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Oracle OpenWorld 2007 Special Report

This special report is your guide to Oracle OpenWorld 2007, the biggest annual conference for users of Oracle database and applications technology worldwide. Check here for breaking news, analysis, tips and advice from the show.

Oracle OpenWorld is the premier event for all users of Oracle Corp. technology, including its database management system (DBMS) and enterprise applications. is on the scene to bring you the latest breaking news from the conference in San Francisco, as well as tips and advice on new features and products.

  Breaking news  

NEW What Oracle's BI strategy means for Hyperion users: Oracle wants to offer Hyperion users a more "holistic" approach to BI.

NEW Disney details its CRM upgrade to Siebel 8.0: Walt Disney Parks and Resorts is one of the earliest companies to make the move to Siebel 8.0. Its IT team recommends going slow.

NEW Getting executive backing for IT is no easy sell at Scottish Water: IT managers from Scottish Water explain how they go about ensuring approval for major software initiatives.

NEW Ellison names first Oracle Fusion applications: Larry Ellison dropped the names of the first Oracle Fusion Applications at Oracle OpenWorld today and says they're due out in the first half of 2008.

NEW Oracle adds Enterprise 2.0 to Fusion Middleware 11g: Rebuffed by BEA, Oracle is forging ahead with its Fusion Middleware product and adding new Enterprise 2.0 features.

NEW Oracle Database 11g and the information management challenge: Oracle Database 11g's new features were designed to combat the latest and most prevalent information management problems, according to one Oracle executive speaking at OpenWorld.

NEW Application integration takes center stage at OpenWorld: Oracle's plan to simplify the application integration process could cause a stir among its systems integrator partners, one expert says.

  Oracle OpenWorld 2007 Podcast Series  

The E-Business Suite user's guide to Oracle OpenWorld 2007: Oracle E-Business Suite expert Ray Wang talks about the latest E-Business Suite news and gives his picks for the best E-Business Suite sessions to attend at Oracle OpenWorld 2007.

Hyperion and performance management: An Oracle OpenWorld 2007 preview: In this podcast interview, John Hagerty, a performance management expert and vice president and research fellow with AMR Research, gives his picks for the most relevant and informative Hyperion-related sessions to be held at Oracle OpenWorld 2007.

The PeopleSoft user's guide to Oracle OpenWorld 2007: Oracle Applications Users Group president Jan Wagner talks about some of the latest news affecting PeopleSoft users and gives his picks for the best PeopleSoft sessions to attend at Oracle OpenWorld 2007.

The Oracle Database user's guide to Oracle OpenWorld 2007: Independent Oracle Users Group president Ari Kaplan talks about the latest Database 11g news and gives his picks for the best Oracle Database-related sessions to attend at Oracle OpenWorld 2007.

Oracle's Application Integration Architecture: An Oracle OpenWorld 2007 preview: Integration expert Ken Vollmer gives his picks for the best Oracle Application Integration Architecture (AIA) sessions to attend at Oracle OpenWorld 2007, and explains how AIA fits into enterprises' SOA plans.

  Database tips & advice  

Learning guide: Database storage management : Backup and recovery is arguably the DBA's most important responsibility. This guide covers everything from the basics of creating a backup and recovery plan to the specifics of using RMAN and other methods of hot and cold backups.

Spotlight on RAC, grid and availability: Availability is a hot-button issue with DBAs these days -- users want more of their data available more of the time. How can you achieve this? This special report can help.

Learning guide: SQL: Whether you are a newbie or a seasoned expert looking to tweak query performance, this learning guide to the structured query language (SQL) has something for you.

Spotlight on performance tuning: Performance tuning -- keeping your database and SQL queries running smoothly -- is one of the most important and demanding tasks for an Oracle DBA. This special report compiles analysis, tips and expert advice on this topic.

  Applications tips & advice  

Learning guide: Oracle applications: This learning guide highlights information on Oracle's changing role in the enterprise applications space, with news, analysis and tips on Oracle's corporate purchases, the progress of Project Fusion, making the most of E-Business Suite and other apps, the continuing battle between Oracle and SAP, case studies and more.

Oracle Fusion Update Center: Everything you need to know about Oracle's high-profile acquisition spree and Fusion integration plans is here in one spot.

From soup to nuts, PeopleSoft to Sigma, a rundown of Oracle's acquisitions: It started with a lengthy takeover battle and a fight with the Department of Justice and ended three years later with 20 acquisitions for billions of dollars. We outline them all here.

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