Oracle Database Performance & Licensing Dynamics in a Virtualized Environment

Webinar Replay and Expert White Paper Available Now!

The benefits of virtualization are well known— less hardware costs, simplification of development and test configurations, and faster deployment, just to name a few.

But when it comes to virtualizing the IT infrastructure, the database is often the final hold out. Why? The answer is not as simple as some would have us believe…

Watch the replay and read the white paper and you’ll learn:

  • How to deliver optimized database performance and availability at the lowest possible cost
  • Best practices when evaluating and implementing VMware vSphere or Oracle VM
  • What the manuals, whitepapers, and salespeople aren’t telling you
  • Oracle licensing dynamics and deltas within and across virtualization vendors
  • How to prevent common performance issues like SCSI queue saturation.

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You will also receive our best practices resource guide: Maximizing Oracle Database Performance in a Virtualized Environment by Dave Welch and Scott Walz.

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About Our Expert Panel:

Dave Welch

Dave Welch
Founding Partner and CTO
House of Brick Technologies

Dave Welch is a founding partner, CTO and Chief Evangelist of House of Brick Technologies. Dave is an Oracle Certified DBA, a former Oracle University RAC instructor, and a VMware Certified Professional. He started with Oracle technology as the lead production DBA at Intermountain Health Care in 1994 dealing with Oracle Parallel Server (RAC’s predecessor). Dave specializes in Oracle enterprise license assessment, enterprise server assessment, Business Continuity options, performance, scalability, and system architecture. Dave has been involved in the reduction and/or reallocation of millions of dollars of CAPEX/OPEX.

Kyle Hailey

Kyle Hailey
Program Manager, Database Performance and Optimization Products
Embarcadero Technologies

Kyle Hailey has been in the industry for a decade and a half and working with Oracle for over 13 years, having spent time in support, porting, benchmarking, and kernel development at Oracle. After creating tools to improve high-end performance monitoring such as direct SGA attach and interactive graphic displays of performance data, he recently redesigned the Oracle Enterprise Manager 10g performance pages to be graphically oriented and wait-interface centric. He now works at Embarcadero on their suite of performance tuning and monitoring tools. He is a member of the Oak Table and co-author of Oracle insights: Tales of the Oak Table. He is also a regular speaker at Hotsos, NoCOUG, RMOUG, NYOUG, Oracle World and Dbforum and he teaches classes around the world on Oracle performance tuning.

Scott Walz

Scott Walz
Senior Director of Product Management, Database Products
Embarcadero Technologies

Scott Walz has more than 15 years of experience in database development and administration and currently serves as the senior director of product management for Embarcadero Technologies. In this position, Scott oversees the direction of the company's database product family, while focusing on database development and administration products. Prior to joining Embarcadero eight years ago, Scott served as a development lead for Louisville Gas & Electric. He holds a bachelor's degree in computer information systems from Western Kentucky University.