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Oracle OpenWorld 2016: News and views

Last updated:September 2016

Editor's note

Oracle OpenWorld 2016 brought new information about Oracle's technology strategy and product roadmap. This guide covers what happened, recent Oracle news and a retrospective on the OpenWorld 2015 conference.

Updates at Oracle OpenWorld 2016 included information on Oracle's cloud strategy and new cloud services, details on the next major MySQL update, the latest Exadata system, changes to old-standards like Oracle E-Business Suite and a look at what's coming up for Oracle Cloud Services.

1Video interviews and analysis from OpenWorld 2016

While at Oracle OpenWorld 2016, TechTarget editors caught up with Oracle user group leaders plus several IT analysts and consultants. We got their take on trends affecting the Oracle user base, new technology released by the vendor, the keynote speeches at the conference, and more. With the cloud headlining as the biggest topic at OpenWorld 2016, many of the interviewees talked about Oracle's growing interest in the segment, what it means for users, and what to expect in the future. Watch the videos in this section to hear their thoughts, as well as our analysis of Oracle's OpenWorld announcements and pronouncements.

2A look back to Oracle OpenWorld 2015

Oracle OpenWorld 2015 showcased Oracle's aggressive move into the cloud and determination to prove itself as a cloud company with cloud-centric keynotes, as well as the unveiling of the Elastic Compute Cloud service. Beyond cloud, Ellison zeroed in on security as a big IT concern and presented software in Silicon for the first time.

3Oracle's greatest hits of 2016

It has been a big year for Oracle. The company made its largest acquisitions in years when it bought NetSuite for $93 billion and the effects of that deal are still resonating. Oracle also made big plans for the future of Java and opened its first cloud program. But not all the news was good. Oracle also faced a major system breach with Micros and a scandal over record keeping.