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Oracle OpenWorld: 5 Rants And Raves
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cbabcock
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cbabcock,
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10/2/2013 | 12:05:23 AM
re: Oracle OpenWorld: 5 Rants And Raves
Oracle ignores Hadoop and the NoSQL systems at its own risk.They are a big part of future data management. I wouldn't be surprised to see many working with a relational database system on the front end, but they collect and store data in ways that Oracle can't.
D. Henschen
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D. Henschen,
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10/1/2013 | 1:03:06 PM
re: Oracle OpenWorld: 5 Rants And Raves
Microsoft has been much clearer in saying when Hekaton -- the SQL Server in-memory option -- would become available. It didn't announce the technology until it had a private preview (with named customers, as I recall). At that point it also said roughly when the public preview would be available. And when the public preview was announced, it said roughly when GA would happen. That's a better approach, in my book, than these pre-announce, re-announce games.
PhilHD
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PhilHD,
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10/1/2013 | 7:32:33 AM
re: Oracle OpenWorld: 5 Rants And Raves
Well the way I see it, instead of coming out with roadmaps showing whats coming out in future (which is impossible for software -its related to revenue recognition issues), Oracle actually discusses and demonstrates the technology thats "coming out soon" during OOW to get customers prepared. Clearly upgrading to a new database, or to a new system, or to a new technology takes time to plan for and adopt. Theres no way, any company will run brand new technology the minute its announced as available <unless "one="" &="" 20+="" a="" about="" acquisitions="" agree="" all="" all"="" along="" also="" always="" an="" and="" announced?="" anything="" are="" as="" away,="" been="" being="" bent="" beta="" blogs.="" business="" by="" comparison="" competition="" contracts,="" customers="" customers.="" defensive="" didn't="" don't="" doug-="" during="" especially="" etc.="" except="" expected="" finally,="" first="" fits="" for="" from="" good="" has="" hasso="" have="" having="" healthy="" hp="" hw="" i="" ibm's="" im="" in="" industry="" is="" issue="" it's="" its="" just="" kraken="" large="" legacy="" licensing="" like="" manage,="" maybe="" much="" multiple="" next="" no="" occasional="" of="" oow="" or="" oracle="" out="" people="" phase).="" plattner="" portfolios="" possible,="" power8="" presenters="" press="" project="" sap="" sap,="" say="" shape="" size="" so="" software="" something="" sometimes="" spent="" sure!="" sw="" talk="" talking="" technologies,="" tested="" thatGÇÖs="" the="" their="" theres="" they="" think="" thoroughly="" those="" time="" to="" truly="" ula.="" understand="" up="" upcoming="" vendors="" vendors,="" way="" way,="" way.="" what="" when="" where="" while,="" why="" will="" with="" works="" worried="" year,="" years="" you=""></unless>
ChrisMurphy
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9/30/2013 | 11:21:42 PM
re: Oracle OpenWorld: 5 Rants And Raves
On one hand Oracle is talking up its ability to offer integrated suites of software, and on the other there are complaints like this about customers not being able to roll up many licenses into one. Technology strategy and licensing strategy not moving in step?
D. Henschen
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9/30/2013 | 6:17:15 PM
re: Oracle OpenWorld: 5 Rants And Raves
John Matelski, CIO of DeKalb County, GA, and Treasurer of the Independent Oracle User Group, said IOUG would raise the cost and complexity issue directly to Oracle Co-President Mark Hurd at OOW'13. I'll share any reports from Matelski on whether Hurd acknowledged the problems or proposed concrete steps.

Meanwhile, a Tweet from an IBMer and a blog from SAP Chairman Hasso Plattner on Monday complained about Oracle swipes against them at OOW. It was pretty tame. Ellison made an unfavorable comparison of the Sparc M6 to a high-end IBM server during his keynote, but it was quick aside with no slides, stats or price comparisons. Later, Hurd was goaded into a SAP Hana vs. Oracle In-Memory comparison during a press Q&A, but he's not the guy to tap for a technical product comparison.

I stand by my take that it was a kinder, gentler Oracle during this year's Oracle keynotes and general sessions.
Lorna Garey
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9/30/2013 | 5:17:04 PM
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Sounds like there was enough vaporware to power Oracle's America's Cup entry.


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