By Madhu Nair on Oct 01, 2014
It has been an action packed three days here in San Francisco at the Oracle Open World 2014 event for Data Integration.
It all started with the keynote presentations by the executives stressing Oracle's focus around Cloud, Big Data and Mobile developments. Thomas Kurien's session addressed Data Integration's key role in binding the applications, moving data and simplifying access to Big Data.
Jeff Pollock, in his session "Unlocking Big Data Silos in the Cloud" then addressed the various customer best practices and architectural considerations to implement a full or partial cloud based business solution and how Oracle Data Integration products fit in. An interesting real life example was that of the UK Conservatory using Oracle Data Integration in the cloud.
Product update sessions for the Oracle Data Integrator and Oracle GoldenGate revealed how much of the upcoming releases focus on not just integrating the products and covering for heterogeneous data source compatibility but also on cloud and Big Data features. Customer testimonials from various well known brands like DirectTV, Canon and LinkedIn further cemented Oracle Data Integration Solution's success.
The highlight of the day was the Fusion Middleware Innovation Awards, awarded to the most innovative use of Oracle technology to solve business needs that can be showcased as best practices to be emulated by customers in the industry. Net Servicos de Communicacao from Brazil and Griffith University from Australia walked away with the awards for the Data Integration category.
Day 2 also saw product updates with Data Quality and how Oracle is now extending its capabilities considerably into the metadata management space to help govern and bring transparency to data within the organization. Enterprise Metadata Management was an area that was of particular interest (a demonstration of which, in the product booth has been always packed with eager visitors).
Oracle Data Integration is one of four pillars key to Oracle's Big Data Strategy stressed Senior Vice president Balaji Yelamanchili. Building on the concept of Data Reservoir, the session "Tapping into the Big Data Reservoir with all Data" explored how it is fully supported by Oracle with Oracle GoldenGate providing real time incremental feed into the reservoir and Oracle Data Integrator doing the data transformations within the reservoir.
The Big Data Lite page offers a great environment that can be downloaded and explored to see all these concepts and technologies in action.
Day 4 is packed with sessions about Cloud Data Integration, Metadata Management, Achieving Zero Downtime migrations and a host of other insightful sessions. Check out the full list here to plan accordingly.