Summer 2013 Quarterly Meeting (Jul 25, 2013)



8:30 – 9:00 Registration and Networking


9:00 – 9:30


Welcoming Remarks - Lelanie Moll, Seth Miller

Introduction from Thomson Reuters


9:30 – 11:30


Maria Colgan – Oracle, What to Expect from the Optimizer in Oracle Database 12c


The Oracle Optimizer is one of the most fascinating aspects of the Oracle Database. With each new release the Optimizer evolves as we strive for the holy grail of always finding the optimal execution plan for every SQL statement. Understanding how the Optimizer operates and what influences its choices helps you provide the necessary information to make that nirvana a reality.  This session explains in detail, with easily reproduced examples, how the latest version of the Optimizer works and the best ways you can influence its decisions to ensure you get an optimal execution every time.


11:30 – 12:30




12:30 – 1:30


Kyle Hailey – Delphix, Instant database cloning with thin provisioning and virtual databases"


Database virtualization is to the data tier what VMware is to the compute tier. On the compute tier VMware allows the same hardware to be shared by multiple machines. On the data tier virtualization allows the same datafiles to be shared by multiple clones allowing almost instantaneous creation of new copies of databases with almost no disk footprint.  This presentation will compare and contrast different types of database virtualization from Oracle 11 CloneDB,  Oracle 12c database virtualization, Oracle ZFS Appliance, Delphix Appliance, VMware Data Director and NetApp Snap Manager for Oracle and EMC.

1:30 – 1:45


1:45 – 2:45


Suraj Talreja – Thomson Reuters, "EM12c Implementation - Simplified in Four Phases"


Harness the features of Enterprise Manager12c in this deep drive session with Thomson Reuters on implementing the product to meet its enterprise-wide Administration needs. Starting with basic product installation, the entire program is broken down in four phases covering Deployment, Monitoring, Diagnostics and Lifecycle Management. Collaborating with Oracle and working as a cohesive team, we will share the experiences we have had with the product so far.

2:45 – 3:15

Giveaways and Prizes!