Noetix has been exhibiting at Oracle OpenWorld for over a decade and we continue to get tremendous value from seeing our customers and meeting new prospects at this conference. It was another great show for Noetix and now we get the chance to sit back and read what the press thought of Oracle’s performance. Here are some highlights.
Doug Henschen at InformationWeek weighed in with five rants and raves about the show, raving about a unified data management vision: “OOW’13 saw an attempt to move toward a cleaner, more comprehensive collection of technologies managed under a single pane of glass, meaning Oracle Enterprise Manager. The new news at OOW’13 was the rationalization of multiple low-latency technologies as Oracle Fast Data.”
Henschen ranted about what he termed ‘big data window dressing’: “Oracle was talking big data at every turn at OOW’13, but it just couldn’t resist falling back on its old relational ways. During his Monday keynote general session… Andy Mendelsohn certainly mentioned the Oracle Big Data Appliance, which runs Cloudera’s Hadoop distribution as well as the Oracle NoSQL Database, but he didn’t have many nice things to say about Hadoop.”
Speaking of Oracle’s big data strategy, Rachel Smith at ZDNet reported on Oracle President Mark Hurd’s keynote during which he predicted there will be 50 billion connected devices by 2020. Says King: “The byproduct (if it can be called that) is data. Hurd cited more research that 90 percent of data in existence was created within the last two years. That same forecast expects the world’s data will grow 50 times over by 2020.”
And describing a scene that seemed almost stranger than fiction, Chris Preimesberger at eWeek commented on the overlapping of the show and the America’s Cup race: “Not only was CEO and co-founder Larry Ellison able to watch his Oracle America’s Cup sailing team defeat New Zealand, nine races to eight, Sept. 25 in a stunning come-from-behind victory on nearby San Francisco Bay, he also helped unveil several forthcoming products—physical and virtual—that his company will be marketing in the coming months.”