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Oracle OpenWorld Opening Keynote

Larry Ellison Kicks Off Oracle OpenWorld

By John Soat

Larry Ellison Lays Out Design Goals, Announces New Cloud Services


Larry Ellison, Oracle Executive Chairman and CTO, told an energized audience on opening night of the Oracle OpenWorld 2015 conference in San Francisco that the move to cloud computing is “a generational shift in computing no less important than our shift to personal computing.” He enumerated six design goals the company is using to help customers with the hard work of cloud implementation—quick to point out that “a list of goals is very different from a list of accomplishments.”

Design Goals

  • Low cost. Not only will Oracle be price competitive with its cloud infrastructure services, it will help customers by automating as much of their cloud operations as possible.
  • Reliability. “There can be no single point of failure,” Ellison said. “In fact, there can’t be failures at all.”
  • Performance. “The faster you run, the fewer resources you use to get something done.”
  • Standards-based design. Makes it very easy to “lift and shift” applications from on-premises to the cloud.
  • Complete compatibility. On-premises technology and Oracle cloud services will be compatible.
  • “Always on” security. At both the database and silicon level. In terms of an enterprise priority, Ellison said, “I would put security on top.”

New Services and Capabilities

As proof of the company’s progress in cloud development, Ellison announced new services and capabilities:

  • Manufacturing/Supply Chain Cloud Services
  • E-Commerce as part of Oracle’s Customer Experience Cloud Services
  • Oracle Database 12c release 2, which includes expanded multitenancy capabilities, among others
  • Oracle Application Builder, a new tool that supports Oracle’s new consumer-like cloud user interface (UI)
  • Integrated Just-in-Time Learning System
  • Oracle Exadata Cloud Service, along with Oracle Exadata In-Memory and In-Flash Database
  • Multitenant Java Server and Fault-Tolerant Java Server
  • Oracle Big Data Preparation Cloud Service, Oracle Data Visualization Cloud Service, Oracle Big Data Discovery
Larry Ellison

Oracle Executive Chairman and CTO kicks off Oracle OpenWorld 2015.

Oracle is the only enterprise vendor, other than Microsoft, that offers all three areas of cloud services: software as a service (SaaS), platform as a service (PaaS), and infrastructure as a service (IaaS), Ellison said. All three services are necessary to provide customers with a complete cloud environment that also supports their gradual move—over the next ten to twenty years, Ellison predicted—from on-premises systems to the public cloud. “That’s how we got to where we are today,” Ellison said. And where Oracle is going in the future. 


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