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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.
SESSIONS AND PRESENTATIONS
- 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.
- Stéphane Haby, Delivery Manager and Senior Consultant at dbi services
- Christophe Cosme, Consultant at dbi services
- Tien Dung Thoi, TSP at Microsoft
ONLINE REGISTRATION & LOCATION
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
11:00-11:45 Efficiency and Modernism in BI the SQL Server 2017 BI toolbox
11:45-12:15 Questions / answers
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
Oracle Scene Winter 2017, issue 66, by Franck Pachot: Transporting data physically is faster and more predictable than a logical export / import. Therefore, it should be preferred for migration of large databases when possible. However, you may need more flexibility than that offered by Data Pump when moving a subset, or changing the version or platform.
Oracle Scene Winter 2017, issue 66, by Pascal Brand : WebLogic 12.2.1 provides a new REST management interface with full access to all WebLogic Server resources. This interface offers an alternative to WebLogic Scripting Tool (WLST) scripting or Java Management Extensions (JMX) developments for management and monitoring of WebLogic Domains. Because these RESTful queries are URLs, they can be integrated quickly with little development in all the monitoring tools supporting HTTP requests such as Nagios or others written in Java, for example. The usage of those RESTful HTTP requests simplifies the monitoring of a WebLogic Domain. This article describes the usage of the RESTful interface from the monitoring point of view and describes two monitoring tools and the RESTful implementations.
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
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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