Infrastructure as a Super-Power:
    Planning for Tomorrow's Data Growth, Faster Performance & Cloud Environments Today
    Tuesday, April 28, 2015
    9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. - Training
    3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. - Reception
    Chicago Marriott O'Hare
    8535 West Higgins Road
    Chicago, IL 60631 

    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 Chicago to help you do just that. IOUG and EMC 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!

    This Oracle Solutions Day is designed to be an interactive workshop of solutions and strategies providing users the opportunity to leverage all Flash Arrays and Hybrid Cloud with true Application Portability for Database and Application Infrastructure. Meet wtih experts and leave with real world solutions.

    Attendees will walk away from this day with the ability to:

    • Understand the best way to utilize existing physical data environments and where to move to the cloud
    • Quickly address workload bottlenecks, consistency issues and sluggish performance through the right storage options
    • Make recommendations and environmental changes that will allow for increased scalability, improved performance, and lower cost of service for their data centers.


    IOUG and EMC Master Class: Infrastructure as a Super-Power: Planning for Tomorrow's Data Growth, Faster Performance & Cloud Environments Today

    9:00 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. - Registration + Continental Breakfast

    9:45 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. - Welcome + Introductions

    10:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. - 

    New Challenges and Opportunities Facing DBAs

    Speaker: Michelle Malcher, Enterprise Database Security, Wells Fargo 

    According to several different industry surveys, database administrators are in the top 10 for best jobs in 2015. However, the role of the database administrator is not the same as it has been in years past. Data is ever growing, needing to be protected and accessible at the same time, and don’t forget about having the data in the cloud. It is definitely an exciting place to be with new opportunities and ways to add value to these very important environments. Let’s take a look at  these new challenges we face as database administrators, and what it means for our role in this dynamic area.

    11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. - Redefining Oracle Database Infrastructure with All Flash Arrays

    Speaker: Matt Kaberlein, Information Technology and Services Consultant, EMC

    Until now, storage has always been a major bottleneck for DBA and App admins in meeting their SLAs and delivering critical agility with copy services across Dev/Test and analytics & reporting. All-flash Arrays (AFAs) take away all risk and complexity in areas like performance tuning and capacity planning by delivering the scale-out architecture, consistent performance, data reduction, thin provisioning, and management simplicity you need to totally transform your IT strategy. Learn how DBAs can now provision storage with just three clicks, easily consolidate workloads, and fully protect and recover mission-critical data in the data center.  

    12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. - Lunch

    1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. - Simplified Provisioning of Oracle Databases in a Snap!

    Speaker: Brian Yeomans, Senior Technical Consultant, EMC

    Once Oracle databases are deployed in production, IT is required to copy instances for functions like reporting, analytics, and test & development. Traditional storage systems cannot deliver all these copies from a single platform with consistent performance & data reduction. All-Flash Arrays simplify the time to provision new Oracle production database environments for the business enabling DBAs to simply request capacity and go. Combined with data reduction and space-efficient copies, the scale-out architecture helps to keep up with data growth across consolidated workloads.  In this session, you will learn how to create easy, on-demand memory-based snapshots and VM clones that have no impact on production SLAs, with the same performance as production, and space-efficient for only new unique data.

    2:15 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. - Deploying Oracle Database “As-a-Service” in the Cloud 

    Speaker: Neil Cameron, Oracle Global Presales Director, EMC

    Moving Oracle databases to a cloud platform is making more and more sense for many enterprises. Databases are growing rapidly, and enterprises find they are spending too much time and budget maintaining their existing physical environments. They are turning to highly virtualized cloud environments to improve efficiencies and reduce costs. For many organizations, the question is not whether to move Oracle to the cloud, but how to do so most effectively and efficiently. Having the right cloud-enabled infrastructure in place can make the transition to the cloud easier and more flexible and provide greater availability for those critical Oracle databases and applications.  

    3:15 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Questions + Wrap-Up

    3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. - Reception


    Meet Our Speakers

    Michelle Malcher


    Michelle is a well-known volunteer leader in security and database communities. Her deep technical expertise from database to cloud appliances, as well as her senior level contributions as a speaker, author, Oracle ACE Director and customer advisory board participation has aided many corporations spanning architecture and risk assessment, purchasing and installation, and ongoing systems oversight including Wells Fargo & Company, where Michelle is currently team lead for Enterprise Database Security.


    Matt Kaberlein

     Matthew Kaberlein has been in the I.T. industry for 30 years and has been working 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.

    Neil Cameron

     With over 20 years of Technology industry experience, Neil has held roles ranging from engineer to architect to  technical leader supporting organizations both as a Technical Director and as a Consultant.  In those capacities, he  has built and supported large Enterprise environments. Prior to coming to EMC, Neil was a Technical Manager of  Consulting at Oracle Corporation for 9 years managing a team of Technical Architects supporting field based  opportunities.

     Neil is c
    urrently the Oracle Global Presales Director at EMCNeil started at EMC in 2005 as a Sr. Technical Manager  for the Oracle Solutions Practice.  He went on to become  Director of Solution Architecture at EMC in 2011 and  supported the field and Solution development as part of ESG  for Oracle related deals. 

    Parking Information: EMC will provide parking vouchers for attendees.


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