Fall 2016 Workshop - October 5, 2016

Theme: Management and Performance

When: Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Where:Starkey Laboratories, Eden Prairie



8:30-9:00 :  
Registration and Networking

9:00-9:30 :  
Welcoming Remarks: Madhu Reddy, Vice President TCOUG


Introduction from Host, Starkey Laboratories


Sponsor Introduction (Collier-IT, Kaminario, Meta7)

9:30-10:30 :  
OEM 13c: Mark Overbey, Oracle

Enterprise monitoring and framework, database, and middleware management: Enterprise Manager 13c provides a complete, integrated and business-driven cloud management solution to help IT deliver greater business value. In this session, we will explore the new capabilities which have been added for the latest release including enterprise monitoring and framework, database, and middleware management.

10:30-10:45 :  

10:45-11:45 :  
Make Oracle Scream with Flash Storage: Randy Cook, Kaminario

Best practices in using flash storage for Oracle database implementation, Snapshots for backups:

  • Identify the need for flash storage by reviewing database I/O (AWR reports)
  • Data reduction services and oracle
  • Using snapshots for backups and Test/Dev envrionments
  • Best Practices for Oracle database implementations on Flash

11:45-1:00 :  
Break: Lunch

1:00-2:00 :  
Leveraging OEM 13c for DBaaS Private Cloud: Mark Overbey, Oracle

Private database clouds enable efficient consolidation of servers, storage, and database workloads. In this session, we will explore how Enterprise Manager 13c provides the most comprehensive solution for rolling out an Oracle-based Database as a Service Private Cloud for users in an enterprise

2:00-2:15 :  

2:15-3:15 : 
Deployment models w/ ODA: Lee Diamante, Meta7

There is no simpler way to deploy Oracle Databases and Real Application Clusters. An introduction to the ODA models and the top five things to avoid when deploying them.

3:15-3:30 : 
Giveaways and Prizes


About the Speakers

Mark Overbey - Principle Sales Engineer, Oracle

Mark is currently responsible for helping customers with their next-gen IT Operations management needs via Oracle Management Cloud, and private cloud management via Oracle Enterprise Manager


Randy Cook - Professional Services Engineer, Kaminario

Randy is an Oracle Certified Professional DBA has over 21 years of experience with Oracle products and applications and over five years with NAND flash storage technology. He performs the tasks of DBA, Systems and Data Architect, Developer, Business Systems Analyst, Instructor, Mentor, and Software Test Engineer. Strengths include excellent analytical abilities, and a master’s level understanding of the Oracle relational database, and expertise in complete systems architectural design. Coupled with an MBA, Randy has the ability to comprehend and contribute to all the various departments of a business, often bridging the gap between the technical and non-technical environments.

Specialties: VLD architecture, Advanced Oracle DB Security, DB health checks, Flash based databases, and database tuning.

Lee Diamante - Solution Architect, Meta7

Lee has more than 20 years of experience designing and implementing solutions for Oracle environments from storage through middleware. He specializes in applying the right combination of hardware, software, services, and processes to each customer’s unique situation rather than pushing toward a specific product. His broad knowledge and expertise with Oracle environments has been essential to the planning, design, and delivery of projects across industries for consolidation, virtualization, and migrations; high availability and business continuity; integration of new features and technologies; and license optimization.

Prior to joining Forsythe, Lee spent ten years with Sun Microsystems as a consultant in the Professional Services and Client Solutions organizations.