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.