Oracle OpenWorld - Highlights from Day 5

Data Warehouse and Big Data - Highlights from Oracle OpenWorld Day 5

Welcome to this online review of day five of Oracle OpenWorld 2012. Here are the latest press reports, blog posts, analyst reports and related activities covering the last day of this year's conference.

Thoughts on Larry Ellison’s Big Data Demo
Post on ITConvergence blog

Oracle founder and Chair Larry Ellison provided a Big Data demonstration the other day at Oracle OpenWorld. The results were impressive.

Lexis had a problem. It wanted to determine which Olympic athlete should it sponsor. A generation ago such decisions relied on a little bit of analysis and a lot of gut instinct.

But here in 2012 our social media-powered culture gives us hard data on which such multi-million dollar decisions can be based. The problem today, however, is that most companies have too much data – 5 million Tweets and 27 million other data points to be exact.

That’s where Ellison chose to show off Big Data, using it to sift through that data to find the ideal athlete to endorse Lexis. Ellison got everyone’s attention, but there’s a bigger story behind Oracle Big Data as we begin to investigate below…[Read more]

Oracle OpenWorld: NASA’s Vu Nguyen Talks Big Data and Mars Curiosity Project
Post on SiliconANGLE

The Mars Rover has been big news for several weeks, so it is no surprise that it continues to grab headlines even at Oracle OpenWorld this week. The Cube hosts John Furrier and Dave Vellante sat down with Vu Nguyen, Infrastructure Engineer at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) at the event. Nguyen revealed some details about NASA’s big data strategy…[Read more]

Watch the video: [click here]

Additional dimensions of Big Data - discussion revived once more
Post on HadoopSphere blog

We have earlier as well heard of Big Data dimensions beyond the conventional 3 popularized by IBM and the akin: Volume, Variety and Velocity. The discussion is now revived once more after Mark Beyer, Gartner Research VP, addressed the gathering at Oracle Open World 2012 and brought his 12 dimensional framework for Big Data to the fore.

(Based on what has been heard, during the same session George Lumpkin, Vice President, Product Management also talked in grand Oracle fashion about Oracle’s In-Database Hadoop claims while the purists whispered their genuine queries on real time processing.…[Read more]

Big Data Performance Delivered : Oracle NoSQL Database on Cisco UCS
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Slides available for download via

Big Data Performance Delivered:Oracle NoSQL Database on Cisco UCS Raghunath Nambiar, Distinguished Engineer, Cisco Ashok Joshi, Senior Director, Oracle© 2010 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved..…[Read more]

Simba Technologies Announces Availability of Simba MDX Provider for Oracle OLAP 4.0
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"Simba's support for the upcoming Oracle Database 12c release will enable the Oracle community to leverage performance gains and new functionality as they migrate their systems to Oracle's new version of the database," said Dan Vlamis, President of Vlamis Software Solutions and Director on the BIWA SIG Board.

"Likewise, Excel 2013 and Windows 8 support will ensure IT departments can embrace technology without fear of new versions and allow BI users to capitalize on new Microsoft features. There is great interest within the Oracle community to connect multiple front-ends to Oracle OLAP and Simba's MDX Provider for Oracle OLAP is the de facto solution for standards-based connectivity from such applications including Excel"…[Read more]


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