Pre-Conference Workshops

    On Sunday, April 7, IOUG offers an extra, comprehensive day of Oracle training complimentary for IOUG Forum attendees.

    Performance and Internals

    craig_promo_bw.jpg Practical Performance Forecasting for the DBA

     Speaker: Craig Shallahamer, Orapub

     Every single DBA in the world must answer forecasting type questions:

    - Can we consolidate these applications onto a single server?
    - The Chicago office is growing, that's not a problem, right?
    - What will be the impact of this new SQL statement?
    - Should we implement these new CPUs?
    - When will we outgrow our IO subsystem?
    - How will this change impact batch duration?

    Sound familiar? The problem is training budgets are focused on responding to what has already happened, implementing new features, and database operations like backups and patching. Yet every DBA knows they have been asked the above questions. This seminar will help fill this gap.

    This Pre-Conference Workshop will introduce you to the world of hands-on practical DBA forecasting and predictive analysis. The seminar begins with a broad introduction to how forecasting works, how to methodically forecast, your modeling options, selecting the most appropriate models and where to get the performance data. Then we'll dive down deep into the two most likely models you'll use. First, we'll focus on arguably the most business-centric model of all, regression analysis. Then we'll focus on applying queuing theory, which is surprisingly practical and yields deep performance insights. It will be a full day! Join us as we make performance forecasting part of your routine.


    Hands - on Lab: Hacking, Cracking, Attacking – OH MY!

    Speaker: Gary Gordhamer, GE Health Caregary-avatar1.png

    The Internet provides a simple and easy way to find information on almost anything. This includes tools and methods to crack into information technology including Oracle databases. In this session we will do some hands on work with some readily available security holes in Oracle database, cracking tools. Then we will spend some time learning forensic techniques to detect these events, and finally some tips on securing your environment to protect.





    Maximum Availability Architecture

    Avoiding Downtime with Oracle’s Maximum Availability Architecture

    Speakers: Joe Meeks and Larry Carpenter, Oracle

    Larry Carpenter

    This real world session with Oracle experts Joe Meeks and Larry Carpenter is loaded with practical knowledge for implementing a highly available Oracle Database environment. With a combined 60 years of experience, Joe and Larry appreciate that one size doesn't fit all, and will walk you through a progression of high availability and disaster recovery (HA/DR) architectures and Maximum Availability Architecture (MAA) best practices that address the complete range of data protection and availability service level requirements. Starting from a single instance database, we take the mystery out of building an HA system by showing how to incorporate all components of a complete MAA architecture with minimal disruption to your production environment. The session also demonstrates how to automatically failover application connections whether due to a Real Application Cluster node eviction or a Data Guard failover affecting the entire database. You will also learn how to utilize the same MAA infrastructure used to prevent unplanned outages to minimize or eliminate downtime for planned maintenance. Finally, because no organization can afford the luxury of idle systems you will also learn how to take the notion of ‘standby’ out of standby databases and gain insight into new HA capabilities available with the latest release of Oracle Database. Joe and Larry's experiences working with Oracle customers will be shared at every step along the way to bring real-life context to the subjects covered, including customer’s successes, failures, and insight that can only be learned by having done it.




    WebCenter 101: Web Development Techniques, WebCenter Architecture and Real World Solutions

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    Ann Horton Jason Stortz Jason Clarkin

    Speakers: Jason Clarkin and Brian ‘Bex’ Huff, Bezzotech, Jason Stortz, Redstone Content Solutions, Ann Horton, Oracle

    Learn what goes into setting up a full WebCenter Architecture including what software pieces are available, what the infrastructure looks like, how you can better size your implementation, what your project plan would look like and how to see the bigger picture.

    Walk through how to implement Oracle WebCenter Solutions for real life customers, and what  customers have gained by utilizing the WebCenter solution. Customer examples include Government, HealthCare, and Products Companies. Examples we will focus on such topics as solution overview, implemtation approach, project hurdles, and return on investment.

    Come take a look at some of the user interface design patterns used in the Fusion Applications, and examine how those design patterns were implemented using ADF. Oracle’s new Fusion Applications are built using the Oracle Fusion technology stack including Oracle’s Application Development Framework (ADF) and JDeveloper. Look in depth at ADF business components, application module methods, managed beans, Java server faces, source code, and other features of Fusion technology.


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