Virtual Winter 2021

Date: Thursday Feb 25, 2021

Time: 9:00am-12:00pm

Location: Virtual Event

Map Link and Directions: Virtual Event

Parking: Virtual event

TCOUG Check In: None (Please register)

Wifi : N/A

Oracle Cloud Infrastructure

What is OCI (Oracle Cloud Infrastructure)

Overview of Oracle Cloud Models, IAAS, PAAS, SAAS, MAA Design Patterns, Cloud Services and interacting with OCI

Kevin Beard (Sales Director) and Eddie Ambler (Deputy CTO) - BIAS corporation an Oracle Certified Partner

Oracle Database on Oracle Cloud and Public Cloud - Options and comparisons

Biju Thomas (Sr. Director) - Global Oracle Practice - DataIntensity

Workshop Sponsors


09:00AM CST Opening note by TCOUG President, Suresh Sikharam

09:05AM CST Message from our Sponsor - Collier IT

09:10AM CST What is Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI)

by Kevin Beard - Sales Director (BIAS Corp.) & Eddie Ambler - Deputy CTO (BIAS Corp.)

  • IaaS (Compute / Network / Storage)

  • PaaS (ExaCC / ExaCS / DBaaS, OAC / OMC, IDCS

  • SaaS

Oracle Cloud Models Overview

  • Cloud@Customer, Public Cloud, Hybrid Cloud, Multi-Cloud

Overview of MAA Design Patterns for the Cloud

  • Bronze / Silver / Gold / Platinum

Discuss ways to acquire Oracle Cloud Services

  • Universal Cloud Credits

  • Bring Your Own License versus License Included

How to Interact with OCI

  • Developer Cloud Service Features Overview

  • Bandwidth & Access Capabilities (Fast Connect/ VPN)

09:55AM CST Breakout Session

10:10AM CST Oracle Database options on Oracle Cloud and the Public Cloud – Options and Comparisons by Biju Thomas

  • Enterprises are adopting cloud at a faster rate, and Oracle workloads are no exception. When it comes to database, OCI has several options – why? Is Oracle Cloud (OCI) the best cloud to run Oracle workloads? What are my options for Azure, AWS, and GCP? What are the DBaaS options available? Should I consider the Autonomous database at all? Can Exadata workloads migrate to the cloud? How about RAC in the cloud? There are a lot of questions regarding the Oracle database workload in the cloud. Let’s discuss the options available in each cloud.

  • Amazon RDS Oracle Database service and Oracle Autonomous Database are DBaaS. Understand both services’ features and contrasts – not an attempt to show one is better than the other. Both have their use cases and advantages. Having a deep understanding of the capabilities and limitations will help you understand your application’s best and suitable service.

10:55 AM CST Breakout Session

11:10 AM CST CONTINUED - Oracle Database on Oracle ... – Options and Comparisons by Biju Thomas

11:55 PM CST Closing note by the TCOUG President, Suresh Sikharam

About the Speakers

Kevin Beard - BIAS Corp. (Oracle Certified Partner)

Kevin Beard joined BIAS as a Sales Director in March of 2020. Prior to joining BIAS, Kevin worked as an Oracle Technology Account Manager in Austin, TX, where he was responsible for business development and delivery of sales for Oracle's core technology database products. In 2014, Kevin left Oracle to advance his career by expanding his sales capabilities into professional services and engineered systems as a Sales Director with an Oracle platinum partner based in Dallas, TX. He has worked as an Oracle-centric partner ever since. In his free time, Kevin enjoys focusing on an active and healthy lifestyle with hobbies such as weight training, yoga, and​​ mountain biking. ​Kevin is a native Texan living in St Petersburg, Florida since 2016. He is returning to his former home of Austin, TX in March to continue serving customers in his current role with BIAS.

Eddie Ambler - BIAS Corp. (Oracle Certified Partner)

Eddie is the son of a distinguished Army Veteran who grew up in a small town named Colon in the country of Panama. He has been living in Atlanta, GA since 1998 providing IT consulting services across the US. He joined BIAS in June of 2018 to take on a new successful journey in his career as a Territory Account Executive. In July of 2020, Eddie accepted the Role of Deputy CTO at BIAS which allows him to share innovative ways to apply technology to solve business problems and help organizations to achieve financial and operational efficiencies. Eddie loves to tackle tough problems, and to educate others on the art of the possible. He believes that through education we can improve the lives of others and the wellbeing of the country.

Prior to joining BIAS, Eddie worked as an Oracle Master Solutions Architect in Atlanta, GA where he was responsible for assisting in business development, and enterprise architecture development covering Oracle Engineered systems, Oracle's core database products, and Oracle Cloud technologies. He was part of Oracle’s Elite Engineering Exchange team which was responsible for bridging the gap in the information feedback loop between customers and product development.

Eddie’s career has exposed him to many viewpoints, which are crucial for developing Enterprise solutions and being able to lead companies through technology transformation initiatives. He has worked as an Apps Developer, Apps DBA, Data Warehouse developer/DBA, Data Architect, Technical Project manager, Performance Engineer, and various management roles covering development teams and operations teams. Eddie has been part of teams tasked with transforming and modernizing many technology stacks over the years: he has worked on Data Center Modernization, Application Rationalization, Cloud Adoption, and Digital Transformation initiatives.

In his free time, Eddie likes to focus on catching up on trends in the financial markets and spending quality family time with his wife and 3 girls.

Eddie loves activities such as swimming, whitewater rafting, and bike riding.

Brian Bream - CEO Collier IT

  • Brian is the Chief Executive Officer at Collier IT and an Oracle ACE Director for Systems Technologies He has over 37 years in the Information Technology field starting in the US Navy in 1981. Although proficient in many technologies his passion has been in the Operating Environment, Engineered Systems, Data Center grade servers, Big Data/Hadoop, and storage. He has been teaching for Sun Microsystems / Oracle since 2000. Brian actively writes a blog and provides formal presentations on various Oracle and related technology topics.

  • You can follow Brian on Twitter @Snatchbrain

Suresh Sikharam - President TCOUG

President, TCOUG

  • I have over 20 years of experience in Developing, Architecting, performance tuning Oracle and SQL applications.

  • Managed people and lead technical teams in both software development and CI/CD space using Puppet.

  • Designed, developed and extended data models both in OLTP and OLAP environments.