OpenWorld 2017


I spent last week at Oracle’s customer event, OpenWorld 2017, in San Francisco. When I wasn’t drinking from an information fire hose, it was alternately fascinating and exhausting. There were major announcements in database, blockchain, artificial intelligence, cybersecurity, and other stuff I’m associated with only tangentially. For instance, my eyes glaze over when they start talking about bare metal servers and going serverless, so I’ll limit my observations here to database and security, with a few dashes of other things.

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Oracle Does the Cloud Dance


Sunday’s Oracle OpenWorld keynotes were good — especially when compared with prior years — but they still suffered from the perennial problem of trying to stuff too much content into a two-hour event. Diane Bryant, SVP at Intel and a big Oracle partner, spent an hour covering a very broad landscape and she did it with verve. There are so many intersection points between the companies that it’s hard to present a coherent story. Perhaps the most interesting information in Bryant’s presentation was that Intel was shipping a new line of chips.

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Oracle's Earnings Call


Oracle is flying high as it goes into its annual Oracle OpenWorld customer conference, based on the news from its earnings call on Thursday. It’s clear that the company has succeeded in pivoting from on-premises to cloud software offerings. The revenue acceleration from cloud products and services suggests that Oracle will derive an increasing share of its future revenues from cloud solutions. The quarter’s $816 million in combined revenue from cloud, SaaS and PaaS was up 82 percent from the prior year, noted Co-CEO Safra Catz.

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'Mirror's Edge Catalyst' review: The thrill of running through a futuristic city

The big thing about “Mirror’s Edge” is the ability to “free run” throughout the open-world city called Glass.

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