Thursday, June 18, 2009

Journey from Kaleidoscope to Oracle Openworld 2009

This is the week prior to Kaleidoscope and also the week when Oracle had started inviting the speakers based on the call for presentations. So let's look at what is hot this year, more from the Information Management perspective - i.e. Business Intelligence (BI), Enterprise Performance Management (EPM), Data Warehousing (DW), Enterprise Data Management or the Master Data Management (EDM/MDM) and Enterprise Content Management (ECM). In other words, IM is the catch all phrase today for BI/EPM/DW, EDM/MDM and ECM.

The Sunday Symposium in Kaleidoscope has Hyperion/ EPM as one of the tracks. BI will be in the back drop. However, there are about 13 talks in the BIDW track, about half are by Oracle speakers.

There are about 26 talks in Hyperion related topics, and a number of hands-on sessions. Equal number of Essbase talks.

Thus EPM outnumbers BIDW, a few times at Kaleidoscope and that has been the historical trend.


What is interesting though that this is a Development Tools User Group and the only 10 sessions are categorized as Oracle Tools related.

Overall, these is a lot of content and as usual there are many sessions at same time that one would like to attend...

This week also marked the selection of the Oracle Presentations for Openworld 2009. So far I will be in two sessions at Oracle Openworld (OOW). Starting from 2003, this year would be my 5th appearance as speaker (past ones being 2003, 06, 07, 08).

There will be at least 25 sessions on MDM alone at OOW, compare that two in Kaleidoscope (one being mine). At least 48 that have Hyperion in the title or abstract and 18 related to Essbase. OLAP in 13, 5 for data mining. About 125 that are related to Business Intelligence!!! Only 5 talks will mention about Discoverer, really the product is phasing out...

Exadata is hot, we did a webcast today on it, see http://tinyurl.com/EXADATASIG
OOW 09 will feature as many as 19 Exadata related talks and Panels...
At least 50 talks will touch on RAC....

So does Larry have any more big announcements to make this year, no clue...Exadata was a real big announcement last year. May be Oracle 11gR2 will be released in the OOW timeframe. Also user community is awaiting the OBIEE 11g version...

Enough for now... keep any eye here for more hot of the press from Monterey!!!

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