|Jason Arneil||Jason has been in IT as a Database Administrator for some 14 years and works in the engineered systems team at e-DBA, Oracle UK Technology partner of the year. Jason has a range of Exadata experience across a broad range of industries, including finance, retail and online web transaction systems. Jason is an Oracle Ace and has presented many times at UKOUG, and blogs regularly on Exadata at: http://jarneil.wordpress.com.|| Exadata Migration: Lessons from Retail|
|Martin Bach||Martin is a Principal Consultant at Enkitec Europe and author. He specialised in the Oracle DBMS since 2001, with his main interests in high availability and disaster recovery solutions for mission critical 24x7 systems. Over the last years he spent more and more time discovering the benefits of virtualisation technologies for Oracle products, mainly by using VMWare ESX Server and Oracle VM/Xen-based virtualisation. As of December 2008 Martin is a proud member of the Oracle Certified Master community having successfully passed the exam for Database 10g Release 2. When not trying to get the best out of the Oracle database for his clients, or working on understanding its internals, Martin can be found presenting or attending Oracle user group meetings meetings, mainly in the UK. In the remaining spare time, Martin contributes to the Oracle Scene and DOAG news, the UK and German Oracle User Group publications as well as the iX magazine which is read by over 50 000 people in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Martin hopes to reach out to even more readers by co-authoring "Pro Oracle Database 11g RAC on Linux" together with Steve Shaw.|| Think Exa!|
|Doug Burns||Doug Burns is an independent consultant with over 20 years experience of working with Oracle databases in a range of industries and applications. As well as presenting regularly at User Group conferences, he has developed, taught, and edited performance-related courses for a number of different clients. He is a member of The Oak Table Network and an Oracle Ace Director and maintains a popular blog at oracledoug.com.|| Lessons Learned from a Cloudy Year|
|Luca Canali||Luca Canali is a Senior DBA for CERN in Geneva with 14 years of experience using Oracle products in the sectors of research, finance and telecoms. Since 2005 he has been working at the start-up and operations of the database services for physics at CERN. Luca has presented at Oracle User Groups conferences in the recent past on the topics of ASM internals, RAC, DB storage performance, Oracle compression, ACFS and Data life cycle management, Active Data Guard.|| A Tale of Two File Systems: Data Storage for Physics at CERN & Deep Dive Into Oracle ASM|
|Maria Colgan||Maria Colgan is a master product manager at Oracle Corporation and has been with the company since version 7.3 was released in 1996. Maria's core responsibility is the Oracle Database In-Memory Option. Based on Maria's extensive experience in Oracle's Server Technology Performance Group - where she conducted competitive customer benchmarks and tuning sessions - Maria creates material and lectures on the Oracle Database In-Memory Option and the best practices for incorporating it into Oracle environments. She is also a contributing author to the Oracle Optimizer blog http://blogs.oracle.com/optimizer and the new Oracle Database In-Memory blog http://blogs.oracle.com/In-Memory.|| Do I Still Need Exadata Now That I Have In-Memory?|
|Nicholas Collins||Nicholas Collins is a Principal Applications Systems Analyst at MD Anderson Cancer Center, where he serves as the chair over architecture for the Department of Clinical Analytics and Informatics. He has worked with Oracle technologies for over ten years and is a Master Level CDMP. In his current role, he has set strategy and shaped tactical methodologies for the implementation of the institution's Federated Integrated Reporting Environment (FIRE) Program. He has also recently been involved with many targeted healthcare modeling initiatives, vocabulary/terminology services deployments, and MDM projects. In a previous role as the lead architect for HR Information Management, he created "Everest," a virtualized PeopleSoft-based HR data warehouse and integration hub that has served MD Anderson's administrative reporting and analytics needs for many years.|| Customer Case Study: Using Oracle Exadata in Cancer Research|
|Andy Colvin||Andy Colvin has worked with Oracle for more than 10 years, and has been with Enkitec for 7 years. His experience includes Oracle database from version 7, and extensive time spent with Oracle RAC and Exadata, including teaching Enkitec’s course on Exadata administration. He is an Oracle Enterprise Linux Administrator Certified Associate who holds Oracle ACE status and has presented at Oracle OpenWorld, UKOUG, and at various other events. Andy's experiences with Oracle software and hardware are chronicled on his blog at http://blog.oracle-ninja.com|| First 5 Things To Do to Your Exadata After Installation|
|Jean-Pierre Dijcks||Jean-Pierre Dijcks is a Senior Principal Product Manager in Oracle’s Data Warehousing group focusing on Big Data. After earning a degree in industrial engineering from the University of Twente in the Netherlands, he joined Oracle Netherlands as a data warehouse consultant. In late 2000 he moved to Oracle product development as a Product Manager for Oracle Warehouse Builder. Since 2008 he has been a database product manager focusing on parallel computing, Hadoop and Big Data.|| Sneak Peek: Smart SQL Processing Across Hadoop and Exadata|
|Julian Dontcheff||Julian Dontcheff has more than 20 years of database experience. He is Oracle Certified Master and an Oracle ACE Director.
Julian Dontcheff is a regular speaker at Oracle OpenWorld and runs a database blog at juliandontcheff.wordpress.com
He holds a global position at Accenture as Head of Database Management. Julian is also Accenture's Exadata Lead for EALA (Europe, Middle East, Africa and Latin America).|| Lessons Learned from Several Exadata Implementations|
|Alex Fatkulin||Alex is a master of the full range of Oracle technologies. His high level of expertise has been essential in addressing some of the greatest challenges his customers meet.
Drawing on years of experience working with some of the world’s largest companies, Alex has been involved with virtually every aspect of Oracle databases, from data modeling to architecting high-availability solutions as well as resolving performance issues of extremely large production sites.|| Supercharging Exadata TEMP I/O Performance with ZFSSA and Infiniband|
|Timothy Fox||Tim Fox has been working with the Oracle database for over 20 years, starting with version 5 in 1989. Since joining Enkitec in 2005, Tim has worked with dozens of companies. His strong development background combined with his database skills make him a excellent resource for solving difficult performance related problems. In 2010, Tim became heavily involved with Oracle’s Exadata Database Machine and he has been involved in many Exadata implementations. He is the primary author of Enkitec's class on Exadata Performance Optimization.
Tim has also been a proponent of Oracle Application Express for many years and recently co-authored a book on APEX Pro Oracle Application Express 4. Tim is also a frequent speaker at regional and national Oracle conferences.|| Exadata vs. Teradata in the Healthcare Industry|
|Alex Gorbachev||Alex Gorbachev is the CTO at Pythian. Having significant background in relational databases, majority of his work today is around Big Data and Hadoop. Alex is the member of OakTable Network, Oracle ACE Director and Cloudera Champion of Big Data. You will often find him at Oracle and Big Data conferences, read his opinions on various web-sites and sometimes even on paper. || Hadoop vs. Oracle Database: Fight!|
|Frits Hoogland||As an IT professional specializing in Oracle database performance and internals, Frits Hoogland frequently presents Oracle technical presentations in the Netherlands, UK, Denmark, Slovenia and the United States. He actively contributes to the Oracle community, especially Oracle Forums. In 2009 he received an Oracle ACE award from the Oracle Technology Network and a year later became an Oracle ACE Director. In 2010 he joined the OakTable Network. In addition to developing his Oracle expertise, Frits works with MySQL, PostgreSQL and modern operating systems. Frits currently works as a Principal Consultant at Enkitec Europe in the Netherlands.|| Think Exa!|
|Klaas-Jan Jongsma||Klaas-jan has been working in IT since the early nineties. His career started out as an system & network administrator working with a range of operation systems such as AIX, Solaris, Cisco IOS and Windows. He began to focus more and more on Oracle RAC databases and the infrastructures surrounding it, besides working with MySQL and SQL Server databases. Klaas-Jan currently works for VX Company, an Oracle Exadata partner in the Netherlands, as a senior Oracle DBA specializing on Oracle Exadata, RAC databases and Enterprise Manger. || Zero downtime migrations using Golden Gate|
|Tom Kyte||Tom Kyte is a Senior Technical Architect in Oracle’s Server Technology Division. Before starting at Oracle, Kyte worked as a systems integrator building large-scale, heterogeneous databases and applications, mostly for military and government customers. Kyte spends a great deal of time working with the Oracle database and, more specifically, working with people who are working with the Oracle database. In addition, Kyte is the Tom behind the AskTom column in Oracle Magazine, answering people's questions about the Oracle database and its tools (http://asktom.oracle.com/). Kyte is also the author of Expert Oracle Database Architecture (Apress, 2005), Expert One on One Oracle(Wrox Press, 2001/Apress 2004), Beginning Oracle Programing (Wrox press, 2002/Apress 2004), and Effective Oracle by Design (Oracle Press, 2003). These are books about the general use of the database and how to develop successful Oracle applications.|| What Needs to Change|
|Roger MacNicol||Roger is a Consulting Engineer in Oracle Development. He is currently the lead development engineer for the server side table scan driver, query processing of HCC data, and query processing offloaded to SmartScan. Prior to that he was the Query Engine Architect for Sybase IQ and Chair of the TPC-H and TPC-D benchmarks.|| Exadata SmartScan Deep Dive|
|Tyler Muth||Tyler is the Chief Database Engineer for Oracle Public Sector, specializing in Exadata performance. His primary focus is leading customer Proof Of Value (POV) or benchmarks on the Exadata platform. Tyler was one of the early developers to join the Application Express development team in 2000, where he worked for over 5 years developing a database centric development tool. He has been a technical reviewer of several of Thomas Kyte's books, served as a contributing author on asktom.oracle.com, and has managed a production system in zero-gravity.|| High Throughput Computing on Exadata|
|Kerry Osborne||Kerry Osborne began working with the first public release of Oracle (version 2) in 1982. For the past several years, he has been focused on understanding Oracle internals and solving performance problems. He is an Oracle Ace Director and is a proud member of the OakTable network. He has also co-authored two books (Pro Oracle SQL and Expert Oracle Exadata).
|| My PX Goes to 11|
|Tanel Poder||Tanel Poder is one of the leading Oracle Database performance specialists in the world, having helped solve complex problems for customers in 25 countries on five continents. He works for Enkitec as a consultant and technology evangelist, focusing on advanced performance troubleshooting and tuning of Oracle database systems, including the Big Data Appliance and all flavors of Exadata since V1. Tanel is a co-author of the Expert Oracle Exadata book and the creator of the Advanced Exadata Performance master class.|| Exadata Internals - Part 1, Exadata Internals - Part 2, Exadata Internals - Part 3, Exadata Internals - Part 4, Using Hadoop for Oracle Data Warehouse Active Archiving|
|Eric Sammer||Eric Sammer is the CTO of ScalingData where he works on solving IT operations problems with big data. Most recently, Eric served as an Engineering Manager and tech lead at Cloudera, responsible for developer tools and partner integrations. Eric’s team worked with hundreds of partners to develop robust solutions and integrate them tightly with Cloudera’s Enterprise Data Hub. He was previously a Principal Solutions Architect, working with customers and strategic partners to support and integrate Hadoop clusters and related infrastructure. While working with some of Cloudera’s largest customers, Eric developed many of the best practices for developing large, distributed, data processing infrastructure.
Eric is a committer on the Apache Flume and MRUnit projects and the creator of the Kite open source project. Prior to Cloudera, Eric served as a Senior Engineer and Architect at several large scale data driven organizations including Experian and Conductor. Eric is the author of Hadoop Operations published by O’Reilly Media. He speaks frequently on technology and techniques for large scale data processing, integration, and system management.|| Hadoop Data Management and Storage Deep Dive|
|Akshay Shah||Akshay is a Principal Engineer in Oracle database development. Akshay joined Oracle in 2007 and has over 7 years experience working on the database I/O stack. He is primarily responsible for Exadata I/O Resource Manager and Oracle Direct NFS client. Akshay holds a M.S. in Information Networking from Carnegie Mellon.|| Exadata Resource Manager Deep Dive|
|Marty Stogsdill||Marty Stogsdill works as an Architect for DFS’s Database Architecture & Engineered Systems team. Before joining DFS, Marty worked for Oracle where he was certified as an Oracle Enterprise Architect (OEA), worked with many engineered system customers, and progressed from Senior Sales Consultant to Principal Sales Consultant to Oracle Architect. Marty has also worked for IBM Global Services and EDS/HP Enterprise Services.|| Customer Case Study: OLTP Consolidation on Exadata at DFS|
|Eric Timberlake||Eric Timberlake is a lead DBA for Availity/Realmed Corporation and has worked with Oracle technologies since version 6. Having worked with Exadata since 2010 in a smaller company, he has worked with nearly every aspect of it’s management, from installation, patching, monitoring, expanding, tweaking and tuning, working to get every bit of storage and performance possible. As a developer turned DBA, he has developed software and techniques to take advantage of Exa’s impressive compression capabilities. Eric is active as a presenter and participant in the Indiana Oracle Users Group in Indianapolis.|| Why ILM is More Important on Exadata - Using OLTP, Query High & Archive High Compressions|
|Kodi Umamageswaran||Kothanda (Kodi) Umamageswaran is a Vice President at Oracle Corporation. He joined Oracle in 1997 and has over 15 years of system software expertise, technology leadership . Kodi began his career developing clustering solutions for IBM SP at Oracle before moving on to infrastructure and systems for the Oracle database. Now his core responsibilities are the development of the mission-critical capabilities for Exadata, including the high availability, performance, manageability, and enabling high speed deployments.|| The Untold Story of a Startup within Oracle|
|Chris Wones||Chris Wones is a Director of Data Architecture at dunnhumbyUSA where he has been leading ETL and database design since 2006. Chris started his Oracle journey in 1992 by converting character dates to the brand new Oracle DATE format and has been working with the database ever since. Most recently, he lead dunnhumby in the evaluation of leading database technology vendors, ultimately choosing Exadata, and implementing and Aggregation Data Service on the Exadata platform.|| My PX Goes to 11|