IOUG Webinars - February 6, 2013 Update

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Accelerate Database Read Performance and Get More from Enterprise SAN with STEC SSDs and Oracle ASM
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM CST

DBA’s rely on enterprise storage for availability and SLAs. Once the storage servers begin reaching the IO limit, implementing the next SAN can be very costly. In this webinar STEC Director of Systems Architecture Gurinder Brar and Chief Solutions Architect Bruce Moxon will present how DBA’s can utilize server side SSDs and Oracle ASM for significant cost savings, easily migrate read workloads to servers, provide faster reads, and extend the life of SAN.

Key benefits of the solution to be presented include:

  • Significantly faster DSS query processing time
  • Deploys in minutes with no changes to the application
  • Maintains all existing backup, data protection, and high availability policies
  • Offloads extensive read workloads from storage arrays for better utilization
  • Extends the life of existing storage infrastructure

Featured speakers: Gurinder Brar, Director Systems Architecture & Bruce Moxon, Chief Solutions Architect
Register here for Accelerate Database Read Performance and Get More from Enterprise SAN with STEC SSDs and Oracle ASM.

The Second Annual IOUG Exadata SIG Virtual Conference!
Thursday, February 7, 2013
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM CST

Day 2 examines new Exadata capabilities and features, and how to optimize your Exadata investment:

9AM CST - Mathew Steinberg - Exadata X3: What's New and Where Are We Going
10AM CST - Ananth Ram & Jigar Shah - Exadata in EBS – Techniques for Proof-of-value to Production and Beyond!
11AM CST - Satyendra Kumar Pasalapudi - Exadata Evolution from V1 to X3 with Deep Dive into the features
12PM CST - Lawrence, Hin Luen, To - MAA Architecture and Operational Best Practices for Oracle Exadata

Register for Day 2!

Cloudera Impala: Real-Time Queries in Apache Hadoop
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM CST

The Cloudera Impala project is for the first time making scalable parallel database technology, which is the underpinning of Google's Dremel as well as that of commercial analytic DBMSs, available to the Hadoop community. With Impala, the Hadoop community now has an open-sourced codebase that allows users to issue low-latency queries to data stored in HDFS and Apache HBase using familiar SQL operators.

Featured Speaker: Justin Erickson, Product Manager, Cloudera
Register here for Cloudera Impala: Real-Time Queries in Apache Hadoop.

Resolving the Database Performance Problem Blame Game
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CST

If you’re like most DBAs, you may have gotten blamed for application performance issues at one time or another. Maybe the root cause of a problem did originate in the database, but maybe it didn’t. It can be difficult to tell—especially when communication among the application, storage, virtualization, and database teams isn’t in perfect sync.

In this educational webcast, we’ll explore how you can get the true full picture of the entire environment, without putting in the manual work native tools require. You’ll learn tricks to:

  • View enterprise-level performance at a glance
  • Identify servers and resource areas where performance degradation originates
  • Diagnose and resolve issues quickly with drill-downs and built-in expert advice
  • Automate performance metric analysis and responses for fast issue resolution
  • Use built-in workflow functionality to craft solution templates unique to your environment
  • Ensure complete coverage with the lowest possible overhead

Featured Speakers: Jason Hall, Manager, Systems Consulting, Dell and Scott Stone, Senior Product Manager, Foglight for Oracle, Dell

Register here.