January 18th, 2018 Presentation!
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Date: Thursday, January 18th, 2018

Registration & Refreshments: 8:00 am
Presentation: 8:30 am – 9:30 am

Location: Suncor Energy Centre
West Tower – Room 17 G
150 – 6th Ave. SW

Eventbrite - COUG Presentation January 18th, 2018

Presentation: Oracle Bare Metal Cloud Services

Have you heard of this thing called the cloud? Have you ever wondered what it would be like to have your database in the cloud? Is it cheaper? Is it easier to manage? Does it still perform? Is it secure?
Join Steve Recsky in a discussion about First4’s journey into the cloud as he talks about their migration from a physical data center to a bare metal virtual cloud environment.

Speaker:  Steve Recsky, First4 Database Partners Inc.

  • Steve Recsky has been working with Oracle Database products for the past 31 years and with Microsoft SQL Server products for the past 17 years.
  • Steve held the position of Database Technical Specialist with DBCORP and CGI for 10 years and has owned and operated Complete DBA Inc. for the past 12 years. He is currently a Partner with First4 Database Partners Inc.
  • Steve has excelled in all areas of database management including training, mentoring, development, backup & recovery, performance tuning, security, installation and configuration, object management and resource management.
  • He has presented at numerous national, international and local database venues including COUG, CIPS, Oracle World, PASS and IOUG.

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