Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Openworld Day Two - Down to Business

Co-Presidents Charles Phillips and Safra Catz had the honour of kicking off Day Two of Oracle Openworld, and were joined on stage by CMO Judy Sim, Retail chief Duncan Angrove and CRM lead Anthony Lye to give an update on Oracle Applications, Industry solutions and acquisition strategy. They were followed up by Ann Livermore, Executive Vice President, HP Enterprise Business. Their keynotes can we watched here.

The key stats of the morning were that 40,000+ attendees have traveled to San Francisco for an update on all things Oracle, and that there are 1900 sessions to deliver that update to them. Furthermore, they can look forward to Aerosmith, Roger Daltrey and The Wailers at the Appreciation event on Treasure Island in the Bay on Wednesday!

Key announcements of the day included:

- Oracle Announces Oracle® Application Integration Architecture Release 2.5
- Oracle Introduces New Release of Oracle® Business Intelligence Applications
- Oracle Announces First Comprehensive Approach to Enterprise Application Documents

As well as this there were a number of announcements around Oracle's continued commitment to Java: Oracle Extends Commitment to Java and Open Source Developer Communities, Oracle Delivers New Releases of Java, SOA and Web 2.0 Development Tools and Oracle Previews Oracle® Fusion Middleware Java Development Tool for Mobile Applications

Andy Mendlesohn took the stage mid-morning to give an update on Oracle's flagship product and bread-and-butter earner - Oracle Database 11gR2 as well as the second version of Exadata -which Mendlesohn described as "the very first database appliance to handle Data warehousing AND OLTP" - seen here outside the Keynote Hall in Moscone North.

Watch this space for video interviews coming up with more Oracle ACE Directors, the two Aussie analysts at Openworld this year - Longhaus' Sam Higgins (@shigginski on Twitter) and IBRS' Kevin McIsaac and also - most importantly video interviews with ANZ customers inclulding Westfield, Cadbury, AFG and G. James.

In the meantime, check out Openworld blog reports from ACE bloggers Marcel Kratovchil, Richard Foote and Chris Muir (@chriscmuir on Twitter); as well as this 1st day report from ZDnet Australia Chris Duckett (@dobes on Twitter) who travelled to San Francisco as Oracle's Guest.

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