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2009/12 - Database Architechs - Presentation


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2009/12 - Database Architechs - Presentation

  1. 1. Database Architechs December, 2009
  2. 2. Operations • USA (18 years) • and France (11 years) • Database/Data Architecture – Sybase – Oracle – Microsoft SQL Server – DB2, Postgres, MySQL, and others … • Database talent pool: – Top database experts from around the globe. – Acclaimed Authors. – Speakers to many events and conferences. • Database Tools: P&T Tool - highly graphical (Sybase, Oracle and MS SQL Server) • Database Education & Training
  3. 3. DATABASE Architechs’ Principals Thierry Gerardin 415-596-2709 • Managing Principal & Co-owner: – Management – Research and Development, – DB Design Paul Bertucci – P&T for MS SQL Server, Sybase and Oracle • European focus until recently, company • DB Architechs Founder and Advisor: growth leader – multiple years – DB Design • Expanding DB Architechs consulting – P&T for MS SQL Server, Sybase, DB2 and practices to USA and Asia Oracle. • Sybase P&T and DBA Certified Professional • Data design expert: with Dr. Peter Chen • Contributor to SQL Server 2005 Unleashed • Primary Author of SQL Server 2000, 2005 & 2008 Unleashed • Co-Author of ADO.NET in 24 hours • Author MS SQL Server High Availability • Author Sybase Performance & Tuning • Author Sybase Physical DB Design • Veritas SQL Server Performance Series
  4. 4. Our strengths Database Architechs global consulting team has delivered hundreds of high scale, high impact database, data architecture, high availability and performance and tuning engagements. Our strengths are: • Database Design and Data Analysis/Modeling • Distributed Data Architectures/Data Replication • Database Encryption/Security Frameworks • High Availability, Disaster Recovery/Business Continuity • Database and SQL Performance & Tuning • Data Standards and Governance • Delivery on time and within budget • Extreme Quality of deliverables • Knowledge Transfer and Education
  5. 5. Our Consulting Focus • Database Consulting: • High Availability Consulting: – HA Assessments – Database Architecture – HA Design/Architecture – Database Design – HA Build-outs – Data Modeling & Data Analysis – Mirroring, Snapshots … – Database & SQL Performance & Tuning • Enterprise Architecture – Distributed Data & Data Replication – EA Tools – Data Integration & Transformation – EA Organization, Roles, – Data Warehouse Responsibilities & Business Intelligence – Architecture – Database High Availability • Education and Training – Master Data Management – SQL training – Metadata Management – Data Modeling – Disaster Recovery – P&T training & Business Continuity – Data Replication training – Physical DB Design – Database Security & Compliance – Multi-dimensional OLAP – Database Education & Training – Process Modeling – Database Performance & Tuning tools
  6. 6. Our past and current partners Services Partners: High Tech Partners: • Fusion Storm • HP / Mercury • Ascent Services Group • Microsoft • Computer Science Corporation (CSC) • ParAccel • Cap Gemini Ernst & Young (CGEY) • Solid Data • i2 Technologies • Sybase • Collaborative Consulting (Boston) Joint Proposals, as a named sub, and as augmentation
  7. 7. All of these Authors are Consultants at Database Architechs
  8. 8. Our past and upcoming Events Data Management Association – SF, Dec 16 PASS Summit 2009 – Seattle, Nov 2-5 Oracle OpenWorld – SF, Oct 11-15 MDM Summit – San Francisco, Aug 24-26 MS SQLSUG – San Diego, Aug 20 SQL Saturday – Portland, Jun 6 MS SQL Server 2008 Migration WS – SF, April 29 MS SQLS UG – Portland, Apr 23 MS SQLS UG – Silicon Valley, Feb 17 MS SQLS UG – SF, Feb 11
  9. 9. DB Mirroring Benchmark: 2005 vs. 2008 Overall send rate 41 % faster (2005 vs. 2008) Overall restore rate 52% faster (2005 vs. 2008) Overall availability topology inherits the restore rate ~ 50% more available Example: • 743 ms Transaction (in 2005 mirroring configuration) • 379 ms Transaction (in 2008 mirroring configuration) In failover, what would have been 20 seconds before mirror becomes principal turns into roughly 8-10 seconds (or 3 seconds turns into 1.5 seconds, so on).
  10. 10. DB Mirroring Benchmark 2008: SSD Overall send rate 26 % faster (2008 Conventional versus SSD) Overall restore rate 17% faster (2008 Conventional versus SSD) Overall db mirroring topology garners ~ 20% more availability Examples: 10 min 17 seconds to complete • 4:32:37am 4:43:00am (principal send’s) • 4:32:48 am 4:43:05am (mirror restore’s) 8 min 38 seconds to complete • 3:45:19am 3:53:20am (principal send’s) • 3:45:20am 3:53:20am (mirror restore’s) 100% Transparent (zero DB & application changes) !
  11. 11. Our past and current customers • Healthcare: • High Tech Industry: • AGIS Network • Apple Computers • Breg International • Applied Materials • Cisco • Finance: • Intel • Visa International • Juniper Networks • Bank of America • Metalinc • Charles Schwab • Silicon Graphics • Merrill Lynch • Sybase • Robert Half • Symantec Corporation • Wells Fargo • Toshiba Computers • Insurance: • Veritas • CSAA • Automotive Industry: • Education: • Nissan Motors • Aplia • Honda Motors • Thomson Learning • Others: • Retail: • PG&E • Safeway Stores • Federal Express And many others around the world
  12. 12. Methodology Oriented “Data by Design” Implementation - Production Build/Implementation Initial assessment - Project Planning - Project Sizing Transition Inception - Deliverables Identified - Schedules/milestones - High-Level Data needs System Test-Acceptance - Full Test/User Acceptance - Full Integration/ Verification/Acceptance Requirements - Detail Requirements - Data details identified - Dirty data/cleansing requirements - data integration identified High-level Code & Test Requirements/Prototyping - Code Dev/Unit Testing - High-level requirements - Database Coding - Prototyping - Database Testing - Designs/integrations Construction Elaboration Early Code & Test Design - Early code and testing of integration/DB - Detail DB/Architecture Designs - Heavy use of Data prototypes/profiling - Data Integration designs/architecture
  13. 13. Data Services
  14. 14. Database Architecture Our data architects have done this for multi-billion dollar companies such as Symantec, Veritas, SGI, and others. Complete or subset data architecture creation for current and the future (strategic) data architectures of any complexity.
  15. 15. References/Examples • SGI – Quote to Collect – Data Architecture lead, multi-dimensional OLAP, DW/BI Architecture, Data Integration • Veritas – Data Architecture, standards, movement to data services/SOA, and data methodology • Symantec – Data Architecture, Master Data Management, Architecture Guiding Principles, Data Standards, and SOA. • Many others.
  16. 16. Database Design Optimized database design and implementation of large and small, simple and complex database systems using: • DB2, • Oracle, • Microsoft SQL Server, • Sybase, • MySQL, • Informix, • Postgres, • and massively parallel database architectures such as ParAccel, Green Plum, Netezza, and others. Working with the top database designers in the world.
  17. 17. References/Examples • Charles Schwab – Performance and Tuning, Database redesigns (Oracle/SQL Server) • Intel Corporation – OLTP Marketing database design, Performance and Tuning, Sales & Marketing data warehouse (SQL Server) • JDSU – Instrument test results data collection, data replication, data warehouse (Oracle/SQL Server) • Toshiba – Demand Planning OLAP multi- dimensional cube design, data integration • Author of Sybase’s “Physical Database Design” methodology and courseware.
  18. 18. Data Modeling & Data Analysis Capturing even the most complex data requirements into well defined and robust data models coupled with full data analysis and validation of all objects/entities. A few of our data modelers apprenticed under the originator of data modeling (Dr. Peter Chen – father of entity/relationship modeling).
  19. 19. References/Examples • Intel Corporation – Data modeling/data analysis sales and marketing • Sony Corporation – Data modeling/Object models for geospatial and mapping technologies • AGIS – Full Logical data models/physical data models of health provider • Lnx Research – Entity/Relationship Models/Behavior models for researcher/provider/ratings • PG&E – Complex Entity/Relationship models of there financial data/revenue systems. • Many others.
  20. 20. Database & SQL Performance and Tuning Industry leading performance and tuning tools coupled with the deepest Performance and Tuning experts on most major database platforms. Database tuning, indexing strategies, SQL performance.
  21. 21. References/Examples • Intel Corporation – VLDB database performance and tuning. • Metalincs – Database and SQL tuning (SQL Server) • Channel Corporation – Oracle Database & PL/SQL Performance and Tuning. • Charles Schwab – Database and SQL Performance and Tuning (Sybase and SQL Server). • Author of Sybase’s “Performance and Tuning” methodology. • SQL Server Unleashed – Performance and Tuning
  22. 22. Distributed Data & Data Replication Our experts excel in multi- site distributed solutions and design using various technology solutions from replication, to mirroring, to log shipping. Mitigating architectures and load balancing.
  23. 23. References/Examples • JDSU – heterogeneous data replication (SQL Server to Oracle) • AMD – Master/Master symmetric replication (Oracle) • Intel Corporation – Central Publisher/Subscriber (SQL Server Replication) • Symantec Corporation – Central Publisher /Subscriber (SQL Server Replication) • Many others.
  24. 24. Database Consolidation
  25. 25. Database Consolidation Using a proven step-by-step methodology, helping in: • Leveraging your existing IT architecture and investments. • Reengineering, Consolidating, and redesigning your data architecture to better use what you have. • Optimizing your entire database layer for performance, stability, and availability. • Reducing your IT expenses and putting off those planned server and storage purchases. • Focusing on enabling you to better serve your internal and external customers.
  26. 26. Data Integration & Transformation Decades of ETL, EAI and other data integration solutions for data migration, data warehouse, data marts, and data synchronization requirements.
  27. 27. References/Examples • JDSU – Data transformation Services/SQL Server • Intel Corporation – Data Transformation Services/SQL Server • Sony Corporation – SSIS/SQL Server • SGI – Informatica/SQL Server/Oracle • Many others.
  28. 28. Data Warehouse & Business Intelligence Snow-flake, Star-schema, multi-dimensional OLAP cubes. Using most major DBMS offerings from Microsoft, Oracle, IBM and others.
  29. 29. References/Examples • Intel Corporation – Sales and Marketing DW/BI • Toshiba Corporation – Multi-dimensional OLAP demand planning and Forecasting • Apple Computers – Multi-dimensional OLAP demand planning and Forecasting, supply chain management. • Cisco Systems – Attach Rate forecasting, Multi- dimensional OLAP cube demand planning and forecasting. • PG&E – Financial and Management DW (revenue). • Many others.
  30. 30. Database High Availability Five-9’s at the database tier via many different solutions, architectures, and technologies. Our consultants live by the mantra of “continuous uptime”. We feature a high availability “assessment” for anyone serious about High Availability.
  31. 31. References/Examples • Symantec Corporation – Chat DB 24x7x365 SLA • Breg International – SQL Clustering ERP application • Aplia – SQL Clustering/Log Shipping • Intel Corporation – Marketing/Ad Database – 24x7x365 Global replication topology • HerbaLife – SQL Clustering/Log Shipping secondary • PeaceHealth – Database Mirroring/SQL Clustering • Many others.
  32. 32. Master Data Management Core data categories such as customer data and product data comprise the cornerstone of this practice offering. A specialized MDM methodology geared towards an optimal MDM architecture and solution is embodied in our delivery model for MDM. Often taking advantage of hub and spoke architectures to enable MDM for major organizations.
  33. 33. References/Examples • Veritas Corporation – Customer Master Data management (internal solution). • Symantec Corporation – MDM solution (CDH Oracle) • Master Data Management methodology hybrid developed in conjunction with Oracle MDM practice. • MDM readiness assessment available that includes data profiling and governance recommendations.
  34. 34. Metadata Management One of the forgotten elements of good data management is metadata management. Our consultants can help to implement a robust metadata repository and management framework to help you with: • Impact analysis, • eDiscovery, • Compliance, • Data integrity, • and data quality across your IT landscape.
  35. 35. References/Examples • Veritas – Internal metadata repository creation and reporting (impact analysis, metadata definition and web services). • Symantec – formal metadata repository built using System Architect (IBM). Used for impact analysis, architecture reach, eDiscovery, and many others. • Many others.
  36. 36. Disaster Recovery & Business Continuity Full DR and BC assessment and solution design for any companies’ disaster recovery/business continuity goals. Fully automated/active-active patterns form the popular approaches we often recommend to customers.
  37. 37. References/Examples • Veritas – Disaster Recovery/Business Continuity • Symantec Corporation – Disaster Recovery/Business Continuity planning/patterns • Many others.
  38. 38. Database Security & Compliance Meeting global security and compliance regulations such as PII, and others are at the heart of this offering. Creating the most secure framework and solutions will vary according to your needs and your industry requirements.
  39. 39. References/Examples • Symantec Corporation – create/define enterprise security policies and framework. Vulnerability testing integration into the development life cycle. Data privacy/risk assessments. • Many others.
  40. 40. Project Management Database Architechs has proven its ability to optimize projects and to deliver programs and results that exceed customers’ expectations. We bridge the gap between business needs and technology capabilities. We are also known for being able to build excellent relationships at all levels of a company, from the CEO to the staff. We make your company’s initiatives a success as we know how Project Management Organizations (PMO’s) and Project Management methodology work. All of our project managers are PMI-certified.
  41. 41. Quality, Tests and Validation Our technical teams possess a deep understanding of current and emerging technology issues and have proven their ability to provide a cost-effective and timely delivery while maintaining the highest quality standards of the industry. We are defining test cases and test criteria for Quality Assurance and validate if every project’s components before going production.
  42. 42. Database Education & Training Offer several time tested and exciting database courses such as: • Multi-dimensional database design. • SQL Programming, • Logical Data Modeling and Database design. • Performance and Tuning. • Data Replication. • Master Data Management ramp up.
  43. 43. Remote Services Using our P&T Tools and a proven methodology, we are extending our database-focused services: • Available through a secured connection. • Top database experts available as needed using a pool of hours. • Remote Physical Database Design: We have designed and deployed all kinds of systems, from OLTP databases to Decision support systems (Data warehouse, Business Intelligence and OLAP cube technologies). Our intervention quite often involves using advanced techniques such as data replication, clustering, and database mirroring. • Remote Performance and Tuning: As part of any P&T engagement, we use a detailed performance and tuning methodology that has been developed over many years to offer predefined deliverables that maximize the end-result of our customers. Typically, our results include an improvement in database throughput ranging from 100% to 750% as well as a massive reduction in response times.
  44. 44. Database Performance & Tuning tools Strengths: • Designed and developed by the top DB experts. • Highly “Graphic-Oriented” interactive design – drill- down through the graphs! • Easily isolate performance issues in seconds. • Optimization strategies can be implemented and verified. • Safe “production” monitoring in real time. • Performance counters utilized include OS level. • Plug-and-play - no change to your IT architecture. • Monitor, Isolate, Drill-down approach. • Also runs in off-line mode with easy data export. • Track Record – 10 years of SQL and Database performance and tuning tools. Supported databases: Sybase: SQL Supervision Oracle: Database Tuning MS SQL Server: SQL Shot Video Demonstration
  45. 45. References/Examples We are using Database Architechs' Performance and Tuning tools in all our production and test environments. Thanks to these tools we can anticipate and fix any performance issues. Isolating and fixing performance issues is now 16 times faster (down from 2 days to 1 hour). We can also log all the database performance metrics and information to isolate any past performance issue and produce some monthly reports on specific metrics. In addition, Database Architechs Performance and Tuning tools are helping us in identifying users' behavior, anticipating the required tuning to optimize response time. We are using Database Architechs' Performance and Tuning tools for the following: 1) Monitor applications' response time before moving to production. 2) Isolate poor performing SQL queries, stored procedures, triggers ... on production databases. Thanks to Database Architechs' Performance and Tuning tools we've been able to improve SQL queries performances from few minutes to few seconds. Database Architechs' Performance and Tuning tools has also helped us to isolate performance issues during our database migration process. I'm using Database Architechs' Performance and Tuning tools since several years. I appreciate very much these tools for real-time database server monitoring. I appreciate particularly: - The GUI, to visualize and isolate any performance issue in seconds. - How easy and fast it is, to install the tools and start monitoring any database server. - The logging feature, to analyze past performance issues. - The batch mode, to log performance metrics automatically based on events.
  46. 46. P&T Tools Download
  47. 47. Database Architechs’ new Website Leveraging our database expertise our new Website includes: • Table-driven contents allowing dynamic and real- time updates. • A full and automatic workflow for our P&T Tools allowing to: • Download the product. • Request and get in few minutes a free-trial license key. • Buy and get in few minutes a license key. • Manage technical support requests.
  48. 48. Feel free to ask questions. Thank you for your time and participation. Contact us at 415-944-8184 or