Monday Apr 25, 2016

Exadata Virtual Conference

The IOUG Exadata Special Interest Group (SIG) will host its annual online Virtual Conference on May 2 and 3. Partners and their customers are encouraged to register for this free conference.

This is a great opportunity to receive Exadata updates, and session topics include:

  • Oracle Exadata X6: Technical Deep Dive – Architecture and Internals
  • Exadata Database Machine Security
  • Oracle Cloud Machine: Bringing the Oracle Cloud on Premise
  • Database Machine Administration and Database Administration: Similarities & Differences
  • Success Stories and Case Studies

Tuesday Feb 23, 2016

2016 IOUG Survey on Data Delivery Strategies

IOUG Data Strategies Survey 2016

The new 2016 IOUG survey on data delivery strategies, Moving Data at the Speed of Business, has now been published. 

Invite your prospects and customers to download their copy of this survey to find out what organizations are doing to combat siloed data, slow response times, and inadequate performance. The survey reveals the variety of new approaches organizations are using to improve the speed of data delivery. Including the discovery that organizations are gradually moving off the ETL model of data integration, and exploring new ways of doing business with data that will move them closer to real-time delivery, including cloud computing and in-memory technology.

Click here to download the survey.

(Note: This post now also published in the new Infrastructure Partner Community Platform)

Tuesday Feb 26, 2013

Videos and presentations of the IOUG 2013 Exadata Virtual Conference

The IOUG (Independent Oracle Users Group) recently run and their 2013 Exadata Virtual Conference. Videos from the presentations can be found here.

Topics include:

  • Exadata for Oracle DBAs
  • Lessons Learned: A DoD Exadata Migration
  • Exadata Software Maintenance
  • Demystifying Exadata I/O Resource Management (IORM)
  • Exadata in EBS Techniques for POV to Production and Beyond!
  • Exadata Database Machine IOUG – Exadata SIG Update
  • Exadata Evolution from V1 to X3 with Deep Dive into the features
  • MAA Architecture and Operational Best Practices for Oracle Exadata

Slide decks are also available for IOUG members

Tuesday Apr 24, 2012

IOUG 2011 Survey: The Petabyte Challenge

The 2011 IOUG Database Growth Survey, conducted in partnership with Oracle Corporation, includes input from 611 IOUG members and summarizes the survey results explore issues and solutions around managing fast-growing database environments.

Download the full survey.


"For most organizations, it’s not a question of whether they will be expanding their databases, it’s a question of how much expansion to expect, and how to cope with it. The IOUG survey conducted in partnership with Oracle Corporation and including input from over 600 data managers and professionals, finds almost all are dealing with rapid growth, driven by growth in their business, as well as data streaming in from transactions, remote devices, partner sites, websites, and non-stop user generated content. Adding to this growth are regulatory and legal requirements that are forcing many organizations to preserve their data for seven, ten years, or even forever.

As a result, the total online data seen within organizations is not only going into the hundreds of terabytes, but now into the near-petabyte (PB) and multi-petabyte range. The reflex reaction by most organizations to this prolific data is to buy and install more disk storage. Smart approaches such as tiered data storage and ILM are on the horizon, but still only prevalent among a minority of companies. A sizable segment of respondents report that a majority of their data is managed within core enterprise databases.

As this survey shows, organizations are only just beginning to get a grasp of smarter and more collaborative approaches to better cope with the large amounts of data that need to be effectively managed, securely stored, and made accessible on demand to business users."

(The Petabyte Challenge: 2011 IOUG Database Growth Survey was produced by Unisphere Research and sponsored by Oracle. Unisphere Research is the market research unit of Unisphere Media, a division of Information Today, Inc., publishers of Database Trends and Applications magazine and the 5 Minute Briefing newsletters. To review abstracts of our past reports, visit Unisphere Media, 229 Main Street, Chatham, NJ 07928. Tel: 973-665-1120, Fax: 973-665-1124, Email:, Web:
Join the IOUG—If you’re not already an IOUG member and would like to continue receiving key information like this, visit the IOUG at for information on how to join this dynamic user community for Oracle applications and database professionals. Data collection and analysis performed with SurveyMethods.)


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