Impressions from OOW11

After the notes when I just arrived on which was going to be the focus this year, I am shocked on the lots of people attending the event.

It was the first time ever seeing people outside the sessions trying to enter and security stopping them.

The keynote from Larry on Sunday was focused mainly on hardware. Exadata, Exalogic, and key words such as Parallel Everything, x times faster. He introduced the new Exalytics Business Intelligence Machine.

The main comparisons were to IBM

hey, you blue guys

and how Oracle Hardware runs faster than IBM’s. No words on Salesforce but we’re anxious waiting for Benioff’s speech on Wednesday at 10am to see what he has to say. Specially base on some tweets from Salesforce’s CEO saying that Larry’s was one of the worst Keynotes ever. Anyways, that’s the “showbiz” between CEOs besides the technology.

20111004-153249.jpgOn the other hand IT Convergence was presented as Oracle Fusion early adopter and we’re working hard to make it happen. After a meeting with a VP of Oracle’s Financials applications he confirmed that Oracle E-Business Suite R12.2 will be released within the next calendar year -not now as we expected- but some selected companies are joining the Early Adopter Program for that release which will bring big changes on the technology stack such as Weblogic!
IT Convergence started the contacts to become part of this program and we hope to provide an update in a few weeks.

Finally I delivered a presentation on Oracle Business Intelligence which had a full house, and even people standing at the back because there were no seats. The presentation went great and concluded with an applause which is great for the presenter. Thanks to everyone that attended and for those who are interested on the presentation, feel free to send me a PM on Twitter for a copy.

Now is time to continue attending sessions and learning all the options Oracle has to offer.


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