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The annual Oracle technology event Oracle OpenWorld (OOW) was held on Sept 18-22 in San Francisco. As usual my trip to this conference really consists of two parts: Preconference Oracle ACE Director product briefing (my 7th product briefing ) on Sept 15-16 and OOW conference (my 11th OOW) on Sept 18-22. I am writing these two blogs to share my experience of this 7 days conference.
The preconference Oracle ACE Director Product briefing was held at the Oracle Conference center of Oracle HQ at Redwood shores, California. The event agenda consisted of two full days of presentations by Oracle executives and product managers. The Product briefing started at 9:00am of Spet 18 with the executive presentation by Thomas Kurian , the president of Oracle product development. In his one hour presentation, Thomas Kurian gave a very broad summary of the Oracle’s IaaS/Cloud Vision, Strategy, Roadmap , which covered a good amount of new development that would be announced in the upcoming Oracle OpenWorld 2016 in a next few days. Thomas’ talk was followed by two IaaS presentations that covered Oracle latest IaaS Cloud service: 1) IaaS architecture by Mark Cavage , vice president of Engineering at Oracle ; 2) the engineering overview of IaaS implementation by Deepak Patil, Vice president, Development at Oracle. The new Oracle IaaS service has built in some high performance features such as high bandwidth (Tb/s) and low round-trip-time (< 1ms) between Oracle Cloud data centers . It uses Software Defined networks (SDN) technologies which provides the flexibility of network in the same way as Hypervisor provides flexibility of compute. In the compute cloud service, the IaaS offers the Bare metal based compute service, the Virtual machine based compute service as well as the Container based compute service.
(Oracle President for product development Thomas Kurian in Oracle ACED product briefing )
One of interesting presentations was given by Navin R. Thadani, Products at Ravello Systems at Oracle. Navin introduced one of new products recently acquired by Oracle: Ravello. This product helps customers by lifting the applications running on VMware from customer on-premise data center to Oracle public Cloud simply without any change. Another presentation was about Oracle Oracle Database 12c Release 2 Cloud First release, which was later officially announced by Larry at Oracle OpenWorld 16.
In the afternoon, I also attended a special session about Oracle Linux and virtualization update (my favor subject), presented by my good friend Honglin Su, Sr. Direct of Product Management for Oracle Linux and Virtualization. A lot of new features about Oracle UEK kernel, and Oracle VM were presented, such as support for Ksplice , OpenStack for Oracle Linux, Docker and Oracle Cloud container Registry, in UEK R4. QU2 . Here is the photo taken after the session:
(With Oracle Linux and Virtualization : Honglin Su (Right) and his colleague (Left) and myself (middle))
On the second day, there were more Oracle cloud related presentations which covered a variety of Oracle public cloud topics: DevOps at Oracle public cloud, Big data in Oracle cloud, Oracle Golden Gate in the cloud, Oracle PaaS cloud. Oracle Management cloud service. Etc.
In summary, from this Oracle product briefing, we can see that Oracle has put so much focus on Oracle Cloud in the past year. I was expecting to give more details about Oracle Cloud from the rest of Oracle OpenWorld conference.
Oracle ACE director product briefing not only provides us a chance to get the exposure on the Oracle latest technology development, it was also a great network opportunities for us. This is the annual event where more 70 Oracle ACE Directors got together to discuss many their favor technologies and establish the professional network and the friendship among us. The following photo is the picture of all Oracle ACED directors who attend this preconference product briefing event at Oracle Conference center before Oracle OpenWorld 2016.
(Oracle ACE directors at Oracle conference center)
The networking opportunity event extended to Oracle ACE and Oracle associate ACE (for more details about Oracle ACE directors, Oracle ACE and Oracle ACE associate , refer to Oracle ACE program link : http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/community/oracle-ace/index.html ).
The following is the photo of Oracle ACE directors, Oracle ACE and Oracle ACE associate taken at San Francisco Pier 39 where Oracle ACE program hosted the annual Oracle ACE dinner for all the Oracle ACED/ACE/ACE associates who attended Oracle OpenWorld 2016.