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Thanks IOUG for Accepting My Presentations for Collaborate 17   Leave a comment

Just received a great news from IOUG that three of my presentations were accepted for Collaborate 17.

. Session #724:  Oracle DBAs, It is time to have a first taste of Oracle Database Cloud Service

    Abstract: As an important part of Oracle Cloud offering, Oracle Database Cloud service provides an easy of use enterprise-proven highly available and scalable database service. Oracle database cloud service can be the first “going to Cloud” that you, an Oracle DBA may experience. This session helps you get the first taste of Oracle Database Cloud service. It will examine choices of of database cloud services and help you to determine which one would fit in your business requirement. It will also discuss the technical expects of each of cloud services. Through a few examples, the session will discuss the DBA tasks and how you would perform in the new database environment ranging from creating database cloud service to managing the databases.

. Session #487, Leveraging Oracle Database In-Memory to accelerate Business Analytic Applications

Abstract :By introducing In-Memory column store, Oracle Database In-Memory (DBIM) significantly improves the performance for analytic queries as well as mixed workloads.  Come to this session to learn Oracle Database In Memory under the hood:  the dual format memory architecture and configuration, how the data is populated into In-Memory column store and  it helps query performance. . This presentation also covers further enhancements of DBIM in Oracle Database 12cR2  : Join group, and In-memory expression, In Memory active Data Guard support etc.   Through some case studies of business analytics projects, this presentation covers the practices of leveraging DBIM to improve the query performance of business analytic applications and how to use  In Memory advisor to determine the objects that need to be loaded into In memory column storage . We also will present some analysis on the performance gains by using IM memory features and when and how these gains can be achieved.

. Session #437: Get ready to upgrade your Oracle databases to 12c: tools, methods and paths

Abstract: In this session we will share some of our experience on upgrading different versions of Oracle databases to the  latest Oracle 12c. Attend this session you will learn the upgrade tools and various upgrade paths that help you plan your upcoming database upgrades. This will include upgrade methods for multitenant databases.  Another focus area of this session is Oracle RAC database upgrade which includes Oracle Grid Infrastructure upgrade and Oracle RAC database upgrade. You will also learn how to use the rolling upgrade for Oracle Clusterware and ASM and Oracle RAC database to reduce the database downtime.
And it will be my great honor to join my fellow Oracle ACE Directors and Oracle ACEs  as a co-speaker for their sessions:
. Session #779: Oracle VM, OEM13c and Cloud Computing – Expert Panel by   Tariq Farooq and Charles Kim and Kai Yu
. Session #518: Oracle 12c R2 Expert Panel by Anuj Mohan, Jim Czuprynski, Kai Yu, Seth Miller
And at last , but certainly not least,  I am waiting for  IOUG Collaborate 17 conference committee to accept one of important sessions in Cloud area:  the  IOUG Cloud SIG session: Session #711 Cloud Experience-To the Cloud and Back -Hands on Workshop by Steve Lemme, Charles Kim, Try Logon, Erik Benner, Kai Yu, Seth Miller.
See you at Collaborate 17@Vegas , next April!

 

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Presenting at the First Oracle Technology Network (OTN) MENA Conference Tour   Leave a comment

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I will give an Oracle technology presentation at the first OTN MENA (Middle East & North Africa) tour May 27, 2014. This presentation will be given online which can be attended remotely anywhere in the world. The following is detailed information about this presentation:

Title: Oracle 12c RAC Flex Architecture and support for RAC 12c Multitenant Architecture
Speaker: Kai Yu
Time: May 27th 2:35pm – 3:25pm Tunis time, which is 8:35-m-9:35 am US central time.
Web link to attend the presentation remotely: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/439651800
Abstract:
Oracle 12c RAC Flex Architecture and support for RAC 12c Multitenant Architecture
High Availability and Scalability become increasing important for IT infrastructure as application and database consolidation has become a key initiative in the data center. The Latest Oracle 12c RAC provide the right solution to achieve these goals with Oracle12c RAC and the multitenant architecture. Come to this session to learn these new features from the author of the Oracle 12c New feature chapter of the Apress book Expert Oracle RAC 12c .
This session will provide the technical details on these new features such as Flex Clusters and Flex ASM and how to manage them to achieve the business benefits. This session also examines how Oracle RAC supports Oracle multitenant architecture and how these two important technologies work together to enable the highly available, scalable and cost-effective database infrastructure.

Objectives:
• Learn the Oracle RAC 12c: Flex Clusters and flex ASM their benefits and how to manage them
• Learn Oracle 12c RAC support for Oracle multitenant architecture
• Learn how to leverage these new features to establish the foundation for a database
cloud environment.

This presentation is a part of the OTN MENA Oracle technology conference tour, which covers five major Middle East and North Africa cities in two continents: Bizerte, Beia, Riyah, Jeddah, and Dubai. The conference tour brings a star-studded cast, consisting of some of the world’s best Oracle ACEs, ACE Directors and Rock Star Speakers to the region.

To find the entire OTN MENA conference tour presentation schedule and topics, please visit the OTN MENA tour website at http://otnmenatour.org/

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/.

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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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.