Oracle Open World from my perspective and a lot of people I've talked to was one of the best Oracle Open World in years. Main reasons:
- Lots of energy and excitement over Oracle products and applications.
- Great user and vendor turnout.
- Oracle and user groups (IOUG, OAUG, Quest, IOUC, HEUG, etc) all working really well together. When this happens the entire Oracle user community gains.
- Lots of innovation, Oracle Database 11g, Oracle Fusion Applications, Hyperion and Business Intelligence, Enterprise Web 2.0 and the new features in all the Oracle products.
- Great networking with Oracle Connect, unconferences and an incredible array of evening networking events.
- Great combination of Marketing presentations to understand strategic directions balanced with a very good technical presentations. There was plenty for everybody.
It was also an exciting conference for the future of the DBA. Companies have been using software, hardware and outsourcing to greatly reduce the number of working DBAs in the market. A key point that stood out to me is that there are going to be a lot of new opportunities for DBAs that are willing to learn new things they will be rewarded by being in hot demand for the next couple of years. Some key areas where growth will create a demand and high revenue for Oracle DBAs and Developers:
- Data Infrastructure Administrators (DIAs) - who can manage multiple tiers of an Oracle infrastructure. These DBAs will support the Database Server and Application Server in an enterprise.
- DBAs who can configure and support Hyperion and BI as it moves into the database. Hyperion may grow at a tremendous rate over the new few years.
- Developers who can develop and customize Oracle Fusion Applications using Oracle Fusion Middleware.
- DBAs who can configure and support the Oracle Application Server and Enterprise Web 2.0.
- DBAs who can support advanced Oracle configurations such as RAC, Streams, Data Guard and OEM.
- DBAs that can support Oracle applications.
There are additional areas but these are the three that stand out to me.
Labels: George Trujillo, Hyperion, Oracle Fusion Middleware, Oracle Open World