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February 6, 2020

Jia and Gavin Answer Your Exadata X8M Questions
Join Jia Shi and Gavin Parish for an informal chat about all matters related to Exadata X8M. Learn about Persistent Memory (PMEM) and RDMA over Ethernet (RoCE) and how they integrate into Exadata’s architecture.

Bring your questions -- this is a technical chat open to anyone interested in Exadata and how Oracle builds infrastructure-grade IT.

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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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.
Jia Shi
Jia Shi, Senior Director of Development
Jia is Senior Director of Development, Exadata