Database Consolidation
    Thursday, June 5, 9am - 3:30pm PT
    Oracle Santa Clara Campus
    4030 George Sellon Circle
    Santa Clara, CA 95054

    Looking to stay on top of your career and latest industry trends and techniques while staying close to home? The IOUG Master Class Series is back and better than ever to help you do just that. IOUG invites you to participate in this one day class which includes complimentary registration and lunch. 

    Exploding data is impacting all DBAs and Oracle professionals. In this one-day Master Class with IOUG and Oracle learn how database consolidation can enhance your performance plus save your company time and money. Through real world examples and live demos from Oracle experts you will return to work with a road map to how you can begin consolidating your database.


    9:15 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. -  

    Doing More with Less, Database Consolidation in the Real World

    Speaker: Erik Benner, Solution Architect, BIAS Corporation

    Erik Benner showcases real-life examples from Platinum partner BIAS Corporation, as database consolidation best practices are examined. Whether you are consolidating large data-warehouse databases onto Exadata, small OLTP systems on ODA, ERP systems on T5 servers or development databases on to Linux systems, this session is for you. The database consolidation lifecycle is highlighted through actual customer scenarios, from the planning, migration and operational support of a consolidation project. Learn how OEM12c simplifies the consolidation process, not only for the implementation of the process, but also post consolidation issues.  Explore the concept of complimentary workloads, and how OEM12c simplifies the process of identifying databases that can coexist. Wrap up with the common challenges Database Administrators face with consolidation projects.

    During this 1 hour educational session, you will:

    •         Learn how to plan a consolidation project using OEM12c

    •         Learn how to migrate databases to the consolidated platform

    •         Leverage best practices to avoid common challenges

    •         Explore how you manage the systems after consolidation

    10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. - Engineer a Comprehensive Database Consolidation Strategy

    Speaker: Steve Rudinsky, Oracle

    This session will discuss the technical and business benefits of a comprehensive strategy for database consolidation that incorporates optimizations across the entire software and hardware technology stack.  We will review Oracle’s database maturity model that spans traditional siloed deployments, consolidated and optimized database configurations and lays the groundwork for private cloud DBaaS models.  Examples of consolidated database architectures will illustrate the unique advantages of Oracle Database 12c, Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c, and Oracle Exadata, SuperCluster, Database Appliance and SPARC servers. 

    11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m - Complimentary Lunch

    12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. - Accelerating Database Consolidation and Protection with Oracle Application Engineered Storage
    Speaker: Michael Brown, Oracle

    With hardware and software engineered to work together, only Oracle can offer database-aware storage.  In this session you will learn how Oracle ZFS Storage Appliances accelerate Exadata implementations, speed software performance, streamline database tuning, deliver critical backup and restore performance, and provide granular analytics for faster analysis and resolution - all features critical for database consolidation.

    1:45 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. - Database Consolidation Roundtables

    Interact with a panel of Oracle and customer speakers discussing database consolidation topics such as:

    •         Organizational challenges and opportunities related to database consolidation

    •         How database consolidation affects DBAs

    •         How database consolidation changes the daily responsibilities and career path of the DBA

    •         How to measure the business and economic benefits of database consolidation

    •         The relationship between database consolidation and private cloud


    Meet Our Speakers


    Erik Benner is a published author and currently works as a Solution Architect with BIAS Corp, focusing on solutions that meet the customer’s business needs. Erik has worked with Oracle systems since the late 90s and is experienced with most of the Engineered Systems, focusing on holistic designs combining database, middleware and virtualization technologies. Erik is a frequent speaker at Oracle events (OOW, COLLABORATE and local events). Erik is also actively engaged with the  IOUG Solaris SIG and both the IOUG and OUAG OEM SIGs. When not working, Erik enjoys spending time with his family at their Observatory, where the telescopes outnumber the people.


    Steve Rudinsky is the Director of Product Marketing for the Oracle SuperCluster Product family.  Steve has over two decades of experience marketing datacenter solutions, with over 12 years at Sun Microsystems.  While at Sun, Steve was the Product Line Marketing Manager for OpenSPARC, Sun’s open source initiative for the CMT processor line.  Prior to that role, he was a Field Engagement Manager for the Scalable Server Group with responsibility for the US Geo’s direct and channel sales force.  Steve came to Sun from the Cray acquisition where Steve was responsible for the corporate relationship between Cray and Oracle.  Prior to Sun, he worked in large server sales and marketing roles for Sequent (now part of IBM) and UNISYS.  


    Michael_Brown.jpgMichael Brown is Oracle’s senior director of storage product marketing.  Michael has more than 25 years of IT marketing experience with high performance storage and servers.  He has an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, an MSEE from University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, and both a BS in Engineering and a BA in Philosophy from Swarthmore College. 


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