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Tuesday, September 17 • 4:10pm - 5:00pm
What Two DBAs Wish They had Known Before Virtualizing on OpenStack - Mason Morris and Doug Liming, SAS

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Working as DBAs in the enterprise often means distributing limited resources that are in high demand. In our testing environments at SAS Institute, we deploy multiple versions of Hadoop to test various distributions. To manage this, we choose to virtualize deployments using OpenStack and Savanna. While setting up our systems, we faced challenges with networking, OS configuration, storage layout, hardware choices, and more. Two DBAs, both new to OpenStack, share what they wish they had known before starting.

This presentation will benefit an audience interested in new ways the cloud can improve a daily work flow, namely in database fields. The talk is intended for beginners, who will leave confident that they too can effectively use OpenStack in their projects.

Speakers
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Douglas Liming

Enterprise Architect, SAS
Doug Liming is an Enterprise Architect with SAS Institute in Cary, North Carolina. He was a DBA for 16 years before trading hats. He is now focusing on all things Hadoop and Hadoop within the enterprise. How Hadoop is the hub for the entire enterprise and how Open Source is now a major player.
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Mason Morris

Technical Student A, SAS Institute
Mason Morris is a technical student in Field Database Enablement at SAS Institute and a senior in Computer Science at North Carolina State University. His professional experience includes database performance testing, ODBC driver work, server configuration, and OpenStack deployment. As a student, he programs extensively in C and Java with a focus on automata and web technologies.


Tuesday September 17, 2013 4:10pm - 5:00pm
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