UK Oracle User Group


UKOUG Systems SIG - 08.03.16

8 April 2016

Last month saw the first ever UKOUG Systems SIG take place in Moorgate, London. If you missed this fantastic day, her's what happened!

Kicking off the day was Dr Clive King with his introductory session into this year’s hot product the SPARC M7. Taking a look at how “memory blocks are monitored in real time in order to identify illegal attempts at memory access, diagnose their cause and take appropriate action” he provided delegates with hints and tips to take advantage of the security features available in the new chip.

Breaking up the SPARC talks of the day were presenters James Anthony from Red Stack Tech with his session “Oracle ZFS - Deeper Dive” which provided delegates with insights into the optimisations that make the ZFS Storage Appliance so powerful, as well as discussing how settings and configurations can be used to effect different workloads. This was followed by a talk on DTrace by Thomas Nau from Ulm University. “The DTrace utility is a highly customisable tool that gives powerful insight into internal operations of a running system” (source) – in this case, Solaris. Tom’s detailed presentation started with a brief overview of DTrace before moving on to look into how easy it is to access the kernel using your own scripts.

With the SPARC m7 becoming recurring theme at the event, Oracle’s Ken & Kristian kicked off the afternoon by going through the new chip giving delegates a deep dive into all the new features surrounding; Security in Silicon, SQL in Silicon and the Software in Silicon Developer Program.

With drinks and networking concluding the day, delegates mingled and shared exeriences discussing the topics presented in the sessions.

If you would like to attend a UKOUG event why not resgiter yourself for the UKOUG Systems Event 2016.

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