An earlier posting indicated that this September at OpenWorld the JavaOne and Oracle Develop conferences for software developers will be merged. The new combo will be called JavaOne + Develop. It will be held in San Francisco at the Hilton, the Parc55 and the Nikko hotels.
Oracle is calling the area around these three hotels “the [...]
In an earlier posting I speculated that Lyle Ekdahl’s keynote session on Monday at Collaborate might be toned down versus his previous ones now that he is one of the big shots. My inside sources indicate that this may not be the case. It is kind of like the old joke “How do you keep [...]
Oracle CEO Larry Ellison is having quite a year so far. His yacht won back the Americas cup for the USA, the EU finally let him buy Sun, and now Oracle earnings are up largely at the expense of arch-enemy SAP. Can we really blame him for using the latest news to engage in a [...]
Oracle often uses Collaborate to introduce important new concepts. Applications Unlimited and Application Integration Architecture were both unveiled by Oracle President Charles Phillips at Collaborate. The timing of Collaborate, right near the end of Oracle’s fiscal year, makes it a good venue to try out new ideas (but not specific new products). I read the [...]
Oracle’s grand annual gathering of the clan will be held this year September 19-23 in San Francisco. For those who have never gone it is quite an experience. Attendance grew steadily up to a peak of around 45,000 people in 2008, something that put a noticeable strain on the supporting ecosystem. The weak economy caused [...]
The JDE and PeopleSoft user group meeting last Friday in Teaneck NJ took place on the last official day of winter but spring was in the air. Outside temperatures were breaking records helping the daffodils to come out early. Inside the mood was upbeat as well but not because anything new was announced or presented. [...]
Oracle’s interest in real-time data integration became obvious July of last year when it acquired Golden Gate Software – a leader in Change Data Capture (CDC). Last week Oracle announced the first stage of the integration of Golden Gate’s offerings with its existing Oracle Data Integrator (ODI) tool. Those interested in the details of this announcement [...]
With six weeks until Collaborate kicks off in Las Vegas, now seems like a good time to speculate on what might happen there – hopefully doing so might help some of you that are on the fence decide to go. Here goes.
It is hard to picture any major or radical changes in JDE direction coming [...]
Before Oracle OpenWorld last September I invited readers of this post to meet me in person there. That led to a number of meetings and new friendships. For me, Collaborate is the best chance I have each year to find out what is really happening within organizations that use JDE as well as to learn [...]
Oracle has been working on a major upgrade to its Business Intelligence product line for almost four years. We were told at Open World that the result would be called BI 11g and would arrive in 2010. Oracle does not like to introduce anything near the end of its fiscal year that finishes at the [...]