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    Or is it TechCast, or simply Online Event? You’ll see them all here because IOUG draws speakers, experts and presenters from all over the place (and they can call their events whatever they like). What they have in common, though, is professionalism, passion and a goal of bringing you smart and actionable information you can use right away. Whether registering for an upcoming event or looping back to check out ones you missed, you've come to the right place for all things Oracle.


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    Fourth Annual OpenWorld 2014 Unauthorized BI and Analytics Scoop Session

    Thursday, October 16, 2014 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. CDT

    Join Dan and Tim as they exchange comments on what they saw, heard, (and didn’t hear) at Oracle OpenWorld 2014. Just like last year, this session will feature Dan and Tim’s light-hearted take on Larry’s (is he going to still do the Sunday session since he’s not CEO?) big announcements and what it all means for the real world of Oracle BI, big data, and analytics.

    We’ll welcome questions, speculations, and alternative interpretations from other attendees.

    Key takeaways will include:
    - Does Larry still get to drive the boat since he’s no longer CEO?
    - Key announcements for BI, Analytics, and Big Data
    - Whatever Dan and Tim think is interesting or mildly humorous

    Brought to you by the BIWA SIG of the IOUG. See for more information on BIWA Summit 2015 conference at Oracle HQ!

    Featured Speakers: Dan Vlamis and Tim Vlamis

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    Big Data and Hadoop on the Oracle ZFS Storage Appliance

    Tuesday, October 21, 2014 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. CDT

    This presentation will discuss the Best Practices for deploying Hadoop on the Oracle ZFS Storage Appliance on both Hadoop 1.0 and Hadoop 2.0 solutions.

    Speaker Brett Weninger will explain the methods for optimal configuration for implementing the Hadoop eco-system on ZFS and will share lessons learned from the Engineering Proof of Concept that ADURANT Technologies ran at the Oracle Solutions Center. 

    From this webinar attendees will:
    - Understand the architectural considerations for running Hadoop on enterprise storage arrays, specifically on ZFS.
    - Understand the performance impact of running Hadoop on ZFS and how ZFS moves the performance bottleneck from being traditionally I/O bound to being CPU bound.
    - Learn how to address the appropriate architecture.
    - Understand how the performance of Hadoop on ZFS considerably reduces your data center footprint.

    Featured speaker: Brett Weninger, ADURANT Technologies

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    Oracle Big Data SQL:  Exadata, Database and Big Data Working Together

    Tuesday, October 28, 2014 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. CDT

    Big data promises big benefits to your organization, but real barriers exist in achieving these benefits. Today’s big data projects face serious challenges in terms of skills, application integration, and security. Oracle Big Data SQL radically reduces these barriers to entry, by providing unified query and management of data in Oracle Database, Hadoop, and NoSQL.

    In this session, you’ll learn the following:

    1. When and where big data technologies like Hadoop become interesting to your organization

    2. Understand the concepts behind Hadoop and how Big Data SQL leverages these concepts

    3. Understand how Oracle Big Data SQL uses optimizations like Smart Scan on Hadoop to increase performance

    Featured Speaker: Jean Pierre Djicks, Oracle

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    Turning Reactive Approach Into Proactive

    Wednesday, October 29, 2014 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. CDT

    Do you know every aspect of your Oracle database? From each parameter, to the data health, down to the data block level? If you did and you were able to stay on top of all those details when a crisis occurred, would you immediately have the confidence to know what the problem wasn't?

    The best offense is to have a plan and be able to work that plan. Regular health checks are the best approach to ensure you stay on top of all those details and are always prepared for the scenarios you might be reacting to on a regular basis today. This presentation will outline the tools to use to transition from defense into the best offense by working and planning pro-actively.

    Featured Speaker: Chuck Ezell, Senior Applications Tuner, Datavail

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    Redefine Oracle Database Infrastructure for Consistent user experience and DBA productivity

    Thursday, October 30, 2014 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. CDT

    Until now, storage has always been a major bottleneck for delivering application SLAs and DBA productivity.  Eliminate the constant application and infrastructure tuning required to meet the SLAs and inefficiency & overhead involved with large copies required for production, Dev/Test and analytics & reporting with All Flash arrays (AFAs). EMC XtremIO All-flash Arrays deliver consistent performance, efficient capacity utilization with  snapshots, data compression, deduplication & thin provisioning and management simplicity you need to totally transform your database infrastructure. Attend this webcast to 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 while always meeting application SLAs.

    Featured Speaker: Vinay Gaonkar, Director of Products, EMC XtremIO and Sam Lucido, Oracle Solutions, EMC

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    In Search of Plan Stability (Part 2)

    Wednesday, November 12, 2014 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. CDT

    Part 1 of this webinar set discussed the performance challenges caused by plan instability. Using SQL profiles and SQL patches are mechanisms that can provide targeted relief to individual SQL statements that have plan regressions. However, Oracle provides SQL Plan Management features that are intended to prevent plan regressions from creating challenges in the first place.

    In this webinar, attendees will learn:
    - How SQL Plan Management (SPM) works
    - H
    ow SQL Plan Baselines are created
    - Ho
    w SQL Plan Baselines are evolved/enabled for use
    - L
    imitations of SPM

     Featured speaker: Karen Morton, Enkitec

    | Register Here |

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