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TechSelect 2015

TechSelect 2015

A Key Diary Date for Professionals working with SAP's Database & Technology Solutions

TECHSELECT 2015 BROCHURE

Now in its 24th year, TechSelect 2015 is your chance to hear about the innovative new features and enhancements in SAP ASE, get the latest product roadmaps, learn great tips and techniques from world class engineers, meet key SAP partners in the exhibition hall and engage with SAP support staff to understand services and offerings for Database & Technology customers.

There will be dedicated tracks covering SAP HANA, SAP ASE, SAP Replication Server and SAP IQ.

The event is created and run by the UKSUG in response to the needs of engineers and technologists who are working with SAP's technology and platforms to build the next generation of enterprise applications and solutions.  The user group team work closely with key SAP staff to secure the best speakers and presentation material.  Generous sponsorship from SAP enables this event to happen. 

Registrations are now being taken.

If you are a partner and would like to discuss ways in which you can become involved with this event check out the partner page or contact the UKSUG office

 

Event Sessions

Keynote Address - IT in 2020 - Key Trends in Data Management

Presenter:
Rudi Leibbrandt, Senior Director, Global Database GTM, SAP Platform Solutions

Data Management as a technology area is no stranger to change.  In fact, the combination of hardware advances, new software approaches, business models, and the realization that data is a key business asset has ramped up the velocity of change to unprecedented levels.  This keynote will explore how these trends are influencing customers and vendors alike in order to solve problems businesses have never been able to solve before.

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TechSelect 2015 - Best Practices in Securing ASE, A Layered Approach

Presenter:
Tony Antonello, VP, Global Centre of Excellence

While not a new topic, it seems that recently there is more focus than ever on securing critical data and databases.  However, effective data security requires a combination of capabilities from many layers of a technology stack.  This session will introduce the layers of the security “onion” and provide insight into the best practices for implementing them to secure ASE systems.

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Technical Overview of ASE 16 SP02

Presenter:
Ashok Swaminathan & Jeff Tallman, Product Expert, ASE Product Mgmt.

ASE 16 SP02 is a feature-packed release, with significant enhancements in the area of in-memory technology for performance and scalability, workload capture & replay for simplified testing at production volumes, automated HA/DR, and integration with HANA. This session will cover the key features in the ASE 16 SP02 release and how customers can leverage this functionality.

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SAP ONE Support Launchpad

Presenter:
John Bowley, Senior Director Product Support Operations

The newly redesigned place for all your support interactions.  Based on the philosophies of "Know Me", "Guide Me", "Help Me".

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TechSelect 2015 - SAP ASE Roadmap & Future Technology Directions

Presenter:
Ashok Swaminathan, Sr Director, ASE Product Mgmt.

There are some significant business and technical drivers influencing the ASE Roadmap. The ASE team has been working on some exciting new technologies and features including xOLTP, Columnar Integration, HADR, Cluster Edition, Workload Capture, etc. This session will provide a preview of some of the key features in the upcoming ASE releases. Additionally, it will cover the ASE roadmap and highlight the future directions for the product.

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TechSelect 2015 - The Undocumented and Lesser-known Monitoring Capabilities in ASE 15.7 and 16.0

Presenter:
Edward Stangler, Chief Architect, Bradmark

In this session, attendees will find out how to review data cache partition spin locks in ASE 16 and 15.7.  Get a quick tour of many new transaction logging metrics introduced after 15.7 GA.  Delve into secrets of CPU accounting in threaded kernel mode.  All of this and more will be covered in this exposition of some of SAP ASE’s undocumented and lesser-known corners, focusing mainly on specialty topics.

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TechSelect 2015 - ASE’s Workload Analyzer – Test & Optimize Production Workloads & Volumes

Presenter:
Jeff Tallman, Product Expert, ASE Product Mgmt.

ASE 16.0 SP02 provides “Workload Analyzer” option to capture, replay, and analyse a production workload on a test system.  With this, you can use your own real-life production workload to determine the optimal configuration for your database as well as test new ASE releases to better improve performance and availability service levels.  This session will explore how to set up and use this new capability.

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TechSelect 2015 - SAP’s Big Data Strategy with SAP IQ

Presenter:
Neil Whitehead, Director, Global Centre of Excellence

This session will span more than just SAP IQ.  In today’s world Big Data is becoming more prevalent.  What is it?  What does it mean to existing infrastructures like SAP IQ?  How can we expand the use of SAP IQ beyond its current roles and integrate into a much broader sweeping corporate Big Data Strategy.  This session will cover all these topics as well as more of the technical details and lessons learned from some of our largest benchmarks and proofs of concept.

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TechSelect 2015 - SAP IQ Troubleshooting

Presenter:
Remi Astier - Principal Technology Consultant

This session will provide detailed troubleshooting information :

  • IQ diagnostics log files
  • IQ Resource  issues
  • IQ Operational issues
  • IQ Forced Recovery
  • IQ Multiplex
  • Performance
  • RLV
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TechSelect 2015 - IQ Best Practices for DBAs & Developers

Presenter:
Dan Marina, Principal Technology Consultant

This session will cover the details of implement SAP IQ in various environments.  It will touch on topics centered around building and maintaining the system as well as cover concepts more centered around developers and those responsible for developing and deploying applications on SAP IQ

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TechSelect 2015 - IQ Performance & Tuning

Presenter:
Dan Marina, Principal Technology Consultant

IQ has almost as many tuneable parameters as ASE, but just because something is tuneable does not mean we should tune it. Which ones help, when, and why? How do we know if we have the right indexes on the right colums? Should you be setting the IQ UNIQUE column property, to which values, and why? This presentation will equip you with what you need to know to get your IQ environment as fast as it can be.

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TechSelect 2015 - Rep Server Roadmap & Technology Directions

Presenter:
Jeff Tallman, product Expert, ASE Product Mgmt.

SAP Replication Server is a sophisticated transactional data movement technology targeting environments that have demanding requirements such as guaranteed data delivery, real-time business intelligence and zero operational downtime, without geographical limitations.  This session will introduce the current product’s capabilities as well as provide the product and technology roadmap for Replication Server to be delivered in the coming years.

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TechSelect 2015 - Rep Server Troubleshooting & Tuning

Presenter:
Javier Cuerva, Product Expert, Global CoE

SAP Replication Server is a very powerful tool with a broad set of use cases for which it was designed.  Unfortunately, with its power comes complexity which can be daunting at times.  This session provides a lot of the practical tips for troubleshoot and tune this powerful data movement technology.

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TechSelect 2015 - Replication from ASE to HANA and Hadoop

Presenter:
Javier Cuerva, product Expert, global CoE

Today, we find a lot of Sybase customers exploring SAP HANA in various reporting and analytic use cases which often require data be kept tightly synchronized.  This session will provide you with the detailed technical steps required to support real-time data replication from ASE into HANA using Replication Server

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TechSelect 2015 - Combining Enterprise and Hadoop data with SAP HANA Vora

Presenter:
Javier Cuerva, Product Expert, Global CoE

SAP HANA Vora is a new in-memory query engine which leverages and extends the Apache Spark execution framework to provide enriched interactive analytics on Hadoop data and integration to enterprise systems.  In this talk, I will cover the SAP Hadoop Journey, the vision of SAP HANA Vora, and the Technical details on how Spark, HANA, and in the Vora in-memory engine work together.

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TechSelect 2015 - SAP Welcome

Presenter:
Steve Wainwright, UK Managing Director, Database & Technology, SAP Platform Solutions Group

Opening welcome from SAP.

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Date: 
3rd November 2015
Time: 
All Day
Where: 

The Waldorf Hilton Hotel
Aldwych, London

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