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Good-bye Oracle

Tomorrow will be my last day at Oracle. It’s been a great 5 years. By virtue of my position as architect for the Application and Middleware Management part of Oracle Enterprise Manager, I got to work with people all over the Enterprise Manager team as well as many other groups, whose products we are managing: from WebLogic to Fusion Apps, from Exalogic to Oracle’s Public Cloud and many others.

I was hired for, and initially focused on, defining and building Oracle’s application management capabilities. This was done via a mix of organic development and targeted acquisitions (Moniforce, ClearApp, Amberpoint…). The exercise was made even more interesting by acquisitions in other parts of the company (especially BEA) which redefined the scope of what we had to manage.

The second half of my time at Oracle was mostly focused on Cloud Computing. Enterprise Manager Cloud Control 12c, which we released a year ago at Oracle Open World 2011, introduced Private Cloud support with IaaS (including multi-VM assemblies) and DBaaS. Last week, we release EMCC 12c Release 2 which, among other things, adds support for Java PaaS. I was supposed to present on this, and demo the Java service, at Oracle Open World next week. If you’re attending, make sure to hear my friends Dhruv Gupta and Fred Carter deliver that session, titled “Platform as a Service: Taking Enterprise Clouds Beyond Virtualization” on Wednesday October 3 at 3:30 in Moscone West 3018.

I also got to work on the Oracle Public Cloud, in which Enterprise Manager plays a huge role. I was responsible for the integration of new Cloud service types with Enterprise Manager, which gave me a great view of what’s in the Oracle Public Cloud pipeline. Larry Ellison has promised to show a lot more next week at Oracle Open World, stay tuned for that. The breadth and speed with which Oracle has now embraced Cloud (both public and private) is impressive. Part of Oracle’s greatness is how quickly its leadership can steer the giant ship. I am honored to have been part of that, in the context of the move to Cloud Computing, and I will remember fondly my years in Redwood Shores and my friends there.

I am taking next week off. On Monday October 8, I am starting in a new and exciting job, still in the Cloud Computing space. That’s a topic for another post.


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Podcast with Oracle Cloud experts

A couple of weeks ago, Bob Rhubart (who runs the OTN architect community) assembled four of us who are involved in Oracle’s Cloud efforts, public and private. The conversation turned into a four-part podcast, of which the first part is now available. The participants were James Baty (VP of Global Enterprise Architecture Program), Mark Nelson (lead architect for Oracle’s public Cloud among other responsibilities), Ajay Srivastava (VP of OnDemand platform), and me.

I think the conversation will give a good idea of the many ways in which we think about Cloud at Oracle. Our customers both provide and consume Cloud services. Oracle itself provides both private Cloud systems and a global public Cloud. All these are connected, both in terms of usage patterns (hybrid) and architecture/implementation (via technology sharing between our products and our Cloud services, such as Enterprise Manager’s central role in running the Oracle Cloud).

That makes for many topics and a lively conversation when the four of us get together.

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