Oracle OpenWorld 2012 : Summary (Oracle Invented The Cloud)…

Here’s a quick summary of my Oracle OpenWorld 2012 experience. First of all, a list of the posts I made during my stay:

I guess you all know by now that this years OpenWorld was very much focused on The Cloud. After a week of brain washing, I’m convinced Oracle actually invented the cloud and everyone else has just copied them. I’m hoping someone instigates an intervention and deprograms me at some point. :)

As you would expect, following close behind the cloud theme is all the Big Data and Engineered Systems stuff, that Oracle hope you will buy into when building your private cloud. I’m a grunt DBA, so a lot of this washed over me as I’ll probably never get to use any of it…

The whole 12c database situation was all very mysterious. There were lots of conflicting opinions about what was going to happen during OpenWorld. Even people in Oracle didn’t seem to know quite what they were allowed to talk about. The general consensus seemed to be, during OOW Oracle staff could answer any question about 12c, but once the conference was over, if they so much as mentioned its existence they would be dissapeared. :) The feature set for 12c looks very impressive/interesting/scary. It certainly feels like everything you ever thought you knew about Oracle has now changed. It’s good for the newbies, as we are all now bottom of the class again. :) I guess we just have to wait a few months now and see what actually gets released…

RAC Attack was a good laugh again this year. Thanks to Jeremy Schneider for doing all the hard work, while we all just chat amongst ourselves and take the credit for it all.. :)

An enormous thank you goes out to the Oracle ACE program, especially Victoria and Lillian, for organizing everything, including getting us safely there and back and organizing the 2 days of ACE briefings.

So that’s another crazy OpenWorld done and dusted. Only a year until the next one…

Cheers

Tim…

PS. I woke up this morning at 6:20, with my car for the airport picking me up at 6:24. That was an intense experience!