With careful planning and active preparation, DBAOnline launched another large-scale free technical seminar on August 24 at Clarion Hotel, Edison NJ.   Over 100 people attended this seminar featuring trends and updates in Oracle technologies, Relational - Multidimensional Databases, useful Oracle tools from Quest Software and GoldenGate, and Oracle 9i Migration/Upgrades.

Leading off as usual, the president of DBAOnline and Youngtech, Mr. David Wang offered authoritative analysis of current database markets. David reviewed database market share, new trends, and the hottest Oracle technologies – all of which are hot topics for today’s Oracle professionals. According to David, Business intelligence applications, especially those incorporated through Web interfaces, are having real impact on the marketplace. Also, database optimization technology is a growing business that shows promise.  His presentation undoubtedly helped all the attendees get a global view of today’s database world. 

Mr. Qi Wang, a senior principal consultant from Oracle Corporation, accentuated David’s points by covering a Business Intelligence application in detail:  Oracle 9i OLAP -- A Relational - Multidimensional Database.  Although relational database (RDBMS) is familiar to all, the concept of Multidimensional Database (MDDS) is new to most members.  Mr. Qi Wang started his presentation by quoting rumors about Oracle Express, and then went on summarizing its history and its evolution into Oracle OLAP.  From the evolutionary change of Oracle Express itself to the horizontal comparison between RDBMS and MDDS, Mr. Qi Wang clearly outlined the characteristic and advantages of MDDS. 

Quest Software is a premier Oracle software companies and has provided ongoing support to DBAOnline.  In this seminar, Quest sent out three speakers, each of whom emphasized different areas.  Their speakers covered the major problems experienced by Oracle DBA, the methodology used to tackle problems, and how Quest can help to identify and solve the problem.  Oracle professionals in attendance were impressed with the speakers’ good grasp of Oracle technology.  No wonder their tools are so popular.

GoldenGate was another sponsor for this seminar.   They are concentrating on developing real-time database replication.  Mr. Werner He, a senior software analyst from Golden Gate gave a mesmerizing presentation.  He diverted the normal style used by sales people, and instead delivered his message by telling the story of GoldenGate’s eight-year evolution into its current position. Attendees found both the presentation and the product to be unique.

The last program on the agenda was a live Oracle 9i Migration/Upgrade contest hosted by Ms. Carol Sheng, VP and Chairperson of Seminar Committee of DBAOnline.  Considering that many companies are busy in beating the deadline to migrate/upgrade their databases to 9i by the end of this year, DBAOnline collected some tricky problems that members encountered in the process of performing these tasks and put them in “Q/A with reward” format to help members exchange their ideas.  Everybody was intrigued by the contest.  Many members anxiously raised hands and offered their responses.  This was a great participative event and held people’s interest long after the seminar ended.


Download presentations in the seminar:

Database Analysis  by David Wang, DBAOnline

Oracle9i OLAP  by Qi Wang, Oracle Corp.

Data Replication with GoldenGate  by GoldenGate

Oracle9i Migration Q & A  by Carol Sheng, DBAOnline


  Last DBA Online Seminar
(August 24, 2003)
Date August 24, 2003 (Sunday)
Time 1:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Fee The seminar is free to the public with limited seating. Registration Required
Registration Click Here to register the seminar
Location Clarion Hotel & Towers, Edison, New Jersey


2055 Lincoln Highway (Route 27),   Edison, NJ 08817
Phone: 732-287-3500

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Agenda   (Subject to change)
1:30pm-2:00pm  Opening Remarks & Database Market Analysis

By Mr.David Wang, President of DBAOnline,  Youngtech


Oracle 9i OLAP -- A Relational - Multidimensional Database

By Mr. Qi Wang, Senior Principal Consultant, Oracle Corporation

2:50pm-3:00pm        Break *  


Diagnosing Application-Database Performance Bottlenecks in J2EE Server Applications

By Mr. Brad Micklea, Product Marketing Manager,  Quest Software  
4:25pm-4:30pm   Break *

4:30pm-5:30pm  Data Replication for High Availability, Data Migration and Disaster & Recovery By Mr. Werner He, Senior Software Analyst at GoldenGate 
5:30pm-6:00pm  Oracle9i Database Migration/Upgrade Problem and Solution Contest (with prize) Hosted by Carol Sheng, VP of DBAOnline

* Draw prize at the following time: 1:30PM 3:00PM and 4:30PM, prize include free toad software and t-shirt etc, please bring your business card


Sponsors:  Quest Software   GoldenGate  Youngtech 


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