Another day at IOD.
I did not mention Jerry Keesee's roadmap presentation from yesterday. Praising his presentation seems too self serving :-)
Today, I attended a presentation from a company called Finish Line. They manage 700 stores. Their IDS installation includes 5 servers, 8 instances, 28 databases with a total of 2TB of data. They use 4GL for their backend processing and use SOA to provide a single view of the business environment. One of the benefits of using SOA is that they can keep track of all inventory in all stores and, if needed ship merchandise from one store to a customer. This effectively gives them the capability of 700 distribution center.
They keep looking for ways to make their environment better. IDS is the cornerstone of this strategy.
The presentation started with the top 10 things that their one DBA does:
Another party in the evening... nights are short...