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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!

 

Validated Infrastructure for Oracle Linux and Oracle VM   Leave a comment

If you are thinking about building  Oracle Linux or Oracle VM based systems for your Oracle databases, for example  building a private cloud type of system to consolidate your databases,. have you thought about the hardware  infrastructure  that your rest of platform will be built upon. One thing that you need to make sure is that the infrastructure stack is certified and validated for the software platform stack such as Oracle Linux/Oracle VM and the Oracle database.

The nice thing about this is that as a customer, you should not spend  your resources for this complex and time consuming certification and validation process  as various hardware vendors will partner with Oracle to establish the validated configurations. But you need to make sure that you select the proper infrastructure and OS  based on the validated configurations.  Since starting  working on Oracle Linux and Oracle VM in 2009 ,  it has been my team’s responsibility to work with Oracle Linux and Oracle VM team to certify  and validate  Infrastructure such as  Dell servers, storage and networking components  with Oracle VM and Oracle Linux Unbreakable Kernel (UEK). And we posted the validated configurations on Oracle Linux and Oracle VM  Validated Configuration (OVC) website : http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/topics/linux/validated-configurations-085828.html .

This website documented pre-tested , validated configurations and best practices of running Oracle Linux and Oracle VM on various infrastructure  such as Dell PowerEdge servers, Dell Storage and Network. With each of the validated configuration, customers  can run their  production Oracle database either with  Oracle Linux or Oracle VM as a  database platform.

You can get a completed list of the configurations with this link: http://linux.oracle.com/pls/apex/f?p=102:1. On this link, you can type a Hardware vendor name and you can get a list of the validated configuration with various hardware. For example,. if you  type Dell to search, it will come back with  55 configurations as today (10/19/2016). The list consists of the latest servers such as Dell PowerEdge R930 and various Dell Storages.

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This is what a specific configuration looks like:

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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 .

My Presentations and Panel Schedule at Collaborate 13   Leave a comment

There is less than one week before Collaborate 13 conference.  As a reference, I list the schedule of all of presentations and panels I will present or co-present here. Since  Collaborate 13 conference allows us to download the presentations and whitepapers prior to the conference, the link with each of these  titles leads to the page where you can download the presentation ppts and whitepaper.

1. How to setup your own Private Oracle Fusion Applications Cloud? Monday, April 8
5:00 pm – 6:00 pm, Room 507, Speakers:
Kai Yu , Dell, Tariq Farooq, CEO  BrainSurface

2. Oracle VM, OEM12c and Cloud Computing 360 Degrees, Session #343, Tuesday, April 9
8:00 am – 9:00 am, Mile High Ballroom 4A, Track : Cloud Computing, Panelists: Tariq Farooq (BrainSurface), George Trujillo (HortonWorks), Honglin Su (Oracle), Mike Ault (IBM), Charles Kim (Viscosity NA), Kai Yu (Dell)

3. Plan/Configure/Deploy your own Private Oracle Fusion Applications Cloud, Session #237, Tuesday, April 9  2:00 pm – 3:00 pm, Mile High Ballroom 3C, Track : Cloud Computing, Speakers:Kai Yu, Dell Inc.Tariq Farooq, CEO , BrainSurface

4. Simplifying Application Deployment in Cloud using Virtual assemblies and EM 12c, session #369, Wednesday, April 10 4:15 pm – 5:15 pm, Mile High Ballroom 4B, Speakers: Honglin Su  Oracle, Kai Yu,   Dell Inc.

Look forward to having the great  presentations and discussions with panelists, co-presenters and audiences.

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

My Experiences with Oracle Cloud and Oracle VM technology   9 comments

It was a great honor for me to recieve the  industry prestigeous award “2012 Oracle Excellence Award: Technologist of the Year for Cloud Architect  ”  from Oracle Mazgine. Although I received this award at Oracle OpenWorld 2012 in San Francisco in early Octorber 2012, the award was officially announced on the  Oracle Magzine’s January/Feburary 2013 issue . im08t0-awards-tech-yu-1875816 - Copy

My original backgroud was Oracle DBA and Oracle Applications DBA. My experiences was mainly  on managing large Oracle RAC databases and Oracle E-Business applications suite running on complex muitple nodes environment such an Oracle Grid.  In late 2008, as a part of addtional responsibilites of  my job, I  started  working on Oracle virtualization technology  specifically   Oracle VM  for X86-64 platform .  Since then Oracle VM has become of one of my favour technologies. Natually I started looking at the best practices of running and deployment Oracle RAC databas, Oracle E-Business  suite applications on the Oracle VM enviroment.  The Oracle OpenWorld 2009 confernece allowed me to give three presentation sessions about  my work on Oracle VM technology:

And the contents of these presentations were also published in three whitepapers:

In 2010, Oracle Introduced the Oracle E-Business Oracle VM template. I was working on  a  project  for which I needed  to  deploy Oracle E-Business Applications on Oracle VM environment . However I noticed that the Oracle EBS VM template downloaded from Oracle was a general template for the Oracle EBS vision instance. For the project, I needed to find out a way to virtualize the exisiting  production Oracle E-Business suite system that currently ran on the physical environment . That is the backround that I came up the solution to  migrate the Oracle EBS suite t to a virtual environment. As a result of the project, I put toegther a whitepaper about this solution:

and also presented this solution at several Oracle conferences:

I also worked on provisioning database and applications using Oracle Enterprise Manager’s Software library and provisioning procedures  It can be considerred the early version of Oracle Cloud application provioning methods. Built in with Oracle Enterprise Grid control 10g, this  method can  quickly provision multiple node Oracle 10g RAC . Some of the early projects were presented at Oracle OpenWorld and Collaborate conferences:

As a  part of Oracle Enetrprise Manager 12c cloud beta efforts, I worked with Oracle EM12c product engineers and product managers on a Dell | Oracle joint Oracle cloud project. This project aimed to architect and implement a privare cloud solution based on Oracle VM and managed by Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c.  By importing Oracle VM templates into the Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c’s software library, on this project we were able to  implement  the self service provisioning of applications  in the Oracle cloud environment using Oracle VM templates. The result of this project was presented at Oracle OpenWorld 2011, right after Oracle officially announced Oracle Enetrprise Manager 12c, total cloud control solution. 

In 2012, as Oracle released new version of Oracle VM 3.0, we upgraded this cloud  to Oracle VM 3.1.1 and implemented the self provisioning multiple tier applications   using Oracle virtual assembilies. the newer version of Oracle cloud was presentated at Oracle Openworld 2012:

Another area I have worked on is the Oracle database cloud based on Oracle RAC technology with or without Oracle VM:

These are some of presentations that  I have given on this area: