Meeting 01/22/2014

January 22 2014 6:00PM - 8:30PM
Location: 2nd floor, 20 Toronto Street, Toronto, ON

Spend an evening with us and network with fellow Oracle professionals in Greater Toronto Area. Snacks and refreshments provided. Join us!

*** Limited seating! ***
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6:00PM - 6:30PM Networking
6:30PM - 7:30PM Big Data – Getting Started and Making an Impact
By Ian Abramson, Director of Enterprise Data Group, EPAM Systems

The key to enabling Big Data is the choices which you make right up front and understanding where you need to go. Creating a robust data ecosystem today requires you to make new and complex choices and this session looks at how one company begin using Big Data to make an impact on their business.

This session will provide a real world review of a Big Data implementation for a national retailer. We will discuss the choices which need to be made as the organization embarked on their Big Data initiative.

We will look at the different Big Data frameworks and will consider the tools which were used within the solution. The session will also work through various use cases in the retail industry to show how Big Data and the choices we make can help you drive value. It provides a complete picture of how things fit together as well as help the attendees to make the decisions which will form the foundation of their big data solutions.

Ian Abramson is past-president of the IOUG and a Big Data and Oracle data warehousing expert with more than 20 years of experience. Based in Toronto, Canada, he is the director of the Enterprise Data Group for EPAM Systems; a global leader in software engineering. Ian has written numerous books on both Oracle and data warehousing and is a frequent presenter at Oracle and industry conferences and seminars. He is the co-author of the recently released Oracle Database 12c: Install, Configure & Maintain Like a Professional (McGraw-Hill Osborne Media, 2013). Ian is an Oracle ACE specialized in BI and data warehousing.

7:30PM - 8:30PM Make Oracle scream with Flash storage
By Eyal Markovich, Senior Director of Performance, Kaminario

I/O is the heart of Oracle database and the performance of the storage sub system is critical for Oracle applications. But many sites struggle with high latency and low throughput. Is your Oracle I/O bound? Do you experience significant I/O waits? Are your end users suffering from poor database response time? In this presentation we will discuss the concept of I/O waits, the cause of I/O waits and what can be done about them. We will discuss the different SSD options to resolve Oracle I/O wait and the advantages of the different solutions.

Eyal Markovich is a seasoned performance subject matter expert. Today, Eyal leads the performance team within Kaminario. Before joining Kaminario, Eyal was the founder and president of Total APM corporation, a company that specializes in application performance management for enterprise applications. The Total APM venture was born after Eyal had worked for more than 15 years for Precise/Veritas/Symantec as a director of product line development. His past experience in developing Precise I3 and working with customers gives him a unique expertise in tuning application technology (e.g. Siebel, Oracle, MSSQL, .Net, Java etc.) as well as in customers' applications and requirements.



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