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Accelerating Testing with Virtual Data - by Kyle Hailey and Tim Gorman


Kyle Hailey is a principal designer for the Oracle Enterprise Manager performance pages. He is a member of Oracle Oak Table, the co-author of Oracle Insights: Tales of the Oak Table, and was a technical editor of Oracle Wait Interface. He holds a patent in the area of database performance diagnosis, and has been a speaker at Hotsos, NOCOUG,RMOUG, NYCOUG, Oracle World and organizes Oaktable World. Kyle also teaches classes around the world on Oracle performance tuning. Currently Kyle works as a performance Architect at Delphix along with industry leading software, kernel and filesystem designers to take corporate data management to a new level of agility. 


Tim Gorman is a technical consultant with Delphix with 30 years IT experience as an application developer and 20 years experience as a database administrator.  He has co-authored six books on data warehousing, database administration, and the SQL language and is an active organizer and presenter with Oracle users groups, including the Rocky Mountain Oracle Users Group (, and he lives and works in Colorado.

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  • Tim G.


    My apologies. I did get caught up in the earlier slides and, because I'm a techie and am uncomfortable with marketing, I spend too much time on them, trying to be thorough, and don't yet have the confidence to just breeze through them, trusting that audience got it. Sadly, at the point where time was called, we were just getting to my favorite slides too, so I sincerely apologize for my poor time management.



    November 12, 2014

  • Kyle H.

    Hi Todd,
    Tim and I gave a similar presentation the night before and feedback was super positive. For those of you who missed it, here is a blog post with a quick rundown of ideas
    and as Gene Kim, Jez Humble, and others like Contino who consults with DevOps and City Bank who move to Continuos Integration, the biggest obstacle, or constraint is provisioning environments in Dev and QA mainly due to large data sizes. The solution for this is data virtualization. You can build it yourself with Open ZFS or use packaged solutions from Oracle, Delphix or Actifio thus there is plenty of access to solutions from free build it yourself to enterprise software.
    Here are the slides
    and a recording Tim and I did the night before
    - Kyle Hailey

    November 11, 2014

  • Todd B.

    I hate being so negative, but in all the years I've been attending SQuAD meetings, I think this may have been the worst presentation ever. What felt like the introduction -- a long section of rambling FUD -- lasted nearly an hour. And then there was a bad sales pitch for a product most of us will never be in a position to use. The talk ended with a mad dash for the end of the slide deck, when it was clear we were nearly out of time. I appreciate the time and effort the speaker put into this, and of course the free food. But I didn't take away any lessons I can put to use in my work.

    November 11, 2014

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