The Fusion fair

Oracle Corp. packed a lot of product strategies – and a lot of attendees – into its annual OpenWorld conference. Though most of the official announcements concerned its Fusion architecture and the middleware software to support it, the event also served as an opportunity for newly-acquired customers from PeopleSoft and J.D. Edwards to share their concerns and ask questions.

Approximately 35,000 people came to Oracle OpenWorld 2005, which ran from Sept. 19-22 in San Francisco.

Oracle pledges lifetime product support
9/19/2005 OpenWorld Vendor offers three-tier program in wake of acquisition spree

Oracle rallies the Siebel troops
9/20/2005 A week after the acquisition announcement, the database giant attempts to calm the fears of its growing user community. A Canadian customer outlines his concerns. Also: SAS’s Goodnight on Ellison’s corporate vision

ING, Fidelity bank on Oracle middleware
9/20/2005 Customers use Fusion to integrate SOA-style components

PeopleSoft/JDE users search for answers at OpenWorld
9/21/2005 Integration issues top list of concerns at Oracle customer conference

Provincial governments push ahead with Oracle upgrades
9/21/2005 B.C., Ontario ministries ask the tough questions at OpenWorld gathering

Ellison may make room for more databases
9/22/2005 The Oracle chief executive says he may offer support for DB2 and SQL as its middleware strategy unfolds. Find out the software giant’s key areas of focus over the next two years. Plus: Shell Canada’s SoX project

Letters from San Francisco

The hardest software project ever
9/19/2005 Oracle’s original CIO comments on Project Fusion

The whole wide OpenWorld
9/21/2005 Forget grid computing. Oracle needs to load-balance its attendee list

Beyond the sea
9/22/2005 How Oracle is cushioning itself for the rough ride ahead


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