Oracle OpenWorld: Why we're attending

Oracle OpenWorld is one of the largest technology conferences in the world. With over 50,000 attendees, you're sure to be able to find someone who has solved problems similar to yours. Last year we learned about the improvements to the Exadata platform, and how it compared to IBM's HANA offering. The keynotes were also full of useful tidbits of information to help the IT professional.

The conference is once again taking place in San Francisco, California, and will be running from September 22nd through the 26th. We'll be onsite gathering details of all of the latest Oracle offerings, such as the Oracle 12c database, talks on Java security, and we wouldn't be surprised to learn of an update to the Exadata engineered systems. In case you needed help deciding why you should go, Oracle has also put together a video describing all of the great things that happen at OpenWorld. They took customer comments, put them on a tablet, and put the whole piece to music. For example, one customer says, "There's no other place where you can get face to face with so many Oracle experts, and get to talk to so many people who have real experience of using Oracle products." Unfortunately, the video is not quite as exciting as the one they used last year.

Curiously enough, when the tablet spins, you see the "Oracle" logo on the back of what appears to be an iPad. We doubt Oracle is entering the tablet business, but if so, we'll let you know!

Are you attending the conference? Is there anything you're looking forward to hearing about from Larry Ellison?

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