Time yet again, American DBA Online held an extremely successful technical seminar on April 06, 2002 at the Hilton hotel in Woodbridge, NJ. The seminar was attended by over 250 Oracle DBAs from various industries and companies in the tri-state area.

This seminar was composed of five presentations given by the industry experts and covered the following subject areas: commercially off-the-shelf tools for Oracle DBAs, opportunities and challenges for the China software industry, server high availability, and Oracle 9i new features. The presentations were arranged in such a way that they were well balanced with highly technical and relatively less technical topics.  The audiences enjoyed the presentations and the get-togethers with their old and new friends during breaks.

The first presentation was given by Mr. Louis Pulido from BMC Software. He demonstrated the BMC Enterprise tools for Oracle DBAs including Patrol for Oracle, Space Expert, Patrol DBXray and WebDBA. He showed how effective these tools are and yet how easy and user-friendly they are to use.  While we were at the tools topic, Mr. David Wang from YoungTech, Inc. demonstrated their company’s product line: DBA*Plus Online, DBA*Plus Manager and DBA*Plus Wireless. They were very proud of and the audiences were impressed by the DBA*Plus Wireless product which empowers Oracle DBAs to administer their databases anywhere, anytime.


In order to minimize IT costs, many US corporations have started or are in the process of evaluating the offshore solutions.  Some Asian countries, such as China and India, are considered the prime providers of such offshore services. Youngtech, Inc. headquartered in Edison, NJ is an active player of the China offshore market. Youngtech’s  vice president of marketing and sales - Mr. Bob Nylund introduced his company to the audience. The founder, Chairman and CEO of Youngtech, Inc. – Mr. John Yeung presented his research results and findings of the current market conditions and resources of China and India, and made insightful comparisons of these two major markets. He also elaborated on the opportunities and challenges of the China software industry, especially with China’s recent entry into WTO.


Mr. Brian Gao from Qwest Communications made an overview of the high availability/cluster technologies. This highly technical topic was made so easy to understand by Brian due to his expertise in this area and his extensive teaching experiences. Brian also teaches Unix administration classes part-time at ICT.


Last but not the least, the president of American DBA Online – Mr. David Wang made a presentation on the Oracle9i new features and functionalities for DBAs. With his expertise in this technical area and his “Gold Medal” teaching experience, David’s presentation was concise yet very illustrative. In his personal opinion, Data Guard and Real Application Cluster (RAC) are considered the two breakthrough features of Oracle9i.


The four and half hours passed by so quickly and unnoticeably. The audiences’ interests didn’t abate till the end of the seminar. They continued on with the Q & A session with the speakers and amongst themselves. They expressed that it was more than worthwhile to attend such a technical seminar on a Saturday afternoon.  This speaks volumes about their dedication to both the organization and the improvement of their careers.


The next DBA Online seminar is tentatively scheduled for June 15, 2002. We look forwarding to seeing you all there soon.


April 2002 DBA Online Seminar
Date April 6, 2002 (Saturday)
Time 1:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Fee Free to DBAOnline members,  Free to public with limited seat. Registration Required
Registration Click Here to register the seminar

Hilton Hotel, Woodbridge, New Jersey




120 Wood Avenue
Iselin, NJ 08830

Phone: 732-494-4964

Click here to see the direction and map

Agenda   (Subject to changes)
1:00pm-2:30pm  BMC Enterprise tools for Oracle DBA: Patrol for Oracle, Space Expert, Patrol DBXray and WebDBA

By Louis Pulido, Softwre Consultant, BMC Software .


Opportunity and Challenge in China Software Industry

By John Yeung, Chairman and CEO, Youngtech, Inc.
2:50pm-3:10pm        Youngtech's DBA Products

By Bob Nylund, VP of Marketing, Youngtech, Inc.

3:10pm-3:20pm        Break


3:20pm-4:00pm  Overview of Server High Availability for Database By Brian Gao, Senior System Architect, Qwest Communications .
4:00pm-5:00pm  Oracle9i New Features for DBA by David Wang, President, American DBA Online
5:00pm-5:30pm  Q & A,  Group Discussion  

Sponsors:    Youngtech, Inc.    BMC Software