5th Anniversary Gala
DBAOnline successfully held the 3rd large-scale, public
technical seminar of year 2004 (1:00 – 5:30 PM) and the
5th Anniversary Gala (6:00 – 11:00 PM) on Nov.13, 2004 at
Clarion Hotel & Towers,Edison , New Jersey . With DBAOnline
committee’s tremendous efforts and the enthusiastic supports from
our members, speakers, and many sponsors, they were the biggest and
most successful events ever.
150 members and other IT professionals attended the afternoon’s
technical seminar. Committee VP Mr. Yi Han hosted the event. Mr.
David Wang, the president and founder of DBAOnline organization,
gave the opening remarks and highlighted DBAOnline’s accomplishments
in year 2004.
We were lucky and pleased to have
industry experts to speak on various leading-edge database
technologies at this seminar. It was not the first
time that Oracle 10g new features for DBAs were covered by our
seminars. However, this time, we again invited a well-known speaker
- Ms. Jennifer Leung, a principal consultant from Oracle Corporation
to talk about Oracle 10g Grid computing and new features from a
different angle and depth. Ms. Leung elaborated the Grid computing
concept, Oracle 10g features and how Oracle features enable the Grid
computing infrastructure. Grid computing is making a significant
impact on IT and the business world. This was a great opportunity
for attendees to learn Oracle 10g features and Grid
For years, DBAs
have been anticipating improved performance and more flexibility
from Oracle’s exp/imp utilities. Oracle 10g introduces Data Pump
which revolutionizes how data dumping and loading work. We invited a
renowned speaker Indy Johal from PR Newswire to share his expertise
with us again. Mr. Johal dog-and-pony showed the new Export &
Import features and the new DBMS_DATAPUMP package interface of
Oracle 10g. His presentation focused on the architecture behind the
Oracle 10g Data Pump and discussed how data could be transferred
from earlier releases to 10g and vice versa by using the new import
& export features.
Mr. Joe Leslie from Quest
is a frequent sponsor for the seminars, showed us how to
the application performance in a demanding Oracle
demonstrated how Performance Analysis of Quest Central could better
equip DBAs to monitor and understand database workload requirements
in today's high volume application environments.
Application Cluster (RAC) has been widely accepted and implemented
to achieve high availability, scalability and performance. Mr.
Lawrence Ng from Etagon gave a unique presentation on RAC. In
addition to an overview on RAC, Mr. Ng gave a live demo on how to
build a complete RAC within 45 minutes! Etagon also sponsored the
seminar and brought an iPod for raffle. A lucky winner from the
audience took home the latest and greatest
On the heels of
the afternoon technical seminar, it came the relaxing and fun part
of the day. While people were enjoying cocktails and networking with
each other in the hotel’s VIP room, our committee members were in
full swing to decorate up the ballroom for the evening
the 5th anniversary gala of DBAOnline was unveiled when
Mr. Ning Li, a celebrity host and journalist of the New Jersey
Chinese community, announced the start of the celebration. The glittering ballroom at
Clarion Hotel & Towers was packed with more than 150 smiling
VIPs, guests, friends and members. Ms. April Cai of our committee
joined the host force to represent the DBAOnline characteristic.
First, Mr. David
Wang, the president of DBAOnline, went over the proud history of
DBAOnline organization. It started out in 1999 as a club called “DW
Club” with about 50 DBAs working in the Wall Street area. Since
then, it has experienced steady growth year after year. Now it has
evolved into an organization that has more than 800 registered
members across 16 states in the U.S.
Although the IT market experienced its toughest time in these years,
the growth of the organization was strong nevertheless. David
attributed the accomplishments to the dedication of DBAOnline
committee members and the generous support from vendors, media and
To show the
organization’s great appreciation for the extra mile that they had
gone through in the past five years, David presented plaques to the
valuable contributors who included Mr. Jason Cheng, owner of Clarion
Hotel, Mrs. Grace Fan, our long-time accountant, Ms. Jennifer Leung
and Mr. Indy Johal, our honored speakers, and Mr. Kirby Tan, our
printing & designing specialist.
Dong, the science & technology counsellor of consulate general
of the People’s Republic of China in New York
expressed his gladness for seeing so many Chinese IT professionals
living happily and decently here in a foreign land. Mr. Shing-Fu
Hsueh, the mayor of West Windsor township used the success story of
DBAOnline to call upon all present to get more involved with better
serving the local communities. Dr. Zhaobo Wang, member of Board of
Education of Edison township, also eagerly congratulated DBAOnline
on its 5th birthday.
dinner, Mr. Warren Yang of our committee presented the guests with
his funny slide shows and hosted his trade-mark quick-wit quizs. The
quiz winners were rewarded with lots of chocolates. There were also
3 rounds of raffles which brought roaring excitement to the crowd
and broad smiles to the lucky winners. Many valuable gifts such as
$500 shopping certificate, VIP tickets to Yao Ming’s basketball
game, Atlantic City hotel tickets, USB flash drives, MP3 player,
color photo printer, XBOX, etc. were generously donated by many
local merchants and doctors who included: DCH Auto Group, Joyce
Huang from AXA Advisors, Nie Hong from Prudential Financial, Mrs.
Liqun Wang from Bank of American, Hong Jin from Royal Blue, Dr.
Lijin Shen, Dr. Aijuan Wang, Dr. Howard Kuo, Spencer Li, Yi Chen,
party entertainment was climaxed with professional singing and
dancing performances by Ms. Tina Shao and Mr. Jiang Xie from
York, Mr. Wei Chen, Ms. Hong Jin and Ms.
Jinjin Chen. Dr. Zhaobo Wang and his clan (Dr. Howard Kuo, Spencer
Li and Lawyer Mr. Jiwei Zhao) delivered a surprise comedy show –
“Three and Half Sentences” to praise David and DBAOnline’s
achievements. It turned out to be so hilarious that it even brought
tears to many audiences’ eyes.
After the hearty
dinner and with the contagious festive atmosphere, the evening
wouldn’t conclude without all-hands group dancing. People poured
onto the dancing floor and had more self-entertainment after being
It was truly a
wonderful night filled with fun and memorable moments. It could only
be achieved through meticulous planning, lots of efforts and
teamwork. Happy Birthday DBAOnline! We wish DBAOnline organization
continued success and another banner year in