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    COLLABORATE 12 - The IOUG Forum Deep Dives

    NEW FOR 2012!

    To help you get more 'bang' for your registration buck, the IOUG is providing COMPLIMENTARY* access to your choice of a COLLABORATE 12 Deep Dive with your IOUG conference registration! Sessions are first-come, first-serve, and attendance will be capped, so register early to get your first choice in Oracle training.  

    Not an IOUG registrant? You can still attend an IOUG Deep Dive. Select 'Deep Dive Only' as part of the IOUG registration process. Non-IOUG registrant fee for participation is $599.

    Most of the IOUG's Deep Dives are taking place Sunday, April 22 from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.  A Deep Dive on Thursday will be offered from 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. focused titled, Avoiding Downtime through the Maximum Availability Architecture.

    Available COLLABORATE 12 Deep Dive Sessions:

    Daily Forecasting & Predictive Analysis
    Real World Performance

    The Benefits of Working Together: DBAs and Developers Unite!
    Deploying Oracle Database 11gR2 for High Availability
    Enterprise Manager 12c Cloud Control: New Features and the Best Practices for Installation, Configuration and Upgrade of Enterprise Manager 12c
    Got IO?  A Deep Dive in Design, Monitoring, and Tuning IO Subsystem for Oracle
    Deep Dive on Oracle WebCenter 
    Sponsored by Bezzotech
    Oracle Business Intelligence Application Journey
    Oracle Exadata Database Machine in a Nutshell
    Avoiding Downtime through the Maximum Availability Architecture

    Daily Forecasting & Predictive Analysis
    Craig Shallahamer, OraPub, Inc.

    Every single DBA in the world must answer forecasting type questions:

    • Can we consolidate these applications onto a single server?
    • The Chicago office is growing, that's not a problem, right?
    • What will be the impact of this new SQL statement?
    • Should we implement these new CPUs?
    • When will we outgrow our IO subsystem?
    • How will this change impact batch duration?

    Sound familiar? The problem is training budgets are focused on responding to what has already happened, implementing new features, and database operations like backups and patching. Yet every DBA knows they have been asked the above questions. This seminar will help fill this gap.

    This seminar will introduce you to the world of hands-on daily DBA forecasting and predictive analysis. The seminar begins with a broad introduction to how forecasting works, how to methodically forecast, your modeling options, selecting the most appropriate models and where to get the performance data. Then we'll dive down deep into the two most likely models you'll use. First, we'll focus on arguably the most business-centric model of all, regression analysis. Then we'll focus on applying queuing theory, which is surprisingly practical and yields deep performance insights. It will be a full day! Join us as we make predictive analysis part of your routine

    Real World Performance
    Tom Kyte, author of the ever popular AskTom blog
    Andrew Holdsworth, head of Oracle’s Real World Performance Team
    Graham Wood, renowned Oracle Database Performance Architect

    Topics are covered in a conversational format – with all three chiming in where appropriate. Each presenter has their own screen projector to demonstrate their individual points to the participants. Customers will have the opportunity to get their specific performance/tuning questions answered and learn how to balance all the different environmental requirements for their applications to improve performance.

    During an open Q&A you'll get your most pressing performance questions answered, and hear how IOUG members and Oracle customers leverage Tom, Andrew and Graham's best practice guidelines.

    • Some specifics of database performance customers will learn include:
    • How application design can lead to poorly performing applications
    • Database connections
    • SQL statement parsing
    • Row by row processing rather than set based operations
    • Performance diagnosis
    • Database time
    • Tools including AWR and EM
    • Best practices to enhance performance of the application
    • Test environment importance
    • Proper use of indexes
    • Understanding JOINs

    With over 60 years Oracle experience, these speakers really know how to make systems perform well on ORacle Databases. This is your opportunity to listen and learn from the best. This is eight straight hours of performance engineering.

    The Benefits of Working Together: DBAs and Developers Unite!
    Michelle Malcher, DRW Holdings

    Are you ready for the ultimate competition between DBAs and Developers? Database development works with a little healthy competition between DBAs and Developers. It challenges us to make sure our methods and ideas are sound, and why not challenge each other to dual of code or even design at times. At the same time there are areas if DBAs and Developers are actually working together great things can happen. Cats sleeping with dogs, and DBAs and Developers getting along, hard to believe! Dive into the day with how DBAs can setup environments for Developers and allow them flexibility to control their test environments. Next we will discuss code challenges, what drives some of this competition and how can that be used to design and create more effective applications. Also learn what you can DBAs and Developers learn from each other. This will include discussing what DBAs wish Developers would and what Developers expect from the DBAs, especially in areas of testing, code migrations, performance and change control. Dive into some case studies of what has gone well in working with each and areas that still need work or has worked at all. Discover why there are these different views and how the environment can be setup to allow these views to work together. In looking at development outside of the database, how do the java, ruby and other development platforms work with the databases and what happens if the database is viewed as a place to eventually store the data. This session should give you plenty of ideas about tools, development and administration to create productive database development environment.

    No DBAs or Developers will be harmed during this day of learning, but come prepared to challenge your thinking and experience different perspectives.

    Deploying Oracle Database 11gR2 for High Availability
    Alex Gorbachev, The Pythian Group

    During this deep dive, the speaker will walk you through many database deployments scenarios, explain their pros and cons and demonstrate how to decide on HA architecture that's most appropriate for your project. We will start from learning how to define and quantify high availability requirements as well as how to choose the right technology. Of course, we will cover various Oracle HA technologies such as Exadata, RAC, ASM, Data Guard, Streams, Golden Gate, and various smaller Oracle features as well as some storage technologies and virtualization. This session will be most useful for database architects and database administrators who are looking to sharpen their architectural skills, however, there is no particular prerequisites for the attendees besides general familiarity with Oracle database technology stack. We will go deep into technical details of some features but general background will be provided.

    Enterprise Manager 12c Cloud Control: New Features and the Best Practices for Installation, Configuration and Upgrade of Enterprise Manager 12c
    Kai Yu, Dell
    Sheoran Akanksha, Oracle
    Roger Lopez, Dell
    Mathew Mckerly, Oracle
    Bala Kuchibhotla, Oracle

    Recently Oracle released Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c cloud control as a total cloud control solution that provides a complete lifecycle management of the entire IT infrastructure. This deep dive will provide an educational opportunity focused on this new management solution. First you will learn the best practices of how to install and configure Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c along with how to upgrade your current Enterprise Manager grid control to the new 12c cloud control. Then you will learn how to leverage some of the best features of Enterprise Manager 12c to manage your IT infrastructure. Finally, you will explore how to use Oracle Enterprise Manager 12 to manage a provide cloud infrastructure.

    Got IO?  A Deep Dive in Design, Monitoring, and Tuning IO Subsystem for Oracle
    Mike Ault, Texas Memory Systems

    Learn all aspects of IO as it relates to Oracle databases. This deep dive session will cover designing an IO subsystem for optimal performance, monitoring IO through system and Oracle utilities and views along with tuning the IO subsystem for optimal performance with Oracle. Test cases and detailed examples will be provided.

    Oracle Business Intelligence Application Journey
    Shyam Varan Nath, President BIWA SIG, Jeroen Vanheeringen (JV), BI Implementer

    The speaker will take you through the journey of Oracle Business Intelligence using the route of Oracle BI Applications (OBIA). Learn what is OBIA and how it relates to OBIEE. Develop insight into how to evaluate and socialize OBIA into your organization, how to plan for it to ensure success and increase user adoption. Learn the different components of the OBIA stack and how to install, configure and deploy them. Apart from the technical aspects of the project, learn how to use OBIA to drive business value, using an iterative approach. The speaker(s) will share real world case scenarios and sweet and sour experiences from several OBIEE / OBIA implementations over last couple of years.

    Topics are covered in a very user interactive format, some of the specifics are:

    • What is OBIEE (10g, 11g and so on)
    • OBIA explained
    • Tech stack such as OBIEE platform, Informatica, DAC and pre-built Data Warehouse
    • OBIA-Analytics Applications
    • Install and Config
    • Security Design and Integratio
    • Performance Tuning
    • OBIA with Exadata and Exalytics

    Oracle Exadata Database Machine in a Nutshell
    Vinod Haval, Bank of America, Daniel Liu, Oracle

    Prerequisites: Participants need to have the basic knowledge of Oracle database architecture.

    The Oracle Exadata Database Machine is the only database machine that provides extreme performance for both data warehousing and online transaction processing (OLTP) workloads, making it the ideal platform for consolidating onto private clouds. It is a complete package of servers, storage, networking, and software that is massively scalable, secure, and redundant.

    In this deep dive session, the attendees will learn the key capabilities and features of Exadata and DBM.

    This technical session is designed for Oracle professionals to gain in-depth knowledge of Oracle Exadata Database Machine and learn how to manage it.

    The session will break down in 2 major parts: 1) the first part introduces Exadata Storage Server, the key architecture and capabilities of Exadata along with how to configure, monitor and optimize it; 2) the second part introduces the Oracle Exadata Database Machine. Attendees will learn about the various Database Machine configurations. They also learn how to maintain, monitor and optimize Database Machine for Database Security, ETL process, Backup & Recovery, Patching, and Migration.


    • To understand what is Exadata and how is it different from traditional database storage
    • To understand key capabilities and features of Exadata and DBM
    • To learn how to maintain DBM and perform various maintenance tasks 

    Deep Dive on Oracle WebCenter Sponsored by Bezzotech
    Loren Weinberg, Oracle
    Mariam Tariq, Oracle
    Ashish Agrawal, Oracle
    Sachin Agarwal, Oracle
    Vijay Ramanathan, Oracle

    Spend your day with the experts from the Oracle WebCenter product management and development teams as they go in-depth on all of the pillars of Oracle WebCenter, from Portal and Content to Sites and Oracle Social Network. They will show you the power of each pillar and how they integrate, as well as share a sneak peak of what’s coming in WebCenter 12c. This can’t miss session will be detailed and demo-heavy! To keep things lively, throughout the day we’ll have great giveaways. And to top the day off, you’ll get to “Meet the Developers” behind WebCenter and get your questions answered directly from the development team in a moderated open mike forum. Bring your enthusiasm and your questions to this WebCenter showcase so you'll be ready to Collaborate on all things WebCenter after you have spent your Sunday with us!

    *Deep Dive registration is included in all full conference registration options. Deep dives are not included in one and two day registration rates.

    Avoiding Downtime through the Maximum Availability Architecture
    Larry Carpenter, Oracle
    Joseph Meeks, Oracle

    Come to this deep dive to learn how to create a highly available database environment and automatically transition the application tier to a functioning replica of the production database should human error, component failure, or site failure amek the production database unavailable.  The speakers will address eliminating or minimizing database downtime for both unplanned outages and planned maintenance.  The session will also address HA/DR implications at the application tier for partial or complete application failover. 


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