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Sybase to Present at Virtualization Conference & Expo
Senior Director & Architect Peter Thawley will be giving a breakout session on Virtualizing Resources in Production DB Systems
Jan. 13, 2009 06:32 PM
Peter Thawley, Senior Director & Architect at Sybase, will be presenting at SYS-CON's 5th International Virtualization Conference & Expo in New York City this coming March 30-April 1. Thawley, a member of Sybase’s CTO Group where he brings over 22 years of experience in software architecture & engineering, will be covering technical details behind the virtualization techniques utilized in large Enterprise database systems which go beyond what is available through today's virtual machine technologies.
"To date, many Wall Street firms have achieved successful results implementing traditional virtualization in several areas," Thawley notes. "Virtualization of servers in development and QA seem to be a well accepted deployment pattern within most firms. However, when asked about the use of virtualization in production environments, the results are less clear."
"Stateless types of server processing typically found on web servers and some application servers make traditional 'virtual machine' approaches a viable solution in many firms. However with database servers where stateless processing is not common, there appears to be limited acceptance of traditional virtualization with the exception of small systems."
According to Thawley, this is due to the fact that large multi-user database systems are much more complex and require "application context" in order to effectively virtualize resources while still ensuring business SLAs are maintained.
The focus areas of his session, feistily titled "'Virtualizing Resources in Production Database Systems - It Takes More Than Hardware and a VM to Exceed SLAs!," will include techniques for optimizing database cache memory through dynamic memory and object binding as well as managing application workloads through CPU/core and cluster node affinity. Learn how today's enterprises are using and benefiting from Virtualized Resource Management technologies in both single node database servers as well as multi-node database clusters to deliver virtualization's promises to complex production Enterprise database systems .
Speaker Bio: Peter Thawley is a Senior Director and Architect in Sybase’s CTO Group where he brings over 22 years of experience in software architecture & engineering, product management, and worldwide product & technology sales & services spanning both systems software products and business applications to Sybase. Over the years, his kernel-level understanding of the data management & integration technologies as well as an innate understanding of their impact on application architecture and operations, combined with his willingness to openly steer customers around the pitfalls of product limitations, made his a household name with Sybase customers and earned him a reputation for standing-room-only presentations at conferences around the world.
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