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Reminding of call for papers for IOUG Collaborate 11 and its HA Boot Camp   Leave a comment

IOUG is going to have several one-two full-days boot camps at IOUG Collaborate 11 conference. I was tasked to organize one of two days boot camp focusing on High Availability (HA). I would like the invite industry experts to submit a presentation for this HA boot camp. The deadline for submission is tomorrow Friday Oct 1st2010. Here are the topic wishlist for the HA Boot Camp: (To review the deatils about the bootcamps here)

1. Overview of High Availability and Introduction to Oracle Database HA Architecture

2. Configure Database for HA

3. Configure System, Storage and Network for HA

4. Key Oracle Database 11g HA Features and Best Practices

5. MAA architecture: RAC and Data Guard

 6. HA Case Study 1

7. Data Guard Best Practices: Physical Standby Database, Active Standby Database, Fast Failover

 8. Minimize Scheduled Downtime for Planned Maintenance (Patching, Upgrade and Migration, etc.)

9. Develop Applications to work with Database HA Features

10. HA and Recovery Solutions for Unplanned Downtime

11. Database Backup and Recovery Best Practices

12. HA Case Study 2

13. High Availability Panel Discussion

To submit an abstract  from here
To review the topics of the bootcamps from here

Attended ORACLE ACE Director Product Briefing   Leave a comment

I was invited to attend two days Oracle product Briefing prior to the Oracle OpenWorld  2010 conference with the rest of Oracle ACE Directors at Oracle HQ on Thursday and Friday Sept 16-17, 2010. As a new member of this Oracle ACE Director club, it is a great privilege to have the opportunity to attend such great product strategy presentations. The two days presentations cover the current focus and future direction of Oracle Products. The product Briefing starts with the opening address by Thomas Kurian, Executive Vice President, Product Development, who gave the highlights of important areas such as servers, storage, systems, Database. Middleware, Applications as well as Java development environment. After Thomas’s open address, ACE directors had the opportunity to listen the presentations on the specific areas such as applications server infrastructure, SOA, Jave, Identify management and SOA, and AIA, Java SE, Portal, Webcenter and ECM, APEX, Oracle Database , OS and virtualization, Exadata and BI, etc.

Thomas Kurian, Oracle Executive Vice President, Product Development gave the open address in Oracle ACE Diretcor product briefing

Thomas Kurian, Oracle Executive Vice President, Product Development gave the open address in Oracle ACE Diretcor product briefing

Mark Townsend, Oracle VP of Database Product Management talked about What’s new from Oracle Database  Development


Stay tune for more updates on  Oracle OpenWorld 2010 conference this week.

My Oracle OpenWorld Experience and Impression   Leave a comment

I have attended and spoken the four  Oracle OpenWorld conferences since 2006. This year’s conference is my fifth consequentuve one.  The following  is a short list of the presentations that I have contributed to and will  contribute  to the Oracle OpenWorld conferences since 2006.

1. Oracle OpenWorld 2006:  Implementing Oracle Applications 11i on 10g RAC and ASM

2. Oracle OpenWorld 2007: Automatic Oracle RAC Deployment and Implementing MegaGrid using Oracle EM Provisioning Pack,

3. Oracle OpenWorld 2007: Implementing Oracle E-Business Suite R12 Through 11i to R12  Upgrade Path

4. Oracle OpenWorld 2008: Case Study: Implementing the Oracle Grid Computing on Dell Hardware for Multiple  ERP Applications,

5. Oracle OpenWorld 2009: Building an Oracle Grid with Oracle VM on Dell Blade Servers and EqualLogic iSCSI storage

6.Oracle OpenWorld 2009: Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle RAC and Oracle VM: Architecture and Implementation

7.  Oracle OpenWorld 2009: Provisioning Oracle RAC in a Virtualized Environment, Using Oracle Enterprise Manager
8.  Oracle OpenWorld 2010: Automated provisioning of Oracle RAC and Oracle VM using Enterprise Manager 11g

9. Oracle OpenWorld 2010: Monitoring and Diagnosing Oracle RAC Performance with Oracle Enterprise Manager

I have prepared  the following paragraph  as a guest to the Oracle OpenWorld blog to describe my impression on the Oracle OpenWorld conference:

In my 15 years Oracle Technology career, I have seen Oracle has developed its technologies and products to cover almost the entire spectrum of IT operations: from infrastructure to database to middleware to applications. While these technologies have the profound impact on the business of all the industries in the world,  it is not surprise to see that thousands or even million of Oracle technology professionals around the world  devote their career to Oracle technologies.  Oracle OpenWorld conference  is really about Oracle technologies, and their business roles and the Oracle professionals:  This is the conference where the original creators of the technologies in the Oracle development labs meet the IT professionals  that bring these technologies live in the real life operational environment;  this is the conference where  business people  and IT professionals get to know the latest Oracle technologies and also explore the direction of  the future technology; this is the conference where the best and brightest Oracle technology experts share their experiences and their expertise and help the new comers to get a quick jump start for their career.  And the most importantly this is conference where all the Oracle technology lovers can share their passions on Oracle Technology and make connections with their comrades. To me, at the Oracle OpenWorld conference I find myself surrounded by the people who speak the same language and share the common interest with me and I really feel a sense of home.

Posted September 10, 2010 by kyuoracleblog in Uncategorized