Speaking at E4! Reply

I’ll be co-speaking with Randy Johnson (one of the authors of Expert Oracle Exadata) at E4 to share about the war stories and detail on a bunch of technical stuff on a Peoplesoft and BIEE consolidation project we had on one of our clients. See the abstract below:

Randy Johnson & Karl Arao
A PeopleSoft & OBIEE Consolidation Success Story
In today’s competitive business climate companies are under constant pressure to reduce costs without sacrificing quality. Many companies see database and server consolidation as the key to meeting this goal. Since its introduction, Exadata has become the obvious choice for database and server consolidation projects. It is the next step in the evolutionary process. But managing highly consolidated environments is difficult, especially for mixed workload environments. If not done properly the quality of service suffers. In this session we tell the tale of a large real estate investment company that successfully consolidated their global operations onto a Maximum Availability Architecture Exadata platform. Applications sharing this environment include PeopleSoft Financials, PeopleSoft HR, Portal, and OBIEE. Accurate provisioning and management of system resources was absolutely essential to our success. In this session we share lessons learned and the tools you’ll need to ensure that your consolidation story has a happy ending.

E4 is an Exadata focused event and we have a very interesting speaker line up and abstract list http://www.extremeexadata.com/e4/abstracts which are powerful & useful for Oracle DBAs/Architects/Managers who are seriously into performance and Exadata not just from a “wow that’s interesting” but also from a practical perspective. So I’m pretty sure you Exadata hackers out there will surely love this event because it’s going to be all technical! 😉

Just to give you a glimpse on what Randy and I are presenting, I have here a mind map of our topic list which we will transform into an interesting story..

I’ll be blogging some of them in the next couple of days.. the ASM writes IOPS effect is already out and I’d like to focus next on the CPU capacity planning… taking the quantitative information and make it visual so both the technical and non-technical can “see” what’s going on leading to solid solutions.


See you at E4!





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