Monday Sep 08, 2014

What, you don't have a RAC implementation?

...but you need business continuity, high availability, scalability, combined with automatic management for your IT infrastructure and cloud deployments. Oracle Database with the Real Application Clusters (RAC) option is probably what you're looking for.

Originally focused on providing improved database services, Oracle RAC has evolved over the years and is now based on a comprehensive high availability (HA) stack that can be used as the foundation of a database cloud system as well as a shared infrastructure that can ensure high availability, scalability, flexibility and agility for any application in your data center.

Features in the Oracle 12c RAC option including Application Continuity and Oracle Flex ASM (plus noteworthy enhancements in the area of policy including managed database and cluster management, comprehensive database consolidation and Oracle Multitenant support) make Oracle RAC a compelling approach to database virtualization.

And there's a lot more to RAC implementations. This technical paper gives a quick overview of key enhancements in each layer of the Oracle RAC stack that contribute to an even higher level of application availability using an Oracle RAC database.

Find out how Oracle RAC delivers:

  • Business Continuity and High Availability
  • Scalability and Agility
  • Cost-Effective Workload Management
  • Standardized Deployment and System Management

Check it out, and if you'll be at Oracle OpenWorld in San Francisco, OTN will be hosting a RAC ATTACK hands on lab session on Sunday from 9:00 am -2:00 pm at the OTN Lounge. Come meet the Ninjas and learn all about the Oracle RAC Stack.

Ciao For Now!

Friday Jun 20, 2014

The OTN Virtual Technology Summit--and Bobby Curtis

"You're stressing me out just a little bit..."  said Oracle ACE Bobby Curtis.

That was his response yesterday to our rapidly closing timeframe for producing his session for the upcoming Virtual Technology Summit Series.  

I had to laugh. 

And it confirmed for me that I definitely picked the perfect Oracle ACEs and experts to present sessions during the VTS Database Track.  

First of all, these guys are smart. Secondly, they are entertaining. And third of all, they know how to scramble the jets.

Here's what we're lining up for the OTN VTS Database Track on July 9th:

Mastering Oracle Database Management & Development Techniques – Oracle ACEs and product team experts present advanced features and management methods that will help you master your Oracle Database capabilities and drive greater performance, agility and manageability of your IT implementation. This track will build upon your skills with data management, migration, and performance.

Change the Way You Think About SQL Tuning with SQL Plan Management 
Bjoern Rost, Oracle ACE Director

Regression in SQL plans are a frequent cause for performance related incidents when the cost-based optimizer comes up with a new plan due to changes in data distribution, statistics, or binds. While most organizations have very strict processes for changes to applications or infrastructure, the CBO is most often left alone, accepting that SQL execution performance could change at any time. But with SQL Plan Management (SPM), it does not take much effort to implement a process that makes changes to SQL plans manageable. It starts with monitoring regression in execution times, capturing baselines, auto pre-evaluating potentially better plans, and documenting information needed to accept the change. Attendees will learn how SPM works, and how they can start using it in their organization today.

Understanding Oracle GoldenGate replication architecture: Performance tuning all the way to the OS level--
Bobby Curtis, Oracle ACE

During high transaction volume replication, Oracle Golden Gate 12c may need to be configured to ensure rapid fast data replication through each of its core processes (extract/replicat). Understanding what each of these GoldenGate processes is doing is necessary so the replication process can be tailored to ensure fast replication in any environment. This session examines replication use cases and identifies what each process is executing in order to ensure successful replication between environments. Attendees will learn an approach to the performance tuning methodology of Oracle GoldenGate 12c that traces the extract and replicat processes with debugging tools like strace or gdb-- thereby identifying any replication bottlenecks at the OS level.   By the end of the session, attendees will  have an understanding of how Oracle GoldenGate 12c behaves at the operating system layer and an increased understanding of Oracle’s GoldenGate replication architecture.

Oracle Data Guard and Oracle Database Server 12c
Ed Whalen, Oracle ACE

High Availability and Disaster Recovery are an important part of any company's business continuance plan. Oracle Data Guard is Oracle's recommended product of choice for Disaster Recovery (DR).  This session covers the new features and enhancements to Data Guard in the Oracle Database Server 12c and highlights: how to configure Oracle Data Guard with Container Databases and how to optimally use OEM Cloud Control 12c with Data Guard for Oracle Database 12c. Attendees will learn the new features in Data Guard 12c, understand why these new features improve Data Guard 12c, and learn what new features in OEM Cloud Control 12c Monitoring for Data Guard 12.

NoSQL 3.0 Installation and Cluster Topology Deployment
Seth Miller, Oracle ACE, & Robert C. Green, Oracle 

This session walks through the process and set up for a NoSQL database in a "quick start" format. We will present the tools and techniques used to manage an Oracle NoSQL database cluster. The discussion will also cover cluster management activities such as initial topology create, topology expansion, online software upgrades, and critical aspects of disaster recovery. Attendees will have hands-on experience managing a production instance of the Oracle NoSQL 3.0 database. 

Demystifying MySQL for Oracle DBAs and Developers
George Trujillo, Oracle ACE

MySQL continues to be the world’s most popular database management system for the internet and the cloud. This detailed technical session provides a fast-paced introduction to the MySQL architecture, core features, best practices, core parameters, and key performance metrics. It shows a MySQL version of the Optimal Flexible Architecture (OFA) standard as a best practice and teaches MySQL features from a perspective that is easy for Oracle DBAs and developers to understand.

And did I mention the ACEs will be available for live chat during the sessions? This could make for some real fun. 

Register Now!

Americas - Wednesday July 9th - 9am to 1pm PT / 12pm to 4pm  ET / 1 to 5 pm BRT



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