#OOW12 - Day 0

Day 0 went by pretty fast and Day 1 is just about to start.  Shortly i'll be heading down to Moscone to catch the keynote with I believe Mark Hurd.

However before I leave I thought I would write up a quick note about Day 0.   Day 0 is full of user group presentations and typically they dive into quite a bit of detail.   This time was no exception.  I attended sessions on Oracle VM and using the command line with OEM.  A rather low level view of unix-base troubleshooting with a session by Riyaj Shamsudeen titled Truss, pmap and more.  Lastly I attended a session on WebLogic HA.

Other than one session which was a complete dud (will remain nameless because there is the off chance that I misinterpreted the abstract), it was a great day.  I haven't been to IOUG before but seeing sessions like these make me think i'm missing out.  

The opening keynote started at 5 to a packed out crowd.. There had to be at least 10k people there.

A number of new announcements were made this year.   I won't dive into detail because thats not the sort of things I post about and there are probably dozens of news articles/blogs already published with in depth coverage.   In short tho 4 new products were announced

1. Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)
2. The Oracle Private Cloud
3. Multitenant Plugable Database Architecture
4. Finally the impressive Exadata X3

Our company hosts our production and test environments with 80% of it being Oracle products, along with 3rd party, in-house developed products running on Fusion Middleware.     I'm wondering what management will think of Oracle's IaaS offering?

Multitenant database looks interesting but I would like to see more details (undoubtably throughout the conference).   Specifically database recovery.  As we all know, having multiple schemas in a single database can pose some recovery issues depending on the type of failure.

The day ended with the Welcome Reception.   My co-worker bailed early so I stayed around to see Macy Gray.   Not really my style of music but I generally like almost all types of music live.    Macy Gray put on a great show and it seemed the crowed really enjoyed it.

I better get moving or I won't get a decent spot for the keynote.

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