Most people have mixed emotions when have to goto a conference. First you think, ahh a nice 4 days away from the office, then the reality sets in that the work doesn’t stop when your gone and chances are your gonna have to work twice as hard when you get back just to catch up. I’m actually looking forward to this year’s Oracle World Conference.
The Business Intelligence group is going to launch a huge number of new applications. Oracle Discoverer Drake will finally be released. I’m going to be on the customer panel for the Mini Keynote called “Oracle and Gartner unveil the new Oracle Business Intelligence 10g.’ My first 5 minutes of conference fame.
I’m also looking forward to taking a look at the new Oracle Warehouse Builder (OWB) Paris from what I’ve heard it does a great job at creating OLAP warehouses and automatically generates the Discoverer OLAP EULs. Should be great for doing some rapid OLAP prototyping.
Lastly, I’m geeked to see Oracle’s plan for SOA, while probably nothing ground breaking, it’ll be interesting to see what components Oracle is going to implement for their SOA stack, whether its just a container and BPEL or if its actually a big competitive stack with logging, auditing, security, realiability, etc. Most importantly how closely does it follow the standards that are out there.