Anyway, back to the subject at hand: Tuesday afternoon's keynote. First, a nit. Larry Ellison ditched the keynote for the cup races. Thomas Kurian delivered the keynote in Larry's stead. Cool by me. First, the American team is mounting one of the greatest rallies in sports history as I write this. Making history...yeah, that's where I'd be too. To top it off, Thomas Kurian has developed into a great presenter in his own right. While Larry may be a bit more entertaining with loads of smack talk for the competition, Thomas is clear, concise, energetic and stays on point. In fact, in terms of sharing information, I'd personally rather listen to Thomas (no offense, Larry). So, for all the folks giving Larry grief for his choice on Tuesday...it's not really news, let's move on.
The keynote was pretty amazing...lots of announcements from a cloud services perspective:
- Database in the cloud, this provides full control of a dedicated database instance and supports any Oracle database application, giving users flexibility and choice over the level of managed services provided by Oracle.
- Java Cloud: this provides Oracle WebLogic Server clusters for deployment of Java applications
- Business Intelligence Cloud: Enables users to analyse data with visual, interactive dashboards for the web and mobile devices.
- Document cloud is like a Sharepoint in the cloud provides file-sharing and collaboration solution.
- Marketplace Cloud, this provides a marketplace were partners can publish applications and customers can browse through the list similar to google and apple store.
- Application in the cloud includes full ERP – Financials, Projects, HR, CRM, and EPM
Catch the Tuesday keynote yourself? What did you think of it? Share. You know what to do.