COUG September 5th Kickoff “Double Presentation” Event featuring Alex Gorbachev, CTO at Pythian

Speaker: Alex Gorbachev, CTO at Pythian

Alex Gorbachev is a respected figure in the Oracle world, and a sought-after leader and speaker at Oracle conferences around the globe. He is an OakTable Network member, and has been recognized as an Oracle ACE Director for his contributions to the community and unmatched set of skills. He is the founder of the Battle Against Any Guess movement promoting scientific troubleshooting techniques. In all his endeavors, Alex continues to work towards bridging the gap between business and technology. The search for the perfect fit between technology, engineering talents, and business process is what keeps him up at night.

  • Alex has worked for Pythian in several roles. He began by leading a team of database experts in Ottawa.
  • He then moved to Australia to build the company’s presence in the East Asia Pacific region. Now he is back in Ottawa again serving as Pythian’s Chief Technology Officer.

Presentation: 1st Topic: “Benchmarking Oracle I/O Performance with ORION”

  • In this session Alex will teach how to benchmark your storage subsystem and capacity and how to stress test it to the limits.
  • You will learn how easy it is to setup ORION benchmark and collect I/O performance characteristics of your platform and assess scalability of small random I/Os, impact of writes on I/O performance, impact of different RAID levels, how backups can affect your OTLP traffic.

Presentation: 2nd Topic: “Hadoop for Oracle Database Professionals”

  • Targeted on IT professionals experienced with Oracle databases, this session focuses on explaining Hadoop design principles and how these principles enable customers to boost capabilities of their traditional data warehouses and operational processes.
  • Alex will explain how modern enterprises use Hadoop, go through example use-cases and how to evaluate whether Hadoop is the right tool for the job.

Date: September 5, 2013
8:00 am
1st Presentation: 8:30 am
Break: 9:30 am
2nd Presentation: 9:45 am
Wrap up: 10:45 am
Presentation Location: Bow Valley Square

Suite 300, Angus/Northcote rooms
205 – 5 Ave. SW

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