Oracle OpenWorld

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Oracle OpenWorld 2008 attendees on their way to the next session.

Oracle OpenWorld (OOW) is an annual Oracle conference event for business decision-makers, IT management, and line of business end users. It is held in major cities around the world, with its main conference being held in the USA (normally close to Oracle's HQ).

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[edit] The 2008 conference

The Oracle OpenWorld 2008 conference was held from 21 to 25 September in the Moscone Centre, San Francisco, California, USA.

[edit] Major announcements

  • Immediate availability of the new Exadata storage and database machines
  • New collaboration tool called Oracle Beehive
  • Support for cload computing (for example, RMAN can backup to cloud storage)
  • Availability of the first patch set for Oracle 11g, 11.1.0.7
  • Oracle Forms can be migrated to APEX

[edit] The 2007 conference

The 2007 OpenWorld Conference was held in the Moscone Center, San Fransisco from November 11-15, 2007.

The 2007 conference, for the first time, featured an unconference. An unconference is a conference organized, structured and led by the people attending it. Instead of passive listening, all attendees are encouraged to present and ask questions.

[edit] Major announcements

[edit] Also see

[edit] The 2006 conference

Major Announcements

  • Oracle Enterprise Linux

[edit] The 2005 conference

[edit] History

Almost 500 Oracle users gathered in San Francisco in 1986 for the first International Oracle Users Week (IOUW) conference. IOUW attendance continued to grow throughout the years. Oracle saw this as an opportunity to create even more marketing sessions to further increase growth. In 1996 Oracle announced that starting in 1997, it would take control of the user conference and call it Oracle OpenWorld.

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