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Microsoft, Oracle, Open Source, Cloud: All data infrastructure technologies in one place

4.11.2021 in French & 11.11.2021 in German

Sharpen your knowledge about data infrastructures and platforms during our dbi services event. During half a day, our experts will discuss Oracle, Microsoft, Open Source, AWS, Cloud and many other themes. Not only will you update your skills and have the possibility to broaden your scope of knowledge, but you will also have plenty of time to share with our experts and other participants around a cup of coffee or during lunch.

AGENDA

SESSIONS DESCRIPTION

SQL Server Automatic Tuning

In this session, we will discover how the Query Store feature introduced with SQL Server 2016 now allows the automatic plan correction as well as the automatic index management on SQL Server and Azure SQL Database.

Presented by

  • Steven Naudet, Consultant at dbi services

The magic of PostgreSQL High Availability tools

There are many solutions available for High Availability on PostgreSQL. This presentation offers deeper insight into two of them:  EnterpriseDB Failover Manager and Patroni. Both come with their advantages and drawbacks. Have you ever wondered which solution better suits your needs? We will explore the architecture of both solutions and look at a demo for the most common use cases. Which one will win your heart?

Presented by

  • Julia Gugel, Consultant at dbi services

Using Nutanix Era to manage your Oracle databases on AWS

The presentation first introduces Nutanix ERA. We will then enter the core of the subject using a Nutanix Lab built on AWS to test the solution with Oracle databases and see how the Nutanix provided backup solution interacts with the databases. We will also discover how to perform a refresh of a clone and how to restore a database using Nutanix ERA snapshots. Finally, we will examine the snapshot technology used by Nutanix.

Presented by

  • Marc Wagner, Consultant at dbi services

Kubernetes Ingress Controller journey

In this presentation we will try to clarify and discover some of the most popular K8S Ingress controllers with no pretence of showing and knowing everything but at least try to grasp the pros and cons of this family. And why not provide you with some guidance if needed?

Presented by

  • Pascal Lerch, Consultant at dbi services

An Oracle Linux Virtualization Manager (OLVM) overview (only in the French-speaking event)

If OVM, Oracle’s previous virtualization product, had never been very popular, the time has come to bring a brand-new virtualization solution product, OLVM, based on the famous and robust KVM. This could be a real alternative to appliance or bare-metal infrastructures.

Presented by

  • Jérôme Dubar, Senior Consultant at dbi services

Monitor your databases with Percona Monitoring and Management tool (only in the French-speaking event)

Is your infrastructure composed of a mix of Oracle products and Open Source RDBMS such as MySQL, MariaDB, PostgreSQL, or Galera Cluster? Do you want to have a single monitoring tool that supports several database technologies in the same way? Do you need to ensure your system’s health and spot your performance issues at a glance?
Percona Monitoring and Management tool (PMM) is a free and Open Source software for monitoring, alerting, and graphing your databases using some integrated tools such as Grafana and VictoriaMetrics.
Let’s have a look!

Presented by

  • Elisa Usai, Delivery Manager & Consultant at dbi services

Container virtualization – what, why, when? (only in the German-speaking event)

What makes container virtualization different from other virtualization techniques? What are its pros and cons? What are its limitation? Which use cases are suitable for container virtualization? A technical introduction and live demonstration.

Presented by

  • Casimir Schmid, Consultant at dbi services
  • Karsten Lenz, Consultant at dbi services

AI (and ML) for dummies (only in the German-speaking event)

During this introduction to Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, we will try to answer the following questions: What is it, what is it used for, do we have to be scared about it?

Presented by

  • Alain Lacour, Delivery Manager and Consultant at dbi services

AWS’ DevOps offering: An overview

AWS became one of the largest cloud providers and has its own DevOps offering. During this presentation we will see how it is built, the services and the tooling offered with an end-to-end CI/CD pipeline.

Presented by

  • Mehdi Bada, Senior Consultant at dbi services

ExaCC Oracle

There are very good reasons to move Oracle Databases from on-premises to Exadata [email protected] Besides the pros and cons of such a decision in terms of security, costs, or DevOps agility, there are of course technical considerations when moving non-container databases from Sparc Solaris to container databases on Exadata [email protected] platform. What are the possible approaches when migrating to the new platform? What are the tools Oracle offers to migrate with minimum downtime? How can we inform employees concerning new technical areas like Oracle Grid Infrastructure (RAC, ASM) or Multitenant databases?

Presented by

  • Clemens Bleile, Technology Leader and Principal Consultant at dbi services

IaC, expertise as code

In recent years, Infrastructure as Code (IaC) has developed strongly, mainly because of DevOps environments. This approach is very useful for provisioning environments in a fast, traceable and repeatable way and is also of advantage for the development of pipeline environments. But how can you also benefit from these tools in production environments? In this presentation we will look at the advantages and disadvantages of production environments with IaC and highlight deployments, regardless of the public Cloud provider.

Presented by

  • Hervé Schweitzer, Chief Technology Officer (CTO) and Principal Consultant at dbi services

LOCATION

Lausanne

Hotel Aquatis
Route de Berne 148
1010 Lausanne

Olten

Astoria Gastronomie
Hübelistrasse 15
CH-4603 Olten

Webinar SQL

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Webinar

Data virtualization:  Dream or reality?

28.09.2020 & 24.11.2020 – 10:30-11:30 am – Online

Presented by Christophe Cosme

Learn how SQL Server 2019 has extended its features through virtualization by avoiding movement and data replication during their integration. Discover also a new virtual environment that is becoming increasingly important in a world where information must be consumed quickly. The seminar is held in French and in German.

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AWS Webinars

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Webinar Series – „Go Beyond by AWS CH“

Recordings available upon request (click on the links below).

dbi services and AWS offer two webinars as part of the “Go Beyond by AWS CH” series.
Find out what our experts have to say about Server Patching with AWS SSM (in German) and Oracle databases on AWS (in French).

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OI Days 2020 – Online

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Webinar Open Infrastructure (in English)

17.09.2020, Online

We are pleased to present you the new edition of our Open Infra Day. This year, our Open Source-oriented event includes three technical presentations exploring various topics such as Kubernetes, Suse Linux Enterprise and PostgreSQL.

AGENDA & SESSION DESCRIPTION

09:00
One click "Instant Postgres cloning" with Suse BTRFS

Details

With today’s Dev/Ops approach, databases need to be provisioned and cloned instantly.

Developers often need new Postgres instances for development and testing purposes against a defined version. These must be readily available for testing and validation procedures. By combining PostgreSQL with the BRTFS filesystem on SUSE Linux Enterprise systems, this requirement becomes a no brainer.

This session will guide you through rapid provisioning and cloning using BRTFS subvolumes in an automated way. Wrap that into Ansible playbooks and database instances can be provisioned and cloned by everyone.

Presented by

  • Saïd Mendi, Consultant at dbi services
10:00
Will PostgreSQL finally get the “undo” function?

Details

Traditionally PostgreSQL stores relations in a format called ” heap “. This comes with advantages, but also with drawbacks. One of the downsides is that every PostgreSQL DBA needs to deal with bloat at some point in time as updates generate new rows in PostgreSQL.

Zheap promises to eliminate most of this bloat. In addition, it claims to be superior for certain kinds of workloads by introducing undo segments. In various demos, we will go through the architecture of zheap, highlight its advantages and then do some tests, thus comparing heap and zheap.

Presented by

  • Daniel Westermann, Technology Leader Open Infrastructure and Principal Consultant at dbi services
11:00
OpenShift Container Platform - Kubernetes for enterprises

Details

Containers, Kubernetes and hybrid cloud. What’s behind the hype and how these technologies can help your business.

What are Containers and their benefits.

Why you need Kubernetes and what it can do.

Deploying, delivering, and scaling containers with OpenShift.

 

Presented by

  • Marius Lapagna, Solution Architect at Red Hat

REGISTRATION

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    The personal data sent via this form will be processed by dbi services and, where applicable, the partner sponsoring the event. dbi services may send newsletters and invitations by email or post, but you can unsubscribe at any time by following the instructions provided in the newsletter. In addition, dbi services may produce photos and/or video sequences for marketing purposes at the event concerned and you may appear in them in a recognizable manner. Your personal data is processed for the requirements of organizing the event and for marketing purposes. This data processing is justified by our legitimate interest to communicate with you, inform you about our activities and provide you with information relevant to your interests. You can oppose the processing of your personal data at any time by contacting us at [email protected].

    OI Days 2020 – Lausanne

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    Open Infra Days

    08.09.2020 in Lausanne

    We are pleased to present you the new edition of our Open Infra Days. This year, our Open Source-oriented event will include two technical streams in which various topics such as Suse Linux Enterprise systems, AWS SSM, PostgreSQL, JenkinsX or how to build a modern Cloud infrastructure will be presented.

    AGENDA & SESSION DESCRIPTION

    08:30
    Welcome coffee

    Stream 1 (in French)

    09:00
    One click "Instant Postgres cloning" with Suse BTRFS

    Details

    With today’s Dev/Ops approach, databases need to be provisioned and cloned instantly.

    Developers often need new Postgres instances for development and testing purposes against a defined version. These must be readily available for testing and validation procedures. By combining PostgreSQL with the BRTFS filesystem on SUSE Linux Enterprise systems, this requirement becomes a no brainer.

    This session will guide you through rapid provisioning and cloning using BRTFS subvolumes in an automated way. Wrap that into Ansible playbooks and database instances can be provisioned and cloned by everyone.

    Presented by

    • Saïd Mendi, Consultant at dbi services
    09:50
    JenkinsX: The New Way for Cloud Native Platforms

    Details

    Are legacy applications ready for Cloud Native as in Production? Are they truly suitable? Does the use of JenkinsX EcoSystem really help? During this talk we will share our feedback based on the experience of implementing Jenkins X as a CI/CD platform in the pharma industry.

    Presented by

    • Arnaud Berbier, Platform Solution Architect and Senior Consultant at dbi services
    10:35
    Break
    11:00
    Back to the future

    Details

    It is expected that 75% of databases in the world will run in the Cloud by 2022. In the meanwhile, we have noticed that we have exactly the same infrastructure challenges and performance issues with databases in the Cloud as we had 20 years ago with those on premises. At that time, we had to carefully select the resources, especially the disks, for the database systems to be as efficient as possible. Today with SSDs, a lot of memory and Gigabyte network connectivity, this careful selection of resources is less important. In the Cloud, on the other hand, we must again make a thorough check of the assigned resources to control costs and performances. In this session, we’ll look at the best practices on how to build a modern Cloud Infrastructure that fits for the main public Cloud providers. We will also have a look at some key points to consider when choosing resources in the Cloud.

    Presented by

    • Hervé Schweitzer, Chief Technology Officer (CTO) and Principal Consultant at dbi services

    Stream 2 (in English)

    09:00
    Simplify your work - Automated server patching with AWS SSM

    Details

    Server patching is time consuming and subject to human error. We are also often confronted with the customers’ expectations in terms of timing.  This can be simplified by using AWS SSM to patch your Windows / Linux (RHEL, Amazon, Linux, Ubuntu, CentOS) onprem and EC2 Instances.

    We will have a look at both instances and study their respective benefits and drawbacks during an implementation at the customer’s. 

    Presented by

    • Julia Gugel, Consultant at dbi services
    09:50
    Container virtualization - what, why, when?

    Details

    What is useful in Container virtualization?

    Why Container virtualization?

    When Container virtualization?

    Discover the pros and cons of container virtualization.

    Presented by

    • Karsten Lenz, Consultant at dbi services
    10:35
    Break
    11:00
    Will PostgreSQL finally get the “undo” function?

    Details

    Traditionally PostgreSQL stores relations in a format called ” heap “. This comes with advantages, but also with drawbacks. One of the downsides is that every PostgreSQL DBA needs to deal with bloat at some point in time as updates generate new rows in PostgreSQL.

    Zheap promises to eliminate most of this bloat. In addition, it claims to be superior for certain kinds of workloads by introducing undo segments. In various demos, we will go through the architecture of zheap, highlight its advantages and then do some tests, thus comparing heap and zheap.

    Presented by

    • Daniel Westermann, Technology Leader Open Infrastructure and Principal Consultant at dbi services
    12:00
    Lunch (optional)

    LOCATION

    Lausanne

    Hotel Aquatis

    Route de Berne 148

    1010 Lausanne

    REGISTRATION

    For health and safety reasons we are limiting our workshops to 40 participants. Should you cancel less than 48h before the event, the catering costs will be at your own expense. 

      Register for this event





      Please contact me via : E-mailPhone

      The personal data sent via this form will be processed by dbi services and, where applicable, the partner sponsoring the event. dbi services may send newsletters and invitations by email or post, but you can unsubscribe at any time by following the instructions provided in the newsletter. In addition, dbi services may produce photos and/or video sequences for marketing purposes at the event concerned and you may appear in them in a recognizable manner. Your personal data is processed for the requirements of organizing the event and for marketing purposes. This data processing is justified by our legitimate interest to communicate with you, inform you about our activities and provide you with information relevant to your interests. You can oppose the processing of your personal data at any time by contacting us at [email protected].

      Cloud event

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      Cloud event

      3.11.2020 in French & 5.11.2020 in German / ONLINE

      Cloud technologies are constantly evolving, and it sometimes becomes difficult to get an overview of the latest innovations or to compare the technologies among themselves. Through this event dedicated to Cloud platforms, we’d like to provide you with a technical and convivial moment. You will discover various services offered by the AWS Cloud to operate a Data Center, what are the possibilities proposed by Microsoft Azure in the context of data virtualization or how it is possible to use the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) for application consolidation.

      Our partners Oracle, AWS and Microsoft will be present at this event and delighted to answer your questions.

      AGENDA & SESSION DESCRIPTION

      08:30
      AWS presentation & Operating a Data Center in AWS Cloud

      AWS presentation

      Short introduction on AWS and its cloud solution.

      Presented by

      • 3.11.2020, in French: Eric Bianchi, Senior Solutions Architect
      • 5.11.2020, in German: Matthias Egli, Partner Development Manager

      Operating a Data Center in AWS Cloud

      Operating a data center involves many different areas (machine provisioning, OS installation, network configuration, etc.). Based on a customer mandate, this session will present main AWS services to operate data center operations in the AWS public cloud. It will show different tools used to provision both EC2 (IaaS) and RDS instances (PaaS). You will then learn how AWS System Manager is leveraged to automate patching of servers that run in the Cloud or on premises.

      Presented by

      • Nicolas Jardot, Senior Consultant at dbi services
      09:45
      Microsoft presentation & Data virtualization within Microsoft Azure

      Microsoft presentation

      Short presentation on Microsoft and the Azure cloud.

      Presented by

      • 3.11.2020, in French: Jean-Loup Orgitello, Azure presales at TechData
      • 5.11.2020, in German: Okan Topcu, Azure presales at TechData

      Data virtualization within Microsoft Azure

      With the current focus on enterprise digitalization, data management has become a real challenge. Microsoft’s data virtualization technology enables you to federate your data located in Azure and in AWS.

      Presented by

      • Christophe Cosme, Consultant at dbi services
      11:00
      Oracle presentation & Using OCI for infrastructure consolidation

      Oracle presentation

      Short presentation on Oracle and its cloud services.

      Presented by

      • 3.11.2020, in English: Thomas Teske, Business Development Manager Technology at Oracle & Robert Houska, Field CTO at Oracle
      • 5.11.2020, in German: Thomas Teske, Business Development Manager Technology at Oracle & Robert Houska, Field CTO at Oracle

      Using OCI for infrastructure consolidation

      This presentation describes how the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) can be used for an application consolidation. Based on a customer project, we will show various steps, such as the network configuration, on-premises integration, database and application server setup, which are necessary to transfer the systems to the OCI. Finally, procedures will be presented to show how systems are made highly available (data guard, load balancer) or how golden images can facilitate the provision of new systems. This infrastructure was set up within 3 days and the migration of 5 customers including the test and production system were carried out in about 1 month. Meanwhile the customer operates 22 clients in the OCI.

      Presented by

      • Thomas Rein, Senior Consultant at dbi services
      12:00
      Questions/answers

      DevOps Webinar – english

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      DevOps Webinar

      May 26th at 11 am

      Thank you for your interest in our DevOps Webinar. The event is unfortunately fully booked. Please contact the Region Manager of your nearest subsidiary.

      Join us remotely for the technical session “DevOps for Ops at dbi services” presented by Arnaud Berbier.
      Within an hour, you will know if the legacy applications are ready for the Cloud Native, deployed in production and if they are really appropriate. You will also find out if JenkinsX EcoSystem is useful in this context.
      During this presentation, Arnaud Berbier will share his experience in implementing JenkinsX as a CI/CD platform in the pharmaceutical industry.

      Please note that places are limited. Do not hesitate to register as soon as possible.
      The information on remote login will be communicated to you in due time.