The fact that we live at the bottom of a deep gravity well, on the surface of a gas covered planet going around a nuclear fireball 90 million miles away and think this to be normal is obviously some indication of how skewed our perspective tends to be.”
- Douglas Adams, The Salamander of Doubt: Hitchhiking The Galaxy One Last Time
Oracle OpenWorld kicks off tomorrow. My thoughts are with all the folks struggling through the mess that is the U.S. transportation system right now. That mess in Chicago has really rippled throughout the country. Hope ya'all keep your perspective and that things work out to get everyone here without too much trouble.
Many of the messages coming from Oracle over the next few days will have to do with the Oracle Cloud. Oracle has strategically committed to darn near everything as a service (service offerings being a subset of most cloud definitions, but pretty synonymous with "Oracle Cloud" at the moment). With Oracle adding a new offering at the rate of one per working day (yeah, really), it's easy to get lost in it all. It's tough to keep things in perspective.
So I've got a nifty chart I found to help ya'all keep it all straight (wish I could remember where I found it so I could give proper credit...but, alas, as you age the memory is the first thing to go). This should be a pretty spiffy reference too help keep things in perspective during OpenWorld and even thereafter. Here ya go...