Wow, what a week this was. Oracle announced so many newÂ technologiesÂ that by the third day, most of the attendees suffered from an information overload.
Some of the buzz words on Oracle Open World 2012:
- Cloud, Cloud and more Cloud
- Big Data
- Exadata X3
- PredictiveÂ Analytics
- Pluggable Databases
Day four, what can I say about it? I think above pictureÂ illustratesÂ it. Everyone is tired of attending all the sessions from 8 am to 6 pm and after this, attending the music events and all kinds of networking parties. YouÂ barelyÂ have the time to sit down and have lunch. But what is the news of today you might want to ask? Let’s put it this way, if you have attended the first couple of days, the information load is so much that you can barelyÂ absorbÂ it. Today was a day of sessions with mainly redundant information.
After attending Oracle Open World for three days, it looks like the future is all aboutÂ handlingÂ big data, flash, hardware, mobile and social media and all of this in the cloud. And Oracle isÂ supplyingÂ all of these, although we see competitive products from partners. Oracle is really making cloud the new standard for your business and you can see this in all the keynotes. No more onÂ premises hardware,Â maintenance, upgrade, just aÂ monthlyÂ feeÂ and you are up and running with your entire infrastructure.
What a day today was! The day started off with a keynote on again Exadata X3 and in memory pluggable databases. In addition to Larry’s keynote, not only did we see screenshots, we actually saw a live demo and use cases. And this continuedÂ throughoutÂ the entire day. Every Oracle session had a demo on a live system. Oracle is not just selling a dream, but demoing actual (nearly) completeÂ ship ableÂ products.