Oracle Open World 2009: Application Grids

It’s hard to believe but another year has passed and it’s time again for Oracle Open World in San Francisco. Like last year, it’s going to be big.  Apparently San Francisco is bracing itself for an influx of 85,000 or so delegates, not all talking about Coherence obviously, but there will be a lot more than last year. A lot more!

In terms of agenda the Coherence presentations, panels, tutorials and hands-on-labs all appear as part of the Application Grid theme – think of Application Grids as fully managed and flexible infrastructure for running applications, everything from the operating system to the top of the application stack (including open source stacks).  Perhaps “private cloud” might be a way of thinking about it (typically how our customers are talking about it).

There are over 80 sessions on the topic of Application Grids, covering everything from WebLogic, Tuxedo, JRockit, Enterprise Management, Virtualization and Coherence.  There are over a dozen customer presentations.  Nearly half of these sessions are focusing on Coherence.

Like last year everything is being “demoed” in the DEMOgrounds, the Fusion Middleware Pavillion and the Oracle Technology Network lounge.  All of the areas are staffed by the actual engineers, product managers and/or executives from the product divisions.

So if you’re in San Francisco, be sure to drop by the Coherence booth (and others) to say hi.  We’ve got some really cool demos cooking. We can’t wait to show them off!

A quick guide to Application Grid sessions is available at, or if you like as a PDF.

Hope to see you there.


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