Aishwarya Kala

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Aishwarya Kala

Lead Database Consultant

Pythian

Biography

Aishwarya is an Oracle aficionado working with Pythian and has spent a significant part of the last decade working with, exploring and having fun with Oracle Databases and related technologies. She is a regular speaker across various Oracle User Group’s (AIOUG, Oracle GroundBreakers Tour, SOUG,HrOUG ) & a regular contributor to the Oracle Community via her blogs and posts. She’s an Oracle Ace Associate, always keen to learn, discuss and explore new technologies. She is a certified professional and an un-certified database sleuth.

Papers

Securing Communication with Oracle Databases

Event: Connect 2021
Stream: Architecture, Cloud Database & Technology

Are you still using scripts with hard coded passwords or config files that store them? Is the sqlplus connection to your database secure .. how do you figure out whether it is? This session will aim to help DBA's get answers to all the above questions, take advantage of the various oracle features, understand their usage, and leverage these tools to harden the security of the databases.? We will introduce wallets, certificates and secure connections, bust the mystery around their configuration & maintenance Look at various tips & tricks around managing them based on real-life use cases, including requirements form organizations to move to the more secure TLS v1.2.?

It’s trivial till you miss it… Things to be careful about when Migrating your Oracle Database

Event: Connect 2021
Stream: Architecture, Cloud Database & Technology

This paper would like to focus on many small, but not so trivial things that often go under the radar during Migration & Upgrade Projects, but later can potentially come back to haunt us. These can be changes in behavior of features (eg. RESOURCE ROLE or database jobs) between database versions, or changes in OS (e.g. the new tempfiles.d daemon with OEL7) that could impact the database operations. Some of the things on our checklist includes Database Credentials, scheduler or cron jobs, how to capture information about clients connecting to your database, performance considerations, database auditing , database links and various such Migration Best Practices. Accompanying our checklist would be, examples from real world migrations, and the various tools and automation that can help us with this task. These are some of the aspects of migrations and upgrade projects that are seldom given due importance & yet often are the yardstick that a truly successful migration is measured against.