President, White Star Software
Adam Backman is the President of White Star Software. Adam is primarily focused on database and system planning, tuning and administration. This includes providing training, consulting services for a worldwide client base.
White Star Software is the provider of ProTop, the premier database and system monitoring tool serving the Progress/OpenEdge community.
Adam brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to each of his client's business issues and uses a logical, business-centric approach in his work.
Adam presented on a wide range of topics at Progress Software User's conferences and user group meetings for over 25 years.
Wed, 08 May | 4:45 PM - 5:30 PM
"Speed Is Just a Question of Money" (and other performance lies)
The OpenEdge database is very efficient in its use of resources, but making sure you invest in the right resources will allow you to spend less and achieve more. Determining what to buy depends on your needs. This session will explain how to plan and build hardware to provide a reliable high performance operating environment for your application. It will also show how to determine what you are using now, how to use it most effectively, and determine what to buy for your next deployment or upgrade. Finally, we will discuss deployment options and strategies that give you your best advantage.
Thu, 09 May | 11:30 AM - 12:15 PM
Wheel of Misfortune
Through careful planning, you can build systems that you can depend on. To demonstrate this we will spin a Wheel of Misfortune containing potential issues such as fire, flood, or human error. We will then explain the course of recovery based on solid recovery planning principals. This presentation will focus on building the correct OpenEdge system and a recovery plan to deal with potential issues in the future. The goal of any recovery plan is to minimize data loss and maximize uptime without sacrificing performance. The major issue with most disaster recovery plans is that the issues you need to deal with are mainly out of your control. Join this session to learn how to carefully plan for the unknown.