Sunday, October 16, 2011

My review Oracle OpenWorld 2011

Dear readers,

Oracle OpenWorld 2011 was a fantastic event with many new product announcements including Oracle Public Cloud as well as Oracle Big Data Appliances along with Exalytics for Business Intelligence. Before the conference, I had the pleasure of attending the Oracle ACE Director briefing at Oracle HQ in Redwood Shores under NDA to learn of new developments at Oracle.

After the ACED briefing, I headed to San Francisco with my fellow Oracle ACE Director, Arup Nanda and we checked into the Hilton Hotel. The computers failed during checkin so we had the keep the patience of a saint which paid off with a free complimentary full breakfast. My hotel room had the most amazing view of the entire San Francisco Bay area including views of the Golden Gate bridge and Alcatraz island!

My favorite part of the conference was meeting new people and the special interest groups (SIG) for virtualization with Oracle. I had a great time meeting a lot of Oracle gurus including Jonathan Lewis, Tim Gorman, Doug Burns, James Morle, Michael Abbey, and my co-author Syed Jaffar Hussein of my Oracle 11g RAC book as well as James and Kerry from PACKT Press. Some more cool things at OOW this year was the America's cup winning yacht:

This year we had a great time at OTN night and the appreciation event was wonderful with Sting in concert. Funny because it seemed like Sting was singing in slow motion on songs like Roxanne!

The lightshow with Sting was incredible!

On Tuesday, I delivered my session on database security and would like to thank the 400+ attendees who came to my session. I do hope it was informative and useful to your journey to implementing security for your Oracle environments. The weather was a bit challenging with lots of rain and cold this year.

Fortunately I had an umbrella to keep me dry.
I would like to thank Justin, Lillian, and Vikki for all their hard work to make the OOW conference and ACE briefing a total victory and success this year.

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