It's now only a week!
All the session abstracts and details at posted at this site:
So if you are heading there, please make your personal schedule as the event will be packed with 4 keynotes and sessions in 6 || tracks along with the hands-on-lab.
This year IBM is the Platinum vendor who will showcase their Optimised Warehouse Initiative i.e. how to run Oracle DW's very fast on the IBM hardware. While there will be a fair amount of focus on the Oracle HP Database Platform, each one has its own niche. If you are a 1 TB to say 25 TB customer and have standardised on a non-HP hardware platform, then you will look at the Optimised Warehouse Initiative (OWI) space. You will find all major H/W vendors such as Sun, IBM, HP etc shipping you a reference or tested configuration with Oracle instance ready for use in DW. Typically, if you have standardised on HP hardware or are pushing over 25 TB, then Oracle HP Database Platform is something you need to look at...
Well at the BIWA Summit, you will find all the experts, Product Managers etc who can give you the first hand information and share the success stories of the pilots and early adopters. This is just one piece of the full pie that the BIWA Summit represents. The full spectrum will have talks on Analytics, other DB featueres that make Oracle a compelling platform for DW, OLAP, OBIEE and much more...
As we get to this event, we are also plannin for the next event and we would like your ideas, the time of year, the place and any changes you would like to see.