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