B TimeRoomSession TitleNameLastnameCompanySession IdE TimeSession DescriptionTrackLearning Objective #1Learning Objective #2Learning Objective #32nd TrackSession Type
RAC79:00MHB 3A
Avoiding Downtime with Oracle's Maximum Availability Architecture (Complimentary for IOUG Registrants Only)
This real world session with Oracle experts Joe Meeks and Larry Carpenter is loaded with practical knowledge for implementing a highly available Oracle Database environment. With a combined 60 years of experience, Joe and Larry appreciate that one size doesn't fit all, and will walk you through a progression of high availability and disaster recovery (HA/DR) architectures and Maximum Availability Architecture (MAA) best practices that address the complete range of data protection and availability service level requirements. Starting from a single instance database, we take the mystery out of building an HA system by showing how to incorporate all components of a complete MAA architecture with minimal disruption to your production environment. The session also demonstrates how to automatically failover application connections whether due to a Real Application Cluster node eviction or a Data Guard failover affecting the entire database. You will also learn how to uti!
lize the
same MAA infrastructure used to prevent unplanned outages to minimize or eliminate downtime for planned maintenance. Finally, because no organization can afford the luxury of idle systems you will also learn how to take the notion of 'standby' out of standby databases and gain insight into new HA capabilities available with the lastest release of Oracle Database. Joe and Larry's experiences working with Oracle customers will be shared at every step along the way to bring real-life context to the subjects covered, including customer's successes, failures, and insight that can only be learned by having done it.
ManageabilityGain practical knowledge for implementing a highly available Oracle Database environment.Define the MAA best practices.DatabasePre-Conference Workshop
EXA713:15Room 507
Implementing Oracle E-Business Suite R12.1.2 on EXADATA
TejasRavalVelcro USA Inc.1147214:15
Velcro has recently implemented Oracle EXADATA at its worldwide locations. The presentation covers on best practices and shares experience on migrating Oracle E-Business Suite to Oracle Exadata Database Machine. It focuses on the tools and techniques that were used in this implementation, challenges and key issues faced, give guidance and set a framework that could be followed by implementers, project managers, and senior management team.
DatabaseRoadmap of migrating E-Business Suite R12.1.2 on EXADATA machineSharing best practices on EXADATA implementationProvide expert advices on the readiness, testing, perfomance tuning for the Exadata hardware.Case Study
RAC713:15Room 605
Oracle Cluster 11GR2 with Oracle Applications
Oracle Real Application cluster evolves with each release. There are some important features added in Oracle 11GR2. During this presentation the authors will share their practical experience on how to configure EBS to use SCAN Listeners, services and load balance different EBS components across cluster nodes. We will talk through different configuration strategies and how to choose the right one. Come to the presentation and take away practical hints on how to make EBS and RAC 11GR2 best friends.
DatabaseMake a review of new EBS configuration related RAC 11GR2 featuresExplain how to configure each EBS component to leverage Oracle Cluster 11GR2Go through several load balancing strategies and explain how to choose the right oneLecture
EXA89:45MHB 1C
Oracle Roadmap: Oracle's Engineered Systems Strategy for Optimizing Software Performance
Why should Oracle software users care about Oracle's new engineered systems? Why is Oracle Exadata Database Machine, the first Oracle engineered system, the fastest growing product in Oracle history with thousands of installations that span every industry and geography? This talk will explain how Oracle's engineered systems have evolved naturally from the company's strategy for optimizing software performance, reliability, and business value. It will explain the rapidly expanding family of Oracle engineered systems, their unique architectural and business advantages and why every Oracle customer needs to understand what engineered systems means to future of IT.
Engineered Systems..0Oracle Roadmaps
RAC89:45MHB Foyer
RAC Attack! (Complimentary for IOUG Attendees Only)
The IOUG and the RAC SIG are co-hosting a hands-on lab called IOUG RAC Attack! This hands-on lab, taking place on Monday and Tuesday, will focus on cluster installation prerequisites on Linux, installing Oracle clusterware, installing Oracle RDBMS, creating RAC databases (for beginners), failure testing and backup/recovery test.

Database..0Hands-on Lab
ODA89:45Room 507
Running E-Business Suite Database on Oracle Database Appliance
ODA is a pre-configured, simple setup, high performance engineered system running 11gR2 cluster. It is a great choice for small to medium sized DBs and if you wish it can be used for Oracle EBS DB too. This paper will show you how the standardized configuration of ODA can be adjusted to comply with the specific requirements of e-Business Suite without sacrificing ODA’s flexibility and supportability. The paper will also share author’s experience migrating, running and maintaining R12 database tier on ODA.
Engineered SystemsShare Author's experience in running E-Business Suite DB on ODA.Describe challenges and solutions related to migration of eBS DB to ODA.Case Study
EXA89:45Room 702
Migrate to Exadata - Our Detailed Journey and Lessons Learned
SadhuBeheraAT & T1229910:45
As a database machine, there's a lot of excitement surrounding Exadata. Rightfully so, Exadata leverages next-generation technologies to deliver significant improvements in response times with dramatic reduction in costs. Interested in successfully deploying Exadata, please join us in our session as we will share with you our journey in migrating Oracle databases from a non-Exadata environment to an Exadata platform. We will also share with you lessons learned including challenges that we had to overcome.
Professional DevelopmentProvide high level introduction of Exadata features and deploymentsReview source environment to be migrated to ExadataReview Exadata configuration to be the destination environmentTraining
EXA811:00MHB 1C
Engineered Systems Curriculum: A Pragmatic Approach to Integrating Exadata rapidly into your Enterprise
Viscosity North America
Time to value is an important consideration when purchasing an Exadata. So should it be when integrating it into your enterprise.

While the urge to intricately plan and prepare a warehouse ecosystem worthy of this dream platform, management's need to maintain its competitive edge and for fast return on investment required a more expedient and pragmatic approach to integration.

In this presentation we share the quick wins and low hanging fruit to making a successful Exadata integration with your enterprise. Shortening time to value for new integration development to just a couple of months.

Starting with flat files and data exports, direct connections to heterogeneous databases, moving to xml and integrations with the enterprise service bus, and integration strategies for Big Data, we discuss how we implemented a solid and performant multi-threaded ETL layer, management layer, and presentation layer for an Enterprise Data Warehouse using the tools available on the Exadata.

Finally, we close with our lessons learned, including the quick wins to help you integrate Exadata. With attendees we share hard won examples, configuration, and source code from our experience.
Engineered SystemsTMTOWTDI = There's more than one way to do it. And subject area matters. We discuss the various considerations and available tools within the ETL and EDW ecosystem and how pragmatism drove our architecture and compressed our time to market.Use what you got. It is not necessary to do full-blown product evaluations and acquisitions as part of the process of getting that first win. Focus on getting the data to the Exadata stack and go from there.Lessons learned, metrics to measure improvement, communications to stakeholders and management.DevelopmentLecture
EXA812:15MHB 1C
Engineered Systems Curriculum: Exadata vs Supercluster: which one to choose?
Verizon Wireless
This presentation emphasizes on key differences and characteristics of exadata and Supercluster. While both the products are very good option for reporting database there is lot confusion when it comes to choose among them. This presentation will not only help understand both the products but also aids in decision making process when it comes to buy one of them.
Engineered SystemsLearner will be able to acquire through understanding of product.Will be able to make informed decisions.DatabaseQuick Tip
EXA813:15MHB 1C
Engineered Systems Curriculum: Exadata Distinctives
BobbyDurrettUS Foods176014:15
This lecture introduces features of Exadata that help improve the performance of Oracle applications and aren't available in normal Oracle database servers. It describes the flow of data from the blocks on the disk to the end user in Exadata and non-Exadata systems. Also, it shows how to use the new Exadata features and how to turn them off. This is based on our experiences with Exadata supporting custom datawarehouse apps and Oracle Business Intelligence Analytics (OBIA).
Engineered SystemsUnderstand how Exadata's architecture differs from other Oracle database servers and how these differences contribute to improved performance.Understand how to use the Exadata features to improve performance (cause your queries to use full scans). Understand how to avoid Exadata features when they are not faster (Use index scan, set init parameter CELL_OFFLOAD_PROCESSING=FALSE)Understand plusses and minuses of using Exadata (performance enhancing features versus newness/bugs and proprietary nature of disk subsystem).0Lecture
EXA814:30MHB 1C
Engineered Systems Curriculum: Business Case and Readiness Checklist for Exadata
With the emergence of various Engineered systems like Exadata, Exalogic, Exalytics and Big Data Appliance to name a few, how does a company evaluate the value proposition for their specific needs? This session will take a look at the check list for Exadata readiness, or a systematic evaluation process to determine the fit of Exadata and similar Engineered systems. The business value, ROI as well as technical factors will be used to create the blueprint of the business case for Engineered systems. Experiences from customer case studies will be used in this session.
Engineered SystemsHow to Develop a Business Case for Engineered SystemsBusiness and Technical Checklist for Exadata ReadinessLearn about Customer Case Studies for Engineered SystemsProfessional DevelopmentCase Study
RAC814:30MHB 1E
RAC Attack! (Complimentary for IOUG Attendees Only)
The IOUG and the RAC SIG are co-hosting a hands-on lab called IOUG RAC Attack! This hands-on lab, taking place on Monday and Tuesday, will focus on cluster installation prerequisites on Linux, installing Oracle clusterware, installing Oracle RDBMS, creating RAC databases (for beginners), failure testing and backup/recovery test.

Database..0Hands-on Lab
EXA815:45MHB 1C
Engineered Systems Curriculum: An Exadata POC
MichaelMessinaROLTA89816:45For most organizations an Exadata POC is the critical part of determining if Exadata is right for the organization and the databases you are running. This presentation will walk through an Exadata POC, what did we do? How did we do it? What were the results?
Engineered Systemsunderstand what is involved in an Exadata POC
How can you setup your POC to be smooth and successfulWhat steps you can take to get your POC started0Case Study
RAC815:45MHB 4BRAC Experts PanelLeightonNelsonMercy177816:45Industry recognized RAC experts will host discussions and field questions on Real Application Clusters and related Oracle technology including ASM/ACFS, Grid Infrastructure/Clusterware etc.DatabaseIndustry recognized RAC experts will host discussions and field questions on Real Application Clusters.In-depth discussion about RAC Databases.0Panel
Simplify and Virtualize your JD Edwards deployments with Exalogic and Exadata
Oracle Corporation
Oracle's product portfolio spans Oracle Database and enterprise applications, middleware, operating systems, virtualization, servers, and storage—a true applications-to-disk stack. Oracle's unique position enables it to engineer completely integrated and optimized solutions—an opportunity Oracle is capitalizing on to benefit its JD Edwards EnterpriseOne customers with Exalogic and Exadata engineered systems. Session will cover recently released Oracle VM templates for Exalogic to ease provisioning of dev, test and production JD Edwards environments. This session also includes performance measurements of running JD Edwards EnterpriseOne on a complete Oracle stack, Oracle Exadata, and Oracle Exalogic.
JD Edwards EnterpriseOneLearn about Exalogic and Exdata Engineered SystemsHear about JD Edwards Virtualization features on ExalogicHear about latest performance benchmarks for JD Edwards on Exalogic and Exadata
EXA817:00MHB 1C
Engineered Systems Curriculum: Databases in a solid state world: how Exadata X3 and other database systems leverage the performance of flash
The drastic price drops in solid state storage have opened new avenues to maximize database performance. Even very large databases can put their entire active data sets on solid state storage, relegating rotating storage to archival roles. Exadata X3 demonstrates how terabytes of solid state storage can be obtained for the same cost as smaller predecessor systems.

Learn about solid state storage's unique attributes, and which applications can benefit most. Discover how solid state storage's low latency is changing physical database design. Compare Exadata X3 with competing technologies, and cut through the marketing hyperbole to see what the systems are truly capable of.
Engineered SystemsLearn how solid state storage is fundamentally different from rotating storage, and how this affects database performanceDiscover Exadata X3's capabilities, and contrast them with other approaches to using solid state storage for Oracle databasesDatabaseLecture
EXA817:00MHB 4BExadata SIG MeetingShyamNathIBM181618:00Exadata SIG MeetingEngineered SystemsXX0SIG Meetings
ODA98:00MHB 1C
Engineered Systems Curriculum: Oracle Database Appliance - RAC in a box Some strings Attached
Walgreens Company
Oracle Database Appliance is an engineered system that is geared towards Small and Medium businesses but has all the bells and whistles for enterprise deployments. This talk will focus on Oracle Database Appliance deployment as a consolidation platform as well as as a development platform for rapidly deploying databases. We will talk about the Deployment process , the patching process and the best practices built into The Oracle Database Appliance. We will also talk about the DBA's role for managing the ODA as well as security considerations.
Engineered SystemsPeople will able to identity where the Oracle Database Appliance fits in the Oracle Engineered FamilyPeople will understand the Deployment of Oracle Database Appliance and the prep work required to actually get the Oracle Database Appliance on the Datacenter floorPeople will understand patching , where to go for help and Best Practices.DatabaseLecture
RAC98:00MHB 3BASM -- The Next GenerationTimothy Mishek Exelis9659:00
Oracle 11g R2 has revolutionized the way we think about database storage technology. Automatic Storage Management is no longer just an alternative for Real Application Clusters, but is now used for general database implementations. The next generation of ASM now gives system and database administrators alternatives to storage solutions that were unavailable until now. The newly introduced ASM cluster file system and a rich set of available tools make ASM an exciting alternative for database storage. This session will go over the new grid architecture and take the participant through several examples of how to set up and use ASM. The targeted audience is for any IT professional wanting more information about the next generation of ASM.
The presentation will start with an overview of ASM and a review of previous versions. Oracle has made enhancements with each version including new tools and the introduction of the ASM cluster file system.
ASM has made several fundamental changes with the installation and architecture. These important changes will be covered including what is involved in the installation process.
A new set of tools has been introduced and enhanced to support ASM. The ASM configuration assistant or ASMCA is a new application used for creating and administering ASM instances. Oracle has added functionality to the command line ASMCMD and turned it into a powerful tool. Examples using both tools will be covered in detail including new options available in OEM.
The grid architecture will be covered to include Oracle Restart and Real Application Clustering.
The new acfs or ASM cluster file system will be covered in detail. The steps involved in setting up and maintaining acfs will be covered to include step by step examples.
The challenges of upgrading previous versions of ASM, migrating databases to ASM, and backup recovery scenarios will also be examined.
A new set of permission alternatives have been introduced including the new SYSASM role.
In conclusion, a philosophical look at the advantages to migrating to an ASM instance will be covered.
DatabaseLearn about the changes and enhancements to ASM in oracle 11g R2.Become familiar with the new technologies and tools introduced in 11gR2.Build a level of comfort with installing and using ASM in the new grid environment.0Lecture
ODA910:45MHB 4B
Oracle Database Appliance Customer Panel
LeightonNelsonMercy178711:45Customers will discuss use cases and share experiences of the Oracle Database Appliance.Engineered SystemsUsers will hear from customers about their experiences using the Oracle Database Appliance.Discuss use cases of Oracle Database Appliance.Engineered SystemsPanel
RAC910:45MHB 1E
RAC Attack! (Complimentary for IOUG Attendees Only)
The IOUG and the RAC SIG are co-hosting a hands-on lab called IOUG RAC Attack! This hands-on lab, taking place on Monday and Tuesday, will focus on cluster installation prerequisites on Linux, installing Oracle clusterware, installing Oracle RDBMS, creating RAC databases (for beginners), failure testing and backup/recovery test.

Database..0Hands-on Lab
EXA910:45Room 601
Efficiently Scaling Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Exadata and Oracle Exalogic
Oracle Exadata and Oracle Exalogic are designed from the ground up with optimizations in software and hardware to deliver fast performance for mission-critical applications such as Oracle E-Business Suite. Oracle E-Business Suite applications run three to eight times as fast on the Oracle Exadata/Oracle Exalogic platform in standard benchmark tests. Besides performance, customers benefit from simplified support, enhanced manageability, and the ability to consolidate multiple Oracle E-Business Suite instances.
Engineered SystemsLearn about the hardware and software optimizations on Oracle Exalogic and ExadataHear about the Oracle E-Business Suite benchmark on Oracle Exalogic and ExadataHear about some Oracle E-Business Suite customer deployment scenarios on Oracle Exalogic and ExadataLecture
ODA914:00MHB 1C
Engineered Systems Curriculum: Case Study - Oracle Database Appliance
DoyleFreemanZirous100015:00Come to this session to learn how and why four customers migrated to the Oracle Database Appliance.

Engineered SystemsUnderstand if the Oracle Database Appliance is a good fit for their organization.Understand possible database migrations strategies to the Oracle Database Appliance.DatabaseCase Study
EXA914:00MHB 3AOptimizing Oracle database with SSDGuyHarrisonDell software103215:00
Solid State Disk (SSD) is rapidly becoming a mainstream technology and an almost indispensable ingredient in a high performance Oracle database. While SSD is often too expensive to replace all your database disk, judicial use of SSD in combination with magnetic disk can be a very cost effective way of accelerating Oracle database performance. This presentation will consider how best to use SSD in an Oracle 11g database to get the most bang for your SSD buck. You'll see examples of configuring SSD:
* as part of the database flash cache
* to improve IO for selected tables or partitions
* as part of a temporary tablespace to improve disk sort performance
* to accelerate redo log IO
* inside an Exadata system.
DatabaseUnderstand the physics and performance characteristics of SSDSee how SSD can be used or improve an Oracle RDBMS - as flash cache, datafile, redo, etcUnderstand and optimize SSD inside an Exadata systems0Lecture
EXA916:30MHB 2C
Interactive RAC & Exadata Rapid Fire Interview Q&A Competition
Expert Panelists/Judges::
Tariq Farooq - Oracle ACE Director - CEO, BrainSurface
Rich Niemiec - Oracle ACE Director - CEO, ROLTA TUSC
Sandesh Rao - Director RAC Assurance Team - Oracle
Mike Ault - Oracle ACE & Guru - IBM

An Expert Team of Judges/Panelists will interactively pose Oracle RAC & Exadata rapid fire Job-Interview style questions to see who is the technical guru in the audience! This will be a fast paced exchange of leading Best Practices within the RAC & Exadata realms. The best answers will be selected with points awarded. Our top three winners will be awarded the Oracle RAC & Exadata "Technical Guru" award in addition to prizes! Even if you don't want to compete but, want to rub elbows & learn from some of the best technical leaders within the Oracle RAC & Exadata domains, come join this action-packed fun-filled session!
DatabaseLearn all about Oracle RAC & Exadata in a competitive fun-filled sessionRAC & Exadata Best PracticesReal-World RAC/Exadata experiences shared from World-renowned ExpertsCloud ComputingPanel
EXA916:30MHB 1C
Engineered Systems Curriculum: Exadata X3: What's New and Where Are We Going
The Oracle Exadata Database Machine is designed to be highly performant and available platform for running the Oracle Database. In this session we will discuss the new X3 Exadata product and other Exadata products enhancements. Topics will include: system and software architecture, deployment strategies, performance, administration, applications, and high availability.
Engineered SystemsUnderstand the Exadata architecture and the usage of the components and internals of the solutionWhat needs to be done to deploy Exadata. How to administer an Exadata system.0Lecture
RAC108:15MHB 2CASM New Features - The New ASM Frontier Nitin Vengurlekar
Viscosity North America
When Automatic Storage Management (ASM) was introduced in 10gR1, it was simply marketed as the volume manager for the Oracle database. However, ASM has now grown into becoming an integral part of the enterprise stack. ASM is now not only a significant part of the Oracle Clusterware stack, but is also a core component of engineered systems such as Exadata and ODA. The next generation of the Oracle database was announced in 2012, and along with this release, came significant changes for ASM. This session will cover some of key management and high availability features introduced in the latest versio of ASM. Attendees will get a great glimpse of these advancements, the history behind the new features, and why these features are a necessary part of the future of ASM.
DatabaseAttendes will get a chance to hear about ASM features recap-ed from 10g to 11gR2. The big benefits of ASM and its evolution.1. Learn new features of ASM, the history and purpose of these new features
2. Learn : What problems were solved with these new features and why DBAs should care
Learn how ASM impacts Private Database Cloud deployments and massively scalable clusters.Cloud ComputingLecture
EXA108:15MHB 1C
Engineered Systems Curriculum: Exadata 101 -- What You Need to Know
This presentation will teach you the basics of Exadata & other Engineered Systems from a beginner's perspective, with experiences and examples that are intermediate level. It will go over the advantages of using this hardware and how the hardware components provide the speed that you'll realize implementing it.

We will cover the following topics:

* Terminology & the Basics about Exadata (X2-2 & X2-8)
* Flash Cache
* Storage Index
* Smart Scans
* Hybrid Columnar Compression (HCC)
* Enterprise Manager & Grid Control
* Enterprise Manager Exadata Simulation
* I/O Resource Manager (IORM)
* Security
* Utilities
* Exalogic, ODA, Exalytics, SuperCluster, & other Hardware
* Best Practices
* Summary

DatabaseLearn what makes up an ExadataLearn why Exadata is much faster than equal hardware because of the internal features (engineering hardware & software together)Learn other hardware that Oracle is promoting and how it fitsDevelopmentLecture
EXA109:30MHB 1BDelivering Big Data with ExadataChristoKutrovskyPythian Group130510:30
Big data is a big deal these days. Every CTO read about it and believes that with the right technology it is possible to deliver meaningful business insights from massive amounts of information in real time. And they are correct. However, many IT shops also believe that you need cutting technologies like NoSQL and Hadoop to deliver big data capabilities. While in fact, in many cases these cutting edge technologies are a poor fit for business requirements and increase the risk of the project without delivering value. Why not deliver on big data promise using the familiar Oracle Database, using Exadata?

In this presentation, Oracle ACE Christo Kutrovsky will discuss common big data use cases and how they can be implemented efficiently with Exadata. We will see how Exadata actually delivers most of the benefits touted by newer big data technologies, and can often be the right platform for data scalability
Big Data (BIG)Understand the role that NoSQL such as Hadoop and Exadata play in the "big data" world.Understand what Oracle and Exadata have to offer for big-data style analyticsBI/Data Warehousing/EPMLecture
EXA109:30MHB 1C
Engineered Systems Curriculum: Database Consolidation on Exadata with Deep Dive into I/O Resource Management
Apps Associates
138810:30Database Consolidation on Exadata with Deep Dive into I/O Resource Management

This session covers the following topics:
* Overview of the I/O Resource Management feature of Oracle Exadata
* I/O Resource Management architecture
* I/O Resource Management rules and planning
* I/O Resource Management plans (intradatabase, interdatabase, and category resource plans)
* Enabling intradatabase resource management
* Enabling I/O Resource Management for multiple databases
* Enabling category resource plans
* Mixed-workload management with I/O Resource Management in Oracle Exadata
* Understanding I/O Resource Management math
* Database consolidation with I/O Resource Management in Oracle Exadata, with examples of E-Business Suite deployment on Exadata
Engineered SystemsLearn IORM which is a new feature in EXADATA

Identify the differences between Intradatabase and Interdatabase IORM plans

Understand how IORM works for Database Consolidation
Justify Database Consolidation on Exadata

Relate how e-business suite can be consolicated on Exadata

Why run PeopleSoft on Exalogic and Exadata? Super Fast, Risk Free and Cost Effective
Oracle Corporation
Oracle Exadata and Exalogic are designed from the ground up with optimizations in software and hardware to deliver superfast performance for mission critical PeopleSoft applications. PeopleSoft applications on Exalogic and Exadata outperform other platforms in standard benchmark tests. In addition to performance customers benefit from simplified support, enhanced manageability and ability to consolidate multiple PeopleSoft instances. Learn how Oracle VM templates speed up provisioning PeopelSoft for Exalogic. Session will include a customer's success story and provide insight on Exalogic and Exadata implementation.
PeopleSoftLearn about Exalogic and Exadata engineered systemsLearn about PeopleSoft performance benchmark on Exalogic and ExadataLearn about Exalogic OVM Templates for Peoplesoft
EXA1011:00MHB 1C
Engineered Systems Curriculum: The Perfect Marriage: ZFS Storage Appliance with Exadata
Viscosity North America
Storage requirements are exploding across the Oracle industry, often beyond your control. If you own an Exadata, space is a premium and you want to squeeze every ounce you can. This session will demonstrate how you can couple the ZFS Storage Appliance (ZFSSA) with the Exadata to maximize your space utilization by tiering storage on the Exadata and ZFSSA. In addition, this session will demonstrate how to archive data to the ZFSSA.

Attendees will get an in-depth insight into optimal RMAN backup strategies, direct NFS settings, and scripts used to drive throughput on the ZFSSA across all the compute nodes. Come hear the power of implementing snapshots and clones to provision databases on the fly, and replication to achieve another level of protection.

Other industry use cases for the ZFSSA will be revealed.
Engineered SystemsAttendees will learn how to setup direct NFS for the ZFS Storage Appliance and to drive performance in backups. Attendees will learn the power of creating snapshots and cloning databases instantly. Attendees will learn how to take advantage of Data Guard databases to instantiate another copy of the database on the fly.Attendees will learn RMAN strategies to take back for their enterpriseDatabaseLecture
RAC1011:00MHB 4BRAC SIG Birds of a FeatherAjithNarayananDell179912:00Open discussion about all things RAC.DatabaseDiscuss topics including :
1. Clusterware/Grid Infrastructure
3. Real Application Clusters
4. Oracle Database Appliance
Provide additional information about the SIG.0SIG Meetings
RAC1012:15MHB 2A
Build a RAC Database for Free with VirtualBox - A Step by Step Guide
This presentation will walk attendees step by step through the process of building a RAC environment for free.

Oracle's Real Application Clusters (RAC) and Grid Infrastructure are technologies that provide organizations with high availability for their Oracle database environments. For many Oracle professionals however, it can be challenging to learn RAC - while proactive DBAs can easily download and use any of Oracle's products for learning purposes, having access to or creating a RAC environment can be a serious limitation for many. In this presentation, I'll show you, step-by-step, how I created a RAC environment using nothing but tools freely available via the Internet.
DatabaseWhat RAC and Grid are (and aren't)The free tools available for building a RAC environmentThe step-by-step process for building a RAC environment0Quick Tip
EXA1013:00MHB 1A
Real-World Exalytics/Exadata Benchmarking -- A Northeast Utilities Case Study
In 2010, Northeast Utilities (a Connecticut-based Electric and Gas utility with over 2 million customers) embarked on an ambitious BIDW initiative to integrate data across its Meter Operations business unit. The resulting Oracle data warehouse combined with a 50+ dashboard OBIEE application proved successful and is heavily-used today.

But with large data volumes (and more coming every day) and heavy user load, performance of the application is a primary concern. While tuning can and has mitigated some of these issues, NU realized that a long-term solution might be necessary.

In this session, we will present the results of a real-world migration of a complex 10g OBIEE/11g database application into Oracle Exalytics and Exadata as well as combinations of the two technologies. Presenting both the highlights of the migration process as well as the before/after benchmarks, this session will highlight the performance benefits of Oracle's newest BI and database machines.
BI/Data Warehousing/EPMUnderstand the best-practices techniques for migrating existing OBIEE applications into Oracle Exalytics.Examine the performance benefits of running OBIEE applications using Oracle Exalytics and Exadata as well as combinations of the two technologies.Compare and contrast the cost-benefit ratio of Oracle Exalytics and Exadata as they pertain to application performance.0Case Study
RAC1013:00MHB 2AManage large RAC ClustersTomReddy
Database Administration, Inc.
Large RAC Clusters are complex to design and install. But once they are setup, ongoing management of large RAC Clusters can be an even more daunting task. This presentation will focus on managing large RAC clusters with tips and techniques used in the real world. A combination of Oracle Enterprise Manager, custom OS scripts and other third-party tools will be discussed as potential solutions.
DatabaseUnderstand the challenges of managing large RAC clustersLearn tips and techniques to mitigate potential risksLearn real world tips that are currently in useManageabilityLecture
RAC1015:00MHB 3B
What's New in the Latest Generation of Oracle Real Application Clusters (Oracle RAC)
Are you getting the best out of your systems based on Oracle Real Application Clusters (Oracle RAC) and Oracle Database's Grid Infrastructure feature? Wait until you've seen the latest generation of Oracle RAC and Oracle Database technology. Using Grid Infrastructure as a sound foundation, the latest generation of Oracle RAC extends beyond the boundaries of a traditional cluster and database environment. Enhancements not only on the storage and database level but also in application-facing layers make the new Oracle RAC a never-seen-before end-to-end solution as well as the ideal foundation for your database cloud. Learn more in this session.
DatabaseGet to know the latest features provided by the latest generation of the Oracle Real Application Clusters (RAC) stack, including Oracle ASM and Oracle Clusterware (Oracle Grid Infrastructure).See how easily those features can be integrated into existing environments or can provide benefits for new implementations.Learn how standardizing on the latest Oracle RAC stack can provide high availability, resource management and scalability capabilities for any application based on a familiar high availability framework. Cloud ComputingLecture
RAC1015:00MHB 2A
How to minimize the brownout, due to RAC reconfiguration.
AmitDasPaypal163916:00Whenver any instance leave or join in the cluster, it will cause session spike. How you can minimize the session spike?
DatabaseThe seeion will explain the RAC technology and how to improve performance while reconfigurationRAC's best practice and beyonds.0Lecture
EXA1016:15MHB 1C
Engineered Systems Curriculum: 500+ Million Records Per Day Replicated to Exadata using GoldenGate.
KirbyMcCordU.S. Cellular95417:15
In this Case Study, the over design of using GoldenGate (GG) to consolidate several databases (Oracle and SqlServer) into a single database running on Exadata X2-2 is dicussed. Beacuse of the large volume of transactions being replicated, significant GG tuning, Database configuration and system configuration were required. For added, sensitive data in the database require encryption, use of database compression, Oracle RAC on source and target adds to the complexity of the configuration.
DatabaseLearner will be able to:
1. Tune GG for large scale replication
2. Setup of GG encryption
Learner will be able to:
1. Talk about impacts of database features on GG replication, RAC, advance compression, TDE,
Learner will be able to:
1. Use OEM 12c to monitor the complete solution.
Engineered SystemsCase Study
RAC1016:15MHB 2A
Virtualized Oracle Stretched RAC Cluster using VMware vSphere and EMC VPLEX
Jeff BrowningEMC155517:15
This presentation will present a solution for creating a virtualized stretched RAC cluster. This cluster will provide much lower latency, improved availability, automated failover, simplified administration, and many other benefits over creating a stretched RAC cluster using conventional means (ASM).

There are three basic layers to this solution and the presentation will be split up accordingly. First, there is the Oracle side, which will be presented by Charles Kim (one of the foremost experts on Oracle). Then will come the virtualization layer, presented by George Trujillo. Finally, will come the storage layer (including the EMC VPLEX, which is the heart of stretched RAC), presented by EMC's Jeff Browning.
DatabaseIdentify the advantages of storage-based stretched RAC (e.g. EMC VPLEX) vs. server-based stretched RAC (i.e. ASM).Understand the various layers of the Oracle stretched RAC stack, including Oracle itself, virtualization and storage, as well as how the layers interact during ongoing usage, including failover.Understand at least the basics of what is involved in setting up an Oracle stretched RAC cluster using storage-based active-active clustering, and certainly know where to go to obtain all the information required to do so.0Lecture
EXA118:30MHB 1B
In-Database MapReduce: When Hadoop Meets Exadata
Oracle Corporation
There is a growing need to apply MapReduce analytics techniques to business data stored in RDBMS however, shipping data from RDBMS to a Hadoop cluster is generally a bad idea with lot of issues.
How about bringing MapReduce/Hadoop to the RDBMS instead?
There are many initiatives and projects in this area. The next release of Oracle database plans to furnish In-Database MapReduce. This session describes the implementation of a database resident "Hadoop container", built-in the Oracle database RDBMS engine, which lets you drop-in and run Hadoop Mappers and Reducers directly against RDBMS tables. The major benefits of this implementation are: source compatibility with Hadoop, minimal dependency on Hadoop infrastructure, Java and SQL interfaces.
The seamless integration of Hadoop MapReduce steps in SQL statements and OLTP, ease of development,
deployment and administration (any DBA can deploy MapReduce/Hadop jobs).
Furthermore MapReduce and Hadoop jobs running in the database get all the quality of services of the Oracle RDBMS and Exadata such as enterprise class security, data compression, and many more.
Big Data (BIG)Understand the bigger picture of Big Data (i.e, it is not restricted to weblogs, tweets or facebook statuses).Understand the concept of In-Database MapReduce, the various initiatives and projects in this area and their limitations.Understand Oracle In-Database MapReduce: its benefits, its components (SQL MapReduce, In-database Hadoop), how enterprise developers can leverage it and how any DBA can deploy MapReduce jobs.Engineered SystemsLecture
RAC119:45MHB 2A
Near Zero Downtime Oracle RAC Migration with Oracle Automatic Storage Management and Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c
Performing a seamless migration to move Oracle Database to new hardware platforms and new operating systems can be challenging. This session shares Dell's experience in a recent Oracle Database migration project to move Oracle Real Application Clusters (RAC) databases to new storage systems, new servers, and new operating systems running on the database servers. It provides best-practice migration methodologies for moving Oracle RAC databases into a new infrastructure with near zero downtime impact on the database availability. Key technologies involved in the migration included Oracle Automatic Storage Management disk rebalance and Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c.
DatabaseLearn about the Oracle Automatic Storage Management disk rebalance feature to migrate storage volumesLearn about the detailed migration steps to move Oracle RAC database to a new infrastructure with near zero database downtime impactLearn how to use the Real Application Testing from Enterprise Manager 12c to ensure application performance on the new infrastucture before migration actually occursManageabilityLecture
EXA119:45MHB 1C
Engineered Systems Curriculum: Oracle Advanced Compression - An Insight into Space Realization on Exadata and ODA
Maaz Anjum
BIAS Corporation
The goal of any IT shop is to maximize their current investments and with sound tuning methodologies for Oracle Advanced Compression, customers can make their storage solution more efficient. During a customer proof of concept supporting the compression of a 7TB database and an Oracle Database Appliance (ODA), the observations include intriguing results. These results include differing compression ratios based on the composition of the Oracle tables. These ratios support different approaches to advanced compression for sizing and performance considerations. In this session, you will view comparative analysis between different compression settings and table structures within an Oracle 11gR2 on an ODA as well as an Exadata Database Machine and ZFS.
DatabaseAn analysis of Oracle's Advanced Compression, features within Exadata Database Machine and effects on different Oracle structures.Examples of how BIAS has leveraged Advanced Compression to solve customer compression hurdles and reduce their storage foot-print.Engineered SystemsCase Study
EXA119:45MHB 1B
From Big Data to Exadata: The Best of Both Worlds for Business Analytics
Viscosity North America
A case study to provide quick wins in rolling out Big Data and Exadata for Analytics in your Enterprise.

As organizations embrace Big Data for analytics, it is very clear that Hadoop and Relational Database are the requiring technology for solving most deep analytic problems and enterprise reporting requirements. This presentation will present a detail overview and perspective of implementing Hadoop with Exadata by starting with collecting the key business requirements and problems, indentifying Hadoop's business capabilities and technical infrastructure requirements, evaluating Exadata's performance and Relational Database analytics, evaluating the NoSQL analytical use cases, and ends with the implementation experience of the technology. In addition, this presentation will discuss the architecture of the analytic models and data integration process to best leverage Hadoop and Relational Databases ecosystem.
Big Data (BIG)1. Identify Business Use Case for Big Data
2. Evaluate Data Discovery Technique from structured and unstructured
3. Map Key Business Requirements to Analytical Requirements
4. Discover Enterprise Reporting Requirements
1. Understand Big Data and Relational Database Ecosystem
2. Identify Hadoop Infrastructure
3. Identify Exadata Infrastructure
4. Compare Hadoop tools and utilities to Oracle Database
1. Evaluate Oracle Loader for Hadoop
2. Evaluate Cloudera Manager
3. Evaluate Oracle NoSQL
Engineered SystemsLecture
RAC1111:00MHB 3B
An Exploration of the Next Generation of the Oracle Database
Zero Defect Computing, Inc.
Join Jim Czuprynski as he gives his take on the 13 most important new features that the next generation of the Oracle database presents for Oracle Database Administrators and Exadata Database Machine Administrators. In these two 1-hour sessions, he'll focus on the latest features that make complex database and DBM administration tasks simpler, increase database response time and throughput, and offer laser-like precision to identify opportunities for overall performance tuning opportunities.
DatabaseThe attendee will learn about the most important new features of the next generation of the Oracle database and be able to apply them to standard single-instance database environments.The attendee will further discover which pertinent new features of the next generation of the Oracle database will improve application performance for databases running within Exadata Database Machine and Real Application Clusters (RAC) environments.Through direct demonstration of the next generation of the Oracle database features, the attendee will be able to determine which feature(s) to focus on as potentially most beneficial for her current production environment and decide how to present these Cloud ComputingLecture