Now attend presentations remotely – via WebEx!
COUG is offering WebEx attendance to our remaining 2014/15 presentations at no charge to you!
To take advantage of this incredible opportunity, or for more information, please email us at information@coug.ab.caFor April’s presentation, we need to receive your email by 10 am on Wednesday, April 15th.

Date: Thursday April 16, 2015
Registration: 8:00 am
Presentation: 8:30 am – 9:30 am
Location: Suncor Energy Centre (West Tower)
150 ­ 6th Avenue SW
17th floor – Room 17L

Presentation: Performance Tuning with Wire Data Analytics

Performance problems? As you tune your database, how do you really know what impact your efforts have on the applications that rely on Oracle? How do you know what the root cause of performance problems really is? Is it really a database issue, or is it a bad application call, or the network, or storage? How do you prove it?
Learn how wire data analytics provides the correlated, cross-tier visibility that is needed to ensure performance and eliminate reactive firefighting.

Speaker: Lance Kimes, ExtraHop Networks

  • Lance has more than 25 years experience with database, network and systems programming, in industries as diverse as University Research, Arpanet, Biotechnology as well as Media & Entertainment.
  • Lance joined ExtraHop Networks shortly following his 2011 Academy Award for co-writing a queuing management system that regularly achieved 95% efficiency of all studio resources. Since joining ExtraHop, Lance has assisted multiple clients achieve success, utilizing wire data to bring complete visibility of database, web and storage tiers in numerous turnkey and in-house software solutions.

March 19th Presentation featuring Simon Pane from Pythian

Presentation: It’s time to get rid of your tnsnames.ora file – there are better alternatives! Surprisingly many companies continue to provide Oracle Service Name Resolution solely through the TNSNAMES.ORA file. Whether that file resides locally or in some networked location it still remains an unstructured file with critical data needed for application connectivity. This presentation […]

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February 19th Presentation featuring Gordon McCart from Oracle

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COUG January 15th Presentation featuring Alex Kizer from Longview Systems.

Presentation: Introduction to MySQL Database MySQL is the most popular Open Source SQL database management system. It is developed, distributed, and ...