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Last night, Oracle Open World 2012 kicked off with the keynote session by Larry Ellison. In just under one hour, and with a novelty for Larry watchers (no more “next slide please”),
Oracle’s CEO had a number of interesting announcements.
Oracle will provide cloud services (no surprise) on all three tiers: SaaS, PaaS and (the surprise) IaaS.
For me it all started out very stressful. I overslept yesterday, or the day before, and noticed that it already was 08.25 AM. My flight would leave at 09.50, so the rush to the airport was very painful. Seriously hope I won’t have too many speeding tickets in my attempt to checkin somehow anyway on my drive from Utrecht to Schiphol near Amsterdam.
By some miracle, I made it, just in time with 5 minutes before boarding. Another thing that helped was the fact, due to security checks, the plane was delayed by 30 minutes or so. In the plane I caught up with a lot of good old friends like Markus Eisele, Frits Hoogland and Roel Hartman besides Lucas and Alex. After a 10 hour flight, a 30 minute drive by bus, we all arrived at the Sofitel Hotel near Oracle HQ were, bitten by the time difference, I went to bed early.
Thomas Kurian passionately speaking about Oracle during the ACED briefing
The next day at Oracle HQ, yesterday, we got our first ACE Director product Oracle product briefing and besides all info released about what’s going to be hot during Oracle Open World this year and what’s not, you can imagine while reading the following news released yesterday via Bloomberg, some More >
Last day of Oracle Open World and I am currently attending the last presentations. The first presentation, “Oracle XMLDB: A noSQL Approach to Managing all your Unstructured Data”, deals with the no-SQL approach and using Oracle XML DB in the context of using it with “Big Data”, that is unstructured data. The title of the presentation is “a bit” misleading due it reference to noSQL data handling. XML is mostly used in the area’s of structured, data centric, semi-structured an unstructured, that is document centric data. Due to the flexibility of XML, it can be used for bridging those data content forms. Via the XDB repository, xmltype storage and xmlindex, that content can be moved into the XML DB part of the Oracle database, mapped and categorized. You can use repository events to shred and filter this map while the data is going in regarding interfacing via FTP or WebDAV. In all the presentation addressed a lot of already known fact of the XMLDB functionality and not really how to use it with huge amounts of unstructured data.
Larry Ellison – Opening Keynote of Oracle Open World 2010 – announcing Exalogic, the cloud in a box.1
The first major keynote of this year’s Oracle Open World conference was last night – Larry Ellison announcing the Oracle Exalogic machine, the “cloud in a box”. A high end machine that is meant for consolidation (through virtualization) of many applications on a single piece of highly optimized infrastructure.
A few hours ago, Larry did his keynote here at Oracle Open World 2008. The big announcement that had loomed over the conference has been made. Oracle – in joint partnership with HP – introduces the world’s fastest hardware for running databases and especially data warehouses: the Exadata Storage Server. Proud as father who shows his new born child to the world for the very first time, Larry was positively beaming – extremely pleased with the announcement and the achievement. And the fact that he could throw punches at different competitors this year – not Microsoft – but companies like Teradata, Netezza and to some extent other hardware vendors like IBM and NetApp.
The concept of the Exadata sounds pretty simple: (more…)