AZORA Meeting May 25 – “Database Features You Should Be Using” with Paul Konves

Aetna’s Paul Konves shares best practices for Oracle performance and problem solving using
“Database Features You Should Be Using” – come learn from one of AZORA’s best!

When: Thursday May 25 – 12:30 PM to 3:30 PM

Where: Republic Services – 2nd Floor Training Rooms
14400 N 87th St (AZ101 & Raintree), Scottsdale, AZ
(free visitor parking lot north of building)

Database Features You Should be Using

Database administrators are often lost when textbook approaches fail on real world databases. Drawing inspiration from problem solving techniques in Oracle databases, we will walk through examples that illustrate how to come up with creative solutions and solve real world problems with commonly under-utilized Oracle features.

Practical problem solving on databases involves more than just implementing the latest database version or feature. Intuition, domain knowledge, and reasonable approximations can mean the difference between successful database management and a catastrophic failure. We’ll dive into some best practices I’ve extracted from solving real world problems by implementing and leveraging commonly under-utilized Oracle features.

Paul Konves is a database administrator at Aetna in Phoenix, Arizona and has 28 years of work experience as an Oracle DBA with an expertise in infrastructure architecture, capacity planning & performance tuning of large environments. He has worked in different technical positions as Oracle, DB2, and Netezza DBA, Oracle platform architect and configuration management technical leader in the U.S. Air Force and companies like Motorola before joining Aetna.