Collaborate 13 paper posted

My Exadata talk got accepted by the IOUG and the deadline for the slides and paper is rapidly approaching.  I’ve had the slides for a while but have never written the presentation down as a paper before.  So, I’ve posted it along with the slides on this blog.  You can access them both in the zip file here.

My presentation is number 988 titled “Exadata Distinctives”.  Yes I know that “distinctives” is not a word.  But, I think the presentation will be helpful to someone who is new to Exadata and the basics of how it works.  There were some key things I had to learn through Oracle’s Exadata class and my own experience and I’ve tried to communicate the most important things in the presentation.  The paper isn’t perfect, but I’ve tried to capture the most important points from the slides and the spoken presentation.  If you have time to review it and give me feedback I’d be happy to hear your critique.

Also, IOUG would like the speakers to encourage people to attend Collaborate 13.  You can help me win a T-Shirt or Ipad by registering and saying I sent you.  Not that I really care about the T-Shirt but I do think the conference is worthwhile.  What I like is hearing from top people and getting ideas that I can follow up on later.  I usually go to most of the performance tuning talks and each hour long session gives me ideas of things I haven’t seen before and need to investigate after I get home.

Here is how the IOUG describes the conference:

Jointly hosted by the Independent Oracle Users Group (IOUG), Oracle Applications Users Group (OAUG) and Quest International Users Group (Quest), COLLABORATE 13 will provide all the real-world technical training you need – not sales pitches. The IOUG Forum presents hundreds of educational sessions on Oracle technology, led by the most informed and accomplished Oracle users and experts in the world, bringing 5,500+ Oracle technology and applications professionals to one venue for Oracle education, customer exchange and networking.

In addition to the expansive educational offerings, you’ll be able to test-drive the latest technology solutions in the COLLABORATE 13 Exhibitor Showcase. Packed with hundreds of Oracle vendors and partners, the Exhibitor Showcase is the one place to find innovative new products to maximize your business efficiencies and discover solutions for your existing Oracle environment.

I’d certainly encourage you to go if you can.  One key concept from one talk could easily be worth the cost of the entire trip for your company.

If you want to help me win the T-Shirt then be sure to register with the code AD03 and write in “Bobby Durrett” when asked “How did you hear about Collaborate 13?”

– Bobby

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About Bobby

I live in Chandler, Arizona with my wife and three daughters. I work for US Foods, the second largest food distribution company in the United States. I have worked in the Information Technology field since 1989. I have a passion for Oracle database performance tuning because I enjoy challenging technical problems that require an understanding of computer science. I enjoy communicating with people about my work.
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