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Review: Oracle OpenWorld 2017

Tens of thousands of customers and partners from 175 countries came together for this year's Oracle OpenWorld in San Francisco in October. Not surprisingly, the core theme was Oracle and cloud computing.

In his opening speech, Ellison introduced new machine learning applications for Database and Cyber Security. With the Oracle Autonomous Database Cloud, he demonstrated an autonomous database and cybersecurity applications that detect and combat cyber-attacks in real time.

Important Topics and Trends

The following topics remain in mind and we are curious to see how they develop:

  • Autonomous Database Cloud: Based on the Oracle Database 18c, the first 100% autonomous database uses machine learning technologies. An availability of 99.995% is guaranteed. Human intervention becomes superfluous and the customer saves labor costs. Basically, Oracle relies on AI and machine learning concepts to help customers with their new business models. With the Oracle AI Platform cloud service, companies can quickly develop and implement their own AI services.
  • Other interesting products include Oracle Blockchain Cloud Service for ERP, supply chain, and other SaaS or on-premises applications. KI-enabled bots enable employees to communicate quickly and in a personalized way across platforms and channels (support for Skype, Facebook Messenger ...)
  • At the end of his keynote, Ellison demonstrated test results that revealed a critical performance gap between the Oracle Database on Oracle Cloud and Oracle Database on Amazon's Relational Database Service (RDS).
  • Ellison also mentioned that SAP and Amazon are among the largest users of Oracle.
  • To make the already strong cloud growth segment even more interesting for partners, Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN) is launching its new Oracle Cloud Excellence Implementer Program (CEI). Partners attaining CEI status can further differentiate themselves on the market and receive a variety of support from the manufacturer.

In Short

The goal is clear. When it comes to Oracle, users will not need to leave the Oracle environment for work in the near future.

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