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  Vancouver Oracle Users Group Meeting Announcement

What’s Important to you When Deploying Oracle Databases?

You are cordially invited to join the BCOUG at our next Vancouver event, presented and sponsored by NetApp™!


Date: Wed Apr 6, 2016

Time: 6:00 to 9:00 pm 

Location: BC Liquor Distribution Branch, 3200 East Broadway, Vancouver, BC 


Light Dinner Included

Session 1

Speaker: Steve Schuettinger, Oracle Solution Architect, NetApp 

Topic: Oracle Application Integration

Abstract: Please join Steve Schuettinger, Oracle Solution Architect, in a discussion that focuses on what’s important to you when deploying Oracle databases. Suggested topics include performance, scalability, availability, manageability, root cause analysis and backup/recovery. These are suggested because we’d like to encourage you to bring your top-of-mind questions to the session. Nothing is off limits. The objective is to help you understand how NetApp solutions can help you meet your service level objectives without increasing risk.

NetApp has thousands of customers who have chosen to deploy their Oracle databases on NetApp. The value discussion points will be underscored with real world examples. You’ll also learn what NetApp and Oracle are engineering together with focus on you, the Oracle DBA. 

Session 2

Speaker: Tony Lee, System Engineer Manager, NetApp 

Topic: Technical Demonstration – Oracle on AFF

90% of all database performance issues can be traced to the storage tier. Reduce latency during peak loads, and boost Oracle Database performance where you need it most, by using NetApp All Flash FAS or EF-Series all-flash storage systems. 

• Decrease latency by up to 20x 

• Increase throughput by up to 4x 

• Increase your ROI and time to value by up to 50%

Watch a technical demonstration of Oracle running on NetApp All Flash FAS storage arrays.

About the Speakers 

Steven Schuettinger – Oracle Solution Architect, NetApp

Steven began his career working as an application developer for a US defense contractor using Oracle version 5. He soon became a DBA where he focused on performance and manageability. Steve was the first Oracle DBA at Sun Microsystems, in Silicon Valley, in 1992 and worked as their technical alliance manager with Oracle. He has been consulting with customers for many years while managing the technical aspects of the relationship between NetApp, where he has worked since 2005, and Oracle. During his career he has developed an interactive style of working with DBAs where he talks about the challenges they face and the unique solutions NetApp provides. All of these discussions are delivered in the language of the DBA, rather than the storage administrator. 

Tony Lee, System Engineer Manager Canada West, NetApp

Tony is a creative problem solver; and with 25 years of experience in the IT industry, he’s had ample opportunity to hone his skill. Tony started his career in the early days of the Internet and worked for several large outsourcers, including EDS and IBM Global Services, building and operating their network services (DNS, Email, Web, Firewall, etc.). In 2001, he joined Sun Microsystems and moved from an operational role to an architectural one. As a Sun Systems Engineer, Tony architected solutions to address some of Sun’s most challenging customer environments. For the last 8 years, Tony has been a Senior Storage Architect at NetApp where he’s continues to leverage his problem solving skills focusing on the ever-increasing challenges associated with data management.

Tony has a BSc in Computer Science from Simon Fraser University. 


Registration is free and required for security access. Please also note that light refreshments will be provided at the event.

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