DBA Online Conference in April 2005
As database technology is becoming mature and standard,
which direction should you go? This is the question many IT professionals
have to face and think. The seminar organized
by American DBAOnline addressed our members' concern. Furthermore it provided some practical
solutions to stay ahead of the IT trend.
The seminar was held at Clarion Hotel, Edison, NJ
on April 23, 2005. More than one hundred members attended the
Our new committee member, Ms. Tong Hu, hosted the
seminar. She not only introduced our
speakers to the audience, but also encouraged audience who sit closely
together to greet themselves to each other.
It is our mission to provide a platform for our members to exchange
the most desirable technical knowledge and to build up more communication
and collaboration network among database administration professionals.
David Wang, the President of American DBAOnline started the seminar with
opening remarks. He welcomed the
guests and talked about the work plan for DBA Online. He also provided a
DBA tip on “table compression” with a real world case which saved 58% of
the storage hardware and thousands of dollars with this feature. Some members responded back that the tip
is valuable to their workplace. We
look forward to more "secret weapons" from David.
The technical presentation covers four hot topics at the
current job market: RAC, Security, Oracle Application Server and Data
of all, Mr. Darron Clark, the senior Oracle instructor from Oracle
Corporation based in NJ, provided a unique speech on "Implementation
of Oracle9i/10g Real Application Cluster". Darron not only focused on RAC
architecture and implementation, but also gave an overview on the state of
the Oracle Database Industry. He
advised the skills that DBA should have.
He gave out "knock them dead" tips on RAC related
questions for the job interview. His
presentation is informative and entertaining. He wore a red hat to show his confidence
on “RED HAT” Linux.
Then, Mr. Henry Parnell, the product
manager from Lumigent Technologies, presented the technology on
"Enterprise Data Auditing with Lumigent Entegra". In today's world, continuous monitoring and
auditing of data has became a prerequisite for all companies dealing with
regulatory compliance. Henry
identified the various approaches on database auditing. The solution was discussed on the
requirements of the enterprise auditing.
It is provided as a framework to differentiate among these
it, Mr. Nicholas Donatone, the president of NJOUG (New Jersey Oracle User
Group), and the VP of MFG system, gave us a presentation on "Oracle
Application Server 10g: Quick Installation Guide". Oracle Application 10g is gaining
momentum with its rich new features and enhancements. Nick is a renowned speaker in large
conferences such as NJOUG, NYOUG, OracleWorld and so on. He navigated the installer through the
Quick Installation Guide that Oracle provides this time. He pointed out important parameters. His step-by-step procedures significantly
help attendees achieve quick and easy installation of Oracle Application
Last but certainly not the least, Dr. John
Zhong, the senior database architect from CitiGroup, and VP from American
DBAOnline gave us the keynote speech on "Oracle Data Guard for High
Availability and Disaster Recovery".
John started his presentation with the overview of architecture and
the key features on Data Guard.
Furthermore, he explained in details on configuring physical standby
database and performing graceful switchover and failover. He also shared his insight on
alternatives for High Availability and Disaster Recovery. Following his thorough and well-organized
presentation, you can configure and manage the Data Guard by yourself even
you may never touch it before.
The fun "Oracle10g Technical Quiz" was
interpolated by the committee VP, Mr. Daniel Hu. The questions and the gifts he
thoughtfully prepared made both participants and winners excited. The quiz becomes a must-have traditional
desert for our seminar.
In addition, we were honored to have Lumigent
Technologies and LogicWorks sponsored this seminar.
American DBAOnline hosted another successful event. Thanks for David’s leadership. Thanks for our committee members’
voluntary work and active preparation.
Thanks for our vendors' sponsorship.
Most important, thank you all, our hundreds of members'
participation and support!
American DBA Online's Technical Seminar