By Cinzia Mascanzoni-Oracle on Sep 24, 2013
Oracle OpenWorld 2013 opened on September 22 – 26 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco with more than 60,000 attendees expected from over 145 countries. It's the largest and most important educational and networking event for Oracle technologists, customers, and partners. Oracle OpenWorld features education and insight into Oracle's strategy and roadmap, including insight into Oracle’s engineered systems, cloud computing, business analytics, big data and customer experience initiatives.
The show kicked off with a keynote by Larry Ellison, CEO of Oracle, which included the launch of the fastest and most scalable server and Engineered System – the SPARC M6-32 and Oracle SuperCluster M6-32. Oracle’s new systems dramatically redefine the price/performance equation in the high-end server market, offering customers entry-level price/performance, while maintaining extreme performance and the highest levels of availability. SPARC M6-32 servers with up to 32 terabytes of memory and up to 384 processor cores can run entire applications and databases in-memory to deliver unprecedented performance.
Additionally, Oracle has made software enhancements to its Big Data Appliance to help organizations secure data and accelerate strategic business insights. The Oracle Big Data Appliance now offers integrated enterprise security with pre-configured Kerberos authentication, LDAP based authorization, and robust centralized auditing with Oracle Audit Vault and Database Firewall.
Ellison's keynote also featured the launch of Oracle Database Backup Logging Recovery Appliance, the industry's first backup appliance engineered specifically for database protection. This appliance delivers near zero data loss data protection, minimal impact to user performance, and a massively scalable architecture.
In-Memory databases featured heavily in Larry Ellison's keynote speech, including the unveiling of Oracle Database In-Memory option to help customers accelerate database performance for analytics, data warehousing, reporting and online transaction processing (OLTP). Oracle’s unique in-memory optimizations enable real-time ad-hoc analytics on live transactional data while also accelerating OLTP. This dramatically accelerates database performance enabling new business insights, real-time decision making, and much faster online transaction processing response times without changes to existing applications.