My presentation sessions and panel sessions at Collaborate 14   Leave a comment

The industry most important Oracle technology conference Collaborate 14 conference will be held in Las Vegas from April 7 to April 11th. At this conference, I will be the primary speaker of two technical sessions. In addition, I will be invited to participate several technology panels such as Oracle RAC panel by IOUG RAC SIG and Cloud panels by IOUG Cloud Computing SIG as a panelist or co-speaker. These sessions cover some important technical topics such as Oracle 12c RAC new features, High Availability, Cloud and Virtualization :
Primary Presentation Sessions:
1. Delivering Self-Service Cloud Application Services Based Using Enterprise Manager 12c, session # 393 , April 4/8, 5:30pm-6:30pm, Level 3, Lido 3101B
2. Ensure HA in Database Cloud with Oracle Database 12c: What to Do and How to Do It, session #398 , 4/9, 2:00pm-3:00pm,. Level 3, Lido 3101B
Co-presenting or Expert Panel sessions that I will participate:
1. Planning your Oracle Cloud Computing Roadmap – Database, Middleware, Applications, session #849, 4/8, 10:15 AM-11:15Am, Level 3, Lido 3101B (speakers: Basheer Khan, Charles Kim, Kai Yu
2. Open discussion: Best ways to learn Oracle RAC 12c, Session # 512, 4/8, 06:30 PM – 07:15 PM, Level 3, Toscana 3701, Ludovico Caldara, Yury Velikanov, Kai Yu
3. Cloud SIG: Cloud SIG: Understanding Cloud and DBaaS Strategies, Best Practices and Skill Sets , session #713 , 4/10, 11:00AM-12:00PM, Level 3, Lido 3101B, George Trujillo, Jr. Kai Yu
Charles Kim, Ron Batra
4. You Bet your Data Center, Architect Your Infrastructure from Scratch, Session #507, 4/10, 3:00 PM-5:00PM, Level 3, Lido 3015, speakers: Gary Gordhamer, Kirby McCord, Kai Yu Tariq Farooq
5. Who? What? Why? Oracle on Oracle’s Public Cloud – 360 Degrees, session #444, 04/11, 11:00 AM-12:00pm, Level 3, Lido 3101B( speaker: Tariq Farooq, Kai Yu, Charles Kim, George Trujillo, Jr.)

Posted April 6, 2014 by kyuoracleblog in Uncategorized

My Experience at DOAG and BGOUG Conferences   Leave a comment

2013-Konferenz-Banner_Speaker-180x150_hochIn November 2013, I took a trip to Europe to present at two great Eurpoean Oracle user group conferences : DOAG (Germany Oracle User group conference) and BGOUG (Bulgaria Oracle User Group) Autumn conference. Although it was my first time to attend them, I had a great time at  these two conferences. At the conferences,  I got chances to my knowledge in these two great Oracle commuities and also learned a lot  and had a great time networking with colleagues and friends.

DOAG 2013 was held in the Germany historical city Numberg. It was one of the largest Oracle conferences in Europe, attended by more than 200o Oracle professions from  Germany as well as other  Eurpoean countries. Most speakers were also from  Europe  or USA. Many of speakers were Oracle ACE Directors or Oracle ACE and well known experts on their areas. Oracle Corporation also sent a good number of product managers and technical experts to present the latest changes of the technology. One of the sessions that I attended was the Oracle In-Memory columnar Option session presented by the Oracle In-Memory columnar  Option product manager. This presentation gave more detailed information about this latest Oracle 12c new feature than the similar one that was gaiven at Oracle OpenWorld 2013. The session contained the presentation as well as a detailed live demo.

At the DOAG conference, I gave two presentations. The presentation PDF  files can be downloaded through the following hyperlinks:

1. Ensure HA in Database Cloud with Oracle Database 12c:What to do and how to do it:    11/19/2013: 11:00-11:45 am , The Nuremberg

2. Achieving Availability and Scalability with Oracle 12c Flex Clusters ,  11/20/2013 : 1:0-1:45pm,The Nuremberg ConventionCenter (NCC), Nuernberg,  Germany.  

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After DOAG conference, I traveled to Plovidiv, a famous historical city in Bulgaria to attend BGOUG (Bulgaria Oracle User Group) conference. There are  two Oracle conferences held in Bulgaria annually: the Spring conference in May , and the Autumn conference in November. The autumn onference attracted several hundred Oracle professions from all over Bulgaria. The  majority of speakers were from Bulgaria as well as other other Eurpoean countries plus  few from US and  non-Eurpoean countries. The two presentations I gave had the same titles as the one that I presented at DOAG with some minor changes on the contents:
 1.  Ensure HA in Database Cloud with Oracle Database 12c:What to do and how to do it: 11/21/2013: 6:00-7:00pm,  Novotel hotel, Plovdiv,Bulgaria2
 2 . Achieving Availability and Scalability with Oracle 12c Flex Clusters/Flex ASM,11/21/2013: 4:45—5:45pm,  Novotel hotel, Plovdiv,Bulgaria
 
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Summary of 2013   Leave a comment

Posted December 31, 2013 by kyuoracleblog in Uncategorized

My Presentation Topics at Oracle OpenWorld 2013   Leave a comment

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The six sessions that I will co-present at OOW13 are related to the following technologies: Oracle 12c Pluggable database, Oracle 12c Flex Clusters, Oracle 12c Flex ASM, Oracle VM 3.x, Oracle EM12c,  Oracle E-business applications, Dell Blade servers, Dell Compellent Fibre Channel All Flash Array, Dell PCIe SSDs. Each session will cover specific topics as follow:


1. Clustering/High Availability with Oracle VM and Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c: 360 Degrees [UGF9803]
Speakers :
Tariq Farooq , Kai Yu
Sunday, Sep 22, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM – Moscone West – 3016

Topics: Oracle VM 3.2, Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c for Infrastructure Cloud management.

2. Oracle VM and Virtualization Best Practices: Expert Panel Discussion [UGF9809]
Speakers : Tariq Farooq , George Trujillo, Charles Kim , Kai Yu
Sunday, Sep 22, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM – Moscone West – 3018
Topics: Oracle VM 3.2 virtual infrastructure configuration  and management best pratices.

3. Cloud Computing, Oracle VM, and Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c Best Practices: Expert Panel [UGF9756]
Speakers: Michael, Ault,Tariq Farooq, George Trujillo,Charles Kim ,Kai Yu  
Sunday, Sep 22, 2:15 PM – 3:15 PM – Moscone West – 3018
Topics: Managing Infrasturcture with Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c

4. Best Practices for Deploying Highly Scalable Virtualized Oracle Applications [CON11257]
Speakers:Tariq Farooq , Kai Yu, AJ Schifano
Monday, Sep 23, 4:45 PM – 5:45 PM – Westin San Francisco – Concordia

Topics: Oracle VM 3.x and Virtualizing Oracle E-Business Applications on Oracle VM

5. Configuring Database Cloud with Oracle Database 12c on Dell Blades: Methods/Tips [CON11220]
Speakers: David Mar, Kai Yu
Monday, Sep 23, 3:15 PM – 4:15 PM – Moscone South – 250

Topics: Database Cloud architecture , Oracle VM for Oracle database, Oracle 12c Flex Cluster/Flex ASM, Oracle 12c pluggable database on Oracle RAC, Dell Blade servers and Dell Compellent Fibre Channel storage for Database Cloud

6. Accelerating OLTP Databases with Flash-Based Storage: Case Studies [CON11235]
Speakers: Naveen Iyengar, Kai Yu, Guy Harrison
Tuesday, Sep 24, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM – Moscone South – 250

Topics: Dell Compellent All Frash Array for Oracle OLTP database, Dell PCIe SSDs for Oracle OLTP database.

My Oracle OpenWorld 2013 Schedule   Leave a comment

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The Oracle OpenWorld 2013 will be held from Sunday September 22 to Thursday September 26. This is my 8th year Oracle OpenWorld experience. Since Oracle OpenWorld 2006, I have given total 16 Oracle OpenWorld presentations in the last 7 Oracle OpenWorld conferences. As usually this year my Oracle OpenWorld participation will start with two days Oracle ACE director Oracle product briefing in Oracle Cooperation Headquarter in Redwood shore on Thursday and Friday . After having a Saturday break, I will start my Oracle OpenWorld 2013 journey which includes six presentation/panel sessions and many meetings and networking activities. The most importantly I will have chances to meet many friends in Oracle community from different parts of the world. Here I list the six sessions that I will present or participate. It is my honor to have the opportunity to co-present these sessions with the great speakers from the Oracle community. And I look forward to having great discussions with those who are interested in the related topics:


1.  Clustering/High Availability with Oracle VM and Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c: 360 Degrees [UGF9803]
Speakers :
Tariq Farooq , Kai Yu
Sunday, Sep 22, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM – Moscone West – 3016


2. Oracle VM and Virtualization Best Practices: Expert Panel Discussion [UGF9809]
Speakers : Tariq Farooq , George Trujillo, Charles Kim , Kai Yu
Sunday, Sep 22, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM – Moscone West – 3018

3. Extend Oracle Database Management with Quest Tools from Dell [CON11326]
Speakers: Guy Harrison, Steven Feuerstein, Kai Yu
Monday, Sep 23, 1:45 PM – 2:45 PM – Moscone South – 250

4. Best Practices for Deploying Highly Scalable Virtualized Oracle Applications [CON11257]
Speakers:Tariq Farooq , Kai Yu, AJ Schifano
Monday, Sep 23, 4:45 PM – 5:45 PM – Westin San Francisco – Concordia

5. Configuring Database Cloud with Oracle Database 12c on Dell Blades: Methods/Tips [CON11220]
Speakers: David Mar, Kai Yu
Monday, Sep 23, 3:15 PM – 4:15 PM – Moscone South – 250

6. Accelerating OLTP Databases with Flash-Based Storage: Case Studies [CON11235]  
Speakers: Naveen Iyengar, Kai Yu, Guy Harrison
Tuesday, Sep 24, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM – Moscone South – 250

Besides of my presentations, I also plan to attend some technical sessions including some OakTableWorld sessions and technical deep dive sessions. I will have some meetings with Oracle engineers and product managers in Oracle virtualization, Oracle RAC and Oracle Linux .

New Oracle RAC 12c book : “Expert Oracle RAC 12c ” by Apress   Leave a comment

Apress Expert Oracle RAC 12c

By Syed Jaffar Hussain , Tariq Farooq , Riyaj Shamsudeen , Kai Yu

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Expert Oracle RAC 12c  is a hands-on book helping you understand and implement Oracle Real Application Clusters (RAC), and to reduce the total-cost-of-ownership (TCO) of a RAC database. As a seasoned professional, you are probably aware of the importance of understanding the technical details behind the RAC stack. This book provides deep understanding of RAC concepts and implementation details that you can apply toward your day-to-day operational practices. You’ll be guided in troubleshooting and avoiding trouble in your installation. Successful RAC operation hinges upon a fast-performing network interconnect, and this book dedicates a chapter solely to that very important and easily overlooked topic.

All four authors are experienced RAC engineers with a wealth of hard-won experience encountering and surmounting the challenges of running a RAC environment that delivers on its promise. In Expert Oracle RAC 12c they provide you a framework in which to avoid repeating their hard-won lessons. Their goal is for you to manage your own RAC environment with ease and expertise.

  • Provides a deep conceptual understanding of RAC
  • Provides best practices to implement RAC properly and match application workload
  • Enables readers to troubleshoot RAC with ease

What you’ll learn

  • Know when to apply RAC, and when not to
  • Design applications to take advantage of RAC
  • Troubleshoot and solve clusterware problems
  • Manage database backup and recovery in RAC
  • Stay on top of locking issues and deadlock detection
  • Harness the performance from parallel processing in RAC
  • Support your RAC environment with a healthy network interconnect

Who this book is for

Expert Oracle RAC 12c is for experienced Oracle Database Administrators (DBAs) who are ready to take the next step in their career by expanding their skill set to include building and managing Oracle Real Application Clusters (RAC). DBAs and architects who are in the process of implementing RAC can immensely benefit from this book. It’s an excellent choice for DBAs to learn RAC conceptually, understand best practices, and become experts in troubleshooting RAC problems

Table of Contents

  1. Overview of Oracle RAC
  2. Clusterware Management and Troubleshooting
  3. RAC Operational Practices
  4. RAC New Features
  5. Storage and ASM Practices
  6. Application Design Issues
  7. Managing and Optimizing a Complex RAC Environment
  8. Backup and Recovery in RAC
  9. Network Practices in RAC
  10. RAC Database Optimization
  11. Locks and Deadlocks
  12. Parallel Query in RAC
  13. Clusterware and Database Upgrades
  14. Oracle RAC One Node

Book links:

Apress: Expert Oracle RAC 12cApress

Amazon.com Expert Oracle RAC 12c (9781430250449):

Barnes and Noble: Expert Oracle RAC 12c by Syed Jaffar Hussain | 9781430250449

Authors:

 

Syed Jaffar Hussain

Syed Jaffar Hussain has over 20 years I.T. experience that includes more than 12 years of production Oracle database administration. Oracle has honored him with the prestigious Oracle ACE Director role, and named him DBA of the Year for 2011, both for his excellent knowledge and contributions to the Oracle community. He is an Oracle Certified Master (OCM) for Oracle Database 10g–a status granted only after passing extenstive challenges in a hands-on environment. He is also an Oracle Database 10g RAC Certified Expert. Syed Jaffar is coauthor of Oracle 11g R1/R2 Real Application Clusters Essentials, and he blogs regularly at: http://jaffardba.blogspot.com

Tariq Farooq

Tariq Farooq is an Oracle Technologist/Architect/Problem-Solver and has been working with various Oracle Technologies for 20+ years in very complex environments at some of the world’s largest organizations. He is the founding President of the IOUG Virtualization & Cloud Computing Special Interest Group. He is an active Community Leader/Organizer, Speaker, Author, Forum contributor, and Blogger. He is the founder of www.brainSurface.com, a Social Networking & IT Collaboration site for the various Oracle Communities with thousands of signed-up users. Tariq founded, organized and chaired various conferences including, amongst others, VirtaThon, the largest online-only conference for the various Oracle domains; the CloudaThon & RACaThon series of conferences; and the first ever Oracle-centric conference at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in 2011. He was the founder and Achor/Show-Host of the VirtaThon Internet Radio series program. He was also the Track Manager for the Virtualization and Cloud Computing Tracks for COLLABORATE 2012 & 2013. Tariq is an Oracle RAC Certified Expert, holds a total of 14 professional Oracle Certifications and, is the author of 100+ articles, whitepapers & other publications. Tariq has presented and spoken at almost every major Oracle Conference/Event all over the world, including Oracle OpenWorld, COLLABORATE, BrainSurface, VirtaThon, IOUG, OOUG, OUGLC, TCOUG, UKOUG, The OTNExpert+ Conference & others. Tariq has been awarded the Oracle ACE and ACE Director awards from 2010 – 2013.

Riyaj Shamsudeen

Riyaj Shamsudeen is an industry-recognized RAC expert and performance tuning specialist with 19+ years of experience in implementing, using, and tuning RAC and Oracle products. He is an Oracle ACE Director and proud member of the OakTable network. Riyaj has co-authored many books about Oracle Database. He is an active blogger (at http://orainternals.wordpress.com) and frequent international speaker in major conferences such as UKOUG, HOTSOS, Open World, and RMOUG.

Kai Yu

Kai Yu is a Senior Principal Engineer and technologist in Dell’s Oracle Solutions Engineering Lab specializing in Oracle RAC, Oracle Virtualization, and Cloud. With 18+ years of experience working on Oracle technology, he has implemented and managed many large, mission-critical Oracle RAC databases, including those in his tenure with an IT organization having more than two thousand RAC databases. Kai is a well-known author of technical articles and a frequent speaker at Oracle conferences such as OpenWorld, Collaborate, UKOUG, Finland OUG, Norway OUG, OTN Asia/Pacific tour, and Latin Americas tour. He has also keynoted at Oracle Architect Day.

Kai has served IOUG’s Oracle RAC SIG as president, and in two chair positions. He has served the IOUG Collaborate conference committee, as well as managing IOUG’s RAC boot camp, HA boot camp, and Enterprise Manager 12c deep dive. He was awarded the Oracle ACE Director title in 2010, given the Oracle ACE Spotlight in 2011 by Oracle Technology Network (OTN), and named the 2011 OAUG Innovator of Year Award by the Oracle Applications User Group (OAUG). In 2012, Oracle Magazine awarded him the Oracle Excellence Award: Technologist of the Year: Cloud Architect. Kai has been active in sharing his Oracle knowledge on his Oracle blog at http://kyuoracleblog.wordpress.com/.

OTN LA Tour 2013   Leave a comment

July 14-24, 2013, I participated 2013 OTN (Oracle Technology Network ) Latin America conference  tour. During this tour I gave  nine presentations at four conferences:  OUG Ecuador , OUG Guatemala, Oug Panama, OUG COsta Rica.  The presentaions covered    the following topics.  The actual presentations will be uploaded into this blog site under ‘Presentation’ tab. 

1. High Availability Infrastructure of Database Cloud: Architecture, Best Practices:

Today in a database cloud that consolidates a large number of databases with different SLAs, any unplanned outage can be devastating and a small planned downtime may not be acceptable. The infrastructure high availability becomes extremely critical to a database cloud. This session will start with the system architect design and discuss the various techniques and options to achieve the high availability such as Oracle Clusterware/RAC, Data Guard and Oracle MAA. Then it will explore the configuration best practices to ensure fault tolerance of the entire stack of the infrastructure. It will also discuss the methods to reduce downtime during events like system upgrade and migration and the troubleshooting during system outage.  This presentation will discuss soem of Oracle 12c new features such as Oracle Flex Clusters, Oracl Pluggable databases running on Oracle RAC 12c.

2. Simplifying Application Deployment in Cloud using Virtual assemblies and EM 12c

 Oracle virtual assemblies provide a great way to simply the deployment of enterprise-class multi-tier applications and their configuration dependencies. Oracle Virtual Assembly Builder 11gR1 can create Oracle virtual assembly packages by capturing the state of an installed application topology. Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c can deploy these assemblies in the cloud resulting in fully operational application stack within minutes. This session will walk you step by step through the Oracle virtual assembly creation process.  Then we will discuss the configuration of an infrastructure cloud based on Oracle VM and Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c Cloud Control and demonstrate how to use Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c Cloud Control to deploy an assembly on the Oracle infrastructure cloud.

3. Optimizing OLTP Oracle Database Performance using PCIE  Solid State Drive (SSD)

 PCIe SSD is an enterprise class high performance storage device. It is built with SLC NAND flash and designed for applications that require low latency and high IOPs (IO Per Second) operation. OLTP database workloads which require very low storage IO latency with many small random read/write IO operations are the ideal cases to use PCIe SSDs to improve the performance. To understand how much PCIe SSDs can really improve OLTP database performance and the related best practices, we have done a series of performance studies of using PCIe SSD for various Oracle database configurations including PCI SSD as Oracle smart flash cache. This studies are based a single node Oracle 11g R2 database as well as a two node 11gR2 Oracle Real Application clusters (RAC) database with Oracle Enterprise Linux 6.2 platform. This presentation is to examine each of these case studies and the compare the performance improvements of these cases.

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