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Oracle OpenWorld Keynote: Larry Ellison

Intel’s preliminary presentation gave us a lot of information on the optimization of software and silicon and the trend to use a hybrid approach to cloud. (public and private). Larry Ellison, now the Executive Chairman and Chief Technology Officer, came onto the stage.

  • 2014 has been an important year. Oracle gained a lot of momentum in their cloud business
  • Oracle wants to deliver at all three layers of the cloud. IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS.
    • Can’t just specialize in one of the three like Amazon or Salesforce

  • SaaS
    • We are a player here. we have more SaaS applications than anyone
    • Built and bought a variety of them in 2014
    • examples: marketing, sales, e-commerce, social campaigns, HCM, talent management, ERP, SCM, procurement, etc
    • Brand new this year with Blue Kayak acquisition. Data as a Service
    • Enterprise Performance Management is new
    • Total is 84 SaaS products. 29 are new
    • The sales cloud added 14 new products.  Larry specifically mentioned multiple times. Highlighted value add within salesforce management.
    • Service cloud have 113 products with 14 new.
      • Field service is a new offering this year.
    • Configure price Quote: the leader
    • Social Campaigns, Listening, Data as a servecie.  49 products, 36 of them are new
      • Larry puts social media and data as a service
    • Human Capital Management.84 products, 16 new as SaaS. This is the second wave of apps to the cloud. CX was the first.
      • Includes social tools in this area. Larry believes this is a differentiator for HCM
    • ERP. 49 SaaS products, 14 are new
      • Third wave of apps to the cloud
      • Oracle is the first company that’s selling mid-market and high end ERP in the cloud
      • Supply Chain Management, 32 SaaS product 20 new\
      • 304 SaaS customers with a little over a year at it.
    • EPM. In the last 6 months moved all Hyperion to the cloud and gave it more capability
      • it runs faster, It’s cheaper, etc.
      • In six months they got 150 customers and launched 40
    • Industry specific: 47 products. 32 new
      • Includes telcom, healthcare, finacial services, education, hotels, etc.
    • In the last 12 months, Oracle acquired 2,181 new customer in 2014
  • PaaS
    • Made a major upgrade to the Oracle Platform.  The upgrade allows you to move any database to the cloud. It can move the database application as well with a second push of a button.
    • New and much upgraded platform: Oracle Cloud Platform
    • Foundation is the Oracle Database. it’s a cloud service
      • On top is the weblogic java cloud service
      • then comes social, mobile, analytics, and identity as key services
      • Starts as multi-tenanct
      • all applications are mobile.  Mobility is part of the platform
      • Security is on the way to being job one at Oracle.
      • The SaaS apps are built on the Cloud Platform. they use these services
    • Key differentiator: Oracle allows you to extend CX, HCM, and ERP on the oracle Cloud platform. You have more agility.
    • More digs on salesforce. “Salesforce developers on Oracle’s platform”
    • 30+ years ago Oracle made a promise to customers to allow upward compatibility
      • this promise drives Oracles need to support SaaS, PaaS, and IaaS.
      • The major upgrade to the platform allows you to move any database to the cloud by pushing a button.
        • It moves and gets modernized
        • Includes any java application to be moved as well
        • Can move other applications to IaaS as well. Doesn’t have to be a Java app.
    • Cloud Platform Service (and Java WebLogic Platform service)
      • In 2012 launched schema as a service
      • Now have an Instance as a service
        • capacity on demand
        • storage on demand
        • version 11g and 12c
      • Launches in September 2014
      • Can move the instance back to on premise
      • Comes ready with high availability and extreme performance
      • Includes the Hadoop and NoSQL support.
  • IaaS
    • Innovating with three things.  1. Secure the data 2. Reliability 3. Lowest cost
    • No IaaS means you couldn’t move non-java apps to the cloud
    • Compute cloud
      • elastic compute with HA
    • Storage cloud
      • OpenStack Swift support
      • api’s galore
    • Commodity pricing.  Oracle will price aggressively.  Same as Amazon, Microsoft etc.
      • Have 19 data centers for cloud
      • 30,000 computers
      • 400 petabytes
      • 62 million users per day
      • 23 billion transactions per day
    • Innovation
      • Engineered systems gives you better performance, etc.   Engineer the software and the hardware at the same time gives you this.
  • Oracle today
    • Many major SaaS applications run on Oracle
      • SAP
      • Salesforce
      • NetSuite
      • Oralce
      • 19 of 20 run on the Oracle Database and Java
    • “We are just getting started”
  • Oracle tomorrow
    • Database is our biggest software business. Database will be Oracles biggest cloud business
    • What
      • compressions
      • automatically encrypt data
      • big in memory processing
      • Multi-tenant
      • easily add mobile, social and analytics features
      • More automation like on demand use of compute and storage, backup, patching/upgrade, provision data guard, RAC, and monitoring
  • New Product: Oracle recovery appliance
    • Better approach to recovering the db. A db is not just a collection of files.
    • Zero data loss recovery appliance takes care of it
    • can attach thousands of db’s to protect all of them in one data center
    • Quote, “this is a no brainer product”
  • Exalytics 4 is a major upgrade
  • Announcing Oracle FS1: Flash storage San product
    • It’s really fast. it’s much faster than EMC’s extreme IO
  • M7 Microprocessor
    • software in silicon
    • Working with Intel and doing innovation in their own Silicon
    • launches next year
    • puts performance and security in the processor

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Michael Porter

Mike Porter leads the Strategic Advisors team for Perficient. He has more than 21 years of experience helping organizations with technology and digital transformation, specifically around solving business problems related to CRM and data.

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