Pythian Speaking at Oracle OpenWorld 2011

Posted in: Technical Track

Pythian is pleased to announce our speaking schedule at this year’s Oracle OpenWorld 2011, October 2-6, 2011 in San Francisco, CA.

We’re excited to be joined by our customers Western Union, and Worldwide Technologies (WWT) as we present real-world experiences and project success. If you’re attending, don’t miss the chance to hear our team of experts. Bring your toughest questions to be answered as they relate to any of the subjects below.


Session TitleTrackTypeSpeakerDate/TimeLocationAbstract
IOUG: Manage Referential Integrity Before It Manages YouDatabase – Performance and ScalabilityUser Group Forum (Sunday Only)Michael AbbeySunday, October 2, 2011, 10:15am – 1 HourMoscone West Lvl 2, Rm 2006This presentation guides you through the data dictionary and provides some assistance for when you are confronted with an assortment of ORA- errors related to violation of referential integrity (RI) constraints. Until the DBA and developer know their way around the crucial data dictionary tables that hold RI information, these pesky items can confound even the most seasoned Oracle professionals. With successive releases of Oracle Database, Oracle has made the contents of the two central views related to RI more useful. You will learn about RI information and where it is stored in the data dictionary, best practices for establishing RI, foreign key constraints setup, saving the data definition language (DDL) that sets up constraints, and how to manipulate these constraints.
How Oracle GoldenGate Helps a Company Reach Zero Downtime for Application ReleasesApplications – Applications StrategyConference SessionShervin SheidaeiMonday, October 3, 2011, 2:00pm – 1 HourMoscone West Lvl 2, Rm 2003

In a fast-paced environment, regular application releases to bring out new features and resolve existing bugs are inevitable. On the other hand, an application’s continuous availability is very critical.

This session shows how a client with Oracle GoldenGate can apply application releases, which may have any database changes such as DML/DDL or code changes, while online users see no interruption. This capability helps make it possible to test the new release with the production database before its final release to users, in parallel with online users’ activities.

Evaluating Oracle Exadata: Starring Roles for the Best TechnologyDatabase – Oracle ExadataConference Session

Alex Gorbachev


Marc Fielding

Tuesday, October 4, 2011, 11:45am – 1 HourMoscone South, Rm 301Oracle Exadata has become the fastest-growing Oracle product in history, and all IT managers are curious about how it can help their business. This session explores Oracle Exadata’s suitability for various environments and what problems it solves for IT and business. Based on Pythian’s Oracle Exadata experience, this session examines the benefits of Oracle Exadata in various deployment scenarios to help IT managers justify the technology for the right projects: data warehousing, OLTP, and database consolidation as well as hybrid environments.
AWR Performance Data MiningDatabase – Performance and ScalabilityConference Session – Case StudyYury VelikanovTuesday, October 4, 2011, 4:00pm – 1 HourMoscone South, Rm 305Oracle Database’s Automatic Workload Repository (AWR) tool can provide significantly more useful information than a default AWR-based report. This session, which includes several real-life examples, introduces you to the ocean of performance data you can use to diagnose issues you face on daily basis. Pythian is helping hundreds of customers diagnose and resolve performance-related issues, using innovation and features available in the latest Oracle Database versions. In the presentation, the company happily shares its experience with you.
Monitoring MySQL with Oracle Enterprise Manager Grid ControlDatabase – MySQLConference SessionAlex GorbachevWednesday, October 5, 2011, 10:00am – 1 HourMarriott Marquis, Golden Gate, Rm C2Many production engineers are facing the need to manage heterogeneous environments, making a complete monitoring solution a critical component of today’s enterprise IT operations. Oracle Enterprise Manager provides end-to-end management for business applications, with plug-ins extending its management capabilities to an expanding variety of products. Learn how to leverage your existing Oracle Grid Control infrastructure with the free MySQL Monitoring Plug-in from Pythian. During the live demo, you’ll see key features: metrics, notifications, configuration management, reports, and more. Learn about deployment scenarios, MySQL monitoring principles, and everything you need to know about dependencies and relevant Oracle Grid Control licensing areas.
How Oracle GoldenGate Breaks Scalability Barriers at Western UnionMiddleware – Data IntegrationConference Session – Case Study

Ron Mashrouteh


Shervin Sheidaei

Wednesday, October 5, 2011, 11:30am – 1 HourIntercontinental, SutterAs Western Union’s business rapidly grew, its POS application couldn’t handle increased transaction loads and the response time didn’t meet set SLAs. Western Union needed a new application infrastructure that could linearly scale with the rapidly growing business. The old distributed system relying on Oracle Advanced Replication couldn’t keep up with growing data volumes, and the replication lag was unacceptable. Oracle GoldenGate made it possible to provide real-time access to up-to-date information to all users and ensure data consistency. Oracle GoldenGate not only solved scalability and performance problems but also made it possible to adapt to zero-downtime application releases that used to require several-hour outage windows two or three times per month. Learn more in this session.
Under the Hood of Oracle Automatic Storage Management: Fault ToleranceDatabase – Storage ManagementConference SessionAlex GorbachevThursday, October 6, 2011, 3:00pm – 1 HourMoscone South, Rm 236Oracle Automatic Storage Management has introduced a new concept of mirroring that is implemented differently than in any known RAID levels. So what happens when not one but two or more disks fail? Is such a situation hypothetical and highly unlikely? This session will help attendees evaluate the data loss risks and adopt the best Oracle Automatic Storage Management configuration according to their risk profile. For a better understanding of Oracle Automatic Storage Management reliability features, the presentation peeks under the hood of Oracle Automatic Storage Management and provides live demos simulating Oracle Automatic Storage Management disk failures and its handling of such failures.
Oracle Database 11g SCAN: Sharing a Successful Implementation ExperienceDatabase – Cloud ConsolidationConference Session – Best Practices

Yury Velikanov


Todd Carlson

Thursday, October 6, 2011, 3:00pm – 1 HourMoscone South, Rm 252SCAN (Single Client Access Name) is a concept that makes database deployment easy on Oracle Database 11g Release 2 grids and complete the level of abstraction from the application perspective. Starting with the understanding of why this component is vital in the 11g grid infrastructure, this presentation walks through the main concepts of SCAN. You will learn how to plan and implement SCAN, how to integrate an Oracle 11g GNS service with an existing DNS infrastructure, what areas to be careful with, and how to monitor SCAN infrastructure and make sure it works as expected.

Bloggers: Don’t forget to mark the date in your calendar for this year’s Blogger’s Meetup. Join us for drinks, munchies & fun at Jillian’s on Wednesday, October 5 from 5:00-7:00pm before heading over to the final OOW party on Treasure Island. More details to follow, and big thanks again to OTN for co-hosting this event with Pythian.

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About the Author

Vanessa is an experienced business development professional with over 15 years’ experience in all aspects of the business development and marketing disciplines. She brings endless energy, drive, and a results-oriented approach to creating Pythian’s strategic partnerships and business initiatives. In her spare time, Vanessa pursues her passion for great food, wine, and artisan cheeses as an accredited Cheese Sommelier and Cordon Bleu-trained chef. Her weekly Friday afternoon cheese tastings at Pythian’s Ottawa office aren’t to be missed!

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