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10 Key Updates from Day 2 of Oracle OpenWorld 2019


Tues Sept 17 was another information filled day at #OOW19. Below are the top 10 updates:

  1. Oracle Cloud Value Proposition: Integrated and Comprehensive Cloud which includes infrastructure, database, application and analytics. Enables a unified data platform for analytics.

  1. Interesting Projects Underway Between Oracle Cloud and Azure – SVP of Azure talked about use cases for multi cloud application development that are enabled by the connectivity between Oracle Cloud and Azure.

  1. VMware environments can be migrated to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) and managed by the customer with same level of control as on-premises.

  1. Oracle Pluggable databases (PDB’s) provide logical separation between tenants in multi-tenant setup and support microservices-based development.
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  1. Blockchain data can be stored in Oracle database via new ‘Blockchain tables’. Rows on such tables are cryptographically chained together.

  1. Oracle database can be extended to include data in object store data lakes. Parallel SQL can be used to query data across databases and data lakes.

  1. Oracle announced and launched CX Unity Cloud SaaS App. Allows competitive differentiation and personalized customer experiences based on customer 360 data.

  1. The convergence of the Cloud, massive volumes of data and AI represents a tremendous opportunity for the use of analytics to improve business outcomes.

  1. Oracle described the simplification of its analytics product line down to three products while increasing functionality and establishing functional parity and coordinated release schedules for Cloud and on-premises.

  1. Announced Oracle Analytics for SaaS Apps. These are packaged analytics for Oracle SaaS apps. They include the ETL for extraction from Oracle SaaS apps, data warehouse deployed in Autonomous Data Warehouse and pre built KPI’s in Oracle Analytics Cloud (OAC). They are extensible and customizable and fully managed by Oracle.

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Myles Gilsenan, Director - Oracle Business Analytics

Myles has more than 25 years of global experience in the design and deployment of large scale ERP, Data Warehousing and Business Intelligence solutions. He spent the first 10 years of his career at a Big 4 consulting firm leading international ERP and BI deployments. He then moved into industry where he held senior management positions in Business Intelligence and Global Finance Technology. He has been leveraging Oracle BI technology to transform companies into data-driven organizations for the past 15 years. He is a thought leader in the area of data warehousing and BI with a focus on Oracle Cloud technologies. He frequently speaks at Oracle-related conferences on the topics of BI and analytics. Myles has lived and worked in Tokyo, London and Hong Kong and has a demonstrated track record of delivery in complex environments.

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