Wednesday Oct 09, 2013

Oracle Linux at LinuxCon Europe 2013

LinuxCon Europe is just around the corner! This year's show is at the Edinburgh International Conference Center in Edinburgh, UK, October 21-23, 2013.

Oracle Linux is proud to be at LinuxCon once again, getting an opportunity to meet and discuss important topics with the Linux community and users. Oracle's Elena Zannoni, Director of the Linux Tools and Languages Team, will deliver a session on Monday, October 21 at 2:20PM on the topic of "Recent Advances in Linux Tracing". In this session, Elena will discuss the wide variety of tracing tools available to Linux developers (such as ftrace, perf, systemtap, and DTrace for Linux), and the pros and cons of each of these tools and include example usage of each. It will be a compelling session and we hope you can join!

Session details:
Monday, October 21, 2:20PM

Demo Pod:
And while you're at the show, please stop by Booth 28, the Oracle Linux and MySQL demo pod on Monday and Tuesday where you can talk to our experts, pick up an Oracle Linux and Oracle VM software DVD, and see Oracle Linux and MySQL in action.

Monday Sep 16, 2013

Oracle at LinuxCon North America, Sep 16-18

Oracle is sponsoring LinuxCon North America, we love the vibe in New Orleans and hope you can visit our booth or attend one of our sessions.

LinuxCon is the place to learn from the best and the brightest, delivering content from the leading maintainers, developers and project leads in the Linux community and from around the world. There's simply no other event in North America where developers, sys admins, architects and all types and levels of technical talent gather together under one roof for education, collaboration and problem-solving to further the Linux platform.  

Looking for deep technical content? LinuxCon North America has teamed up with the Linux Plumbers Conference on a shared track, offering even the highest level developers the opportunity to gain valuable knowledge on core development. Oracle is also sponsoring this event.

We also have a booth in the Technology Showcase area and will be demonstrating Oracle Linux, Ksplice and MySQL. Stop by to talk to our Linux experts and grab Oracle Linux and Oracle VM DVD Kit for free. We are participating in Goose Chase so make sure to complete your mission in our booth to get the prizes offered by Linux Foundation.

Oracle Booth :  #15

Oracle Sessions :

1) Stop Touching My Kernel Code  - Speaker: Sasha Levin, Oracle

Tuesday September 17, 2013 4:10pm - 4:50pm

Room: Celestin A

This presentation is about using kernel code in userspace. The presentation will revolve about sharing actual kernel code beyond just headers with userspace, the pros and cons of doing so, and present work in progress of projects which aim to make it happen. I will demonstrate existing projects such as liblockdep which build userspace libraries from kernel code, and propose directions for future work. The presentation will also address the resentment of including userspace code in the kernel tree and will propose alternatives to that.

The target audience is quite wide as the presentation is aimed both at kernel and userspace hackers. The audience can expect both theoretical overview about how to use kernel code in userspace and practical examples of doing so. The presentation will provide tools and methods to use more kernel code in userspace and will clearly show the benefit of doing so. 

2) PC BIOS, EFI and Other wild animals in the Wild - Speaker: Daniel Kiper, Oracle 

Tuesday September 17, 2013 5:10pm - 6:00pm

Room: Celestin A

Firmware is crucial part of almost every hardware. Very often it is not visible to the user. However, there are firmwares which are known better than the others. Especially PC BIOS and recently EFI is quite visible. There are also some replacements for them like coreboot which takes more and more supporters. This presentation will show a history of their development, main features and differences. Also, it will show how to test some of them without access to the special hardware and uncommon tools.

This presentation is targeted to developers and administrators. They should know the machine boot sequence, when firmware is involved during the system startup and run as well as when its code is deliberately omitted. It will help them to understand the main PC BIOS, EFI and coreboot features and drawbacks.

Hope to see you in the Oracle Booth and sessions.

Enjoy LinuxCon and New Orleans! 


Monday May 20, 2013

Oracle is sponsoring LinuxCon Japan 2013

LinuxCon Japan is the premiere Linux conference in Asia that brings together a unique blend of core developers, administrators, users, community managers and industry experts. It is designed not only to encourage collaboration but to support future interaction between Japan and other Asia Pacific countries and the rest of the global Linux community. The conference includes presentations, tutorials, birds of a feather sessions, keynotes, sponsored mini-summits. LinuxCon Japan will be showcasing Oracle Linux in  following sessions, as well as Technology showcase. 

Wednesday, May 29th, 3pm Neptune Room:

Recent Developments in the Linux Kernel Security Subsystem - James Morris, Oracle

Thursday, May 30th,  2pm Pegasus Room:

Recent Developments in the Linux Tracing World - Elena Zannoni, Oracle 

Friday, May 31st, 11am Neptune Room:

Btrfs Specific Data Deduplication - Lui Bo, Oracle

Friday, May 31st, 12pm Mars Room:

XFS in Rapid Development - Jeff Liu, Oracle

We also have a booth at Technology Showcase #4 where we will distribute Oracle Linux/Oracle VM DVD Kit, brochures and other goodies that you should not miss!

 Register today and come and visit us in our stand.


Friday Oct 19, 2012

Oracle is Sponsoring LinuxCon Europe 2012

Architecture is amazing in Barcelona but you will also be impressed with Oracle Linux sessions in LinuxCon Europe as well.  Oracle is one of the key sponsors in LinuxCon Europe and we have great sessions to show you why Oracle Linux is best for your "IT architecture"!

We also have a booth where you can pick up latest Oracle Linux and Oracle VM DVD Kit and Virtualization for Dummies booklet. Don't forget to visit us at technology showcase Booth #19.

Oracle Sessions at LinuxCon Europe 2012: 

1. Status of Linux Tracing - Elena Zannoni, Oracle

Tuesday November 6, 2012 13:20am - 12:05am

Venue: Rossini I


There have been many developments recently in the Linux tracing area. The tracing infrastructure in the kernel is getting more robust, with  the recent introduction of uprobes to allow the implementation of user  space tracing, and new features of perf. There are many tracing tools to choose from, including the newest kid on the block, DTrace for Linux.  This talk will take the audience through the main tracing facilities  available today whether more tightly integrated with the kernel code, or maintained stand alone.

2. OCFS2: Status and Overview - Lenz Grimmer, Oracle

Wednesday November 7, 2012 10:40am - 11:25am

Venue: Rossini I


OCFS2, Oracle's general-purpose shared-disk cluster file system for Linux has come a long way since its development started in 2003. Distributed under the GPL and part of the mainline Linux Kernel, it is also included in Oracle Linux and plays a vital role in products like Oracle VM, Oracle RAC or E-Business Suite. This presentation will provide a general technical overview as well as an update on the latest developments. Attendees will learn about the features and improvements that set OCFS2 apart from other Linux-based cluster file systems, including:

  • Heartbeat implementation: global vs. local heartbeats
  • Storage optimizations: Extent-based Allocations, Hole punching, Reflinks

3. MySQL Security Model and Pluggable Authentication - Kristofer Pettersson, Oracle

Wednesday November 7, 2012 1:50pm - 2:35pm

Venue: Rossini II

With an increasing security awareness among web and cloud developers, knowing how to secure your database from unauthorized or malicious access has become important. This talk explains the MySQL security model, pluggable authentication, new auditing features and rounds off with some pointers on how to securely integrate your database into your Linux web stack.

We look forward to seeing you in Barcelona, Spain on November 5-9, 2012.

Register today 

Monday Jul 30, 2012

Oracle is Sponsoring LinuxCon North America 2012

LinuxCon is the leading annual technical conference in North America that brings together a unique blend of core developers, administrators, users, community managers and industry experts. This event is designed to provide a much needed collaboration and education space for the Linux community.

This year Oracle will be one of the key sponsors and we have a keynote session that features Wim Coekaerts and Mark Sunday as speakers.

LinuxCon will be showcasing Oracle Linux in the following sessions:

Thursday, August 30:

11:20 am - The Proper Care and Feeding of a MySql Database for Linux Administrators

Speaker: Dave Stokes, Oracle

3:20 pm - Policies for Transcending Linux Memory Efficency with Zcache

Speaker: Dan Magenheimer, Oracle

Friday, August 31:

10:05 am – Keynote: Linux Tales from the Trenches of an Ultra Demanding Cloud Data Center

Speakers: Mark Sunday, Senior VP and CIO, Oracle
Wim Coekaerts, SVP, Linux and Virtualization Engineering, Oracle

LinuxCon is co-located with CloudOpen, which will be showcasing Oracle Cloud Technology in the following session:

Wednesday, August 29:

11:40 am – Oracle’s Cloud Computing Strategy – Your Strategy. Your Cloud, Your Choice.

Speaker: David Krauss, Oracle

Stop by the Oracle Linux Technology Showcase booth #113 to get your copy of the Oracle Linux/ Oracle VM DVD as well as talk to our experts.

QUICK LINKS:

Thursday May 31, 2012

Oracle is sponsoring LinuxCon Japan 2012


LinuxCon Japan is the premiere Linux conference in Asia that brings together a unique blend of core developers, administrators, users, community managers and industry experts. It is designed not only to encourage collaboration but to support future interaction between Japan and other Asia Pacific countries and the rest of the global Linux community. The conference includes presentations, tutorials, birds of a feather sessions, keynotes, sponsored mini-summits. LinuxCon Japan will be showcasing Oracle Linux in  following sessions, as well as Technology Showcase booth. 

Wednesday, June 6:

2:00 pm - Btrfs Filesystems : Status and New Features, Chris Mason, Oracle, Room 502

Friday, June 8:

3:00 pm - State of Linux Kernel Security Subsystem, James Morris, Oracle, Room 502

5:25 pm - International/Asian Kernel Developer Panel that features Oracle's Chris Mason

Register to attend these great sessions.


Friday Oct 14, 2011

We are going to Prague

Linuxcon Europe 2011 is less than two weeks away and it is in Prague, Czech Republic. Oracle's Linux and MySQL teams will be attending, and participating in a number of activities, including:

  • Keynote
  • Sessions
  • Booth
  • Reception hosted by Oracle's MySQL team

I wanted to highlight a few key sessions being delivered by Oracle:

Wim Coekaerts' Keynote on Friday, Oct. 28 at 9:30 am -- Oracle has been working on engineered systems for a couple of years now. Oracle Exadata and Exalogic are engineered systems that use either Linux or Solaris as the embedded operating systems. You will hear an overview and experience in building of building a complex integrated system. You will also hear what works and what some of the challenges were on making Linux be well-suited for lights out engineered systems that need to be highly available and have built-in diagnostics.

Chris Mason's Btrfs Session on Friday, Oct. 28 at 1:30 pm -- The Btrfs filesystem is quickly becoming a mature part of the Linux kernel. This talk will discuss the Btrfs roadmap and demonstrate some of the newest Btrfs features.

Elena Zannoni's Tracing Session on Thursday, Oct. 27 at 11:15 am -- This talk will give an overview and summary of the most current status of tracing development in the Linux arena. There are many different projects providing the user and system administrators with various approaches to tracing their applications, and the Linux kernel itself.

Santo Leto's MySQL 5.6 Session on Friday. Oct. 28 at 4:45 pm -- Attend this session to discover the new features delivered within the MySQL 5.6 development milestone releases, including an improved InnoDB storage engine, enhanced replication capabilities as well as MySQL performance and scalability optimizations. You will also learn about the new features available to the MySQL Community for testing, such as NoSQL access to MySQL. The ""M"" of the ""LAMP"" stack, MySQL is the world's most popular open source database and the leading database choice for web-based applications.

Stop by the Oracle Booth: Pick up a free copy of Oracle Linux 6; talk to Linux and MySQL experts.

Evening Reception Hosted by Oracle's MySQL on Thursday, October 27: Get your invitation to an evening reception by coming to our Thursday session or visiting our booth. Come swim with the dolphins!

Join us in Prague for Linuxcon Europe 2011.

Visit oracle.com/linux for more information on Oracle Linux.

Wednesday Jul 20, 2011

Don't miss exciting Oracle Sessions at LinuxCon North America!

LinuxCon brings together the best and brightest that the Linux community has to offer, including core developers, administrators, end users, business executives and operations experts - the best technical talent and the decision makers and industry experts who are involved in the Linux community. This year LinuxCon North America will be at Hyatt Regency Vancouver, BC, Canada on August 17-19, 2011.

Oracle is one of the major sponsors in this event with several sessions and Technology Showcase. Wim Coekaerts, Senior VP of Linux and Virtualization Engineering, will talk about What's Inside Benchmarks on Wed, August 17 at 2pm.  In his presentation,  he will give a bit of an insight into what goes on behind the scenes and how these benchmarks on Linux help us find performance gaps and bugs.

We will also have sessions covering Linux Tracing, Transcendent Memory: Not Just For Virtualization Anymore!, Care and Feeding of a MySQL Database for Linux Systems Administrators, and The changes and challenges of PHP and Linux.

Also don't forget to visit Oracle's booth at the Technology Showcase to receive FREE DVD Kit that includes Oracle Linux 6 and resources to learn more about Oracle Linux. Read about Oracle Sessions and register here.

We look forward to seeing you in this great event!


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