Wednesday Keynote Report: Larry Ellison and Kris Gopalakrishnan

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At the beginning of this afternoon's keynote, Oracle President Mark Hurd introduced Kris Gopalakrishnan, CEO and Managing Director of Infosys.

Gopalakrishnan discussed Infosys's ability to build tomorrow's enterprise and deliver cloud-based services and platforms to clients. An intelligent power strip was showcased that can sense motion, temperature, and humidity and save 35,000 MW of power each year in the US. And a new Infosys-Oracle Innovation Center at Oracle's headquarters in Redwood Shores, CA was announced that will offer customers the expertise, best practices, and solution kits that the two companies have created together.

After a video showcasing the America's Cup victory, Oracle CEO Larry Ellison took the stage and touched on the many product announcements of the past week, including Exadata X2-8, as well as the Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel, Solaris 11, the new generation of SPARC microprocessors, MySQL 5.5, and the Java road map. "Our strategy is to take a lot of separate pieces that our customers used to buy as components ...and do pre-integration, and deliver you complete working systems," Ellison said.

He also discussed Exalogic Elastic Cloud, the "Cloud in a Box," noting that by engineering hardware and software to work together, the product will be better than if the supplier only creates part of the solution. "This machine delivers enormous performance gains and cost savings," said Ellison.

"It's the largest engineering project in Oracle's history," he said of Oracle Fusion Applications. "It's next-generation ERP, next-generation CRM. We've got over 100 separate products available in Q4, and general availability in Q1 of next year."

"The core of this system is intelligence," he said.

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