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  • October 13, 2013

Oracle OpenWorld 2013 - Highlights from Oracle Cloud Application Foundation with WebLogic, Coherence, and more….

Originally Published on  Cloud Application Foundation Blog

Author: Ruma Sanyal, Director, Oracle

Interest in Cloud and Mobility drove
significant focus on Oracle Cloud Application Foundation products at this
year’s Oracle OpenWorld
. In case you
missed it, here is a recap:

Oracle WebLogic Server received
significant limelight in Executive Vice President Thoman Kurian’s keynote -- The
Oracle Cloud Platform: Database as a Service. Java as a Service. Complementing
the existing Oracle Cloud Platform Services, the new Oracle Java as a Service
provides full control of dedicated Oracle WebLogic Server clusters, supports
any Java application, and gives users greater flexibility and choice over their

In the classic roadmap session by CAF
vice president of product management Mike Lehmann, Mike focused on the recent
12.1.2 release. The session provided insights into how Oracle is evolving this
infrastructure to be the next-generation application foundation for its
customers to build on in a private cloud setting, Oracle's vision, product
plans, and roadmap for this server infrastructure, and how it will be used in
the rapidly maturing cloud infrastructure space. We hope the presentation helped
you make key decisions about running your enterprise applications on Oracle's
enterprise Java server foundation.

Oracle Coherence provided a many
sessions at OpenWorld, focused around improving the customer experience with
real-time data processing and application scalability to meet mobile and cloud
demands. Many customers were excited to learn that Coherence can now update the
data cache in real-time, delivering on the expectations of instantaneous
updates. All sessions were well-attended, with several customers noting that
the 12c release of Coherence was helping them solve strategic problems for both
their organization and their own customers.

Developers, Mobile and Cloud!

Chris Tonas kicked off exciting
development trends in his General Session “Emerging Trends in Application
Development” which covered Oracle’s perspective in addressing the development
opportunities in mobile and cloud environments.
Mobile continues to be a dominant topic and Chris discussed real-world
applications built with Oracle ADF Mobile,
a Java based hybrid-mobile framework that helps Java developers build
hybrid-mobile apps for iOS and Android from one code base. Java’s mantra to
write once, deploy to many – lives on in the mobile arena!

Furthering Oracle’s focus on mobile
and cloud computing trends, Chris introduced
Oracle Mobile Cloud Services, a mobile backend as a service (MBaaS) that helps mobile
app developers readily create more powerful, sophisticated applications that
tap into enterprise backend services and simplify enterprise mobile
Learn more.

Even if you missed this years
OpenWorld, you can watch all the keynotes and general sessions
here. In
addition, you can catch all the current trends and solutions by attending an
Day 2013
, the OTN Virtual Developer Day –
Harnessing WebLogic and Oracle Coherence
and other Cloud Application Foundation events at following site (

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