New Challenges & Opportunities Facing DBAs
    Wednesday, November 12, 11:30 a.m. PT
    The Epicor Building
    18101 Von Karman Ave.
    Suite 400
    Irvine, CA 92612

    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 coming to Irvine to help you do just that. IOUG and OnX invite you to participate in this one day class which includes complimentary registration, lunch and networking. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn and make connections with those in your area!

    In today’s technical world the only thing that is constant is change. DBAs are encountering new challenges on a daily basis as they meet new technologies and methods to manage their data. However, with these challenges DBAs often find new opportunities to increase efficiency and move business forward.  Through real world examples and discussions from Oracle experts you will return to work with the framework to get in front of these emerging challenges and leverage them to your advantage.


    IOUG Master Class: New Challenges and Opportunities Facing DBAs

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

    12:30 p.m. - 12:45 p.m. - Welcome and Introductions

    12:45 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. - DBAs and R - At the Intersection of Oracle and Unstructured Data

    Speaker: Robert Dawson, Oracle Solution Architect, OnX Enterprise Solutions

    DBA's have a unique position (somewhere between the application developers and the hardware jockeys) and must know both and determine the appropriate and most cost effective to provide solutions. With the explosion of data being generated by new sources, Oracle DBAs must understand how the relational database can be complemented by technologies like R, and how this will impact the recommendations they make for their organizations. In Oracle Database 12c, DBAs will find the perfect intersection of their skills and the impact of R.

    In this session, Robert Dawson will outline what R is (the basics) and why it's a unique tool that has grown exponentially in the past decade with a special focus on the Oracle environment. Next, we will shift our focus on R to solve a data problem that database architects face: "Modeling and predicting capacity workload". There's plenty of data in the AWR repositories, and Oracle Database 12c has over 100 metrics captured by AWR; data modeling is.

    With R, DBAs can use their data to ask and predict the answers to the following questions:

    • What happens to my workload if the number of user sessions increase by 10%?
    • What happens to my system capacity it we implement Oracle In-Memory Database which can reduce my CPU and IO load by 50%?
    • How can I effectively consolidate workload to save licensing cost and how does that workload run if we have 100 year data usage storm?
    Today, DBAs must begin to talk to their managers and technology sponsors with data and models that make sense and allow a common decision framework. DBA's must begin to leverage the volumes of 'Big Data' that exists inside their databases. As engineered systems such as the Zero Downtime Backup Appliance take away much of the care and feeding work that DBAs have traditionally performed, DBAs need to define new ways to help move the business forward. Using R (inside or outside of the Oracle database) is a good first step.

    2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. - Oracle Database 12c: An Infrastructure Viewpoint

    Speaker: Steve Tunstall, Principal Sales Consultant - Storage, Oracle

    Oracle Database 12c has numerous features that optimize your infrastructure for performance, cost and management efficiency.  In this presentation we will deep dive into several of those technologies as well as explore Oracle database and storage co-engineering.  These technologies include dNFS, Oracle Intelligent Storage Protocol, Hybrid Columnar Compression with Automatic Data Optimization and more.   And as a tie-in to the performance session we will also explore some of the infrastructure tools available to further pinpoint performance bottlenecks at the storage layer in great detail.   In this session you will see why the move to 12c helps your infrastructure and turns DBAs in to Database Masters with insight and control of the database infrastructure all the way down to the storage layer.   

    3:45 p.m. - 4:45 p.m. - Meet the Challenge of Moving to Oracle's Next Generation 12c Database

    Speaker: Daniel Morgan, Oracle ACE Director, OnX Enterprise Solutions

    In this current age of cloud technologies, large databases, and  transformation, businesses are looking for improved efficiency through consolidations and “as-services” and many organizations will be doing so through upgrading or migrating to Oracle's new 12c multi-tenant container database.

    Through a combination of lecture and live demos Oracle ACE Director Daniel Morgan will demonstrate how the OnX Professional Services team meets and addresses the challenges presented by the new architecture enhancing stability and security while lowering total cost of ownership.

    4:45 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. - Questions and Wrap-Up

    Meet Our Speakers

    Robert Dawson

    Robert, currently is an Oracle Solution Architect working out of the OnX Chicago office. He has over 15 years of IT experience, primarily as an Oracle Application Developer and DBA. Previously, he managed DBAs at Oppenheimerfunds and Janus Capital in Denver, Colorado. He is an Oracle Certified Professional and has also been certified as an Oracle Exadata Implementation Specialist. 

    He recently presented at Oracle Open World on “Adoption Roadblocks to Oracle Exadata Implementation”. 

    His hobbies are cycling, music and gardening. 

    Steve Tunstall

    After 11 years of teaching Novell, Cisco and Microsoft networking, Steve left the computer education field and moved to storage hardware in 2003 by joining StorageTek. StorageTek was acquired by Sun Microsystems which was later acquired by Oracle, and Steve was the southern California storage engineer and architect throughout that time. Steve works with clients from San Diego to Santa Barbara in the planing, architecture and implementation of their storage hardware, as well as educating them on getting the best performance possible from their Oracle systems. As the last StorageTek engineer at Oracle in the southwestern U.S., Steve has an intimate and unique knowledge of the current Oracle storage platforms. Steve writes a blog about the Oracle ZFS Storage Appliance, which you can find here

    Daniel Morgan

    Internationally Recognized Subject Matter Expert                                                                                                

    • Oracle ACE Director
    • Oracle Beta Tester

    Experience Summary

    • More than 44 years in Enterprise Computing
    • More than 25 years as an Oracle Database DBA and developer specializing in high availability, business continuity, security, and performance
    • Guest lecturer: Argonne National Laboratory, Battelle NW Laboratory, Livermore National Laboratory, NASA, Techologico de Costa Rica, Universidad Latina de Panama, University of Canterbury (NZ), University of Manitoba, University of Oslo (Norway)


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