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September 17

18:00 UTC   Start Times Around the World


Exadata Maximum Availability Architecture with Lawrence To's team
Join Gavin and Cris for a chat with Lawrence To and his team about Maximum Availability Architecture (MAA) and Exadata. Exadata is the ultimate embodiment of the principles, technologies, and best practices of MAA, and Lawrence's team is central to developing and applying them.

About the Exadata Office Hours

A monthly opportunity to interact with the Oracle Exadata development experts and technical leadership. Exadata is engineered to deliver dramatically better performance, cost effectiveness, and availability for Oracle databases. Learn how to make the most of Exadata and get your questions answered by Exadata experts!
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Your Experts

Cris Pedregal
Cris Pedregal, Senior Technologist
Cris Pedregal joined Oracle as a senior developer in 2005, working on the design and development of high availability functionality, compression, and the initial cloud deployments of the Oracle Database. He moved to product management where he launched product features and evangelized Oracle technologies. He also managed company-wide technical relationships with key external partners, including a major cloud computing company and CERN. Before Oracle Cris was on the Computer Science faculty at the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque. He earned his PhD in Computer Science at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and his undergraduate CS degree at Eslai, Argentina. He speaks one language with 2.5 accents.
Gavin Parish
Gavin Parish, Senior Principal Product Manager    
Gavin is a product manager in Oracle’s Exadata team, with a focus on Exadata’s software and hardware roadmap. Prior to the Exadata team, Gavin was a founding member of the team responsible for launching the industry’s first on-premises public cloud technology - Oracle Cloud at Customer. In his 15 years in Oracle Product Management, Presales and Consulting roles, Gavin has developed a robust understanding of all things Oracle, helping customers architect and implement a variety of infrastructure and application technologies.
Lawrence To
Lawrence To, Senior Director Maximum Availability Architecture
Lawrence To manages Database MAA best practices team in Oracle development. Our charter is to deliver Oracle Database, Exadata and Cloud MAA best practices and blue prints that includes reference architectures, configuration best practices and life cycle operations specifically to help customers met their uptime requirements for all Oracle databases and applications. The MAA best practices help prevent, detect, tolerate and repair from all outages and provide a highly available, reliable and scalable solutions for all platforms. Exadata is Oracle's best MAA database platform for its differentiated HA, data protection and quality of service capabilities. MAA team works very closely with Exadata and ZDLRA engineering teams along with other server technologies development teams like RAC, ADG, GoldenGate, ASM, etc. MAA is committed in integrating our architecture, configuration and life cycle practices into the Oracle cloud and Autonomous Database..