Sr. Director of Engineered Systems Product Management, Oracle and Steve Rudinsky, Director of Product Marketing, Oracle

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