Alas!  It’s the end of Oracle Open World 2007, but the band played on and news from the event keeps on coming.  From the Saturday Night Live Darrell Hammond’s impression of Larry himself to Charles Phillips’ outline of the company’s acquisition strategy (dubbed ‘acquired innovation’), Oracle outdid itself this year. 

So, what did Oracle offer this year……..

  •  Phillips unveiled the new virtualization server software for Linux and additions to Oracle’s application integration products.
  • The premiere of Oracle’s new Application Integration Architecture (AIA) and the Application Integration Foundation pack both key for successfully software integration across platforms.
  • A promise from Ellison that new Java-based applications will have BI built in.
  • Other announcements included: Latest version of Oracle Fusion GRC Intelligence and Oracle Enterprise Manager; Updates to Content Management Solutions.

And, of course, who can forget the entertainers!  My personal favorite, Billy Joel introduced Ellison for the conference keynote.  Performances for Oracle world included Lenny Kravits, Stevie Nicks and Mick Fleetwood. 

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