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Last night, the AMIS crew that visited the Oracle Open World conference reported their findings in a 3.5 hour session. In segments on SOA & BPM, Middleware, Database, Oracle Applications (AIA) and Development technology, we presented the highlights from close to 1900 sessions – no small feat. And utterly incomplete of course. However, all in all, for people who did not attend the "red party" the evening gave a very useful overview of what Oracle is doing and where it is heading.
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…)
OOW Presentation: Optimal Use of Oracle Database 10g and Oracle Database 11g for Modern Application Development
I just completed my second presentation here at Oracle Open World. It discusses Application Development inside and with the Database, introducing and discussing quite a few trends, concepts, best practices and new or rediscovered database features. It was nice presentation to prepare and to present: fun stuff, useful too and a very receptive audience. I promised the audience to make the presentation and the demo scripts available on the weblog within the hour, so here it is. I would like to thank everyone who attended the presentation – I really appreciated the interest shown and the feedback given afterwards. (more…)
After Web 2.0, Enterprise 2.0 and Wife 2.0, Oracle introduces the term DBA 2.0. It seems to refer to the DBA of the very near future. The one who can rely on a formidable pal hiding inside the database and taking on many of the boring, repeating tasks as well as advising on some of the tougher challenges when it comes to managing the database. Manageability is one of the focus areas for Oracle in the marketing strategy for the database as well as in the development budget allocation. Lots of time and energy are invested in making the database more manageable and striking the optimal balance between automated management and human decision making.
DBA 2.0 is perhaps also the guy about whom Mark Townsend,Vice President Product Management for Server Technologies, said: "to really screw a system up, you have to be a DBA!". To which he added: (more…)
All the tell tale signs are there: nervous Oracle staff – looking around them to check out whether no one can read their minds, some intriguing but very unspecific rumors, quiet anticipation building like a low rumble in the distance that preceeds a hurricane, the series of Thursday sessions on one new topic that seems to appear out of thin air – and is not mentioned in the sessions prior to Thursday… The conclusion seems unavoidable: on Wednesday, Larry E. will make a big (let’s make that BIG) announcement regarding the database. One that will shock the industry. And until Wednesday: all lips are sealed.
(apparently, some months ago, Larry Ellison said to analysts: "We are not going to sit on our laurels; we have a major database innovation that we will announce in September of this year. It is going to be a very big and important announcement for us so we are not standing still in database." (see: http://kevinclosson.wordpress.com/2008/06/26/of-gag-orders-excitement-and-new-products/ )
From looking at the conference program, a second conclusion pushes itself to the front: Thursday has at least four sessions on a topic that is not presented on earlier in the week. And that seems More >
It’s a very early Sunday morning in San Francisco. Over the past few days, thousands upon thousands of people arrived into the city – all connected to Oracle in some way – many of whom who were not in the least connected to Oracle only a short time ago (BEA comes to mind, among others). Today is the start of Oracle Open World 2008. With 45.000 or more attendees one of the biggest company parties in the world. A sea of red, flooding the city center.
Ever since I got on the plane with dozens of like minded souls and increasingly since I have arrived here in downtown Frisco, the big question was: what will be the major announcement of the show? Where is the spotlight going to shine? Not much gossip seems to have come out of Redwood Shores. And there are no obvious candidates really. 11gR2 is still on the drawing board it seems, the beta program not yet on its way. BEA was acquired some months ago and all plans with regard to BEA were announced in the beginnen of July. There could be another rabbit pulled out of a high hat – like Oracle Enterprise Linux in 2006 and Oracle VM in 2008. (more…)