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PGConf Europe

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PG Conf.EU 2018

24-26 October 2018

This year’s PostgreSQL Conference takes place from October 24th to 26th in Lisbon, at the Lisbon Marriott Hotel.

dbi services won’t miss the 10th edition of the Conference and will be well represented by Daniel Westermann, Hervé Schweitzer and Pierre-Yves Bréhier who can be found on our booth in the exhibitor’s area.

Dinner for Swiss Postgres users

If you are a PostgreSQL enthusiast living or working in Switzerland, then let’s meet in Lisbon. We would be happy to have you with us for a networking dinner (around 9 p.m.) on 23rd of October.

Let us know by eMailing us until October 16th to See you there!

This evening is organized by SwissPUG in collaboration with dbi services.

dbi services’ expertise in Open Infrastructures

dbi services has a dedicated team to Open Source technologies that is led by Daniel Westermann. The services offered cover databases (PostgreSQL, MySQL, MariaDB, NoSQL), operating systems (Linux), containerisation (Docker), big data (Hadoop/Cloudera), cloud computing (OpenStack/Mirantis) and many other solutionssuch as Elastick Stack and Ansible.

dbi services has already established several partnerships with companies such as EnterpriseDB, Red Hat, Severalnines and Cloudera.

Our PostgesSQL workshops

How about registering for a PostgreSQL training in Basel, Zurich, Lausanne or Geneva? Find the links below and register online.

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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Event Oracle SE Pack

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Event Oracle SE Pack

6th/7th of June 2018

The Oracle Database Appliance ist well known as an Easy-to-Deploy Engineered system. Is this not fast enough? dbi services has developed the Oracle SE Pack for a professional, secure and ready-to-run Oracle infrastructure. With our event you will discover what the Oracle SE Pack can offer for optimizing both, implementation time and high availability. Join us for a convivial and technical event.

Format & language

Breakfast (07:45 – 10:00 a.m.)

  • Basel the 06.06.2018 – in German

Aperitif (10:45 a.m. – 14:00 p.m.)

  • Neuchatel the 07.06.2018 – in French

dbi Oracle SE Pack : Oracle Ready to Use !

Since more than 5 years the Oracle Database Appliance (ODA) is providing an all-in-one standardized platform to run and consolidate Oracle databases. The ODA is built in a way to provide an Easy to Deploy solution to quickly get Oracle environments running.
Based on several years of experience in successful ODA projects, dbi services wants to move one step forward, going from an “Easy to Deploy” to a “Ready to Use” platform. You are looking for a rapidly running Oracle Standard Edition 2 platform without investigating much time and effort in complicated concepts around standardization, optimization or even backup, then the dbi Oracle SE Pack is the right solution for you!
Using the combination of ODA, Oracle Database software, our dbi DMK Management Kit and the expertise of our experts, we propose you a whole pre-installed bundle providing up & running databases on top of which you can start deploying our application from day 1.
This session will present the latest ODA hardware generation as well as the different licenses and services you will get for a fix price thanks to the dbi Oracle SE Pack. Through a transparent and fair price, this package will allow you to strongly reduce the time to market.

dbi Oracle SE Pack : Get it high available !

Consolidating databases on an optimized and pre-configured platform is great. However, some environments may need to provide more by delivering high available services. Being on Oracle Standard Edition 2 shall not be a showstopper to improve your RPO and RTO while keeping the architecture simple. We will show you a demonstration using a real use case that shows how you can take benefit from Dbvisit Standby and significantly improve the availability of your environment through a simple extension of the Oracle SE Pack.




  • Basel / Neuchatel


the 06.06.2018 and the 07.06.2018


  • Breakfast (Basel): 7h45 – 10h00
  • Aperitif (Neuchatel): 10h45 – 14h00

Price:     FREE EVENT

PROGRAMME – Breakfast

7:45-8:30                                                                                                                                                  Breakfast

8:30-9:15                                                            dbi Oracle SE Pack : Oracle Ready to Use !

9:15-10:00                                                          dbi Oracle SE Pack : Get it high available 

10:00                                                               End of the event

PROGRAMME – Aperitif

10:45-11:00                                                       Welcome coffee

11:00-11:45                                                          dbi Oracle SE Pack : Oracle Ready to Use !

11:45-12:30                                                          dbi Oracle SE Pack : Get it high available 

12:30-14:00                                                       Aperitif

14:00                                                               End of the event

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 SQL Server 2017

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Event SQL Server 2017

27.03.2018 in Lausanne / 05.04.2018 in Zurich / 12.04.2018 in Basel

SQL Server, Linux and open source … who would have thought that we could use those words one day together? Nowadays companies are expecting a large choice of solutions and Microsoft addresses it with SQL Server 2017 available both on Windows, Linux, MacOS and docker containers.

Thanks to the strong work done on the former versions, SQL Server 2017 allows to stay fast on an automatically and adaptive way whereas performance matters and scalability of workload requirements remain in the focus.

Last but not least, cloud and AI are becoming key drivers to innovation. BI features are constantly modernizing and provide a great experience to developers and data scientists, who can explore and analyze data efficiently with a new generation of tools for example including Python, Graph databases, PowerBI Server, or SSIS Scale-out.

This event will present you new key features which, we believe, will help you driving innovation and business value which may benefit to your applications.


SQL Server is opening to a whole new world – Open Source and Linux

Presented by

  • David Barbarin, Senior Consultant and Technology Leader at dbi services

Open source is now part of the Microsoft strategy. Indeed, you may run SQL Server either on a physical or on a virtual machine, and since recently on the top of Windows and Linux operating systems as well. At the same time, DevOps and Microservices technologies emerge and seem to become an industry standard for the upcoming years where containerization is part of the new approach. However, high availability remains a main concern. In this session we will show you how Microsoft and SQL Server are addressing all these topics in the new open source world.

Stay fast and tuned with SQL Server 2017

Presented by

  • Stéphane Haby, Delivery Manager and Senior Consultant at dbi services
Data management system or databases, are becoming increasingly critical elements of the information system. At the same time, these systems aim at satisfying performance expectations and address potential Quality-of-Service violations that heavily rely on performance predictability. Based on the strong work done on SQL Server 2016 as well as customer’s feedbacks, we will show you how SQL Server 2017 makes a step forward regarding the performance area by providing a new automatically and adaptively performance dimension through both Query Processing and Automatic Tuning capabilities in order to scale with the new workload requirements.

Efficiency and Modernism in BI: the SQL Server 2017 BI toolbox

Presented by

SQL Server 2017 evolves constantly and offers new capabilities. Among the new generation set of tools, we will present how to value your business by taking full advantage of Python for Data Scientist. This tool not only allows to make predications and prescriptions but also to use Reporting Services in order to publish enriched data.



Place:      Lausanne / Zurich / Basel

Date:      27.03.2018 / 05.04.2018 / 12.04.2018

Time:      08.30 – 13.00, lunch included

Price:      FREE EVENT


8:30-9:00                                                                                                                                                  Welcome coffee

9:00-9:45                                                            SQL Server is opening to a whole new world – Open Source and Linux

9:45-10:30                                                          Stay fast and tuned with SQL Server 2017

10:30-11:00                                                   Break

11:00-11:45                                                    Efficiency and Modernism in BI the SQL Server 2017 BI toolbox

11:45-12:15                                                      Questions / answers

12:15                                                                   Lunch

Location Lausanne
Hotel Aquatis
Route de Berne 148
1010 Lausanne


Location Zurich

Walhalla Hotel

Limmatstrasse 5

8005 Zürich

Website :

Location Basel

Hôtel Victoria

Centralbahnpl. 3-4

4002 Basel

Webpage :

Executive Breakfast with dbi services & EDB

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Executive Breakfast with dbi services & EDB

07.02.2018 in Basel – 07.03.2018 in Zurich

As the pace of digital transformation quickens, businesses are increasingly engaged in a race against time. As with any other seismic change in the marketplace, this one will create winners and losers. So the enterprise imperative is clear: harness new data and new tools to grow revenue and increase market share – before a competitor or new entrant gets there first. As a result, IT leaders find themselves backed into a corner. How do you balance the undeniable need for speedy development with longstanding concerns like data integrity, security, stability and scalability? And how do you solve today’s technology challenges without making compromises that will come back to haunt you? Open-source platforms offer a way forward. What potential do they have to solve both the short- and long-term issues? A new approach to open-source architecture – paired with a new philosophy – may help ease the dilemma. Postgres is the leading open source database management system that is being developed by a very active community for more than 15 years.

By using our last success stories, Daniel Westermann (dbi services), Arnaud Berbier (dbi services) and Jan Karremans (EDB), will be explaining why companies take open source as the centerpiece to modernize their IT infrastructure, thus increasing their scalability and taking full advantage of what today’s technologies can offer.


Place:    Basel / Zurich

Date:     07.02.18 & 07.03.18

Time:    08:00 a.m – 10:15 a.m.

Price:    CHF 0.-



8:00 am :    Welcome – tea & coffee.
8:15 am :    Success story presentation
9:15 am :    Breakfast & networking

This event is organized by

in collaboration with

Location & registration

Event Open Infrastructure Day – 13.09.17 – Basel

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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.

  Stream 1 Stream 2




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 ¦ 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



Session descriptions

Stream 1

Click on the titles to read the content.

Stream 2

dbi DBaaS with Openstack

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.

Scaling MariaDB with Galera Cluster and Docker

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.

The elephant in the enterprise - Best practices

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.

Monitor and analyze your infrastructure with the Elastic stack

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?

Automate, control and validate your infrastructure with Ansible

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.

An introduction to Big Data

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.

Online registration & location

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

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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

IT Tage 2016

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IT Tage 2016

December 12th to 15th 2016 – Frankfurt am Main

With more than 160 sessions, the IT Tage 2016 are taking place from December 12th to 15th 2016 in Frankfurt am Main. Experts from dbi services are glad to present some interesting technical topics in Frankfurt. Discover the program of their sessions above. We look forward to seeing you there!

Our sessions

SQL Server 2016: Neue Sicherheitsfunktionen

  • Speaker: Stéphane Haby
  • Date: 13.12.16
  • Time: 11:00-11.45
  • Room: München

SQL Server Errorlog – Entmystifizierung

  • Speaker: Stéphane Haby
  • Date: 13.12.16
  • Time: 14:00-14:45
  • Room: München

SQL Server – Locks, latches and spinlocks

  • Speaker: David Barbarin
  • Date: 13.12.16
  • Time: 17:00-17:45
  • Room: München

SQL Server 2016: Availability Group Enhancements

  • Speaker: David Barbarin
  • Date: 13.12.16
  • Time: 18:00-18:45
  • Room: München

Breaking the deadlock: Migrating from proprietary databases to PostgreSQL

  • Speaker: Daniel Westermann
  • Date: 14.12.16
  • Time: 16:00-16:45
  • Room: München

Feasibility study for building a software factory based on GIT repository

  • Speaker: Philippe Schweitzer
  • Date: 14.12.16
  • Time: 17:00-17:45
  • Room: Berlin

Further information

DOAG Conference + Exhibition 2016

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DOAG Conference + Exhibition 2016

November 15th to 18th, 2016 – Nuremberg

You wish to meet experts at the DOAG Conference + Exhibition 2016, from November 15th to 18th 2016 in Nuremberg?

Good news: dbi services will be present at booth 242!

Our experts inform you there on products, technologies, and standards for IT infrastructures with personalized explanations and Live-Demos! And if you are curious about the outstanding presentations our Oracle specialists produced for the DOAG 2016, check our conference program.

You may even be interested in being trained on Oracle Grid Infrastructure? Take the opportunity and register to our “Schulungstag”.

We look forward to seeing you at the DOAG Conference + Exhibition 2016!

Tuesday, 15th November 2016

Speaker:  Daniel Westermann

Time:          15:00-15:45 Uhr

Room:       Konferenzraum EG

Der GI Administrator hat meine Daten geklaut? Wie das?

In der heutigen Oracle Landschaft werden die Grid Infrastructure Installation immer breiter. Cluster mit mehr als 8 Knoten sind keine Seltenheit mehr und immer öfter gibt es auch noch mehrere von diesen, z.B. wenn mehr als eine Exadata zum Einsatz kommt. Wenn allerdings die Installationsbasis steigt, dann steigt auch zwangsweise die Anzahl der Benutzer. Seien es Administratoren, Anwender im Fall von ACFS oder Applikationen, die auf Services zugreifen. Wissen Sie wer was darf, wer wo zugreift, ob ihre Daten verschlüsselt sind und wenn ja: sind es die schützenswerten? Nein? Dann lassen Sie sich überraschen welche Mechanismen Sie heute einsetzen können um eine Grid Infrastucture sicher zu betreiben und vor allem was passieren kann wenn Sie sich darüber keine Gedanken machen.

Speaker:  Franck Pachot

Time:          17:00-17:45 Uhr

Room:       Tokio

Multitenant New Security Features Clarify DevOps/DBA roles

The CDB/PDB paradigm enforces role segregation between the container DBA and the application DBA. In DevOps environment, you need the finer access privilege definition that comes in 12.1 (common/local users) and in 12.2 (lockdown profiles, PDB isolation).Can we administrate a Cloud or on-premises database and give PDB administration rights to application teams for their application? And clearly define roles between system DBA and application DBA? The new features and best practices.

Speaker:  Matthieu Münch

Time:          17:00-17:45 Uhr

Room:       Oslo

GoldenGate-ODI: Verstärken Sie Ihr Business mit Real-Time BI

Daten in Real-Time zu analysieren gibt Ihnen heute einen entscheidenden Vorteil gegenüber der Konkurrenz. Leider bieten, stand heute, nur einige Reporting Lösungen diese Funktionalität auch an. Oracle kann seinen Kunden schon heute Datenanalysen in Real-Time anbieten in dem das Produkt GoldenGate und die EL-T (Extract, Load-Transform) Technologien von ODI kombiniert werden. In dieser Präsentation werden wir live Daten von Börsen-Systemen beziehen und Ihnen aufzeigen wie sich die Reports auf Grund dieser Daten dynamisch verändern.

Wednesday, 16th November 2016

Speaker:  Pascal Brand

Time:          10:00-10:45 Uhr

Room:       Prag

Monitoring von WebLogic 12C Domain mit RESTfull Interface

Eine der neuen Leistungsmerkmale in WebLogic 12C ist das RESTfull Interface, das es ermöglicht, die WebLogic ManagedBeans direkt über HTTP/S Requests abzufragen. WebLogic RESTfull Management Services gewährleisten ein umfassendes Interface für die Konfiguration, das Monitoring, die Implementierung von Applikationen und die Verwaltung des WebLogic Servers in allen unterstützten Umgebungen. Z.B kann der Server Status leicht über eine einfache URL überprüft werden und mit einem Monitoring Programm wie Nagios entsprechend verbunden werden. Zusätzliche Ressourcen (WLST Script oder JMX Java-Anwendungen) sind nicht erforderlich. RESTfull Modules sind auf dem WebLogic Domain Administration Server installiert.

Speaker:  Clemens Bleile

Time:          12:00-12:45 Uhr

Room:       Shanghai

In-Memory-Pläne für den 12.2-Optimizer: Teuer oder billig?

Mit In-Memory bekommt der Oracle Optimizer neue Plan-Alternativen. Wie werden diese im Vergleich zu “normalen” Plänen gewichtet? Was kosten z. B. fünf In-Memory-Zugriffe im Vergleich zu fünf logischen IOs im Buffer Cache? Tendiert der Optimizer eher zu In-Memory-Plänen oder haben traditionelle Full-Table-Scans noch eine Chance? Dieser Vortrag beschäftigt sich auch mit den Optimizer-Erweiterungen für In-Memory in 12.2.

Speaker:  Gérard Wisson

Time:          16:00-16:45 Uhr

Room:       Prag

Cloud Control 13c – Lifecycle Management Modul

Sie verwalten mehrere dutzend Weblogic Server und Domains. Sind alle richtig konfiguriert für die verschiedenen Anwendungen, die darauf laufen? Sind alle Voraussetzungen erfüllt? Sind die richtigen Versionen installiert? Welche Patches sind appliziert? Starten Sie von null, wenn sie einen neuen Managed Server installieren? Falls Sie sich solche Fragen stellen, kann wahrscheinlich Oracle Cloud Control 13c Ihnen helfen, und zwar mit dem Einsatz des Lifecycle Management Modul. In diesem Vortrag werden die verschiedenen Lösungen im Middleware-Rahmen erklärt und ein Teil davon tiefer angeschaut und demonstriert.

Thursday, 17th November 2016

Speaker:  David Hueber

Time:          10:00-10:45 Uhr

Room:       Tokio

Databases Clone Using ACFS

Test- oder Entwicklungs-Datenbanken neu zu erstellen, ist für DBAs fast schon zur täglichen Aufgabe geworden. Leider erfüllt die traditionelle DUPLICATE-Methode nicht mehr die heutigen Anforderungen, mit denen wir durch Datenmenge, Dauer und Flexibilität konfrontiert sind. File Systeme wie ACFS haben „Commit-On-Write“ Technologien für die Snapshot-Erstellung eingeführt, die das Paradigma der Datenbank-Bereitstellung und des DB-Klonens ändern. In diesem Vortrag wird präsentiert, wie die ACFS-Snapshot-Technologie es ermöglicht, einfach und schnell neue Kopien von Produktionsdatenbanken zu erzeugen.

Speaker:  David Hueber

Zeit:           14:00-14:45 Uhr

Raum:       Singapur

Oracle on Atomic Linux

Einer der aktuellen grossen Trends in Infrastrukturumgebungen ist die Container-Technologie und insbesondere Docker. Im Zuge neuer Container-Implementierungen, traten neue Anforderungen, wie Clustering, auf. Um diesen Herausforderungen gerecht zu werden, wurden spezielle Distributionen angeboten. Atomic Linux ist eine schlanke Linux Distribution dediziert für Container, die auch Clustering-Funktionalitäten bietet. In diesem Vortrag wird präsentiert, wie man eine Cluster-DbaaS-Umgebung für Oracle Datenbanken mit Atomic Linux aufbauen könnte.

Speaker:  William Sescu

Time:          15:00-15:45 Uhr

Room:       Neu Delhi

Effizientes Recovery mit Oracle Flashback Techniken in 12c

RMAN ist ein sehr mächtiges Tool, doch Oracle liefert viele weitere Möglichkeiten, um Ihre Umgebung zu schützen und schnell Daten wiederherzustellen. Ausversehen commited, obwohl Sie es nicht wollten? Was nun? Flashback Techniken können unter Umständen sehr hilfreich sein, um die alten Daten zurückzugewinnen. Wie man diese Techniken effizient nutzt, demonstriere ich in dieser Session.

Friday, 18th November 2016

Speaker:  Daniel Westermann

Time:         9:00-17:00 Uhr

Room:       Kopenhagen

Oracle Grid Infrastructure - SCHULUNGSTAG -

Mit der Grid Infrastructure bietet Oracle eine Cluster-Lösung mit der sich ziemlich alle Produkte hochverfügbar betreiben lassen. Gleichzeitig sind Cluster-Lösungen, egal von welchem Hersteller, jedoch Produkte, die nur dann verlässlich arbeiten wenn die darunter liegen Schichten richtig vorbereitet, konfiguriert und überwacht sind. Das betrifft nicht nur die Grid Infrastructure an sich sondern auch das Betriebssystem, die Kernel Parameter, die Anbindung der Speicherkomponenten und die optimale Konfiguration des Netzwerks. Erschwerend kommt hinzu, dass in einer Cluster Umgebung auch alle beteiligten Fachbereiche effizient zusammenarbeiten müssen; und je nach Betriebs-Organisation können das einige sein.
Zwei Oracle Grid Infrastructure Experten von dbi services werden im Rahmen des Schulungstages ihr Wissen, ihre Methoden, ihre Tools und die dbi Best Practices mit Ihnen teilen.
Zahlreiche Live Demos vermitteln Ihnen eingehendes Verständnis für die Arbeitsweise und den Anforderungen der Oracle Grid Infrastructure und Sie lernen, wie Sie das Beste aus Ihrer Umgebung herausholen können.

Zielgruppe: Datenbank-Administratoren, System-Administratoren, Storage Administratoren
Level: mittel
Vorkenntnisse erforderlich: Vorkenntnisse in Linux erforderlich

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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
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June 21st

June 22nd



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

Event “Logical Replication Insight”

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Event “Logical Replication Insight”

Lausanne – 31.05.2016 / Olten – 01.06.2016


Ensuring data integration and system migration with minimal downtimes has become a crucial factor for the companies’ performance.
To meet this challenge, dbi services’ specialists are proposing this technical event dedicated to logical replication of data bases, giving you the opportunity to access expert’s knowledge regarding 3 replication solutions: Oracle GoldenGate, Dbvisit Replicate and Attunity Replicate. Starting from an Oracle database, we will present different types of implementation of logical replication and show factually the strengths of each solution from our partners Oracle, Dbvisit and Microsoft. Last but not least, we will enjoy a friendly apéro together after having shared experiences during a final open discussion. The experts of dbi services are looking forward to sharing their knowledge with you during this event. Come and join us!

Event program
Welcome coffee 08:30-09:00
Welcome speech & partner presentation 09:00-09:30
Session: Logical Replication with Oracle GoldenGate 09:30-10:15
Session: Dbvisit Replicate for logical replication 10:15-11:00
Coffee break 11:00-11:15
Session: Attunity Replicate – High-Performance Replication 11:15-12:00
Open discussion 12:00-12:30
Apero 12:30-13:30
The sessions

1st session: Logical Replication in the Disaster Recovery environment with Oracle GoldenGate
Hervé Schweitzer, Chief Technology Officer (CTO) and Principal Consultant

GoldenGate is an Oracle product which allows the replication of database applications (logical replication). However, the related databases must be consistent, at anytime. Otherwise the replication stops. Nowadays more and more companies have disaster recovery data centers and thus want to protect everything, including databases. Oracle Data Guard is usually used for the replication of Oracle environments in a Data Center (physical replication). But what happens when the replicated databases (standby) intentionally or unintentionally gets active? And is it possible to automate the GoldenGate replication in the DR Data Center too? This presentation provides an insight into these questions and proposes possible solutions.

2nd session: Dbvisit Replicate – logical replication made easy
Franck Pachot, Technology Leader and Senior Consultant   (presentation in French)

Clemens Bleile, Senior Consultant   (presentations in German)

Logical replication brings multiple concerns in a feasibility study: are datatypes compatible? Are there some conflict rules to set-up? What rate of redo can be processed? The best way to answer is to try. Dbvisit comes with a setup wizard which makes it possible to configure and run a replication on 30 minutes, what  is perfect for a PoC. Let’s do it live, from setup to running, and test common cases of conflict resolution, table re-synchronization, etc.

3rd session: Attunity Replicate – High-Performance Replication of Oracle Data to SQL Server

David Barbarin, Senior Consultant  & Vincent Matthey, Consultant   (presentation in French)
Stéphane Haby, Delivery Manager and Senior Consultant
   (presentation in German)

The replication between two different databases can be very complex. Attunity replicate is a powerfully simple data replication software. This tool is easy to configure and replace the need for complex and costly custom development projects. Through different scenarios, we will test all possibilities of the replication between Oracle and SQL Server such as different datatypes, DDL and DML commands.

Details for registration



May 31st

June 1st



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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