With social computing, cloud and mobile being the big buzzwords in IT right now, it makes sense to ask where Oracle is in relation to these hot topics. Having attended various briefings, sessions and keynotes at this year’s Oracle OpenWorld, and discussing with knowledgeable people, I’ll offer my opinion below.
Well, the hardware part has been announced – more big iron from Oracle: Exalytics specialized BI box, big data appliance and yet another “plug in and forget” database appliance. Interestingly, Oracle is offering R (the open source statistics package/language) in a licensed enterprise version together with the Big Data box (more...)
The important discussion where to use APEX and where to use ADF tends to get bogged down in an unproductive argument about the relative merits of PL/SQL or Java. However, this is not really the most important factor that should drive your decision.
Instead, you must first determine if your (more...)
A good thing about Larry Ellison’s keynotes is that the rambling, free-form style gives you a good impression of Oracle’s focus – something that’s not in the slides or the press kit.
On Wednesday, Larry spent all of his allotted time (and more) speaking about his favorite new box, the (more...)
I’m honored and proud to have received the ODTUG Best Speaker Award (Presentation and Delivery) at the ODTUG Kaleidoscope 2010 conference for my presentation “What’s Hot and What’s Not – an overview of Oracle Development Tools”. Because this award is based on audience feedback, the award is actually awarded for (more...)
Leaving the details of the individual sessions aside, the impression from this year’s OpenWorld is that of a shift in Oracle’s perception of themselves.
Oracle used to present itself as a technology company that happened to use its technology to build applications. Now, Oracle is an applications company that happens (more...)
It’s time for Oracle OpenWorld in San Francisco again – I’ll be speaking on Sunday Oct. 11 at the User Group symposium on “Simple SOA – A Real-Life Case Study”. It’s session S312178 in Moscone West L3 room 3000 at 11:15 a.m.
I will also be participating in the (more...)
One of the three presentations I’ll be giving at the UKOUG Technology & E-Business Suite conference 2009 in Birmingham Nov 30 – Dec 2 is “Forms to ADF – Live!”. For this presentation, I am going to convert an existing Oracle Forms application to an ADF Faces (web) application.
I’ll be speaking at the Oracle User Group Norway conference March 10-12 in their English-language track. It’s held aboard the M/S Color Magic sailing from Oslo to Kiel and back. There’s more info on the OUGN website.
Here is a challenge: Find the place in the latest Oracle product documentation that states the following “To improve response time, verify that the optimizer_mode Oracle initialization parameter is set to choose.”
The first person to tell me in person where Oracle is recommending this, wins a beer. E-mail (more...)
I’ve booked an Unconference slot today, Thursday at 2 p.m. for a meeting of Oracle Portal users. I’m not going to be presenting anything, but with all the WebCenter and Beehive hype here, it might be useful to meet other Oracle Portal users and discuss where we go from (more...)