American DBA Online Seminar on latest Oracle Technology

 

American DBA Online’s Spring 2008 Seminar was held at Hilton Hotel Woodbridge in Edison, New Jersey on May 17, 2008. Over 150 DBA Online members and IT professionals attended the seminar for the keynote speech by the world-renowned Oracle expert, Mr. Tom Kyte, and to hear presentations by famous speakers Mr Madhu Tumma and Mr. Mattew Zito.

 

Mr. John Zhong, hosting for the meeting, introduced the founder and president of DBA Online, Mr. David Wang, for an opening remarks. Mr. Wang briefly went over DBA Online’s nine year history. He then went on to thank Kim Marie Mancusi and Oracle Corporation for their continuous support and sponsorship to DBA Online, and GridApp’s sponsorship for this event, as well as the speakers for sharing new technology to the members. As always, Mr. Wang gave “One Minute Tips” on RMAN merged database backup feature.

 

The well anticipated keynote speech was given by Mr. Tom Kyte. Kyte is the Tom behind the AskTom column in Oracle Magazine, answering peoples’ questions about the Oracle database and its tools (http://asktom.oracle.com/). Kyte is also the author of Expert Oracle Database Architecture, Expert One on One Oracle, Beginning Oracle Programming, and Effective Oracle by Design. Mr. Kyte presented top 10 features of Oracle 11g. Audience learned the key features of 11g with his in-depth explanation and examples. The keynote lasted over an hour and a half, and the Q&A was well extended after the break.

 

 The following presentation was given by the well-known speaker, Mr. Madhu Tumma, from Bear Stearns. Madhu is a frequent speaker at Oracle World and IOUG. He is also the author of several books, like Oracle Streams, Oracle 9i RAC, Oracle 10g Grid and RAC, Oracle 10g New Features, and 11g Grid and RAC. In this seminar, Mr.Tumma presented Standby in RAC Environment and Broker based Operations. This is an interesting and unique topic because we usually have RAC on primary, not on Standby. The presentation covered benefits of Standby in RAC environment and broker based operations.

 

Next to speak was Mr. Mattew Zito from GridApp. Mr. Zito is an expert in large-scale infrastructures, with extensive experience in designing and deploying some of the world's largest system, network, and application architectures. Mr. Zito presented a tool by GridApp that can simplify RAC installation, deployment and management. Ms. April Cai presented a customer case to demonstrate that such a tool can indeed help make management of a complex environment easier.

 

Oracle Corporation brought several Oracle books for raffles, including Mr. Tom Kyte’s Expert Oracle Database Architecture with his signature, OCP exam and Oracle Security books. Three lucky winners each took home one of the books.

  

The four hour seminar was attended by enthusiastic IT professionals, who were fully engaged in the presentations and networking.

 

 DBA Online thanks all the speakers, Sponsor Oracle Corp. and GridApp, in addition to all the guests and members for their effort and involvement to make another DBA Online seminar a huge success.

 

We would also like to thank all those who donated to help the victims of the recent devastating earthquake in China. $2050 was collected just during the event. Most of our committee members contributed at least $100. All donations have been directly sent to Red Cross Society of China.

 

DBA Online Committee

 

Date

Saturday, May 17, 2008

Time

1:30 PM - 5:30 PM 

Fee

The seminar is free to the public with limited seating.  Registration required

Registration

Click here to register the seminar

Location

Hilton Hotel, Woodbridge, New Jersey

www.hiltonwoodbridge.com


Direction

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Seminar Program   (Subject to change)

1:30pm-1:45pm

Registration

 

1:45pm-2:00pm

Opening Remark

By Mr. David Wang, President of DBA Online

2:00pm-3:00pm

Keynote -

The Top 10 - not 11 - New Features of Oracle Database 11g

By Mr. Tom Kyte, VP of Oracle Corporation

3:00pm-3:20pm

“Ask Tom” 

By Mr. Tom Kyte, VP of Oracle Corporation

3:20pm-3:30pm

Break  

 

3:30pm-4:20pm

Standby in RAC Environment and Broker Based Operations 

By Mr. Madhu Tumma, Managing Director, Bear Stearns, Author of Many Oracle DBA Books

4:20pm-4:30pm

Break   (Raffle)

 

4:30pm-5:20pm

Simplifying Complex Environments through Automation

By Mr. Matthew Zito, Chief Scientist of GridApp

 

 

 

 

 

5:20pm-5:30pm

Q & A

By all speakers

 

 

 

 

Sponsors of this event:  Oracle Corp.

             

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