At Monday Oracle Open World really starts. A whole lot of general sessions with announcements and strategic directions on product / service level. In this post I’ll try to summarize the highlights of this day. Quite hard, there are a whole lot of interesting sessions which overlap. Always the feeling I’m missing something. And a very interesting session at the very end of the day as a surprise.
It started with the keynote of Mark Hurd, no big news, or it must be the revisiting of his predictions a year ago. This holds true:
– By 2025 the number of corporate-owned data centers will decrease by 80%
– 80% of production apps will be in the cloud by 2025
Hardware : not shouting out loud, but there’s a new generation of
– Engineered systems, the X7 line. Engineered for Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (but also for on-premises)
– Sparc servers with the Sparc M8 processor.
As mentioned earlier, Oracle Management Cloud is becoming more dominant as ‘single pane of glass’.
Software : Wim Coekaerts
– Solaris will be supported and developed for a long time !
Oracle Kubernetes Cloud is started!
A few slides about key announcements I really can’t judge by it’s value:
The last session was about new features of Database 18c (december 2017), quite interesting. A few enhancements:
– Performance enhancements by low latency memory transactions, non-volatile memory support, in-memory column store improvements. Mainly for OLTP and IOT workload improvements.
– For Data Warehousing and Big Data are new features as In-Memory for external tables, Machine learning algorithmen, alter table merge function.
– Per-PDB switchover
– Centrally managed users in Active Directory
– Improved JSON support
– Centrally Managed Users Directly in Active Directory
– A REST API to provide instance management and monitoring
– Official Docker support (except RAC, is coming)
– SQLCI got more attention
– Gold Images as new Installation Approach, as zip-, tarfile, docker image, virtual box. Installation through RPM.
– First quarter 2018 18c XE is launched. Including PDB’s, probably 2GB, 2 CPU, 12GB storage (compressed, net 40GB). Meant for students, Proof of Concepts, not for production.