Hybrid Data Conference London – Sessions

Actian

Hybrid Data Conference

November 9, 2017

 

Session Listing

The ultimate one-day event for data professionals by data professionals

FULL SESSION LIST BY CATEGORY:

ANALYTICS

Visualizing Flight Data with Leading BI Tools and Vector/Actian X
Cris Ianculovici, Principal Support Engineer

Data visualization is a key part of delivering the business value of hybrid analytics. This session will demonstrate using Tableau, QlikView, QlikSense and Excel to report using the OnTime airline data loaded into Vector. The session will also use the various BI tools to demonstrate the query performance on millions of rows of flight data. Download the presentation

Hybrid Analytics, Combining Operational & Analytic Data
Alex Hanshaw, Director of Engineering

Actian X combines a record breaking analytic engine with enterprise OLTP to enable applications with both OTLP and analytic features. It also includes a monitoring appliance to keep track of system health and an integration platform to connect your existing application to the rest of the enterprise. This session will give you details on the key features on Actian’s hybrid database and help you get started taking advantage of these game changing technology additions. Download the presentation

Getting the Most Out of the Actian X Analytic Engine
Peter Lydon, Principal Consultant, Services

Actian X contains the world’s fastest analytic engine. This session is a step by step guide to unlocking that performance. Topics covered include: using appropriate data types and what happens when you don’t, overhead of nulls, general query performance tuning, statistics, optimizedb, partitioning considerations and more. Download the presentation

Deploying Analytic Databases in the Cloud
Chris Hane, Director of Engineering

Flexibility, scalability and cost considerations make cloud deployment a ‘must have’ for enterprise class analytic solutions. Cloud deployments also have special considerations for management, disaster recovery and ease of use. This session will cover Actian’s plans for DataCloud Vector including a demonstration of DataCloud Vector deployments in action. Download the presentation

Spark Connector for Vector in Hadoop
Karl Schendel, Software Development Architect (Author: Justin Powers, Member of Technical Staff)

Connecting the capabilities of Apache Spark and Vector in Hadoop is bound to deliver some seriously impressive analytic database performance. This session will provide an overview of the architecture and basic use cases for Spark along with the details around the connectors that will enable Spark to import and export data to Vector in Hadoop. Download the presentation.

Birds of a Feather – Options for Building High Availability Solutions for Vector, Actian X and Ingres
Emma McGrattan, Senior Vice President of Engineering, Peter Lydon, Principal Consultant, Karl Schendel, Software Development Architect, and Keith Bolam, Solutions Engineering Manager

Introducing Actian’s Next Generation Cloud-Native Application Development Platform
Volker John, Vice President of Engineering and Mike Hoskins, Technology and Product Evangelist

Simplify application development and accelerate time to market with Actian’s full-featured enterprise-ready Backend-as-a-Service development platform. Enjoy the most advanced cache-based acceleration for database queries and interactions that ensure best-in-class for all your users without the typical latency experienced by cloud-enabled applications. Join us for a technology preview as we discuss the next generation of Actian’s cloud-first development platforms.

DATA MANAGEMENT / GRAPH

Using Monitoring to Keep Enterprise DB Systems Available and Reliable
Dean Vernon, Principal Support Engineer

Proactive database monitoring and alerting are key ingredients to ensuring business critical systems uptime and reliability. This session will cover how to use the Enterprise Monitoring Appliance to maintain the health and maximize the system efficiency of Actian X and Ingres databases and systems. It will include a detailed look at the architecture, the database plug-ins and a demo of how to install and use EMA. Download the presentation.

Autostats and Mixed Query Support
Doug Inkster, Fellow

Features enabling more flexibility in the creation of histograms for accurate query compilation have recently been added to both Ingres and Vector. Work is also underway to allow the execution of mixed queries accessing both Ingres and Vector tables. This session discusses these new developments in the Ingres and Vector products. Download the presentation.

A Peek Into the World of Actian Graph
Volker John, Vice President of Engineering

Graph analytics is an increasingly important tool for today’s businesses. Even if you do not currently use graph analytics, join us for a session on why Actian Graph could become the tool of choice for your next analytics project. Never hear of Actian Graph? No problem! We’ll showcase an exclusive preview of an upcoming Actian technology, just for you!

Ingres for the Web
Cris Ianculovici, Principal Support Engineer

We’re continuing to see customers move on-premise applications to the web, or building new applications or features for web deployment. This session will cover various ways of configuring Ingres for the web, including: setting up ODBC for PHP on Unix and different flavors of Linux, configuring for different web servers (Apache, Nginx and 4 different flavors of Linux), implementation examples using Ingres ODBC for Python, and Perl, creating data sources on Unix/Linux, JSON-RPC, and more. Download the presentation.

Best Practices for Disaster Recovery
Peter Lydon, Principal Consultant, Services

Even though the costs of poorly implemented (or nonexistent) disaster recovery plan are well known, many IT operations approach DR in an ad hoc manner and only test the process when a disaster happens. This session will review general approaches and best practices for disaster recovery. It will also include a review of the new Services IngresSync tool specifically designed for disaster recovery. Download the presentation.

How Fast is Ingres – Building a TPC-E Benchmark
Roy Hann, Technical Director, Rational Commerce

Building a benchmark is a tricky business. Just getting the code to run is the first hurdle. Optimizing Ingres, making sure the hardware is sorted and finding the right levers to pull to bring out the best result are all part of the journey. This session will cover the details of setting up the benchmark and guide attendees through the intricacies of performance tuning and the lessons learned along the way.

Plans and Possibilities for Ingres 11.1 and Beyond
Karl Schendel, Software Development Architect

This session is a grab bag of planned capabilities for Ingres 11.1, and wild possibilities for the future. I’ll talk a bit about what the international SQL standards committee has done and is doing, and how it applies to 11.1 and might apply to future work. Download the presentation.

Ingres User Association Annual Award

Annual award given to the person contributing the most to the Ingres community.

IOT / EMBEDDED

What’s New and What’s Next for Actian Zen
Desmond Tan, Director of Engineering

This session will bring you up to speed on the latest developments and near term plans for Actian Zen Embedded Database. SP1 will be released before year end, which includes support for Linux plus some brand new platforms – Windows IoT, Raspbian and NanoServer. Download the presentation.

Data Management Strategies for IoT
Desmond Tan, Director of Engineering

Many of the features that make Zen a terrific embeddable database for business applications also make it uniquely well suited to provide data management for gateways and devices for industrial IoT computing. Add Actian’s integration, cloud and analytic capabilities to an IoT version of Zen, and you have an excellent basis for an end to end data management solution for IoT. This session will discuss data management strategies for IoT along with Actian’s current and planned capabilities. Download the presentation.

Under the Hood Guided Tour of Zen Embedded DB 13.1
Desmond Tan, Director of Engineering

This session will provide an engineer guided tour of the key features of Zen 13.1 including single sign on, new platform support and the client reporting engine. Download the presentation.

Actian Zen Ecosystem Demo
Desmond Tan, Director of Engineering

Last year’s conference was the world premiere of PSQL on a brand new platform – Raspberry Pi. This year will be another first – demonstrating the expanded Actian Zen ecosytem, including Android. Download the presentation.

INTEGRATION

DataConnect 11 Architecture and IDE
Chris Gilson, Director of Software Development / Greg Coates, Director of Product Management

This presentation will provide an early glimpse into the upcoming DataConnect 11.2 release. We will showcase the improvements within the new Eclipse Design Studio, provide in-depth discussions on each design tool, as well as illustrate an upgrade path for v9 and v10 users. Download the presentation.

DataConnect Architecture and Hybrid Integration Manager
Chris Gilson, Director of Software Development / Greg Coates, Director of Product Management

Come see how Actian Integration Manager can help your operations team quickly and efficiently deploy integrations by configuring, scheduling, and then monitoring DataConnect integrations. Learn how to extend to power of a single integration package by using template configurations, macros, and override artifacts at runtime. Download the presentation.

Connect Business Critical Apps in a Snap – Actian PointConnect Overview
Dahye Huh, Director of Content Marketing / Shay Schmidt, Director of Systems Engineering

Actian PointConnect enables cost-effective, rapid point-to-point integration between two specific applications by providing pre-built workflow templates to expedite mapping and data transformations. This session will show you the fastest way to deliver enterprise ready integration in a simple cost-effective package. Download the presentation.

Connect Your World – Experience DataConnect11 – Hands on Lab
DataConnect Engineering and Professional Services Staff

The DataConnect 11 test drive lab provides a great opportunity for v9 users to safely perform a test upgrade to v11 with the help and guidance of Actian DataConnect experts. Just bring a copy of your processes and maps, and the Actian experts will work with you on the upgrade effort. If you are not ready to upgrade, or are new to DataConnect, take advantage of this unique opportunity to engage directly with Actian experts and step through the integration samples built into the v11 release, receive a guided tour of integration planning, and learn the specifics of setting up a connection between Ingres and Vector.

OPENROAD

OpenROAD Current Status and Futures
Bodo Bergmann, Principal Software Engineer

Learn what the OpenROAD engineering team have been up to and what is on the roadmap for the future. Learn more about the standards based JSON-RPC support coming to OpenROAD 6.2 Server. Learn about how JSON-RPC can be used to call existing OpenROAD Server procedures from any client that supports JSON-RPC (or HTTPS and REST/JSON).

OpenROAD New Features Since OR 6.2
Bodo Bergmann, Principal Software Engineer

A lot of new enhancements have been added to OpenROAD 6.2 since it was made GA and over 20 since the conference last year. Find out what’s new and how you can make use of new functionality in OpenROAD and Loadnrun.

CUSTOMER STORY

Next Gen Data-Driven Financial Analysis
Craig Strong, CTO/CPO, Hubble by insightsoftware.com

Real-time reporting and analytics changes the way an entire business functions, transforming operations to a more value driven approach resulting in preventative and predictive data driven behaviours. Hubble releases trapped and underutilised data sitting in core systems such as your ERP and then transforms and distributes this into useful information to the right people and the right time. This real-time connection to the ERP ensures that you have all the data you need at all levels of the organization.

Multi-Platform App Model for Distributed Education Software
Andre Beauchamp / Sakis Spirou, Plurilogic

Plurilogic is the leading education technology platform for private K-12 education in the province of Quebec, serving more than 100 schools representing roughly 200K users (students, administrators and parents) on a daily basis. This session guides attendees through the key design decisions and tradeoffs Plurilogic made to deliver a best in class secure, online student information system, learning management and classroom solution on various platforms including mobile phones. Download the presentation.

How Fast is Ingres – Building a TPC-E Benchmark
Roy Hann, Technical Director, Rational Commerce

Building a benchmark is a tricky business. Just getting the code to run is the first hurdle. Optimizing Ingres, making sure the hardware is sorted and finding the right levers to pull to bring out the best result are all part of the journey. This session will cover the details of setting up the benchmark and guide attendees through the intricacies of performance tuning and the lessons learned along the way.

PARTNER

Database/UserClass Best Practices or Best Compromise
Kim Ginnerup

Tales from the battlefront from a seasoned OpenROAD veteran. Best practices and tradeoffs – things that work in real world applications. Discussing different ways to set up communication between frames-userclasses and DB, in particular ways to do binding between userclasses and tables. In addition, the OpenROAD Application Server will be considered as well.

Real-Time Data Movement with HVR Software
Zulf Qureshi

HVR Software provides a single solution that solves a number of data replication challenges for faster data movement in complex environments. This session will provide an overview of the HVR solution, an under-the-hood look at the architecture, review key customer use cases and provide the attendee with a best practices summary for implementing the HVR replication solution. Download the presentation.

ENGINEERING ENGAGEMENT

Connect Your World – Experience DataConnect 11 – Hands-on Lab – Part I
Chris Gilson, Director of Software Development / Greg Coates, Director of Product Management

Where you will be able to “test-drive” the product under the guidance of experts

Connect Your World – Experience DataConnect 11 – Hands-on Lab – Part II
Chris Gilson, Director of Software Development / Greg Coates, Director of Product Management

Where you will be able to “test-drive” the product under the guidance of experts

Meet the Experts
Actian Engineers

Representing Key Product Areas (All Day)