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Big Data, Analytics and Databases of the Future; Protecting your Databases

16 April, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm AEST

Guy Harrison

Presentation 1: Big Data, Analytics and Databases of the Future

Over the past ten years the data revolution has been accompanied by a revolution in database systems. The one size fits all RDBMS has given way to a plethora of diverse data management technologies. This talk will survey these new database technologies, consider their utility in leveraging existing data assets and speculate on how these will evolve to meet tomorrows data needs. We conclude with a review of how these trends influence Oracle’s data management platform.

Guy Harrison is a software professional with more than 20 year’s experience in database design, development, administration, and optimization. He is the author of Next Generation Databases, Oracle Performance Survival Guide and MySQL Stored Procedure Programming as well as well as other books, articles and presentations on database technology. He writes a monthly column for Database Trends and Applications and is an Oracle ACE alumni and a MongoDB certified DBA.


Presentation 2: Protecting your modern databases efficiently whilst keeping your business safe

As companies look to transform their business, they turn to Digital Transformation initiatives as a way to gain competitive edge. This typically involves using technology to improve the value proposition of its products and services by finding new ways to collaborate, communicate, and empower its customers, suppliers, and partners. From a technology perspective, this usually boils down to developing and using modern applications, adopting agile coding practices, effectively using analytics, and of course data, lots of data. The reality is without data it becomes impossible for an organization to transform itself.

This session will focus on how to protect the data that sits in modern, next generation databases which underpin these digital transformation initiatives. And given that the amount of data is usually very large, being able to protect these databases in the most efficient and cost effective way becomes paramount. In addition, the more “digital” an organization becomes then the more prone to cyber security attacks it becomes. Therefore this session will also touch upon how security can be maximized to protect against some of the latest generation cyber attacks.

Nick Psomas is responsible for leading the Data Protection Systems Engineering team across Australia and New Zealand for Dell EMC. Nick is focused on ensuring the team works hand in hand with customers to align technology solutions that deliver business outcomes and high value, relevant, and credible customer engagements. Nick also provides technology leadership to a number of Dell EMC’s major customer organisations ensuring they are at the forefront of technology strategy and change, and is a regular presenter at industry events. Nick has over 30 years experience in IT, having held various Technology, Engineering, and Management roles across IT organizations within Australia.


16 April, 2019
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm AEST
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