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Grégory Steulet
Chief Financial Officer (CFO)
Delivery Manager
Grégory Steulet has more than ten years of experience in database and infrastructure management, engineering, and optimization. He is specialized in Oracle technologies and high availability solutions (Oracle DataGuard, Data Replication Block Device). His expertise also includes Avaloq banking applications, as well as the open source field (MySQL, Unix/Linux, etc.). Grégory Steulet is "Oracle Certified Professional 10g", "MySQL Cluster 5.1 Certified", and "Avaloq Certified Professional 2.6". Prior to joining dbi services, Grégory Steulet was Senior Consultant at Trivadis in Lausanne. He also worked as IT Administrator at Box Telecom in Miami Beach, Florida (USA). Grégory Steulet has an Executive MBA from the International Institute of Management in Technology, Fribourg (CH). He also holds a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration and Computer Science from the University of Applied Sciences Western Switzerland. His branch-related experience covers Telecommunications, Financial Services / Banking, Logistics, Pharma etc.
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Oracle Open World 2018 D3: Replication what’s new in MySQL 8

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For this last day (25.10.2018) at Oracle Open World my first technical session was “Replication what’s new in MySQL 8“. This session was given by Nuno Carvalho – Oracle MySQL Principal Software Engineer, Vitor Oliveira – Oracle MySQL Performance Architect, Louis Soares – Oracle MySQL Software Development Director. You can find the list of new features linked with MySQL InnoDB Cluster here. They introduced the session with the challenges a database has to face today: We…

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Oracle Open World 2018 D2: Peter Zaitsev – MySQL 8 Field Report

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As a former MySQL Consultant during this second day (24.10.2018) I couldn’t miss a session given by Peter Zaitsev founder of Percona and assuming the role of CEO. This session named MySQL 8 Field Report is a kind of summary of all new features encapsulated in MySQL 8. During the first slides, Peter presented performance related to utf8mb4 since it’s the default characterset in version 8. These slides had an Oracle logo on the botom that why…

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Oracle Open World 2018 D2: Mark Hurd’s keynote – Accelerating Growth in the Cloud

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During this second day at Oracle Open World 2018 (24.10.2018) I attended to Mark Hurd’s keynote name “Accelerating Growth in the Cloud. Several famous people participated to this keynote such as: Ian Bremmer who is the president and founder of Eurasia Group and according to Oracle “the leading global political risk research and consulting firm. Mr Bremmer is also the president and founder of GZERO Media.” Sherry Aaholm who is the Vice President and Chief Information Officer…

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Oracle Open World 2018 D1: Top Five MySQL Query Tuning Tips

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Yesterday (22.10.2018) I participated to the Janis Griffin’s session about “Top Five Query Tuning Tips” at #OOW2018. Janis is Senior DBA /Performance Evangelist for SolarWinds and Ace Director. She is specialized in Performance Tuning. She introduces her session by speaking about Challenges of Tuning. “Tuning takes time.”, “You cannot give enough power if SQL is ineficient”, “You therefore have to monitor wait time”. It sounds basic telling that it doesn’t worth adding CPU or memory when…

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Oracle Open World 2018 D1: Microservices Get Rid of Your DBA and Send the DB into Burnout

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I had the pleasure to attend this morning (23.10.2018) to the session of Franck Pachot about Microservices. Between 70 and 100 peoples were present in the room to listen the ACE director, OAK table member and OCM speaking about microservices. Franck introduces microservices based on the fact that customers could want to get rid of their databases. Getting rid of your database because it’s shared, it contains persistent data and because you query it with…

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Oracle Open World 2018 D1: Larry Ellison keynote Cloud Gen2

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Today (23.10.2018) it was the first time I attended to a Keynote from Larry Ellison and I haven’t been disappointed. Not because of technical information or about true facts and figures but simply because of his charism and Oracle capability to transform a keynote in a real show. Whatever he is speaking about and whatever if it’s true or not, I’ve to admit that it was really distracting and funny. As expected during this keynote,…

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Oracle Open World 2018 D 0: Bike trip starting on Golden Gate

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Today (22.10.2018) my colleague Mouhamadou and me had the opportunity to make a bike trip (#BikeB4OOW) organized by Bryn Llewellyn product manager for Oracle PL/SQL and Edition Based Redefinition (EBR). We were well accompagnied with several other famous people such as Franck Pachot, Mike Dietrich, Pieter Van Puymbroeck, Liesbeth Van Raemd and Ivaca Arsov.. Just to name few of them. We started our trip beside the Golden Gate at the Welcome Center at 10:00 am in…

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Oracle Open World 2018 D-1

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I woke up this morning (20.10.2018) knowing that this day will be a very long day. Indeed today my Colleague Mouhamadou and me traveled to San Francisco in order to attend to the Oracle Open World (OOW). I travelled from Delémont to Zurich, meaning about 1h30 and then I caught my flight from Zurich at 13:10 (GMT+2) to land in San Francisco about 12 hours laters at 16h10 (GMT-7). Of course when you arrive on…

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Password Validation in MySQL

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Introduction on validate_password plugin Since version 5.6.6 MySQL provides a new security plugins named Password Validation Plugin. The password-validation plugin aims to test passwords strength and improve security. The goal of this blog is to provide you a short overview of the functionalities provided through this plugin and illustrate these functionalities with concrete examples. As explained into the documentation The validate_password plugin implements two capabilities: 1. The plugin checks the password against the current password…

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Can you trust option_packs_usage_statistics.sql ?

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Introduction As a former Oracle LMS qualified auditor my opinion is sometimes requested before/during/after an Oracle LMS audit or simply to ensure a customer that his Oracle database is 100% in conformity with Oracle Licensing Policy. Even if “The Oracle License Management Services (LMS) Group is the only Oracle group authorized to review and provide opinions on compliance status and will provide guidance, education and impartial opinions on a customer or partner’s compliance state. For…

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