by Thomas Wailgum

Oracle OpenWorld Wrap-Up: The Best and Worst from San Francisco

Oct 16, 2009
DeveloperEnterprise ApplicationsIT Leadership

Oracle's annual OpenWorld conference is over, and has rounded up all of the important news, announcements, blog posts and tweets that came out of the annual high-tech get-together in San Francisco.

Here’s all you need to know about Oracle OpenWorld 2009:

From’s Team of Reporters

Larry Ellison Keynote: Fusion Applications in 2010

Oracle plans to launch its long-awaited Fusion Applications in 2010, and they will be deployable both on-premises and as SaaS, CEO Larry Ellison said Wednesday during a keynote address at OpenWorld.

Oracle CEO Larry Ellison OpenWorld
Oracle CEO Larry Ellison speaks to the masses.

Reporter’s Notebook: Oracle OpenWorld 2009

Highlights and lowlights from this year’s show: Cloud talk eclipsed by real-life rain, too many #oow09 tweets and an action-packed visit by California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Sun, Oracle Chiefs Vow: Sun Technologies Will Live on

Scott McNealy and Larry Ellison offer reassurances that Oracle will be good for all of Sun technologies after the merger.

Benioff Plays Nice to Oracle at OpenWorld

Attendees packed into a presentation by Chairman and CEO Marc Benioff at the OpenWorld conference Tuesday, but those hoping the executive would deliver some of his trademark trash talk toward Oracle left the room disappointed.

Oracle Impresses with Sheer Technology Volume

An Oracle executive at OpenWorld cited the amount of products shipped, while the company also detailed developer plans.

The Buzz at Oracle OpenWorld 2009

Impressions from Oracle’s annual get-together: Ellison disses IBM; Where are Fusion Apps?; Charles and Safra on Red Stack integration.

Behind Enemy Lines: and Rimini Street at Oracle OpenWorld

Both tech vendors are aiming to change the rules of game for enterprise software. And while they’ll going about it with two different business models, the companies share some things in common.

Oracle Revamps Partner Program

Oracle announced significant changes to its partner program on Sunday, at the start of its annual conference.

Oracle OpenWorld: A View of What You’re Missing

Oracle has invaded San Francisco and taken over the City by the Bay. Here’s a sampling of what you might be missing.

From Around the Web

Paul Hamerman’s Forrester Research blog: Oracle Finally Takes the Covers Off Fusion Applications

Ray Wang’s Software Insider blog: News Analysis: Oracle Formally Announces Fusion Apps

Ben Worthen on Ellison: Oracle Won’t Be Seventh In Services

Reuter’s Jim Finkle: Oracle Envisions Rosy Life with Sun

Enterprise Irregular Josh Greenbaum: Oracle’s Fusion Applications Are Ready. And So Is the Go-to-Market Strategy. Now The Fun Can Begin

Sam Diaz on ZDNet: Ellison’s Keynote: Linux, Exadata, the Governator and More

Jason Corsello’s Human Capitalist blog: Oracle Fusion Apps Have Finally Arrived…Kinda

Frank Scavo’s Enterprise System Spectator blog: Oracle’s Roadmap for Fusion Apps

Dennis Moore’s Next Gen Enterprise blog: SAP vs. Oracle: Quick Thoughts After OOW09

Vinnie Mirchandani’s Deal Architect blog: My Questions Remain Unanswered

Tony Baer’s OnStrategies blog: Fusion Apps Finally Out of Wraps

Jim Holincheck’s Gartner blog: Oracle Fusion Applications Announced – Q&A

Special Note: Kudos to IDC’s Mike Fauscette (@mfauscette) and Reuters’ Jim Finkle (@jimfinklereuter), whose Twitter streams during Oracle’s meeting with analysts on Thursday were exceptionally well done.

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