[Oracle Open World] Summing up Oracle’s offerings at OpenWorld 2008

Opening day at OracleOpenWorld 2008 Oracle OpenWorld that brought more than 43,000 people to San Francisco to explore what application and database products Oracle has to offer, has definitely been successful in every intended way. Here’s a summing up of some of the most crucial launches.

The Oracle Beehive Collaboration Platform was one of the most watched out for launches aimed at integrating enterprise communications, and can tie together e-mail, calendars, instant messaging and conferencing applications on one platform. The HP Oracle Database Machine was next a hardware product aimed at disrupting the data warehousing market. At the center of the product is the Exadata Storage Server, which supports up to 12 terabytes of raw storage. The hardware for this will be manufactured exclusively by HP.

Cloud Computing, undoubtedly was another of the phenomena in which Oracle showed some start avenues. First, it agreed to license Oracle Database 11g, Fusion Middleware and Oracle Enterprise Manager products for Amazon Web Services’ Elastic Compute Cloud. Oracle also announced a partnership with Intel to push for the expansion of standards such as the Open Virtual Machine Format to speed enterprise adoption of cloud computing. Then there was the Oracle Webcenter Suite which combines technology from Oracle Fusion Middleware and BEA Systems, which Oracle acquired earlier this year.

This was followed by the Oracle E-business Suite, Oracle VM, and the Oracle Insurance Vertical. What was not spoken about but was heavily questioned regarding was the Oracle Database 11g.

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