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E4 2012 Enkitec Extreme Exadata Expo (Blue Jean) June 14, 2012

Posted by Richard Foote in Advert, Exadata, Oracle Indexes.

I’m very pleased to have been invited to speak at the E4 2012 Enkitec Exadata Expo to be held in Dallas, USA on 13-14 August.

It’s basically the first ever conference that’s dedicated exclusively to Oracle’s exciting Exadata platform. It should be a fabulous event, featuring some of the best Oracle talent going around, including Jonathan Lewis, Tanel Poder, Kerry Osbourne, Cary Millsap, Arup Nanda, Fritz Hoogland, Doug Burns, Karen Morton, Maria Colgan and Peter Bach to name but a few. The full list of speakers is listed here.

My talk will naturally be on “Indexing In Exadata“, the abstract being:

There’s often confusion regarding how indexing requirements may change when moving to Exadata, with some even suggesting that indexes are perhaps no longer required at all. Considering indexes can consume a considerable proportion of total storage within a database and can be crucial to general database performance, care needs to be taken to fully consider indexing requirements when moving to Exadata. This presentation will discuss the indexing structures unique to Exadata, how indexing considerations change (and don’t change), how database usage is critical to indexing requirements and how to implement safely an appropriate indexing strategy when migrating to Exadata that will ensure indexes get used when appropriate without compromising Exadata specific features such as Smart Scans and Storage Indexes.”

I’ve had the opportunity to research and have a good play with Exadata since re-joining the Oracle mothership so I’m looking forward to sharing some of what I’ve learnt.

Hopefully, you can make this historic event. If not in person, you might still be able to attend the event in a virtual capacity.

I’m hoping to confirm my attendance at another conference in the very near future. More details soon.

And yes, I’m planning to blog at some point about the challenges of having an appropriate indexing strategy on Exadata, busting a few myths in the making while I’m at it 🙂

ACT Oracle User Group Seminar Session: 2 June 2010 May 27, 2010

Posted by Richard Foote in 11g New features, Advert, Oracle Indexes.
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Just a short note for anyone near the Canberra region that the next ACT Oracle User Group Seminar Session will be held next Wednesday, 2 June 2010 at the Oracle Offices in Turner.

I’ll be presenting “Indexing New Features and Improvements Introduced in Oracle 11g Release 1 & 2″. Follow the above link for the full agenda.

If that isn’t enough to make you want to attend, there will be free beer and pizza available afterwards 🙂