Last week, I registered my presence at Collaborate’15 in Las Vegas as a speaker, attendee and at Oracle demo booth duty. It was an awesome experience meeting some polished brains and smart minds. After the first day of registration, I attended the #DBIM12c session by Maria Colgan, #DB12c Multitenant by John McHugh and #Exadata session by Dan Norris – its always good to hear the most recent updates on something you have been working on.
The topic of my talk was “I/O Resource Management on Exadata”. Thanks to all those who attended my session 662 at Banyan D conference room (inspite of Database In-Memory bootcamp and other concurrent sessions). The objectives of my session was to discuss the management of server resources in the cases of database consolidation, including the configuration, monitoring and best practices. At the same time, provide the latest updates on IO Resource Management. I appreciate the interaction of the audience who came forward with their experiences, problems and understand how IORM can resolve resource conflict issues. The hour long session was well received, which reminds me to remind all the session attendees – do fill in the session evaluation :)
After my stint as speaker, I took over the demo booth duty for Oracle Database 12c. Thanks to all those who passed by booth#54 and showed interest in understanding Oracle Database 12c, Multitenant, In-Memory. Glad we were able to help but sorry, our booth didn’t had freebies though!! We discussed some complex database deployments and tried to figure out better and easy solutions for those. On and off, I also visited partner booths and I truly appreciate their efforts in installing really nice structures and innovative ideas to attract more people.
One of the challenge which I could see and experience was planning the sessions to attend. Many concurrent sessions left the attendees in confusion as to which one to attend and which one to leave. But believe me, thats the beauty of this conference, you get things in extra size only. Just grab a cup of coffee and get set go.
Special mention to all those involved in coordinating and event administration. Thanks to IOUG for organizing the bring some great minds together. Hope to see you all next year as well. Thanks all