Essential Guide

OpenWorld and JavaOne 2013 conference coverage


Oracle OpenWorld and JavaOne were held Sept. 22 to Sept. 26 this year at the Moscone Center and various locations throughout San Francisco.,,, and had editors and reporters on-site, offering up the latest news, features, videos and analyses from the two shows.

Our coverage of OpenWorld includes details on Oracle Database 12c, the company's newest database, as well as stories on Oracle Cloud, Fusion Applications and a new server appliance called the M6 Big Memory Machine.

Comprehensive coverage of JavaOne includes the latest news and advice on the evolution of the Java platform, software test and application lifecycle management, cloud computing and emerging tools and languages.


OpenWorld 2013

The 31st annual Oracle OpenWorld conference is packed full of sessions and keynotes on Oracle databases, applications, middleware and hardware, among other topics.


Oracle HCM Cloud strategy explained

Oracle VP Chris Leone describes new reputation management tool in Oracle Fusion HCM and integrating Fusion, PeopleSoft and E-Business Suite. Continue Reading


OpenWorld 2013 wrap-up: Oracle swipes at SAP with in-memory database

SearchOracle editors David Essex and Mark Brunelli review the biggest headlines from Oracle OpenWorld 2013. Continue Reading


OAUG on new features in Oracle EBS 12.2

Oracle EBS 12.2 mobile functionality, Endeca extensions and WebLogic are the focus of this Q&A with OAUG President Margaret Wright. Continue Reading


DBA: Database 12c Multitenancy far superior to transportable tablespace

A DBA from uniform maker Aramark explains why Oracle Database 12c Multitenancy is a step up from transportable tablespace. Continue Reading


Best practices for Oracle Solaris upgrades detailed at OpenWorld

Read advice on moving up to the Solaris 11 operating system to help ensure that the migration process goes smoothly. Continue Reading


Cloud, enterprise social networks growing on CFOs

Learn what a panel at this week’s Oracle OpenWorld said about the benefits of enterprise social networks for finance department efficiency. Continue Reading


Getting kids started with coding

Saskia Vermeer-Ooms and Regina ten Bruggencate offer advice on how to get kids interested in coding, starting with the video games kids already enjoy. Continue Reading


Strong app architecture with data warehouse concepts

ODI expert Gurcan Orhan is set to explain how data warehouse concepts help prepare development, testing and ops teams at Oracle OpenWorld 2013. Continue Reading


What to do when activity and data volumes spike

Learn how to make sure latency is accurately measured so response times can be improved when data volumes spike. Continue Reading


Oracle customers tout big data success

Oracle customers including Thomson Reuters and the New York Stock Exchange shared their success stories with big data at the OpenWorld keynote. Continue Reading


Database as a service: A new offering from Oracle

Oracle expands its cloud offering at OpenWorld 2013 with the launch of its database as a service (DaaS) option. Continue Reading


Oracle gets more serious about the cloud with 10 new services

The launch of 10 cloud services, as well as a cloud marketplace, demonstrate Oracle's commitment to the cloud. Continue Reading


Incorporating big data gives a competitive edge, according to Intel

The ever-growing amount of data in today's world holds a great deal of potential business value -- and companies who fail to take advantage of it risk falling behind their competition. Continue Reading


Oracle EMEA update: Oracle continues to push cloud

According to the president of Oracle EMEA, Oracle will be making investments to serve its customers in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. This includes support for cloud technologies, as well as working to decrease the European data science skills gap. Continue Reading


Businesses need strong digital conversations among C-level executives, says PwC

Recent findings from PwC show that frequent, strong digital conversations among C-level executives can increase a company's chances for success. Continue Reading


Tesco uses multi-channel approach to create fluid customer experience

Tesco discusses its customer experience strategy and its blended digital and physical retail approach to create a seamless customer experience with Oracle systems. Continue Reading


JavaOne 2013

The JavaOne 2013 Conference included specifications on the newly released Java EE 7, the latest developments in peripheral cloud computing languages such as Scala, Groovy and Ceylon. Find in-depth interviews with users, thought leaders and Java champions on software testing, application lifecycle management, emerging tools and more.


Project Lambda discussion with Ben Evans

Ben Evans explains his take on Project Lambda, Java 8, the company's recent product launch. Continue Reading


Moving from Swing to JavaFX

A senior software architect compares Swing and JavaFX, outlines the pros and cons of JavaFX and describes how his team is making the switch in this conversation. Continue Reading


Eclipse Hudson CI server discussed at JavaOne

Just prior to JavaOne, the new Eclipse Hudson CI server version was released. Find out what experts were saying about it at the conference. Continue Reading


Java PaaS benefits and challenges

Get development team advice on whether and when to adopt Java Platform as a Service. Continue Reading


Enterprise apps protected by stress testing

Stress testing enterprise software takes applications beyond merely working, and ensures quality performance, says Adam Bien at JavaOne. Continue Reading


Red Hat PaaS marries cloud app dev and middleware

At JavaOne, Red Hat PaaS strategy moves into its next phase as the company announces new 'xPaaS' offerings for cloud application development. Continue Reading


New cloud products overview of JavaOne and Oracle OpenWorld

Get the latest on new cloud product announcements at JavaOne and Oracle OpenWorld. Continue Reading


Using REST and JSON to build APIs

Get expert insight into why and how to pair REST with JSON to build better APIs at the JavaOne 2013 conference. Continue Reading


JavaOne: ALM and Java development collide

At JavaOne 2013, the ebb has flowed away from ALM towards Java development, as the conference focuses largely on the technical side of things. Continue Reading


Project Avatar brings architecture updates to Java EE7

Oracle is announcing the release of Project Avatar at JavaOne 2013 which combines Java EE's HTML5 support with a thin server architecture (TSA). Continue Reading