Rundown of the last 1 odd years….

I had just started and after two entries disappeared?  hmmm..  yes apologize for staying away…

Lets do a rundown of the last 1 odd years..

1.  ASM book launch was good, the book is doing good in the  market its interesting to see how well ASM is being adopted in the Oracle space. Is time to update this book for the next release?   with 11gR2 released maybe something to consider.. need to get in touch with the other authors.  maybe soon..

2.  Did do several presentations at the OOW 2008:
1. Looking under the hood at the  Oracle clusterware (2). Understanding Oracle RAC   (3). Tools and utilities available on metalink . All presentations where well attended, several good questions and while sharing we also learn.  Will I be a the OOW09?  ;OOW is a great place to meet up with several of the Oracle users from all over the world.  Unlike the earlier open world shows, OOW  has become more technical in the recent years and there is a lot we learn from some the excellent topics presented in the RAC space.  Its the lack of time or session conflicts that prevent many of us from attending all of them.

3. RAC SIG..
The RAC SIG had opened elections for its officer positions.  As mentioned before, I wanted a smaller role, besides I could not stay away from not working with user groups. Stood for the ‘International Chair’ position and was elected.  This is a great role, because it allows me to helping take the RAC SIG to the next level.  We are encouraging starting smaller SIGS in the various regions of the world.  Actually China, Singapore and India have adopted this already, with several meetings already scheduled and organized we hope other regions will also do the same..

4. AIOUG
Great start, and 2008 was a great year. we had two technology nights at Bangalore and Hyderabad.  Great start, great interest from Oracle users in India.  In 2009 we have already done our first quarterly meeting in Mumbai, instead of a technight we organized a techday.  We wanted to try this based on the feedback received from the other two tech events.
We just completed our next major event ‘3 day Oracle user conference Sangam’09.  With Tom Kyte being the key speaker for the event, we also had other speakers from inside and outside Oracle.  More about it in a separate blog.

Sangam09 just completed, OOW just around the corner. . lot to write and share.. not to mention more technical content also on RAC and ASM

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About Murali Vallath
Murali Vallath has over 20 years of experience designing and developing databases. He provides independent Oracle consulting services focusing on designing and performance tuning of Oracle databases through Summersky Enterprises (www.summersky.biz). Vallath has successfully completed over 100 successful small, medium and terabyte sized RAC implementations (Oracle 9i, Oracle 10g & Oracle 11gR2 ) for reputed corporate firms. Vallath is a regular speaker at industry conferences and user groups, including the Oracle Open World, UKOUG and IOUG on RAC and Oracle RDBMS performance tuning topics. Vallath's Publications: Author: 1. ‘Oracle Real Application Clusters’ Publisher: Digital Press 2. ‘Oracle 10g RAC, Grid, Services & Clustering’ Publisher: Digital Press. Co-Author 3. 'Automatic Storage Management Publisher: Oracle Press'

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