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By Margaret Harrist
With thousands of sessions and endless opportunities to learn about new technologies and connect with colleagues from around the world, making the most of Oracle OpenWorld can be daunting.
For those focused on big data, this year’s conference offers such a range of opportunities that you’ll want to build your schedule in advance. And for some can’t-miss sessions, such as keynotes by Larry Ellison, Mark Hurd, and other Oracle and industry executives, be sure to arrive early to claim a seat.
Explore Oracle Database 12c and other big data technology in depth during the Oracle User's Forum.
Start out on Sunday with the Oracle User’s Forum, where you’ll find a full day of talks and networking with subject matter experts. Whether you want to explore best practices in big data security, look at analytics technologies that help you get more value from big data, or learn about how others have implemented successful initiatives using Oracle Database 12c, Oracle Engineered Systems, Oracle R, and more, this is a day designed for big data technologists.
On Monday, you’ll find a thought-provoking session on the strategic imperative of big data as Oracle Big Data Strategist Paul Sonderegger presents The Rise of Data Capital.
That afternoon, Oracle executive vice presidents Andrew Mendelsohn and Inderjeet Singh team up to discuss Oracle’s big data strategy and architecture and explore a range of use cases with Hitachi. And Restoration Hardware provides a look into how they leverage data to hone their marketing for an audience of one.
Check out the range of sessions focused on big data at Oracle OpenWorld.
Later that day, Singh will also present a general session on how companies are accelerating their digital transformation by leveraging the Oracle Cloud Platform and Oracle Fusion Middleware. He’ll explore the power of integrating and securing SaaS and on-premises applications and how Oracle technologies enable organizations to manage and analyze any data and allow users to collaborate through a range of devices.
Tuesday, explore how you can simplify big data on premises and in the cloud with Jean-Pierre Dijcks, Oracle senior principal product manager, and Paul Kent, vice president, big data, SAS Institute. They’ll discuss best practices for deploying Hadoop and scaling analytics in mixed workload environments.
On Wednesday, be sure to attend the presentation by Neil Mendelson, Oracle vice president, Big Data and Advanced Analytics, as he discusses Oracle’s big data strategy and roadmap. You’ll get an overview of Oracle’s big data management, data integration, business intelligence, and analytics technologies as well as new offerings such as Oracle Big Data Spatial and Graph and Oracle Big Data Cloud Service.
Also on Wednesday, hear from a panel of Oracle customers about how they’re using Oracle Data Warehouse and big data technology to gain the insight they need from their data. With panelists from the European Centre for Nuclear Research (CERN), Starbucks, and 84.51°, this session includes an interesting range of use cases.
Join colleagues from around the world to learn about the latest big data technologies.
If you’re attending JavaOne, don’t miss Dan McClary’s Wednesday session on Java, Scala, and Friends: Touring the Java Bedrock of Big Data for a look at how Java makes a range of big data technologies possible.
For a closer look at Oracle’s big data technologies and to talk with Oracle partners, carve out plenty of time to visit the Big Data Showcase.