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Top 5 Must See Exadata & Recovery Appliance Sessions at Oracle OpenWorld

Aditi Mishra
Product Marketing, Big Data

Are you feeling butterflies in your stomach yet? Oracle OpenWorld 2018 is around the corner and we want to make sure you’re able to maximize your time at the event from October 22-25. So, we’ve decided to give you a personal guide on the top five sessions that you should attend while exploring Oracle Exadata and Oracle Zero Data Loss Recovery Appliance (ZDLRA).

What’s more, you can attend all of the key Exadata sessions by checking out this Exadata Focus-On-Document which highlights the top: customer case study sessions, product overview sessions, business use case sessions, product roadmap sessions, product training sessions, and the key tips and tricks sessions.

As you can imagine, Oracle has some exciting innovations in store for Exadata across the Exadata on-prem, Exadata Cloud at Customer, and Exadata Cloud Service consumption models. You also need to check out the interesting and latest developments happening on Oracle ZDLRA. So, we’ve recommend the below key five sessions on Exadata and ZDLRA to make it easier for you to navigate through the event.

Top 5 Exadata and ZDLRA sessions that you can’t miss while at OpenWorld:

Monday Sessions:

Exadata Strategy & Roadmap

1. Oracle Exadata: Strategy and Roadmap for New Technologies, Cloud, and On-Premises


Juan Loaiza, Senior VP at Oracle



Monday 10/22 9:00-9:45 am


Moscone West - Room 3008

Many companies struggle to accelerate their online transaction processing and analytics efforts so they face faltering business performance. Sound familiar? This session is a perfect gateway to understanding how Exadata can help erase this problem and power faster processing of database workloads while minimizing costs.

In this session, Oracle’s Senior VP, Juan Loazia, will explain how Oracle’s Exadata architecture is being transformed to provide exciting cloud and in-memory capabilities that power both online transaction processing (OLTP) and analytics. Juan will uncover how Exadata uses remote direct memory access, dynamic random-access memory, nonvolatile memory, and vector processing to overcome common IT challenges.

Most importantly, Juan will give an overview of current and future Exadata capabilities, including disruptive in-memory, public cloud, and Oracle Cloud at Customer technologies.

Customers like Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. have used they key Exadata capabilities to improve their business. For instance, they have been able to quickly retrieve information about things like customer loyalty, central reservations, and rate-plan reports for efficient hotel management. With Exadata, they can run critical daily operating reports such as booking pace, forecasting, arrivals reporting, and yield management to serve their guests better. Check out this session to see how Exadata helps customers like Starwood hotels gain these results.

Customer Panel on Exadata & Tips to Migrate to the Cloud

2. Exadata Emerges as a Key Element of Six Journeys to the Cloud: Customer Stories


David Sivick, Technology Initiatives Manager, Wells Fargo

Claude Robinson III, Sr. Director Product Marketing, Oracle

Shane Miller, Halliburton


Monday, 10/22, 9:00- 9:45 am


Moscone South - Room 215

Every company is trying to build a cloud strategy and make a seamless migration to the cloud without impacting their current, on-premises IT systems today. This is a pretty challenging feat and hard to accomplish when having a multi-vendor environment. The good news is that Oracle has helped more than 25,000 companies transition to the cloud. For these large multinational customers, their journey to the cloud began years ago with Oracle Exadata as a cornerstone. They’ve modernized by ditching commodity hardware for massive database consolidation, saving millions in Oracle Database licensing, and improving the safety and soundness of their data.

Well Fargo’s Technology Initiatives Manager, David Sivick and Haliburton’s Shane Miller have experienced such transformations. And within the last few years, customers like David and Shane have started to consume Exadata in more flexible ways in their digital transformation drive.

Well Fargo’s David Sivick and Haliburton’s Shane Miller will sit down with Oracle’s Sr. Director Product Marketing, Claude Robinson to share their Exadata cloud journey stories around:

  • How they optimized their database infrastructure
  • Successfully drove their application and database migration
  • Achieved application development and data analytics

This interesting session will feature Well Fargo’s and Haliburton’s stories and tips that you can use as you build a cloud strategy as well as understand how Exadata can help you achieve this path to the cloud.

Tuesday Sessions:

Customer Panel on Exadata, Big Data, & Disaster Recovery

3. Big Data and Disaster Recovery Infrastructure with Equinix and Oracle Exadata


Claude Robinson III, Sr. Director Product Marketing, Oracle

Arti Deshpande, Director, Global Data Services, Havi Global Solutions

Robert Blackburn, Global Managing Director, Oracle Strategic Alliance, Equinix


Tuesday, 10/23, 3:45 - 4:30 pm


Moscone South - Room 214

We think that some of the most powerful sessions are those that come from customers and partners who openly share their experiences and so can you relate to their challenges and how and they have achieved IT and business success. So, we picked this session which uncovers how the Director of Global Data Services at Havi Global Solutions, Arti Deshpande, leveraged an Oracle offering to achieve Havi’s IT success. Arti will give you the inside scoop on how they were able to streamline disaster recovery in the Oracle Cloud without sacrificing speed and also consolidated dozens of databases onto Exadata to improve performance.

Beyond learning from Havi’s customer experience, you will also hear about the solution architecture created through Oracle’s and Equinix’s partnership. Equinix will share how it partnered with Oracle’s Engineered Systems and Oracle Cloud teams to create a distributed on-premises and cloud infrastructure. The company will reveal how they created an on-premises and cloud infrastructure that consists of a private, high-performance direct interconnection between the Oracle Exadata Database Machine solution and Oracle Cloud by using the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure FastConnect on Equinix Cloud Exchange Fabric. Finally, Equinix will share how this combined solution bypasses the public internet, allowing for direct and secure exchange of data traffic between Oracle Exadata and Oracle Cloud services on Platform Equinix, the Equinix global interconnection platform.

Customer Panel on Exadata Cloud at Customer

4. Unleash the Power of Your Data with Oracle Exadata Cloud at Customer


Vishal Mehta, Sr Manager, Architecture, Quest Diagnostics

Maywun Wong, Director of Product Marketing, Cloud Business Group, Oracle

Jochen Hinderberger, Director IT Applications, Dialog Semiconductor

Cyril Charpentier, Database Manager, Galeries Lafayette


Tuesday, 10/23 5:45-6:30 pm


Moscone South - Room 214

If you’re looking for some more insight about Exadata, specifically Exadata Cloud at Customer, this is great session to check out because it features first-hand experiences from customers using the Cloud at Customer consumption service and how it has impacted their businesses.

In this interactive customer panel, IT and business leaders from Quest Diagnostics, Dialog Semiconductor, and Galaries Lafayette will discuss their business success with bringing the cloud into their own data center for their Oracle Database workloads, as well as answer your questions.

  • Vishal Mehta, the Sr. Manager, Architecture at Quest Diagnostics, will share how they consolidated dozens of database servers onto Exadata and freed up many of their admins to drive more strategic tasks. By using Exadata Cloud at Customer, they were able to standardize their database services and configurations to yield benefits across many dimensions.
  • Jochen Hinderberger, the Director of IT Applications at Dialog Semiconductor, will share the company’s decision to select Exadata Cloud at Customer because it had the capacity and performance needed to support their highly demanding tasks which included collecting and analyzing complex data to assure product quality for semiconductors and integrated circuits.
  • Cyril Charpentier, the Database Manager at Galeries Lafayette will share their story around selecting Exadata Cloud at Customer to gain the cloud-like capabilities of agility and flexibility while improving their database performance. The customer will also discuss how Exadata Cloud at Customer has helped them offload tedious management and monitoring tasks while focusing on the real needs of the business.

By attending this session, you get an idea of how Oracle’s Database enterprise customers use Oracle Exadata Cloud at Customer as part of their digital transformation strategy. This is a perfect session to learn how these customers harnessed their data and the benefits of a public cloud within their own data center behind their firewall to improve business performance.

Wednesday Session:

ZDLRA Architectural Overview and Tips

5. Zero Data Loss Recovery Appliance: Insider’s Guide to Architecture and Practices


Jony Safi, MAA Senior Manager, Oracle

Tim Chien, Director of Product Management, Oracle

Stefan Reiners, DBA, METRO-nom GmbH


Wednesday, 10/24, 4:45- 5:30 pm


Moscone West - Room 3007

What keeps you up at night when it comes to IT challenges? Security and downtime no doubt. It is incredibly difficult to overcome this IT challenge around improving database performance while making sure the infrastructure is immune to security attacks or database downtime and performance problems.

They good news is that we think long and hard about these challenges at Oracle and have a solution to address these issues. In this session, you will learn how to mitigate the problems of data loss and improve data recovery for your database workloads with Zero Data Loss Recovery Appliance so you avoid problems around downtime and security.

In this session, you will learn how Zero Data Loss Recovery Appliance (ZDLRA) is an industry-innovating, cloud-scale database protection system that hundreds of customers have deployed globally. ZDLRA’s benefits are unparalleled when compared to other backup solutions in the market today, and you will get a chance to learn how this is the case. Jony, Tim, and Stefan will share how this offering the eliminates data loss and backup windows, provides database recoverability validation, and ensure real-time monitoring of enterprise-wide data protection.

Attend this session to get an insider’s look at the system architecture and hear the latest practices around management, monitoring, high availability, and disaster recovery. This is a perfect session for you to learn tips and tricks for backing up to and restoring from the recovering appliance. After this session, you’ll be able to walk away and implement these practices at your organization to fulfill database-critical service level agreements.

Other Sessions You’ll Really Want to Check Out:

That’s it! Those are the top five session that you don’t want to miss while attending Oracle OpenWorld this year. However, keep in mind that if you want a deeper exploration on Oracle Exadata and Oracle Zero Data Loss Recovery Appliance, you should check out these additional sessions. Here are three more sessions you should look into and use for brownie points.

Maximum Availability Architecture

1. Oracle Exadata: Maximum Availability Best Practices and Recommendations


Michael Nowak, MAA Solutions Architect, Oracle

Manish Upadhyay, DBA, FIS Global



Tuesday, 10/ 23, 5:45 - 6:30 pm


Moscone West - Room 3008

Exadata Technical Deep Dive & Architecture

2. Oracle Exadata: Architecture and Internals Technical Deep Dive


Gurmeet Goindi, Technical Product Strategist, Oracle

Kodi Umamageswaran, Vice President, Exadata Development, Oracle


Monday, 10/22 4:45-5:30


Moscone West - Room 3008

Exadata Cloud Service

3. Oracle Database Exadata Cloud Service: From Provisioning to Migration


Nitin Vengurlekar, CTO-Architect-Service Delivery-Cloud Evangelist, Viscosity North America

Brian Spendolini, Product Manager, Oracle

Charles Lin, System Database Administrator, Beeline


Thursday, 10/25 10:00-10:45 am


Moscone West - Room 3008







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