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Highlights from Oracle OpenWorld 2017

Returning from the excitement of Oracle OpenWorld, it’s good to pause and reflect on the highlights of the major Oracle event of the year. There were a significant number of key announcements across the entire product stack - IaaS, PaaS, SaaS and DaaS. With our focus on IaaS and PaaS we have shared a few of the key take-aways below.

What was also noticeable this year, was the level of engagement from partners and customers talking about their use-cases and implementations, sharing their findings and experiences with Oracle Cloud PaaS. It is exciting to see the momentum building and the great value customers are starting to derive from their cloud-based implementations.

  • Key Announcements
  • Session Replays
  • Rubicon Red @ Oracle OpenWorld
  • Other Interesting Articles



Oracle Container Native Application Development Platform

Early adopter availability was announced for the new Oracle Container Native Application Development platform to simplify building, deploying and operating container-based applications in the cloud.

  • Oracle Container Engine - a managed Kubernetes service to create and manage Kubernetes clusters
  • Oracle Container Registry Service - a private container registry service for storing and sharing container images across multiple deployments
  • Oracle Container Pipelines - a full container lifecycle management service based on the Wercker acquisition, for continuous integration and delivery of microservice applications

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Oracle announced Oracle Blockchain Cloud Service – an enterprise-grade, fully-managed blockchain solution to help organizations rapidly get started with blockchain. Oracle recently joined Hyperledger, an open source collaborative effort created to advance cross-industry blockchain technologies.

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AI and Machine Learning

AI was really prevalent across a lot of the sessions with AI capabilities showing up across all parts of the Oracle Cloud stack including apps, development tooling and runtime infrastructure. The new Oracle AI Platform Cloud Service promises to help developers quickly create and deploy enterprise AI services to better understand the enterprise.

Oracle Mobile Cloud includes conversational AI through bots to automate human interactions using natural language, sentiment, speech, images, and machine learning.

Oracle Autonomous Database Cloud includes machine learning to enable self-driving, and self-repairing data warehousing and OLTP to improve security and reliability.

Through Oracle Analytics Cloud analysts can use machine learning to better visualize data and understand patterns.

Oracle Security and Management Cloud includes embedded machine learning to automate detection, prevention, and response to security breaches, performance anomalies, and vulnerabilities.

Application and Data Integration Platform Cloud

Oracle Integration Cloud bundle, slated for availability later this year, brings together key components for application integration including Integration Cloud Service, Process Cloud Service, API Platform Cloud Service, Self-Service Automation Cloud Service.

Oracle Data Integration Platform Cloud conveniently brings together the set of data integration products: Oracle GoldenGate, Oracle Data Integration, and Oracle data quality solutions.

Autonomous Database

Powered by Oracle Database 18c, Oracle Autonomous Database Cloud uses machine learning to enable automation eliminating human labor and errors associated with tuning, patching, updating and maintaining the database, promising to deliver higher availability, performance and security at lower cost.

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Universal Credits

Universal Credits and BYOL was really well covered throughout the week. Good news for our customers, this means monthly or annual credits can be used across Oracle PaaS/IaaS services spanning Oracle Cloud and Oracle Cloud @ Customer, and this should make purchasing Oracle Cloud services much easier, giving you more flexibility in what services you want to use, when, and also means you get to use what you pay for!

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Couldn’t get to OpenWorld or missed a keynote session, catch them online.

Larry Ellison: Oracle OpenWorld 2017 Keynote

Thomas Kurian: Oracle OpenWorld 2017 Keynote

Amit Zavery: Oracle OpenWorld General Session Oracle Cloud Platform Strategy and Roadmap

Andrew Mendhelson: Oracle OpenWorld General Session Data Management in the Cloud Using Autonomous Database Cloud Services

Steve Miranda: Oracle OpenWorld General Session Oracle's Next-Generation Business Apps

Oracle Code OpenWorld 2017: Developer Keynote - Amit Zavery, Bruno Borges, Steven Chin



It was a hectic week for the Rubicon Red team lucky enough to have the opportunity to attend Oracle OpenWorld. OpenWorld is always a great opportunity to hear the latest announcements, meet up with our valued global customers, re-connect with our Oracle friends from development and product management, and connect with the extensive partner community headed up by Juergen Kress. It is also a great opportunity to make new contacts and ultimately build new partnerships and establish new friendships.

We had a busy week meeting with analysts and press, shooting videos, recording podcasts, delivering sessions and we were lucky enough to participate in Award ceremonies for one of our customers, National Pharmacies, and ourselves!



Amongst the Rubicon Red team and our customers we were excited to participate in seven different sessions.

You can download the session slides from the links below, or if you are having trouble accessing the PDFs, drop me an email.

The New Frontier: AI-Powered Chatbots

Rabobank: Oracle SOA Suite + DevOps Deliver Agile Integration

Building Business Agility with Rapid Process Automation: Customer Stories

Differentiate with SaaS Applications Using Rapid Process Automation

Oracle Integration Cloud Best Practices: Customer Panel

JDE Roundtable: Real-world customer stories about deploying JDE on the Cloud

JD Edwards in the Cloud: Where Agility and Innovation Meet Choice and Control

Blog Series: “Five Minutes with …”

We also had the opportunity to grab “Five Minutes” with a number of folks from Oracle, Oracle Partners and some key customers from around the world. We’ll be sharing their insights over the next few weeks in a blog series and podcasts. Stay tuned …



We are looking forward to OpenWorld 2018 already!

Jules@Rubicon Red | LinkedIn

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