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Yann Neuhaus
Chairman of the Board, Chief Sales Officer (CSO), Region Manager
Region Manager
Yann Neuhaus has twenty years of experience in database and infrastructure management consulting. He’s hired and fully engaged at dbi services since the creation of the company in 2010. At the beginning, he combined the CEO, Region Manager and Principal consultant roles. Since May 2017 he focuses on his strategy leader position as Chairman of the Board and leads the sales decisions within the C-management as a Chief Sales Officer. Having a deep and strong technical background allows him to perfectly understand the needs of the customers. Prior to joining dbi services, Yann Neuhaus was Principal Consultant at Trivadis in Basel, where he was also responsible for the delivery and quality management of large infrastructure projects in West and North-West of Switzerland. He also worked as IT Database / Network Administrator for IFS France as a student. Yann Neuhaus holds an Engineer’s Degree in Computer Science from the University of Technology of Belfort-Montbéliard (F) as well as a Master in Business Engineering of the EM Strasbourg Business School (F).

Event Enterprise ready Open Infrastructures

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Enterprise ready Open Infrastructures

12th September 2018 in Basel

Open source software is the new standard for data centers and cloud infrastructures. Join us together with our partners RedHat, EnterpiseDB and Hidora to get an overview on what you can do with Docker, OpenShift, EnterpiseDB containers as well as in the Hidora cloud. In addition, you’ll learn what is new on PostgreSQL 11.

SESSIONS AND PRESENTATIONS (Language: mainly German)

Accelerate application delivery with OpenShift

Presented by

  • Peter Mumemthaler, RedHat (in german)

In this presentation you will get an introduction into the Container Solution OpenShift. Learn how Red Hat® OpenShift® helps teams deliver faster with containers and Kubernetes. Finally get a first impression of OpenShift with a short and simple demo on how your future application delivery could look like. 

Are you ready for the next level? EDB Containers in RedHat OpenShift

Presented by

  • Daniel Westermann, Delivery Manager and Senior Consultant at dbi services (in german)
  • Jan Karremans, EnterpriseDB (in german)
Docker and Kubernetes are everywhere and OpenShift is one of the major platforms for that. Combining these with EDB Containers will push your database infrastructure to a new level: Easy deployment, autoscaling, automatic failover, active directory integration and backup and recovery. We will start with a short introduction and will directly dive into the demo.

What is infrastructure as code and why should you adopt it?

Presented by

  • Matthieu Robin, Hidora (in english)
The infrastructure as code is an approach to IT infrastructure management in the cloud, microservices and continuous delivery. The basic idea is that you treat your IT infrastructure as a program, which you allows you to make changes quickly and easily and to be able to safely and reliably upgrade your infrastructure. Let’s dive in. 

What we already know about PostgreSQL 11

Presented by

  • Daniel Westermann, Delivery Manager and Senior Consultant at dbi services (in german)
PostgreSQL 10 is not even one year old and PostgreSQL 11 is just around the corner. This is a (very personal) selection of improvements and new features with some demos. There are improvements to partitioning, parallel query and much more. 


Hotel Euler, Centralbahnpl. 14, 4002 Basel


Place:     Hotel Euler, Basel

Date:      the 12th of September 2018

Time:     8h30 – 13h00 (lunch incl.)

Price:     FREE EVENT

Language:   mainly German


08.00: Welcome coffee

08.30: Session 1 – Accelerate application delivery with OpenShift – with Peter Mumemthaler from RedHat

09.20: Session 2 – Are you ready for the next level? EDB Containers in RedHat OpenShift – with Jan Karremans from EDB & Daniel Westermann from dbi services

10.00: Break

10.25: Session 4 – What is infrastructure as code and why should you adopt it? – with Matthieu Robin from Hidora

11.15: Session 5 – What we already know about PostgreSQL 11 – with Daniel Westermann from dbi services

12:00: Questions / Answers

12:15: Lunch

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Collaborate 18

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Collaborate 18

22-26.04.2018 in Las Vegas

Technology and Applications Forum for the Oracle Community is a conference which empowers users of Oracle business applications and database software to gain greater value from their Oracle investments through real-world education and networking.

Created by and for users, COLLABORATE provides a personalized experience alongside functional and technical insight from other experienced professionals, whether your organization seeks to maximize its on-premises solutions, evaluate a path to the cloud, or optimize your business in the cloud. Participants can expand their community and gain direct access to Oracle.

COLLABORATE is jointly presented by the Independent Oracle Users Group (IOUG), the Oracle Applications Users Group (OAUG) and Quest International Users Group (Quest).

dbi services takes part with the following sessions :

From IT Consultant to CEO

Presented by

  • Yann Neuhaus, Chairman of the Board, Chief Sales Officer (CSO) and Region Manager at dbi services

Date : 9:45 AM – 10:45 AM, on the 23th of April 2018

Location : Palm C

From Transportable Tablespaces to Pluggable Databases

Presented by

  • Franck Pachot, Technology Leader and Principal Consultant at dbi services

Date : 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM, on the 25th of April 2018

Location : Palm D

12.2 Multitenant New Security Features to Clarify DevOps and DBA role separation

Presented by

  • Franck Pachot, Technology Leader and Principal Consultant at dbi services

Date : 4:15 PM – 5.15 PM, on the 25th of April 2018

Location : Jasmine E


Event Big Data

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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.


Introduction to Big Data

Presented by

  • 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)

Big Data in insurances

Presented by

  • 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.

Oracle Big Data Appliance

Presented by

  • 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.


Click here to register for the Big Data Event (13.09.17 from 13h30 – 16h30)

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.


Place:    Basel

Date:     13.09.2017

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

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Event Oracle 12cR2

19.05.17 in Zurich

Additional event

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.


Introduction to the 12cR2

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.

Top 12.2 features for daily use

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.

With or without option, all you need to know about the multitenant architecture

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


Place:   Zurich

Date:   19.05.17

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

xPloreDay “SQL Server AlwaysOn Availability Groups”

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Implement & manage SQL Server AlwaysOn Availability Groups

29.06.17 Nyon

SQL Server AlwaysOn is a multifunctional solution which can be configured in very various ways to meet requirements of high availability and data redundancy. This includes high availability outside the primary data center thanks to the multi-site Windows clustering. Such high available architectures require know-how which we will share with a dedicated event called “dbi xPloreDay”.
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).
The presentations also focus on how to build an architecture adapted to your needs, how to implement an AG in one or multi-subnet Scenario, how to monitor an AAG and maintain the AlwaysOn Infrastructure, how to manage the interaction with other external components such as SQL Server jobs and SSIS.
Finaly, you’ll be explained how to troubleshoot specific issues which may arise at different levels of this high available AAG architecture.
You want to benefit from expert knowledge and technical discussions with the xPloreDay dedicated to the SQL Server AlwaysOn AG? Register and join us. dbi services’ experts are looking forward to sharing their experience with you!


  • 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


Speaker:                                                                                                                                                          David Barbarin, Microsoft MCM & MVP Data Platform 

Place:                                                                                                                                                           Nyon (in French)

Date:                                                                                                                                                    29.06.2017

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)

12:30-13:30                                                                                                                                   Lunch

13:30-17:00                                                                                                                                   xPloreDay presentations (incl. coffee break)

17:00-18:00                                                                                                                                   Apéro


June 29th 2017

SQL Server 2016: what’s new ?

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SQL Server 2016: what’s new ?

13.09 Lausanne / 14.09 Basel / 15.09 Zurich

SQL Server 2016

SQL Server 2016 recently arrived on the market. A good reason for our experts to propose you a free event in the presence of Microsoft. With 3 sessions, our specialists will present their researches and tests on security & performance, on the cloud and on the business intelligence, giving you the opportunity to discover this new version of MS SQL Server. Do you already work or intend to work on SQL Server? Then it’s definitely worth it to participate to our event dedicated to SQL Server 2016!


08:30-09:00      Welcome coffee

09:00-09:15      Welcome speech

09:15-10:00      5 most popular functionalities of SQL Server 2016

10:00-10:45      Hybrid Cloud Scenarios with SQL Server 2016

10:45-11:05      Coffee break

11:05-11:50      Mobile BI & high-performant analytics

11:50-12:15      Open discussion

12:20-13:30      Apero


   Place:   Lausanne, Basel, Zurich

   Date:   13.09.2016 Lausanne / 14.09.2016 Basel / 15.09.2016 Zurich

   Time:   9.00 – 13.30, including lunch

   Price:   CHF 0.- / attendance is free and non-binding


5 most popular functionalities of SQL Server 2016

During this session you will be told about 5 main functionalities from SQL Server 2016:

  • Temporal Tables: new SQL Server mechanism that allows to automatically keep the data history of a table
  • Query Store: functionality that allows optimizing the performance of requests through capture of specific information
  • Always Encrypted: SQL Server can carry out operations on encrypted data. Moreover, the data encrypted key is in the application and not on the server 
  • Row level security: allows to control the access to lines in a table depending on the user executing the request
  • Dynamic data masking: limits the exposition to sensible data by masking them



Hybrid Cloud scenarios with SQL Server 2016

Presented by

SQL Server 2012 and 2014 already proposed hybrid scenarios. With SQL Server 2016, this trend is kept as it gives access to new scenarios and to old ones having been improved.
In this session, we will show you the new scenarios available on SQL Server 2016 and inform you on possible utilization of the features as well as how to implement them.



(Mobile) Business Intelligence and high-performant analytics

Presented by

With the 2016 version, SQL Server now includes (Mobile) BI and high-performant analytics capabilities that aim at simplifying and reducing the cost of your underlying infrastructure. In this session we’ll talk about the advantages of combining in-memory columnstore and rowstore capabilities for fast analytical processing and exploration tools, such as Excel or Power BI to meet new customer business trends.


“Transform your database to open source with PostgreSQL”

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Transform your database to open source with PostgreSQL

Transform Your Database Tour : Geneva – 21.06.2016 / Zurich – 22.06.2016

How to migrate from a proprietary to an open source database? What are the key elements to take into consideration when migrating from a proprietary RDBMS to PostgreSQL? These questions will be answered by our EnterpriseDB certified experts who will explain you the main pitfalls to avoid.

Event program
Welcome coffee 08:30-09:00
Welcome message 09:00-09:10
Session: Integration of OpenSource technology in your company 09:10-09:25
Session: The main advantages / strengths of PostgreSQL 09:30-10:15
Coffee break 10:15-10:45
Session: Breaking the deadlock: Migrating from proprietary databases to PostgreSQL 10:50-11:30
Customer use case with testimonial 11:30-12:00
Lunch 12:00-13:30
Details for registration



June 21st

June 22nd



This event is organized by dbi services, in collaboration with EnterpriseDB.

SOUG Day & GA of March the 2nd 2016

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This time, the SOUG Day & GA of March the 2nd 2016 will be dedicated to the topics “database” and “infrastructure”. It will start with the General Assembly where the board of directors will give account of the past financial year. Then the topics “databases”, “infrastructures”, as well as “database performance” will be presented with three parallel streams.

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