Musings from OOW …

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There has been some chatter at Oracle Open World (OOW) about the next release of the database. They will be calling it Oracle Database 12c (for Cloud) and it is expected in the 16-18 month timeframe from this version of OOW. Oracle has made no commitment to this time frame, but satiated the appetite of CORE database people by giving an update with no firm dates.

Some late-breaking solutions have been discussed throughout the show so far and Oracle is nicely leveraging their acquisition of Sun Microsystems to facilitate the smart direction they have taken with hardware.

I am attending Publisher’s Day at OOW and a gentleman is now discussing the functionality they are concentrating on in Solaris 11 that lends itself well to the cloud-computing direction the industry is following. They are attending to the platform-specific features that provide turnkey support for the applications their install community are deploying and currently coming down the corporate applications’ pipeline.

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Michael is a seasoned veteran of the Oracle core technology having first seen version 3 in 1986. He is a regular presenter at tech and user group events and has been a popular speaker since 1991. He was part of the initial Oracle Press offering in 1994 called Tuning Oracle and has gone on to accumulate quite a following on the Beginner's Guide books. Michael is an Oracle*ACE based on his profile and accomplishments in the Oracle space and can be followed as @MichaelAbbeyCAN on Twitter.He is father to 4 and grandfather to 3 and likes nothing more than discussing the Oracle technology and/or listening to or jamming hard classic rock.

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