|Wednesday, 30 March, 2011
March 31st, 2011
Oracle Office, Suite 400,
Michael Abbey, Senior Oracle DBA, The Pythian Group
Michael has an IT career which spans over 23 years of work with the Oracle Database software from V6 through 11g. Alongside co-authors, Michael has written 17 books in the McGraw-Hill Oracle Press offering, the most successful being the Beginner’s Guide series which started in 1994 and has sold over half a million copies worldwide. Michael brings a strong skill set for the Oracle technology to the workplace, having a plethora of experience in the day-to-day management of Oracle databases. All the way from writing code to designing and implementing disaster recovery, Michael’s passion for the database administrator portfolio is unique. He is a focal point around the world in Oracle circles, and a frequent presenter and keynoter at numerous Oracle user group events.
Branimir Jefic, Enterprise Architect, Affinita Consulting Inc.
Enterprise architect with over 40 projects and 15 years of Oracle experience. Specialized in architecting complex Portal and ERP/CRM systems leveraging Oracle integration technologies. His current interests are BPEL, Oracle Fusion Middleware and SOA. He presented at both IOUG and OAUG.
Chris Robertson, Principal Sales Consultant, Oracle Corporation. Chris has been working with Oracle for over ten years covering the business intelligence and analytics solutions which they offer. As a sales consultant, Chris is responsible for educating prospective clients and partners on the value that an Oracle BI solution can bring to an organization through presentations and proof-of-concepts. Prior to joining Oracle, Chris worked at Cognos for seven years in various roles, including partner marketing and product marketing of the Cognos BI solutions.
8:30 - 9:00 registration
9:00 - 10:00
High Availability Bootcamp: Switchover/Failover ... the Aftermath – Michael Abbey
Description: Whether one runs EE or Standard switchover or failover to the DR site is only part of the story. Due to the role differences between a master and a physical standby there is a handful of other tasks that need attention. Regardless of the operating system housing your DR environment failure to attend to these extraneous tasks will not allow your ex-standby site to play the master role and vice-versa. This presentation will look at a handful of items and offer some "tricks" to ease the transition of a standby to a master (and the opposite).
10:00 - 10:30
Why BPEL when I can PL/SQL? – Branimir Jefic
Description: Many traditional Oracle developers are asking themselves if they should invest their time in the new middleware technologies. Despite many years of Java presence in the database PL/SQL is still number one choice for most seasoned Oracle DBAs and developers. BPEL and middleware technologies are allowing the shift to occur allowing separation of integration from business logic. BPEL is simpler than most developers think and if used pragmatically it can significantly improve traditional PL/SQL integration processes.
10:30 - 10:45 Break
10:45 - 11:45
Oracle BI Administration
Description: The foundation of the Oracle Business Intelligence Suite Enterprise Edition Plus platform is a true BI server that is designed to be highly scalable, optimizing concurrency and parallelism to make the value of BI applications available to the largest possible audience. It provides centralized data access and calculation, essentially creating a large pipe through which anyone can consume any information in any form anyw! here in the enterprise. The BI server is central to all of the business processes that consume information, including dashboards, ad hoc queries, intelligent interaction capabilities, enterprise and production reporting, financial reporting, OLAP analysis, data mining, and other Web Service-based applications (J2EE and .NET).
During this session, Chris Robertson will deliver the next in a series of sessions to introduce OOUG members to the value and functionality of Oracle’s analytics offerings. An overview of the Oracle BI Server will be presented along with a demonstration on how to import and model metadata for purpose of designing reports and dashboards. Topics covered will include: the common enterprise information model, caching for improved performance, when you need a data warehouse and when you don’t, multi-source query federation and others. This session will be an introduction for a follow-up hands-on Oracle BI Server session that will be offered in June at no cost to OOUG members.