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Open Infrastructure Day
13.09.17 in Basel
Are you ready to open your infrastructure? Open Source technologies get adapted rapidly nowadays, not only on the operating system level, but also at the deployment, monitoring, validation, virtualization and data management levels. Enterprises refuse more and more to be dependent on proprietary products and this is not only a matter of costs. Adaptations need to be implemented rapidly in today’s infrastructures. “Change” is the only constant and changes are coming faster and faster. We believe that you can only ride that horse and be prepared for the future by adapting open standards and open products.
This event will present you some selected open source products and best practices you will be able to discover through two simultaneous streams.
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GLOBAL (Stream 1+2): dbi services and its commitment in the open source area David Hueber / Hervé Schweitzer ¦ in German
dbi DBaaS with Openstack ¦ Soufiane Benmalek ¦ in English
Monitor and analyze your infrastructure with the Elastic stack ¦ Arnaud Berbier ¦ in English
Scaling MariaDB with Galera Cluster and Docker ¦ in German
Automate, control and validate your infrastructure with Ansible ¦ Natascha Karfich ¦ in German
The elephant in the enterprise – Best practices ¦ Daniel Westermann & Jan Karremans from EnterpriseDB ¦ in German
Introduction to Big Data ¦ Mehdi Bada ¦ in English
GLOBAL (Stream 1+2): dbi OpenDB Appliance – Open databases made easy ¦ Daniel Westermann ¦ in German
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Flexibility becomes a daily challenge! Application owners, developers or project members need more and more regularly and on-demand databases provisioning. Cloud architectures are a great solution in such cases. Using OpenStack to build up a cloud is a fantastic alternative to build on. Unfortunately it does not come with an “out-of-the-box” DBaaS solution. Building a DBaaS for OpenStack is just a matter of combining the right tools for the given requirements. In this session, we will present the tools we use to build up the dbi DBaaS, our service to easily provision instances and databases.
What if you could vertically scale a MariaDB Galera cluster staring up some more Docker containers with just single click? Either your workload increases or you hired additional developers which require more resources on the development cluster? By combining MariaDB, Galera Cluster and Docker in an easy to manage way you can adapt to changing workloads easily. Come in and attend the demo.
PostgreSQL gains more and more attraction in the database market. Companies with workloads of all sizes (small, medium, large and very large) either consider moving to PostgreSQL or did it already. Being a pure community project PostgreSQL attracts many companies because they can deploy it where ever they want without worrying about license costs. In this session we’ll look at the features that make PostgreSQL the ideal choice for enterprises of any size, no matter if it is about data in the gigabyte or terrabyte range. Applying the right best practices right from the beginning will give you freedom tomorrow.
Analyzing log files of a single server or database does not give you the overall picture of what is going on in your infrastructure. But how can you tell then where the issue really is or even better how can you avoid issues before they happen? Using the Elastic Stack you can aggregate all your log files into one common location and then build dashboards which graphically present potential bottle necks, issues and trends. By defining alerts which fire on anomalies or specific log events you can save yourself a lot of work in troubeshooting. Sounds interesting?
Do you know how many servers (physical,virtual or even in the cloud) your infrastructure consists of? How do you control them and how do you make sure that all servers and the software running on top of them are in exactly the state they should be? Are you aware if someone changed something on one of the servers? Say welcome to Ansible. Ansible is a agent less “automation for everyone” solution based on ssh and Python which gives you back control over your infrastructure. No matter if you want to deploy applications on several servers in exactly the same way or if you want to validate your infrastructure against your requirements. Ansible is there to assist you and by joining this session you’ll learn about Ansible’s architecture, use cases and best practices.
Everybody is talking about Big Data these days and you wonder what this really is all about? What are the use cases for Big Data and what tools are around which can work with massive amounts of data? This session will introduce you into the world of the bits and bytes that want to get analyzed and correlated. After joining this session you should have a much clearer picture on what Big Data is and where it makes sense to use it.
Click here to register for the event Open Infrastructure Day (13.09.17 from 8h30 – 13h15, lunch included)
If you are interested in our Big Data Event (13.09.17 from 13h30 – 16h30), then please register separately. Click here to access the Big Data Event page.
Event Big Data: Getting the maximum value out of your data
13.09.17 in Basel (in English)
The world of data is evolving faster and faster. New concepts and technologies are emerging every day. Big Data is now getting a major role in the way the data is designed. In the first session, we are going to describe Big Data and how to implement Big Data use cases. In a second session, our experts will demonstrate with an insurance business case how the usage of open data combined with Big Data technologies can help to analyze driver profiles in terms of risks. Finally, Oracle as a Partner of dbi services will introduce the new Oracle Big Data Appliance as a possible all-in-one solution.
SESSIONS AND PRESENTATIONS (all in English)
- Mehdi Bada, Consultant at dbi services
This introduction to Big Data concepts and technologies will help you to understand what is meant with “Big Data” and how use cases can be implemented. Our experts will show you how Big Data evolved during the last years by comparing the “old and new model” of data management. This first session will provide you an insight about what it needs to set up a Big Data architecture that works properly (i.e. with Cloudera, Oracle and Microsoft)
- Mehdi Bada, Consultant at dbi services
With the idea of how to generate new business models, our experts will demonstrate how Big Data can support insurances by assessing the risks related to drivers’ behavior: a particularly sensitive topic for the insurance industry and its customers. Based on the Cloudera distribution, our experts will present you a specific Big Data architecture that helps to collect structured and non-structured data including internal and external data as open data.
- Alexandru Dimofte (Oracle Big Data Sales Consultant – Big Data and Analytics)
As Big Data is maturing into a key component of the enterprise data management system, the focus shifts from demos and proof of concepts to full scale production deployments that are performant, secure, easy to integrate but also to manage. In this session, we will discuss about the advantages of Engineered vs DIY for Big Data Systems and what this means in terms of Time-to-Value, Risk, Operating Costs and Manageability.
ONLINE REGISTRATION & LOCATION
If you are interested in our Event Open Infrastructure Day (13.09.17 from 8h30 – 13h15), then please register separately. Click here to access the Open Infrastructure page.
Time: 13.30 – 16.30
Price: CHF 0.-
12:30-13:30 Lunch (please inform us)
13:30-13:45 Welcome speech
13:45-14:30 Introduction to Big Data
14:30-15:15 Big Data in insurances
15:15-15:30 Coffee break
15:30-16:15 Oracle Big Data Appliance
16:15-16:30 Questions / Answers
Event Oracle 12cR2
19.05.17 in Zurich
Long awaited on-premises, the Release 2 of Oracle Database 12c is available on the Cloud, on Exadata and soon on further platforms whereas it is not always easy to know what information really matters beyond the marketing messages.
In order to help you to plan future upgrades properly, our Oracle experts organize a breakfast dedicated to the Oracle Database 12cR2. This event is a great opportunity for DBAs and Developers to discover new features that are interesting from a technical perspective. The multitenant architecture will also be a specific topic in our discussions: the non-CDB , the one that we use for decades, is now deprecated and, by the way, may no longer be supported in the future.
If you are interested to understand how and when to move on safely to the 12cR2, then you are kindly invited to join our experts for a friendly breakfast with technical presentations and open discussions. The experts of dbi services are looking forward to sharing their knowledge with you and answering your questions.
SESSIONS AND PRESENTATIONS
Still awaited on-premises, the Oracle 12.2 is available partially or totally on different platforms, in particular on the new Oracle Database Exadata Express Service and on the Oracle public cloud.
Besides the big new features targeting at a few big customers, each release comes with small improvements which daily help DBAs or developers:
new online operations, more automation, more efficient SQL functions, better SQL plan stability, etc.
Because non-CDB is deprecated, we need to start to look at multitenant. 12.2 brings new features which can be used on any edition even without options.
May the 19th, 2017
Time: 7.30 – 10.30, including breakfast
Price: CHF 0.- / attendance is free
7:30-8:00 Welcome coffee
8:00-8:15 Welcome speech & introduction to the 12cR2
8:15-8:45 Top 12.2 features for daily use
8:45-9:30 With or without option, all you need to know about multitenant architecture
9:30-10:30 Breakfast / questions and answers
Implement & manage SQL Server AlwaysOn Availability Groups
During our one-day event, David Barbarin as a MS Data Platform specialist will give you a comprehensive understanding of basics on the Windows Failover Cluster and the AlwaysOn Availability Groups (AAG).
- Windows Failover Cluster basics
- AlwaysOn Availabilitity Groups and Windows Failover Relationship
- Planning for AlwaysOn Availability Groups
- Implementing AlwaysOn Availability Groups
- Managing and monitoring AlwaysOn Availability Groups
- Troubleshooting common scenarios with availabitlity group scenarios
- SQL Server DBAs having first experience with AlwaysOn
- CHF 900.00 / participant
- *15% discount for dbiFidelity customers
Place: Nyon (in French)
Time: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Price: CHF 900.00 *
08:30-09:00 Welcome coffee
09:30-12:30 xPloreDay presentations (incl. coffee break)
13:30-17:00 xPloreDay presentations (incl. coffee break)
June 29th 2017
Oracle Scene Winter 2016, issue 62, by Franck Pachot. The Oracle Database Appliance is not new. The idea comes from early 2002 with the ‘Row Iron’ plan: an appliance with Sun server and Oracle Database. The idea was resurrected in 2011 with ODA V1 and has evolved through capacity and flexibility to X3-2, X4-2 and X5-2. This year the new one, X6-2 has been announced with some major changes. Read more