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.


Arriving to Oracle Open World 2011

Yes, it is the time of the year again. “Time flies” said a coworker when he saw me with the luggage at the Buenos Aires office. It is so true. I remember the first time I came to OOW in 2007, to discover the show. We were talking about new releases, Oracle acquisitions, a few new products. It looks decades ago but it is just 4 years.

After that show, the following OOW were different to me since I came as speaker which makes you live it in a different way. Even more, last year, I was invited by Oracle, doing press rounds and recording an interview for Oracle Latinamerica.

This year the expectations are going to be around cloud computing (will Larry fight -by words again with Benioff?) and how the new Oracle gear, inherit by the Sun acquisition will impact. The other big topics are going to be: Oracle Fusion, which was presented by Steve Miranda in 2010, but did not hit the road (GA technically speaking) and finally expecting some news about E-Business Suite, such as the new 12.2 which the Release Content Documents (RCD) are available at Oracle Support. Oh right, I’m focussed on applications if you didn’t notice yet :-).

Setting expectations, discovering about product roadmaps, networking with colleagues, meeting new people, learning new products, also having some fun and more. That is Oracle Open World about.

I’ll be trying to keep at least more than a daily post and will keep my twitter accounts pretty active: @ggonza74 personal and mostly Spanish, and @ggonza4itc work related and English.