Well, Openworld closed today with a wrap up party under (kind of) sunny skies. If nothing else it was a lot better than the weather on Tuesday. Wow, what a storm! Luckily the tents were all up and I think everyone just enjoyed the show.
On the data warehousing front, I think this was a great show. For anyone - like me - mostly interested in DW related technology and customers there was a lot to enjoy. We had quite a few sessions where Database machine customers shared their stories. Four of them shared their (top 10) lessons learned while implementing a Database machine. Six of them talked about their experiences on a customer panel. Various other sessions discussed how Database machine changes the data warehousing game. All in all, I think no one should doubt that this is a product very much in demand.
Once my feet are all happy again I will update the blog and give all of you the links to the customer presentations.
That was also shown at the keynote hall where we had some pretty cool demonstrations on an actual V2 Database machine. The demogrounds had a nice steady flow of folks looking for more technical details and we got quite busy discussing what the machine can do. Lots of interest in Data Warehousing, but also a lot of interest around Consolidation and of course OLTP deployments.
A lot more happened at the show, and I'm sure the news outlets covered most of the things Larry Ellison talked about ($10 Million anybody?).
For those looking for some light entertainment, but with a serious message, have a look at the speech by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger (here).
For now, it is time to take the shoes off and enjoy a quite evening in front of a TV... See you all next year!