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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 .

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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/.

My participation of Oracle OpenWorld 2012 and my presentations ready for download   2 comments

Oracle OpenWorld 2012 is getting close to the  finishing line.  Tomorrow, Thursday Oct 5th will be the last day of the conferecne. The last session will end at 3:15pm followed by the closing ceremony.  My OOW12 trip really started on the Oracle ACE director product briefing in Oracle HQ on last Thursday and Friday. During this two-day product briefing, we were given 16 presentations by Oracle VPs as well as product management  directors that coverred some major product areas.  The topics that fall in my areas included database, cloud, Enterprise Manager, virtualization & Linux, GoldenGate, Oracle EBS. What I am interested in most are Oracle database 12c: pluggable Database, Oracle EBS R12.2 online patching feature, virtualization and cloud features. After the two days product briefing, we took the OTN bus to come to San Francisco downtown in late Friday afternoon to get ready for the OpenWorld conference.

The OOW conference started with the user group day on Sunday Sept 30. I co-presented UGF7700 – Oracle on Oracle VM: Expert Panel  at 12:30pm-2:00pm (click the name to download the presentation). A full room of audiences really showed their enthusiasm on this topic. 

My second presentation was  CON3875 – High-Availability Infrastructure of the Database Cloud: Architecture and Best Practices  at Monday 3:15pm-4:15pm. As usually this HA and database cloud topic attracted a good attentention of the conference audiences who filled up all the seats in  Moscone West- room #3020. Many people requested the presentation slides after the session. The pdf of slides  are  available for download on the link.

My third also the last presentation CON5206 – Simplify App Deployment in the Cloud with Virtual Assemblies and Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c, was given on Wednesday afternoon 5:00pm-6:00pm.  Although I didn’t get a huge audience like the last two as this was not only a new and advanced topic, also  the last session of the day before  most people were heading to the conference party on the Treasure Island. The people attending this session seemed to be very interested in this topic.  This relative small size of the audiences actually made this session more interactive. The pdf of the presentation can be downloaded through this link.  

Besides of my own presentations, I also attended a few presentations including few  keynotes. This conference has been a really learning and networking opportunity for me. It has been really great to meet some old friends as well as new friends. I have really enjoyed the conference this time as much as my previous 6 times.

Attending Oracle ACE Director Briefing in Oracle HQ   Leave a comment

As a tradition, Oracle ACE diretor briefing is held in Oracle HQ in Redwood Shores . This product briefing covers some of the latest development of Oracle Technology that will be announced on coming Oracle OpenWorld.  It is very exciting to see this new technology. It is also an Oracle ACE director family reunion. Greate  to see all these good friends from all over the world.

Oracle Executive Vice President Tomas Kurian gave an opening address.

 

Oralce Vice President Database Product Manageemnt Mark Townsend  talked about Database products.