Key Note Session(s) Attended
Key Note by "Next Application Platform" Thomas Kurian Sr. Vice President Oracle Corp
Developers building enterprise applications using J2EE are interested in several emerging technologies: lightweight programming models and development
frameworks, service oriented architecture and process design and access to services over the internet from dynamic user interfaces. In his session , Oracle Senior Vice President presented
Oracle's vision for how a next-generation application development platform will combine a variety of technologies specifically J2EE, EJB, SDO, Java Server Faces , Ajax, BPEL, dynamic languages, and
Web 2.0 with easy-to-use declarative tools to enable developers to rapidly build powerful and rich enterprise applications and online services.
Key Note "Making Smarter Choices" by Hector de J. Ruiz Chairman and CEO, AMD
Today's IT professionals are demanding greater power efficiencies from processors without accepting compromises in performance and scalability. In his keynote address, Hector de J. Ruiz discussed
how the IT industry can be a better partner to enterprises by providing choices based on the most pressing needs of customers today. Ruiz stressed that the acceleration of innovation that will
accompany the proliferation of technology choices in the next ten years will occur alongside a transfer of power from vendor to customer - a revolutionary industry change that will put the
future of innovation in your hands.
Key Note "The Information Road Map: What's Next?" by Chuck Rozwat Executive Vice President Server Technologies, Oracle Corp.
Chuck Rozwat talked about new Oracle products and solutions to help you harness the information explosion and prevent assets from becoming liabilities.
Learned more about the Oracle Fusion Architecture, Grid Computing Products i.e. Real Application Clustering (RAC), Automatic Storage Management ASM, Grid Controls
as well as new releases, features, upgrades, and the Sunopsis acquisitions ( Sunopsis is a leading provider of high-performance, cost effective data integration products for heterogeneous IT environments.
Sunopsis' data integration products are built using next generation "Extract Load Transform (ELT)" architecture that offers superior performance and scalability in comparison to traditional
Key Note "Dell and Oracle Deliver the New Enterprise: Are You Part of the Next Wave of Database Management Solutions?" by Michael Dell Chairman of Dell Inc.
Learned more about Dell's strategy for standards-based, low-cost enterprise computing environments, and the company's vision of open enterprise computing platforms.
The industry shift to dual-core and quad-core microprocessors have great impacted on Dell's new product families. Dell Power Edge 6950 is Dell's first AMD-based server.
Key Note "Unbreakable Oracle Linux" by Larry Ellison CEO Oracle
Larry Ellison rang the NASDAQ closing bell in honor of Oracle's 20 years as a public company. He emphasized on Grid Computing and Open Source OS.
He announced the enterprise support for Linux for Oracle Customers and non-oracle customers.
Oracle Unbreakable Linux is a support program that provides enterprises with industry-leading global support for Linux. Recognizing the demand for true enterprise-quality Linux support and
seeing an opportunity to significantly reduce IT infrastructure costs, Oracle is now offering Linux operating system support. Since RHAT Linux Open Source. Oracle will take out all the Trade marks of Red Hat
from code and will distribute as Oracle Linux. One of the support executive demonstrated that companies can switch to Oracle for Linux support with in 70-80 secs.
Biggest selling point for support for Linux from Oracle Corp. is that Oracle will backport the bug fixes if customer demands. Annual Price $399 per system with 2 CPUs and $999 per system with unlimited
CPUs. Until January 31, 2007, one can take advantage of promotional offer 50% off to get started with Oracle Unbreakable Linux. Fact Sheet can be found at
More details about Oracle Linux and Key Note by CEO of Oracle Corp can be found at :
On Monday attended PUBLIC Sector Reception hosted by Oracle Corp.
On Tuesday attended Customer Appreciation Event hosted by Oracle Corp.
1:1 Meeting with Product Delivery Manager Oracle Corp (DOE), Vice President of Security and Product Manager on ASO, CERN DB team, Sales and Tech Rep from Oracle Corp.
Current status of ASO implementation at Fermi. Discussed in details the issues on ASO. Discussed the proxy and vault technologies.
Discussed the backporting of bug fixes for ASO.
1:1 meeting with Oracle Tech and Sales. Met Oracle Product Manager on Grid Control and experts on Tuning. Tuning expert mentioned that 10g versions of DB has some tuning issues
with very large databases. We have Service Request with Oracle on some of queries doing full table scans despite the fact there are indexes and tables and indexes are fully analyzed.
Discussed with Oracle technology like RAC, Clusterware and ASM. Also flashback recovery.
1:1 meeting with System Engineer on Storage Technology by 3PAR. Clarified some of test implementation issues and discussed the 3PAR storage technologies concepts.
Provided the feedback on the discussion to css-dsg
Learned about Business Intelligence user interface by Oracle Corp based on Data Warehouse and data mining capabilities.
Dash board concept. Basically dashboards are menus.
Attended the demo of Data Modeling Tool Map Force by ALTOVA corp. MapForce product develop mappings between data formats in an intuitive , visual manner then
auto-generate the stylesheets , program code required to implement custom data integration and web services applications. In addition to data modeling, it is one of XML
development tools too.
Future of Database Technology
Next release of Oracle Server is 11g. Currently it is in beta phase. Production release is expected in First Qtr of year 2007.
11g is introduction a concept of Information Life Cycle Management (ILM). This technology will facilitate compression of data, tiering of data storage i.e.
provisioning of movement less frequently used data to less expensive storage and standby snapshot of data. 11g, all patches can be applied without any downtime in RAC environment.
This is called on-line Hot patching for RAC databases. Automatic Diagnostics workflow concept for providing all information to Oracle Support for Service request. This will be called
Packaged Incident Information for Oracle Support.
Secure Enterprise search capabilities for Deep Web content databases.
Data Warehousing in next release of Oracle Database
Warehouse builder will be part of Oracle Core Server. No Separate License. Oracle is trying to get fair share of market in warehouse implementations by bundling the Warehouse builder
as per of database server license. Lot of new features being introduced in Oracle Db to support datawarehouse concepts Virtual column based partition i.e. partition can be created on the sub set of
the data in the column. Partition advisor concept is being implemented. Server will automatically create the partition. There will be no need for DBAs to pre-create all partitions.
Lot of statistical analysis tools being incorporated i.e. Linear Regression, Pareto Analysis, Hypothesis testing and statistical aggregate functions.
Business Intelligence Agile Methods and Data Warehousing.
Agile Methods for Software Development http://agilemanifesto.org
Welcome Changing requirements, Good Scope Control over projects, Business People and developer must work together throughout the project, Build projects around motivated individuals,
keep units of work small to create an atmosphere of success (Don't try a Big Bang Datawarehousing Projects) . Continuous Attention to technical excellence and good design enhances agility.
Use Code generators.
Database Modern Performance Myths or Wait Interface Deceit
Learned about database latches and I/O performance.
Case Study of RAC implementation by CME
Chicago Mercantile Exchange has implemented RAC on HP 385 Dual 2*2.4 GHz with 8GB of RAM for High availability of Options Trading System.
Demystifying Oracle Real Application Clusters 10g Internals.
As per presenter Oracle Real Application Clusters (RAC) 10g and Oracle Clusterware together introduced many new concepts that can create confusion or misunderstanding during
implementation and problem diagnosis.
So attended this session to look under the covers of Oracle RAC 10g. The session reviewed the technology that makes Oracle RAC 10g work.
Learned about best practices for the Oracle Database 10g Streams implementation.