Pilgrimage to OracleWorld
Oracle OpenWorld 2009 starts next week (11–15 October) in the Moscone Center, San Francisco. It is the annual event for all things Oracle - 1,800 sessions, 400 partner exhibits, keynotes from the world’s technology leaders, hands-on labs, and more. With such a wealth of information available, the canny attendee will have to focus their attention on the issues that are hindering their IT's infrastructure. What is worth seeing?
Let's find the sessions!
Oracle kindly provides a means to drill down to the sessions that might be of interest. Unfortunately, the great breadth of available material leads to a mish-mash of categorization. For example, among the group “Application Stream”, sessions related to “Automotive” can be found. Not exactly intuitive and with such a proud heritage in BI, I would expect better.
Another example of Oracle's strange categorization methods can be found with the sessions connected to Grid Computing and High Availability. The only difference between the session lists is that Grid Computing has 2 extra sessions. Are we to believe that Oracle views HA as Grid Computing?
Bingo - bookmarked sessions!Database:
Oracle Real Application Clusters on Oracle VM: Best Practices - movements towards the Cloud?
- Thinking of Cutting Costs? Think of Oracle Advanced Compression – case study of RealNetworks who reduced their storage costs and improved app performance
- Do More, Store Less: Efficiency Gains for Your Business - cutting costs in the data center
Building a Distributed Computing Infrastructure, Using Oracle Coherence - drive towards flexible and scalable distributed computing
- Data Grid Technology Goes Mainstream: Embracing Oracle Coherence - Electronic Arts discusses how it is using Oracle Coherence as the basis for scaling its platform for multiplayer games
Huh, where is Cloud?
The project met this challenge by porting the infrastructure to the Cloud. Amazon Machine Images (AMIs) were configured for the Oracle database, Grid and processing software (AGIS). The result is an Oracle grid running inside the Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud. To process 5 years of data for 2 million stars, 24 iterations of 100 minutes each were done This translates into 40 hours of running a grid of 20 Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud high-CPU instances. Benefits included reduced costs, approximately by 50% compared to the in-house solution. Massive scalability on demand without having to invest in new
infrastructure and train new personnel.
I know that many businesses are interested to learn how to leverage the Cloud with Oracle products. Why is this not addressed at OpenWorld? if so, where?