|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.|| Keynote|
|Karl Arao||Karl Arao is an OCP-DBA, RHCE, Oracle ACE, and a proud member of the OakTable Network. He works for Enkitec as a Senior Technical Consultant where he currently spends most of his time exploring on Exadata capacity planning and performance. Prior to that, Karl went to work for SQL*Wizard as a Solutions Architect and an R&D guy where he had his five years of solid DBA experience. He shares his experiences, adventures, and discoveries in his blog (karlarao.wordpress.com), he tweets at @karlarao, and owns a Wiki site (karlarao.tiddlyspot.com) where he shares his quick guides and documentations on technologies. He presents at local Oracle Events and DBA round tables, and has also presented at Oracle Open World Unconference, Oracle Closed World, OakTable World, Enkitec Extreme Exadata Expo, Virtathon, RMOUG, and Hotsos. In his spare time, he loves to mine the ASH and AWR and do adventure sports like underwater hockey, mountaineering, and mountain biking.|| Performance data visualization with Oracle R and Tableau|
|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.|| Managing Exadata and the Human Factor|
|Stewart Bryson||Stewart Bryson, a recipient of the Oracle ACE Award, is Managing Director for Rittman Mead America, and since 1996 has been designing, building and supporting complex database systems and data warehouses. Stewart has an expert-level understanding of the Oracle Database and BI stacks, and is experienced leading a project from initial scope to ﬁnal delivery. Based in Atlanta, GA, Stewart has delivered projects of varying sizes across multiple verticals, including logistics, supply chain, hospitality, municipal government, retail and clickstream. Stewart is a recognized writer and speaker in the Oracle community, and has presented at major conferences in the US, the UK, and Australia, including Oracle Open World, ODTUG Kscope, IOUG Collaborate, RMOUG Training Days, and UKOUG Conference and Exhibition.|| Oracle Exalytics - Tips and Experiences from the Field|
|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 responsibilities are the Oracle Optimizer, statistics, and SQL Tuning. 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 Optimizer and the statistics that feed it. She is also a contributing author to the Oracle Optimizer blog http://blogs.oracle.com/optimizer.|| Explaining the Exadata Explain Plan|
|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|| Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Exadata Patching|
|Doug Cutting||Doug is the creator of numerous successful open source projects, including Lucene, Nutch and Hadoop. Doug joined Cloudera in 2009 from Yahoo! where he was a key member of the team that built and deployed a production Hadoop storage and analysis cluster for mission-critical business analytics. Doug holds a Bachelor’s degree from Stanford University and sits on the Board of the Apache Software Foundation. Doug is currently the chairman of the Apache Software Foundation.
|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.|| DBFS performance|
|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.|| Real World Parallelism on Exadata|
|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 at VX Company in the Netherlands. || Multi-block I/O Talk|
|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. || Infiniband for Oracle DBA's|
|Sue Lee||Sue Lee is a Director of Development in the Oracle RDBMS division. She is responsible for the Oracle Resource Manager, which provides workload management for mixed workloads, database consolidation, and server consolidation for the Oracle database and Exadata storage. Sue holds a B.S. and M.S. in Computer Science from MIT. || Resource Management|
|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|
|Dan McClary||Dan McClary currently serves as Principal Product Manager for Big Data and Hadoop at Oracle. Prior to joining Oracle he served as Director of Business Intelligence at Red Robot Labs in Palo Alto, CA. He previously was as a Visiting Scholar at Northwestern University and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute where his research in Complex Systems focused on applying Hadoop to large scale graph problems. Dr. McClary received his PhD in Computer Science from Arizona State University, where his work centered on adaptive optimization of mobile and ad hoc networks. He holds an M.S. in Computer Science from Arizona State focused on hard real-time schedulability in distributed systems and was founder of imgSurf, a biometrics and electronic medical record company.|| The Future of Big Data in the Enterprise (A Model for Maximizing Value and ROI)|
|Karen Morton||For more than 25 years, Karen has worked in information technology starting out as a mainframe programmer, developer, DBA, data architect, author, researcher, educator and consultant. Having used Oracle since the early ’90s, she began teaching others how to use Oracle over a decade ago. Today she is focused primarily on Oracle performance optimization, particularly in the areas of SQL tuning and understanding the Oracle optimizer.
Karen's years of experience have meshed well into optimizing applications running on the Exadata platform. Her deep knowledge of how SQL works and how Exadata features require a change in approach to many optimization efforts allows her to understand what to do and when to do it regardless of whether the environment is Exadata or non-Exadata.|| The Optimizer, Exadata, and SQL Tuning|
|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 Tom Kyte's books, served as a contributing author on asktom.oracle.com, and has managed a product system in zero-gravity.
|| Bloom Filters on Exadata, Performance data visualization with Oracle R and Tableau|
|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).
|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.|| Hadoop Internals for Oracle DBAs, Real World Parallelism on Exadata|
|Mark Rittman||Mark Rittman is an Oracle ACE Director, and co-founder and Technical Director for Rittman Mead, a specialist Oracle BI, DW and Analytics Gold Partner with offices in the UK, USA, India and Australia. Rittman Mead were the first UK Oracle Partner to purchase an Oracle Exalytics server, and Mark has presented on Exalyics and the wider Oracle BI platform at events such as the UKOUG Conference and SIGs, Oracle Openworld, ODTUG KScope and others. Mark is also the author of the Oracle Press book "Oracle Business Intelligence Developers Guide", and writes for the Rittman Mead blog at http://www.rittmanmead.com/blog.|| Oracle Exalytics - Tips and Experiences from the Field|
|Ferhat Sengonul||In 1999, Ferhat started his career as a DBA. He's done work on nearly all commercial Databases ranging from hierarchical to relational, but feels he has found the one that he can commit to at last -- Exadata! Ferhat worked in the financial sector for 11 years and has experience on both OLTP and Data Warehouse systems. He has been working in one of the most recognized companies in Turkey, TURKCELL, for three years.He is now leading a team of 12 DBA’s responsible for both OLTP and DWH. Ferhat enjoys working on new technologies and apply them to real world problems.|| Exadata ecosystem in TURKCELL|
|Gwen Shapira||Gwen Shapira is a Solutions Architect at Cloudera and leader of IOUG Big Data SIG. Gwen Shapira studied computer science, statistics and operations research at the University of Tel Aviv, and then went on to spend the next 15 years in different technical positions in the IT industry. She specializes in scalable and resilient solutions such as Exadata and Hadoop, and helps her customers build high-performance large-scale data architectures. Gwen Shapira is a frequent presenter at Oracle conferences and blogs at http://prodlife.wordpress.com.|| Is Hadoop for You?|
|Hank Tullis||Experienced IT professional and executive with nearly 30 years of experience in consulting, delivery and operations environments. Respected as an effective communicator supporting pre-sales, marketing and delivery efforts within the Oracle and database community. Leveraging more than 15 years of consulting management and coordination, successfully implemented and managed a multi-practice consulting time am supporting an Oracle Platinum Partner.
Providing nearly 30 years of delivery experiences in systems architecture and engineering with a focus in database design, performance and reliability. This experience includes a patented database design, development and implementation of a back office commodities exchange system. Other accomplishments include hardware, software and application design, development, implementation and support of systems supporting a large variety of industries within the public and private sector.
Over the past 3 years, the experience focus includes deployments of Oracle Exadata, Oracle Exalogic and Oracle GoldenGate technologies. Additional emphasis includes Oracle virtualization as well as BigData technologies surrounding Cloudera technologies such as Hadoop and HBase.|| The Myths of Exadata: The Most Common Mistakes made by Beginners|