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  • October 26, 2015

And we're under way!

Patrick Wheeler
Vice President, Product Management

We had to wait a few weeks more than usual but yet again the big show is on in San Francisco. Last year Larry made us wait until Tuesday's keynote to show off Multitenant, but it was worth the wait... Who can forget the demonstration of moving a PDB to the cloud at the touch of a button? Can he possibly top that? Well, maybe there are some tricks built into Oracle Database 12cRelease 2 (aka 12.2) which will allow him to do so. In yesterday's keynote he promised to demonstrate in his Tuesday keynote how to move a PDB to the cloud at the touch of a button... without taking any application outage! I know you gonna dig this.

Well, today is the first full day of OpenWorld and we're already in top gear. Sunday's keynote always whets the appetite, and now you can explore the various general sessions, demo stations and hands-on labs to get some more in-depth insight into what's new with 12.2. (Hint: a lot!)

I'd suggest starting with Andy Mendelson's general session, this morning at 11am in Marriott Marquis 7/8/9. The session is "GEN6765 Next-Generation Data Management Architecture". I've seen a preview of what Andy's going to announce and I've no idea how he's going to cram it all into one hour. Well, if I know one thing about Andy it's that he's not going to back down from a challenge. You don't want to miss this one, especially because he's going to talk about some of the goodies coming with Multitenant in 12.2. If there's time we'll even see a cameo appearance by my counterpart in development, Multitenant Architect himself, Kumar Rajamani.

Kumar and I have to run out of Andy's session after it's over without delay - and so should you - because at 12:15pm back in Moscone South-308, we're doing our double-act for CON8356: Oracle Multitenant: the Road Ahead. I've been polishing these slides for a while and we should be in good shape. Stop by at the end to talk to Kumar and me. Several members of the development team will be on hand as well. It's always nice to hear your reaction after announcing new features. 

Be sure to pace yourself during the day, because there's a great session at 5:15 in Moscone South-302. Kevin Hacker of Northern Trust will present "CON7527: Northern Trust’s Strategy for Adopting Multitenant as a Foundation for DBaaS" along with Oracle's Randy Swanson. We've been working closely with Northern Trust over the past few months on their rollout, which has been very smooth. They're taking a very interesting approach to this - all-Exadata, and Platinum tier systems first. Don't believe me? Check out the session. Two great speakers with a great story to tell.

There's only one good excuse for missing Northern Trust's session and that is that you're going to hit the first of our Hands-on Labs. It's unfortunate that these clash but some things can't be helped. Much of the content of these labs is based on the on-site Beta we ran a few weeks ago. We've now announced the public availability of the 12.2 beta, so here's your chance to get a preview of some of the Multitenant goodies that you can try out when you download the beta for yourselves after the show's over.

Full details of Multitenant sessions are available in the Focus On Multitenant page.

Alternatively, if you're fed up with the stale old FoDs, check this one out.  

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