Posts Categorized: Big Data
I can only comment so much on technology announcements. However, as the maestro Pythian’s team of 18 at the show this year, I can comment on how to get the most out of your OOW participation & experience.
We have the SIG meeting at Oracle Open World Everyone is welcome. Gwen Shapira is the SIG leader and expect lots of great things in that space. The SIG is also looking for volunteers — that’s going to be hot space so if you want to engage early come and let us know.
I’ve been attending OOW every year since I moved to San Francisco in 2007. I always enjoy the event – great speakers, parties, crowds, meeting old friends, hearing new product announcement. I like the excitement. This year the event is particularly exciting for me: For the first time, I’m attending as a speaker and not just as attendee. I’ll be speaking quite a bit actually, on rather diverse list of topics. Here’s what my week look’s like?
Every time I have had the pleasure of attending Oracle Open World, I have discovered a plethora of technical heavy-weights from all over the world in attendance. I enjoy meeting and shmoozing with these people almost as much as absorbing the technical content of the show itself. Many of my Pythian colleagues are presenting at OOW12 and thereby making this fine company AND themselves more renowned in the Oracle tech arena:
Pythian is pleased to announce our speaking schedule at this year’s Oracle Open World 2012! Here are the speaking sessions that we will be participating in, including one session that we will be co-presenting with our friends at Harvard Business Publishing.
This past week I attended OSCon, the annual conference for open source’s true believers. And there was a religous fervor in the air, particularly from the point of view of someone more accustomed to Oracle conferences. The companies generating buzz were the small companies built around development of their own open source products. There are a surprising number of them out there, especially relating to multiple forks of a popular product like MySQL or Hadoop.
The traditional NoCOUG SQL challenge has been launched this year with a twist: in the wake of the “BigData” trend/buzz, it’s now been upgraded to a “SQL and/vs. NoSQL” challenge. I took on the challenge, treading through my SQL comfort zone, thinking of ways I could bend relational algebra to solve the wicked puzzle suggested this year.
The Ottawa Oracle User Group (OOUG) were kind enough to invite me to give a whole morning full of presentation.
The group was ultra engaged and asked a lot of good questions, so my usual 50 minute Big Data presentation ended up taking 100 minutes, and the rest of the content had to be squeezed a bit. I hope everyone had a good time.
I started my day with a BIG DATA (must be in CAPS please :)) session by the Ian Abramson. I have heard quite a buzz about this topic for some time and the buzz is getting louder. I always love to hear about the multi-terabyte data structures/databases as it reminds me of the first time I went from a 20Mb to a 40Mb hard disk on an 8086.
Quick post congratulating Gwen Shapira on becoming Oracle ACE Director. Gwen has be an Oracle ACE for a while by now and been very active in the community. Congratulations Gwen!