Winter 2014 Quarterly Meeting - (Jan 16, 2014)

On January 16th Starkey hosted our first meeting of 2014. Markus Michalewicz and Matt Kaberlein did an excellent job talking about Oracle High Availability industry best practices and Hadoop as an extension to data management portfolios.

Sponsored by: CollierIT and  EMC


8:30-9:00 :  
Registration and Networking


9:00-9:30 :  
Welcoming Remarks: Lelanie Moll, Seth Miller
Introduction from Starkey


9:30-9:45 :  
Board Elections for the following Positions: President, Special Projects Coordinator, Social Media Coordinator and Secretary


9:45-10:45 :  
Oracle Database 12c HA Best Practices:  Markus Michalewicz, Oracle - Part 1
The Oracle Database 12c integrates various features to provide the highest level of availability for your data; already in a single instance deployment. Protection against data corruption in an Oracle Database starts at the block level and Oracle Flashback technology can be used to recover from human errors. Oracle Automatic Storage Management (ASM) complements the data protection on storage level, while Oracle Real Application Clusters (RAC) One Node adds an easy way of recovering from server failures, simplifying maintenance operations. Oracle RAC provides local high availability (HA) as its optimum by further increasing protection against server failures and adding scalability on demand functionality. Application Continuity (AC) completes the picture by masking recoverable database failures from the application and thereby the end user. This presentation will focus on the local HA features of the Oracle Database and provide an overview of how these various features can be used to provide well defined protection levels.


10:45-11:00 :  


11:00-12:00 :  
Oracle Database 12c HA Best Practices:  Markus Michalewicz, Oracle - Part 2


12:00-1:00 :  
Break : Lunch
1:00-2:00 :  
Stretched RAC on EMC VPLEX:  Matt Kaberlein, EMC
The discussion focuses on building a DB tech stack that is resilient to storage array and site failures with zero downtime. This is accomplished by stretching an Oracle RAC deployment across two sites within synchronous distance. The presentation will also cover stretched Oracle databases deployed on VMware and/or OVM across two sites resulting in zero downtime during live migrations. The foundation for accomplishing this is storage array based virtualization that treats local and remote storage arrays as storage pools.


2:00-2:15 :  
2:15-3:15 :  
Oracle Maximum Availability Architecture (MAA) with Oracle Database 12c:  Markus Michalewicz, Oracle - Parts 1 & 2
Oracle Maximum Availability Architecture (MAA) is Oracle's best practices blueprint based on Oracle high availability (HA) technologies. MAA best practices span Oracle's full technology stack, including Exadata Database Machine, Oracle Database, Oracle Fusion Middleware, Oracle Applications, Enterprise Manager Cloud Control. This presentation will focus on the HA capabilities and technologies that can be used to protect an Oracle Database beyond the boundaries of a local HA setup. The main focus will be on Oracle Data Guard and Oracle GoldenGate in addition to Oracle RAC as a local and extended HA solution, referring back to some of the technologies discussed in "Oracle Database with Oracle RAC 12c HA Best Practices

3:15-3:45 :  
Giveaways and Prizes


About the Speakers

Markus Michalewicz - Director of Product Management, Oracle
Markus Michalewicz is the Director of Product Management Oracle Real Application Clusters at Oracle. He is the Product Manager responsible for Oracle RAC and Oracle RAC One Node, leading the Oracle RAC technology product management team. Continuing to work with customers, he positions Oracle RAC as a universal cluster-based database HA and scalability solution as well as the underlying infrastructure for DBaaS and Database Cloud environments.


Matt Kaberlein - Information Technology and Services Consultant and Professional, EMC
Matthew Kaberlein has been in the I.T. industry for 30 years and has been worked at EMC for 8 of them as an EMC Advisory Technology Consultant for Oracle Solutions. At EMC, Matthew supports planning and designing Oracle/EMC interoperability solutions, positioning Oracle based Consulting services, as well as working directly with customers on EMC/Oracle interoperability best practices