Event Report: Oracle Open World Day 1- The Word On The Street Report

Published on October 12, 2009 by R "Ray" Wang


Day 1 Brings 40,000 Oracle Faithful Into San Francisco For Red Stack Indoctrination

Oracle Open World Moscone WestRegistration at Moscone WestOracle BMW Racing Yacht Keynote hall at MosconeExadata display

(Source: R Wang & Software Insider POV, Copyright © 2009  All rights reserved.)

Interesting tidbits from Day 1 include:

  • Oracle tells SaaS providers they can use a new SaaS/Cloud computing model to purchase a limited number of Oracle products in a “pay as you grow” manner.
  • Attendees propagating rumors about Fusion Apps being announced on Wednesday in Larry’s keynote.
  • Customers discussing how Oracle now leads CRM sales with CRM OnDemand before any other on-premise product.
  • Dell confirmed to be selling SalesForce.com products in the SMB channel.
  • EBS customers who have upgraded to 12.1 still having a tough time getting the new account and multi-org structures down right.  Many system integrators suggest that its best to do a reimplementation.
  • PeopleSoft customers buzzing about the new 9.1 release.
  • Oracle waiting for Sun deal to close to make next set of acquisition.  Charles Phillips tells partners, there’s more to buy.
  • The roving Rimini Street billboard is back!

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Your POV.
We’ll be roving around asking some questions during Open World.  If you get a chance, let us know:

  • Which Oracle products do you use?
  • What release of Oracle DB are you on? When will you migrate?
  • Are you using Oracle BI Tools with non-Oracle data? or vice versa?
  • Do you use RAC? Do you use RAC? Do you know about Exadata and would you consider it?
  • When will you consider Fusion Apps?
  • Is the delay in Fusion Apps, affecting your timing for software upgrades?
  • Are recent maintenance price hikes having an impact?
  • When do you plan to adopt Fusion Middleware?
  • How much will Fusion cost you in reimplementations?

Feel free to post your comments here or send me an email at rwang0 at gmail dot com or r at softwareinsider dot org.

Copyright © 2009 R Wang. All rights reserved.

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