Sunday, September 19, 2010

OOW Day 1, Sunday Sep 19, 2010

The day started with a Cable car ride from my hotel to the Moscone Center, it is quite an experience as the streets are quite hilly and it is wonder to see how the tram runs on what seems like 30 degrees incline. With my jacket on the weather seems veery pleasant...

The first event of the day was Exadata Board SIG Meeting, where we had good discussions about the current and near future state of the SIG. The main action items on the list were to get a proper website for the SIG and a Web conferencing facility. This took place over the breakfast at Mel's. Then we had the Exadata SIG Meeting with over 30 attendees, including Rich Niemiec, Rob Stackowiack, VP for BI, Arup Nanda, Vinod Haval and many others.

Then I was in the IOUG BIWA sessions first one by Mark Rittman on OBIEE 11g new features, Rich Solari and Teresa Wong speaking on OBIEE implementation experiences followed by my presentation with Abhinav on De-Mystifying OBIEE and BI Applications. All this was followed by the BI/EPM Panel where we had two real customers, BI and EPM experts and Oracle Veteran Joe Thomas. A lot of interactive discussions.

Judy (Oracle CMO) says that 41,000 attendees in this Openworld 2010, from 116 countries. 726 thousands seats in the sessions all together, 3622 Oracle employees involved.. It has impact of 67K hotel room to the San Francisco economy. Lance Armstrong will be at event on Tuesday morning.

Judy is touting it as a "green conference." The American Cup team is in the audience. The trophy was outside the keynote hall. The Wed band is Plack Eyed Peas, Steve Miller band etc.

Oracle now has 370,000 customers... next person to speaker is Safra Catz. She is introducing HP's Ann Livermore followed by Larry Ellison. Oracle Excellence Award, Global CIO are being announced. It seems Safra's voice is shaky today, is it too much excitement!


Ann will now be speaking who is speaking for the 3rd time to the OOW audience.

Next up is Larry!

The prelude to Larry is a lot of video on the stage! the America Cup etc...still waiting for his appearance.

Ok 6:40 PM (PT) now... Larry's voice is explaining that BMW was the American team and he is happy to bring home the Cup. Seems like I am in IMAX watching the America Cup on the big screen. Ok finally Larry is up now. He brought his own water...

Larry is acknowledging the Cup's winning team - Extreme Performance!

Larry is starting with Cloud Computing and will define the "cloud." He will define the Oracle's use of term cloud computing. He gave example of Salesforce.com and Amazon's EC2. Is it an application or a platform? Is it just the application on the web? EC2 is not an app like Salesforce.com

Larry defined Amazon EC2 as the platform for application development and execution. The "cloud" is partitioned into virtual machines. Faults are isolated.

Larry does that not thing that Salesforce.com is not a real could provider as it is shared environment, one database. It seems he is leading to Oracle's agreement with Amazon on the the definition of cloud computing. Larry thinks Amazon is cloud and Salesforce.com is not cloud rather an application.

Larry just announced the Oracle Exalogic elastic cloud, 30 compute servers, 360 cores, infiniband connects to Exadata Database machine. Exalogic costs $1m, can run EBS, Siebel, Java etc...

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Oracle Business Intelligence Applications 7.9.6.2 is out

Oracle Business Intelligence Applications 7.9.6.2 is out, major features:

1) Now JD Edwards Supply Chain Connectors are available
2) Peoplesoft 9.1 support is available
3) OBIEE 11g can be used with 7.9.6 by following the infrastructure upgrade guidelines in Doc 1196943.1 ( I can't seen to find it though on support.oracle.com)

Friday, September 17, 2010

Oracle Openworld 2010 Keynote Line up

Oracle OpenWorld, JavaOne and Oracle Develop 2010 Keynote Lineup

Sunday, September 19 | 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. | Moscone North, Hall D
Join Larry Ellison, Oracle Chief Executive Officer, and other Oracle Executives, as they discuss Oracle's latest innovations and kick start this year's conference.
Ann Livermore, Executive Vice President, HP Enterprise Business will present a keynote titled "Transformation: From Applications to the Cloud."

Monday, September 20 | 8:00 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. | Moscone North, Hall D
Oracle President Mark Hurd will kick off Monday's activities at Oracle OpenWorld; and Oracle Executive Vice President of Systems John Fowler and Oracle Chief Corporate Architect Edward Screven will discuss their vision for the next-generation datacenter and the latest innovations in Oracle SPARC, Oracle Enterprise Linux, Oracle Solaris and Oracle Server and Storage products.
Noriyuki Toyoki, Corporate Senior Vice President, Fujitsu Limited, will give a keynote on "shaping tomorrow with you," which will discuss the customer-centric approach of Fujitsu to building business and enhancing the future of society.

Monday, September 20 | 5:45 p.m. - 7:15 p.m. | Moscone North, Hall D and Hilton
Thomas Kurian, Oracle Executive Vice President of Product Development, will share Oracle's vision of Java strategy and direction, and describe how Java will continue to grow for the global developer community.
Doug Fisher, Vice President and General Manager, Intel will discuss how Oracle and Intel continue to work together to provide high performance Java on optimized platforms.

Tuesday, September 21 | 8:00 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. | Moscone North, Hall D
Join Thomas Kurian, Oracle Executive Vice President of Product Development, as he discusses Oracle's complete cloud offering and the impact of cloud computing in today's market, from development and deployment to management and self-service administration.
Thomas Kilroy, Intel Senior Vice President and General Manager, will discuss how to effectively harness the growing amount of data generation many industries face today and turn it into profit with Intel- and Oracle-based solutions.

Tuesday, September 21 | 4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. | Hilton
Join an Oracle Develop keynote with Tom Kyte, Oracle Architect, as he showcases new capabilities in Oracle Database development tools.

Wednesday, September 22 | 8:00 a.m. - 8:45 a.m. | Moscone North, Hall D
Michael Dell, Dell Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer, will discuss how insights gained from listening to and collaborating with customers are shaping the next quarter of a century of IT innovation.

Wednesday, September 22 | 8:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. | Hilton
Hear Ted Farrell, Oracle Chief Architect and Senior Vice President, Tools and Middleware and Rally Software Founder and Chief Technology Officer, Ryan Martens, discuss the new opportunities behind Java applications evolving into rich enterprise applications and the importance of software agility, at this Oracle Develop keynote.

Wednesday, September 22 | 2:30 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. | Moscone North, Hall D
Larry Ellison, Oracle Chief Executive Officer, will discuss the state of the software and hardware industry and highlight the latest in Oracle innovations.
Kris Gopalakrishnan, Infosys Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director, will give a keynote titled, "The Future of the Cloud: Innovation, Service, Sustainability, Performance."

Thursday, September 23 | 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. | Moscone North, Hall D
Join a special, not to be missed, Java frontier keynote with Ray Kurzeil, inventor and futurist.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Oracle Openworld 2010 - Getting Ready

As we get close to Oracle Openworld 2010, from Sep 19 to 23, at San Francisco, CA, I will be posting information of interest to the Oracle BIWA, Exadata SIG and related user community. Let us first begin with the events this week leading to the Openworld:

Thursday, September 16, 12 noon Eastern, Webcast Series
Exadata V2: Porting a Complex Application and Lessons Learned
by Aaron Werman
What are the best ways to make an application work well in Exadata and what design choices should be considered? This TechCast will offer substantial advice on porting existing applications to Exadata. We will also review risk areas and aspects worth testing based on migration experience.

The reviewed application domain is a large-scale trickle feed ETL for very high volume reporting, also including a variety of smaller transactional and ad-hoc query systems. We'll discuss porting and running a large mature ODS and reporting data warehouse from Oracle 10g to Exadata. We will cover migration strategies, tuning, and application rearchitecture.

Presenter: Aaron Werman is a senior architect at a large prime brokerage and architect for the data warehouse and its technical strategy and performance. He has deep experience in VLDB, Oracle, and heterogeneous systems.

Audio Dial-In:Audio Dial In: 866 682 4770 Meeting ID 1683901 Passcode 334451
List of Toll-Free International Dial-In Numbers: http://www.intercall.com/oracle/access_numbers.htm
Note: Audio will *not* be streamed over the internet.

Web Conference: To register and join in conference
https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/727139232

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Exadata SIG Meeting at Oracle Openworld 2010, will be held on Sunday at 10:30 AM PT at Moscone West, 1st Floor North side of the bldg. If you get lost please call 954 609 2402 cell for last minute directions.

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After the Meeting head to IOUG sessions on Sunday, the details can be found at:
http://pdf.smithbucklin.com/files/OOWAllSessionsforweb.pdf