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Database Lifecycle Management and Database Cloud Management at OOW2016

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Every year just before OOW, the product teams produce what we call Focus
On documents, that show you all the sessions (both customer and Oracle
presented) around a particular area. This year is, of course, no
different in that respect, so if you want to know what’s coming up in
the Enterprise Manager space, you can do no better than going directly
to our Focus on Enterprise Manager document. Likewise, there is a Focus on Oracle Management Cloud document,
for those that are interested in the OMC space. These are living,
breathing documents, so as changes are made (whether those changes be
changes in time, room allocation, speaker, whatever) they will be
automatically propagated to the relevant Focus on document, so remember
to come back and check on them regularly.

In this post, however, I wanted to focus specifically on Database Lifecycle Management and Database Cloud management sessions at OOW this year.  So let’s drill into those sessions in a little more detail. Please note
I’ve left the rooms / times off the listing below as they are still
subject to change. See the Focus on Enterprise Manager document
for the most up to date information on these (I’ve included the session
ID’s for ease of cross reference). Also note the Hands-on Labs, where
you can get practical experience on using the Enterprise Manager
functionality in different areas, always fill up quickly so first in
best-dressed for those!

  • Harden and Standardize Your Database Configurations Across Clouds [CON6978]
    – A fantastic presentation by Martin Pena (Senior Director, Product Management, Oracle), along with Tim
    Albrecht (Database Administrator, Wells Fargo), and Madhav Ravipati
    (Lead/Supervisor Database Administrator, PG&E). Do you think your
    database environments are secure? This presentation examines how to
    really be sure by using Oracle Enterprise Manager 13c database lifecycle
    management functionality. It provides the ability to evaluate various
    targets along with Oracle’s engineered systems, as they relate to
    business best practices for configuration, security, and storage. In
    this session see the tools available to enforce standardization on your
    IT landscape, including Oracle Database 12c security technical
    implementation guide checks, ORAchk/EXAchk functionalities, and ways to
    build gold images of your environment to check configuration management,
    drift, and consistency.

  • Hybrid DBaaS with Oracle Enterprise Manager: Comcast’s 7 Goals for the Cloud [CAS1595]
    – Presented by Bala Kuchibhotla (VP of Software Development at Oracle),
    Jayson Hurd (Database Administrator, Comcast) and Tejas Gohil (Manager,
    Comcast). Comcast has a footprint of more than 2,500 Oracle databases
    running on 1,500 servers. Oracle Enterprise Manager’s cloud management
    capabilities have revolutionized Comcast’s service delivery method,
    cutting process times and operational costs dramatically. Comcast has
    shifted its delivery model from a ticket-based, mostly manual process to
    a fully automated database-as-a-service (DBaaS), portal-based service
    catalog model. In this session Comcast demonstrates how it was able to
    cut costs and increase compliance and efficiency by embracing the
    following: fully automated environment, self-service, controlled
    delegation of routine tasks and maintenance, reduction in mean time to
    repair, rapid provisioning, a common interface, and maximized

  • Oracle Enterprise Manager 13c: Unifying Self-Service PaaS Across Multivendor Cloud [CAS2348]
    – A customer presentation, presented by Adrian Turner (Infrastructure
    Architect, Maersk). This session demonstrates Maersk’s approach to
    providing quota-limited self-service capability across multiple vendor
    clouds, using Oracle Enterprise Manager 13’s cloud management pack. It
    explores the following:
    • The infrastructure-as-a-service delivery approach (templates, automation, and provisioning)
    • Oracle Enterprise Manager 13c configuration (agent deployment,
      administration hierarchies, monitoring collections, and configuration
    • Architecture compliance enforcement through the Oracle Enterprise Manager 13c compliance framework
    • Oracle Enterprise Manager cloud management pack configuration and allocation to database and middleware pools
    • Self-service delivery via REST APIs
  • Deep Dive: Snap Clone and Data Refresh Solutions using Oracle Enterprise Manager [CON6982]
    – Presented by Janardhana Korapala (Database Admin Consultant, Dell
    Inc), Subhadeep Sengupta (Consulting Product Manager, Oracle), and
    Martin Pena (Senior Director, Product Management, Oracle) – Creating
    private copies of large multiterabyte databases is a critical
    requirement for many customers in their efforts to build and deliver
    high-quality applications. The challenge is to provide these copies
    quickly and without adding additional storage costs. In addition, these
    copies may need to be continuously refreshed to match production data.
    In this session learn how the Oracle Enterprise Manager Snap Clone
    • Performs instant cloning of large databases while saving more than 90 percent on storage costs
    • Fits perfectly with your existing investments in storage, servers, and engineered systems
    • Is best suited for performing thin cloning even within Oracle cloud instances
  • Expanding DBaaS Beyond Data Centers: Hybrid Cloud Onboarding via Oracle Enterprise Manager [CON6985]
    – Presented by Bala Kuchibhotla (Vice President, Software Development,
    Oracle), Bharat Paliwal, (Snr. Development Director, Oracle), and
    Subhadeep Sengupta (Consulting Product Manager, Oracle) – Hybrid clouds
    are becoming standard for building next-generation SaaS applications.
    The challenge for IT is how to run and manage database operations
    supporting both environments. Oracle’s DBaaS hybrid cloud solutions
    simplify coexistence and adoption of Oracle cloud deployments. They
    allow transparent movement of workloads using the same architecture,
    standards, products, and management. In this session learn how Oracle
    Enterprise Manager 13c enables DBAs to:
    • Migrate databases to/within/from Oracle Cloud on-demand
    • Implement a unified service catalog that includes schemas, databases, and pluggables
    • Obtain a single pane of glass view and perform lifecycle management tasks across database clouds
  • Hands-on Lab: Harnessing the Value of Hybrid Cloud—Complete Management of Cloud Services [HOL7631]
    – In this hands on lab learn how Oracle Enterprise Manager 13 manages
    the full range of Oracle cloud services, including Oracle Compute Cloud
    Service, Oracle Database Cloud Service, Oracle Java Cloud Service, and
    Oracle Cloud Machine. Experience firsthand how cloud services are
    managed by the same Oracle Enterprise Manager tools that customers use
    on premises to monitor, provision, and maintain Oracle Database, Oracle
    engineered systems, Oracle Applications, Oracle Middleware, and a
    variety of third-party systems. Discover the latest enhancements,
    including gold image provisioning and standardized software deployment,
    data cloning and “continuous refresh” from production, and end-to-end
    provisioning on Oracle Compute Cloud Service.

  • Hands-on Lab: Relief from Chronic Patching Pain—Oracle Enterprise Manager Fleet Maintenance [HOL7632]
    – Whether you are patching a handful or even thousands of databases,
    long downtimes and multiple maintenance windows can cause pain for DBAs
    and application owners. Ease the suffering and improve the quality of
    life for DBAs by using the Oracle Enterprise Manager fleet maintenance
    solution. It allows administrators to patch and upgrade database
    software with minimal downtime as well as updates at scale across your
    entire database estate, significantly reducing the time required for
    maintenance activities. Now available for both traditional database
    estates as well as cloud implementations, the Oracle Enterprise Manager
    fleet maintenance solution is a must-have for managing databases at
    scale. Attend this session to learn more.
  • So there you have it! Plenty to see and do this year with Enterprise Manager at #OOW2016!

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