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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 https://kyuoracleblog.wordpress.com/.

Oracle OpenWorld 2013 Call for Papers Just Open Today!   Leave a comment

Oracle just announced the  Oracle OpenWorld 2013 call for papers  today!

http://www.oracle.com/openworld/call-for-papers/information/index.html

The call for papers will last about one month and close at Friday, April 12, 11:59 p.m. PDT.  For those of us who want to share their experences and technology inovation at this biggest information technology event in the world, we need to come up some topics and submit to the conference commitee by the April 12th deadline. Since 2006 Oracle OpenWorld when I gave  my very first presentation at this event, I have been very fortune to speak at the conference 16 times. I look forward to having another year to continue my contributions to the conference. 

I listed all  of my previous Oracle OpenWorld presentation for reference.  Here I want to thank the people who also contributed to these presentations including my co-speakers of some sessions, and the conference commitee who gave me the opportunity to present and the audiences who participated and supported me during the presentations.

16.  Oracle on Oracle VM: Expert Panel,  Oracle OpenWorld 2012

 15:  High-Availability Infrastructure of the Database Cloud: Architecture and Best Practices, Oracle OpenWorld 2012

14:  Simplify App Deployment in the Cloud with Virtual Assemblies and Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c, Oracle OpenWorld 2012

 13. Configuring and Managing a Private Cloud with Oracle Enterprise Manager ,Oracle OpenWorld 2011

 12.  Upgrading Oracle Enterprise Manager, Using Best Practices , Oracle OpenWorld 2011

11. Consolidate Oracle E-Business Suite Databases in Oracle Database 11g Release 2 Grid: Case Study, Oracle OpenWorld 2011

10. Ensure the High Availability and Stability of Oracle RAC: Storage and Network Side Story ,Oracle OpenWorld2011

9. Oracle11g R2 Clusterware and RAC: Architecture , Configuration, Troubleshooting and Case study, Oracle OpenWorld Beijing 2010,

8. Oracle RAC on Oracle VM Automated Provisioning with Enterprise Manager 11g , Oracle OpenWorld 2010 

7.  Monitoring and Diagnosing Oracle RAC Performance with Oracle Enterprise Manager. Oracle OpenWorld 2010,

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

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

4. Provisioning Oracle RAC in a Virtualized Environment, Using Oracle Enterprise Manager, Oracle OpenWorld 2009

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

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

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

2012 Kai Yu’s Oracle Activities Summary   4 comments

Today is the last day of year 2012 and maybe  be the best time to summarize my Oracle related activities in the year.

In 2012, I  have  focused on the following technologies:

  1. Optimizing Oracle database performance using Solid State Drive, specifically the PCIe Flash SSD.
  2. Oracle RAC on Oracle Linux 6.x and Red Hat Linux 6.x
  3. Oracle VM 3.11 and Oracle VM Manager 3.1.1
  4. Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c
  5. Oracle Infrastructure Cloud
  6. Oracle Virtual Assemblies and Oracle Virtual Assembly Builder.

As the result of the research and study on these areas, I wrote these five technical whitepapers:

1.  Optimizing OLTP Oracle Database Performance using Dell Express Flash PCIe SSDs, Dell TechCenter Blogs, July 31st, 2012

2. Virtualizing Oracle E-Business Suite  through  Oracle OVM , Modified version of the Original conference whitepaper Oracle E-Business Suite: migration to Oracle VM Template Based Deployment.

3.  Configuring and Managing a Private Cloud with Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c,  IOUG Collaborate 12 Conference whitepaper, April ,  2012.

4. Virtualizing Oracle 11g/R2 RAC Database on Oracle VM 3.0: Methods/Tips, IOUG Collaborate 12 Conference whitepaper, April ,  2012.

5. Virtualizing Oracle 11g/R2 RAC Database on Oracle VM 2.2: Methods and Tips, published in IOUG SELECT Journal Q, 2012 issue.

And I also gave 16 technical presentations on several  technical conferences  including Collaborate 12 (C#12), Oracle OpenWorld 2012(OOW12), Oracle Technology Network Architect Day keynote , EMEA OUG Harmony 2012 , OAUG Connection Point®–Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.1 and Fusuon applications in Austin, , OTN Expert+ Conference @NUCES/FAST, 2012 East Coast Oracle Users Group  Conference (ECO#12) , IOUG Virtualization SIG – Online Symposium

  1.  Enterprise Manager 12c Cloud Control: New Features and the Best Practices for Installation, Configuration and Upgrade of Enterprise Manager 12c, C#12,
  2. Virtualizing Oracle 11g/R2 RAC Database on Oracle VM 3.0: Methods/Tips, C#12,
  3.  Alternative options to enhance the High Availability, session #840 (HA bootcamp), C#12,
  4. Configuring and Managing a Private Cloud with Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c, C#12
  5. High Availability Infrasturcture for Cloud Computing,  OTN ArchDay Keynote
  6. Oracle 11g R2 Clusterware: Architecture, Configuration, Troubleshooting,  EMEA#12, Finland, 
  7.  Oracle E-Business Suite: Migration to Oracle VM & template based deployment,   EMEA#12, Finland, .
  8.  Oracle E-Business Suite: Migration to Oracle VM & template based deployment,  EMEA#12,  Latvia. 
  9. Configuring and Managing a Private Cloud with Enterprise Manager 12c , IOUG Webinar
  10.  Oracle on Oracle VM: Expert Panel,  OOW12
  11. High-Availability Infrastructure of the Database Cloud: Architecture and Best Practices, OOW12
  12. Simplify App Deployment in the Cloud with Virtual Assemblies and Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c, OOW12
  13. Oracle VM &  Cloud Computing 360 Degrees,  OTN Expert+ Conference @NUCES/FAST
  14. Virtualizing Oracle E-Business Suite through Oracle VM,  ECO#12
  15. Simplifying Application Deployment in Cloud Using Virtual Assemblies and EM 12c, IOUG vSIG
  16. Oracle on Oracle VM – Expert Panel, IOUG vSIG

In last few months of the year, my focus has been on the new Apress Oracle book “ Expert Oracle RAC” which I co-author with three  industry well-known RAC experts and Oracle ACE directors: Syed Jaffar Hussain, Riyaj Shamsudeen  and Tariq Farooq . I have been working on  the contents including RAC architecture overview, Storage and ASM, Clusterware, Network,   Application Design Issues , Challenges in a Complex RAC Environment.

At Oracle OpenWorld 2012, I was granted the industry prestigious award: 2012 Oracle Excellence Award : Technologist of the Yeafor Cloud Architect by Oracle Magazine.   This award will be officially announced  on Oracle Magazine ‘s January/Feb 2013 issue.

My Technical Pesentations at EMEA OUG Harmony Conference   1 comment

On May 30-June 1st, I was invited to present  at 3rd EMEA OUG Harmony conference. The conference was held on two locations:  at Aulanko, Hameenlinna , Finland on May 30-May31 and Riga , Lativa on June 1st. My presentations at Finland conference were 1) Oracle11g R2 Clusterware: Architecture and Best Practices of Configuration and Troubleshooting; 2) Oracle E-Business Suite: Migration to Oracle VM Template Based Deployment, while my presentation at Lativa conference site was Oracle E-Business Suite: Migration to Oracle VM Template Based Deployment. 

The session “Oracle11g R2 Clusterware: Architecture and Best Practices of Configuration and Troubleshooting” aimed to provide DBAs some practical understanding and best practices of 11g R2 RAC infrastructure that are crucial to the stability and scalability of the RAC database. In this session I started with some technical discussions on the architecture of 11g R2 Clusterware and ASM; then focused on the shared storage and ASM best practices for OCR/voting disks, ACFS and RAC database files. I  spend some time on configuration of SCAN IP, GNS service and the private interconnect. At the end, I  covered some tips and the diagnostic tools for troubleshooting clusterware issues such as node eviction . Presentation slides can be downloaded from here:

The session “Oracle E-Business Suite: Migration to Oracle VM & template based deployment ” discussed the a newly developed method to migrate an existing Oracle E-Business system on physical servers to a virtual environment and also to learn how to create and use the VM templates of customers’ own project specific Oracle E-Business systems for on-going project. The session discussed how to leverage the benefits of Oracle VM such as high availability and scalability and server partitioning for Oracle E-Business suite R12.1 infrastructure. The methods mentioned in this presentation won the 2011 OAUG innovator of the year award.The presentation slides can be downloaded here  for Finland conference and here for Lativa conference.

A great highlight of attending  OUG EMEA Harmony 2012 conferencde  was to meet the legendary relational database researcher and author Chris J Date. I took the photo below while Chirs J Date was giving his keynote presentation “Missing Information”:

My Keynote Presentation at Oracle Technology Network Architect Day   Leave a comment

Infrastructure high availability is extremely critical to Cloud Computing. In a Cloud system that hosts a large number of databases and applications with different SLAs, any unplanned outage can be devastating, and even a small planned downtime may be unacceptable. On May 16, 2012, I gave a guest keynote presentation High Availability Infrastructure of Cloud Computing at Oracle Architect Day Event hosted by Oracle Technology Network (OTN).  This event kicked off the 2012 Architect Day series for IT solution architects.  During the presentation,  I covered the best practice of configuring IT infrastructure such as servers, storage, network, Operating system , also discussed the high availability architecture that system architects should consider in cloud infrastructure design. These include Oracle Real Application Cluster, Virtualization and Disaster Recovery solutions.  After the presentation, I also attended the panel session and the round table session for QAs and more extensive discussions on high availability and cloud.

My keynote presentation slides can be downloaded here . The recorded video and audio of the presentation soon will be available for  download here  .