Oracle OpenWorld: Monday Keynote

Full disclosure: I’m attending Oracle OpenWorld courtesy of Oracle.

The Monday morning keynotes are from Charles Phillips of Oracle, Safra Catz of Oracle, and Ann Livermore of HP.
Catz: Our job is to start sending you software that is engineering to work together.” She also emphasized that “working together” extends to non-Oracle software, too.
Phillips mentioning track record of enhancements to Siebel, JD Edwards, Peoplesoft, etc. and how they will do the same w/Sun, MySQL #oow09
Phillips: MIddleware: 11g of Fusion released, fully-integrated suite including BEA components. All of it is built, upgraded, patched, together.
Catz: First foray into bringing it all together: Sun Oracle Database Machine.
Joel Koppelman from Primavera now on stage talking about PPM. Oracle Primavera controls project execution, Oracle ERP manages all project financial information. Nice emphasis on how it integrates into the “Oracle red stack” and overview of what PPM software can do.
Paco Aubrejuan is now talking about Oracle financials and integration with BI. He used the term “Closed-loop budgeting” to show integration between BI and Financials.
Now, discussing retail is Duncan Angove. He’s also emphasized the integrated suite, feeding BI into the integrated process across the retail applications. He also added that there is a rich, compelling UI supporting it all. The theme this morning seems to be all about integration, using the term “closed loop” frequently.
Next up is SCM/manufacturing, presented by Anthony Lye. He is going to demo new integration between CRM (Siebel CRM) and demand management (Demantra).
Wrapping it up: Oracle have an integrated suite, but you can plug in your own open components as needed. Now switching over to Ann Livermore from HP.
Ann is emphasizing a converged infrastructure, starting with an operating environment for managing shared services that is flexible, yet unified. It adds pools of resources that run on a smart grid in the data center for efficient use of power and computing. Optimizing it all is done through virtualization and automation.
Ann then addressed the importance of application modernization, how it’s a big problem for IT, and how HP is positioned to assist. She’s now discussing the information explosion and the challenges it creates. For HP, “this is a very important business opportunity.” Three components: information infrastructure, information governance, and information services.
Overall, Ann emphasized HP’s role in providing systems, software, and services to support customers problems.

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