IOUG Webcasts - September 3, 2014 Update

Delivering Great OBI by Testing Smarter, Not Harder

Thursday, September 4, 2014 
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. CT

Changes to Oracle Business Intelligence are inevitable. The problem is that even minor changes can result in unexpected results such as broken dashboards or reports, performance degradation or other similar outcomes that ultimately have a negative impact on user adoption. By leveraging BI Validator's automation capabilities, engineers, business analysts and testing teams can increase test coverage, achieve repeatability and deliver high quality dashboards and reports. In this seminar, we will discuss:

  • Common OBI Testing Challenges
  • Overview of BI Validato
  • Regression testing of dashboards with BI Validator
  • Stress testing of dashboards with BI Validator
  • Overview of other available test plans within the platform

At the end of the session, attendees will be able to download BI Validator, install, create and execute test plans in minutes.

Featured Speaker: Adi Buddhavarapu, DataGaps

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IOUG Oracle EM SIG Techcast: Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c - How to Achieve Heights of Success

Wednesday, September 10, 2014 
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. CT

Just as the title states, this presentation will share a case study of a successful implementation of Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c.

Speaker Kashif Manzoor will explain the methods that were used in the implementation to maximize the value of the EM 12c and will share their lessons learned. 

From this webinar attendees will:

  • Understand the architectural enhancements of Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c
  • Learn how to manage the lifecycle of Oracle Enterprise Manager components IaaS, PaaS, DBaaS and MWaaS
  • Learn how to architect and implement Oracle Enterprise Manager to optimize availability and performance
  • Learn how Oracle Enterprise Manager empowers end customers, Oracle IT administrators, and Oracle Support

Featured Speaker: Kashif Manzoor, RAQMIYAT LLC 

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Server-Side Flash Storage for Oracle RAC 

Thursday, September 11, 2014 
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. CT

Utilizing Server-Side PCIe flash storage offers a high-performance and cost efficient alternative to a traditional SAN architecture. However, Oracle requires shared access to all primary storage that is to be utilized for Oracle RAC. In this webinar, you will learn how to leverage Oracle’s own Automatic Storage Management capabilities to build a highly-available primary storage platform using PCIe flash cards inside the database servers themselves and avoid the costs and performance bottlenecks of external storage.

Featured Speaker: Artem Danielov, HGST

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IOUG Storage SIG Webcast: Virtualization Got You Down? Avoid the Performance and Management Pitfalls of Mismatched Storage

Tuesday, September 16, 2014 
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. CT

Analyst research suggests that 84 percent of servers will be virtualized in the next 18 months. As high-density, virtualized environments continue to grow, storage can often become a bottleneck. The penalty in cost, performance and management overhead grows dramatically when storage hardware is poorly matched to meet the demands of a highly virtualized environment. Join Oracle product experts as they explore new and unique ways to consolidate storage while ensuring high performance and rapid and seamless performance issue resolution in virtualized environments. Attendees will learn how to:

  • Accelerate VM deployment by easily booting tens of thousands of VMs in mere minutes, from a single, low-cost storage system
  • Speed VM performance issue troubleshooting and resolution with VM-level storage analytics proven to be 73% faster than the competition
  • Extend virtualization to the cloud with OpenStack and other cloud API support mechanisms
  • Save money by consolidating more VMs onto fewer, faster, and economical storage systems

If you want to avoid the pitfalls of mismatched storage and support thousands of VM hosts—plus gain the benefits of co-engineering that only exist with Oracle—you should definitely attend this session.

Featured Speakers: Bob Handlin, Principal Product Manager, Oracle, Anderson Souza, Senior Software Engineer, Oracle

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In Search of Plan Stability (Part 2) 

Wednesday, November 12, 2014 
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. CT

Part 1 of this webinar set discussed the performance challenges caused by plan instability. Using SQL profiles and SQL patches are mechanisms that can provide targeted relief to individual SQL statements that have plan regressions. However, Oracle provides SQL Plan Management features that are intended to prevent plan regressions from creating challenges in the first place. 

In this webinar, attendees will learn:

  • How SQL Plan Management (SPM) works
  • How SQL Plan Baselines are created
  • How SQL Plan Baselines are evolved/enabled for use
  • Limitations of SPM

Featured Speakers: Karen Morton, Accenture/Enkitec, Scott Walz, Embarcadero

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