Saturday, February 2, 2013

Second Oracle Exadata Virtual Conference, Feb 6-7, 2013 Organized by IOUG Exadata SIG


The Second Exadata Virtual Conference brings an extreme performance experience right to your desktop – Feb 6-7, 2013. This two day event will run 9 am to 1 pm Central Time.  To see the details from the last year's event click here.


The registration url's for each day are:
Day 1 https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/560212505
Day 2 https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/782184600

Whether you are thinking about expanding your Engineered Systems environment with OracleExadata X3, in the middle of planning your Exadata migration or just curious about what makes engineered systems so powerful, you’ll be sure to find lots of insight, information and ideas during the Exadata Virtual Conference, February 6-7, 2013. This two-day, free virtual conference will focus exclusively on the experiences of real Exadata customers. Learn what they would do differently, what discoveries they made along the way, and how Exadata exceeded their expectations. Register today for free and let us bring the best the Exadata community has to offer right to your desktop.

Our two-day format allows you to take advantage of one or both of our key topic areas without having to leave your office. With three one-hour presentations each day, plus an open Q&A session, you’ll get case studies and technical informational sessions that will build on each other and compound the value of your attendance.

Day 1 will take you through a day in the life of an Exadata machine administrator, plus how to plan for a migration. Sessions include:

Day 1 – Wed. Feb 6, 9am-12pm CST
• Welcome and Kickoff
• Exadata for Oracle DBAs - Arup Nanda, Starwood Hotels
• Exadata Software Maintenance Best Practices - Doug Utzig, Oracle Corporation
• Demystifying IORM for Exadata - James Steven Czuprynski, Zero Defect Computing
• Lessons Learned: A DoD Exadata Migration - Christopher Douglas Bradham, Vizuri

Register for Day 1https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/560212505

Day 2 examines new Exadata capabilities and features, and how to optimize your Exadatainvestment:

Day 2 – Thurs. Feb 7, 9am-12pm CST
• Exadata X3: What's New and Where Are We Going - Mathew Steinberg, Oracle Corporation
• Exadata in EBS – Techniques for Proof-of-value to Production and Beyond! - Ananth Ram & Jigar Shah, Accenture
• Exadata Evolution from V1 to X3 with Deep Dive into the Features - Satyendra Kumar Pasalapudi, Apps Associates
• MAA Architecture and Operational Best Practices for Oracle Exadata – Lawrence (Hin Luen) To, Oracle Corporation
• Wrap Up

Register for Day 2 https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/782184600

Get insight, guidance and answers from your peers on the front line of Exadata, with no travel costs or out of office – register today and reserve your seat for the Exadata VirtualConference!

Monday, October 1, 2012

Exadata Version Three Announced at Oracle Openworld 2012


Here is my understanding of the new Exadata announcements. Version 3 will ship with Oracle DB 11.2.x first and then will allow upgrade to Oracle 12C later.  The current Exadata V2 customers can upgrade the Exadata software for the write back using the flash cache features. Half RACK Exadata V2 customers could opt for the other half with the Stony Bridge (Intel processors in the new hardware) and run the new Exadata software on the whole RACK  and could also move to Oracle 12C.

Visit http://Oracle Exadata.org for more disussions.
(based on my understanding of the new announcements)

Sunday, January 22, 2012

First Exadata Virtual Conference - Jan 19-20, 2012 Concluded

The First Exadata Virtual Conference held on Jan 19-20, 2012, was a great success and attended by about 300 attendees per session... There were 6 sessions spread over two days in Webcast Format...
If you attended it, please provide us your feedback via this survey.

Monday, January 2, 2012


Happy New Year!  Exadata SIG announces the First Exadata Virtual Conference on Jan 19, Jan 20 (Thur/Friday) 2012. The two day event will be 2 PM to 5 PM EST each day.

Registration url:  (please register for each day separately)

Jan 19  https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/885760088

Jan 20  https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/702427145


Day 1  - Jan 19, 2012 - Thursday  1:30-5 PM EST     Conf kick off at 1:30 PM ET  (Arup/Vinod)

Speaker 1> Phil Stephenson – State of Exadata 2012   - 2 PM ET

Speaker 2> Jim Czuprynski - Exadata Database Machine: Understanding Why It Works As Well As It Does   3 PM ET

Speaker 3> Anuj Mohan -  Top Exadata features you need to know.   4 PM ET

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Day 2 – Jan 20, 2012   Friday    2-5:30 PM ET    5-5:30 PM - Attendee Feedback and closing session (Shyam)

Speaker 1> Stephen Holder – Smart Scan    2 PM ET

Speaker 2> Kevin Courtney - Exadata Customer Case Studies: Key Considerations when Planning and Executing a Complex Database Consolidation  3 PM ET

Speaker 3> Andy Colvin - Surviving Exadata Patching     4 PM ET

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Oracle Exadata Virtual Conference 2012 (Friday Jan 2012)



Announcing the Exadata Virtual Conference - 2012 on Friday, Jan 20


Exadata SIG along with IOUG is organizing the First Exadata Virtual Conference on Jan 20, 2012. This Virtual only conference will be conducted via day long Web Conference session on Friday Jan 2012. Here are the suggested topics to invite speakers from Customers, Implementer and Oracle:


>Introduction to Exadata / Or Product Roadmap
>Decision process or getting ready for Exadata
>Exadata case study for DW, for OLTP or for DW Consolidation
> Exadata Patching process and support tips
>Other topics like Resource manager, HCC case study etc..
>Multi appliance shop e.g. Exadata + Exalogic, including multi vendor shop experiences like Exadata, Teradata, Netezza etc


Please send your proposals as email to Arup@proligence.com including Title, Abstract, Bio abd Level of Audience (Intro, Intermediate, Advanced). You can also post your interest and suggested topic in the Linked Group for peer comments. We will soon provide the link for attendee registration. It will be free to attend. We request you to become free member of Exadata SIG via http://OracleExadata.org to get all the information about this event.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Oracle Openworld 2011 Announcements, what do you think?


Oracle Openworld 2011 made a lot of announcements specially around the "engineered" systems or the Exa-Line of products and related appliances. Here is a list (may not be complete!):

  • Oracle Database Appliance
  • T-4 SPARC SuperCluster
  • Exalytics - BI Machine
  • Oracle BI Machine
  • Oracle Big Data Appliance

Please provide your opinion on these products, detailed comments can be left here:

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Exadata SIG session at Oracle Openworld on Oct 2, 2011


Come to Moscone West on Oct 2, 2011 (Sunday from 9-5 PM PDT)

Session ID: 27260
Name:  Vinod Haval
Title:  IOUG: Oracle Exadata A Real Life Example

Session ID: 09105
Name:  Rizwan M.K.
Title:  IOUG: Exa Family the magic wand for the Aging application infrastructure

Session ID: 31460
Name:  Arup Nanda
Title:  IOUG: Exadata for Oracle DBAs

Session ID: 27261
Name:  Shyam Nath / Vinod Haval
Title:  IOUG: Exadata Customer Panel

Session ID: 29221
Name: Andy Flower
Title: The Impact of Exadata in Your Business Environment

Session ID: 27280
Name:  Jan Klokkers
Title:  IOUG: Oracle Exadata Database Machine for SAP software