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Oracle OpenWorld 2012: A photographic experience

A compendium of photos from Oracle OpenWorld 2012. Unseasonably warm weather, meetings with Oracle executives and customers, and a variety of activities made this year's OpenWorld fun and interesting. Although there was some controversy among analysts and bloggers, the photos show a rich and diverse event.
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Big Data Appliance

"Engineered" hardware and software is an important part of Oracle's strategy today. This strategy puts Oracle on a collision course with SAP's HANA appliance.

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Monday night included a concert by the musical group Candelaria, which was the opening act for Jimmy Cliff. The location was Yerba Buena Gardens, a lovely spot behind Moscone Center.

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The Reggae legend performed in Yerba Buena Gardens at the Oracle Music Festival.

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The UK singer performed in San Francisco's Union Square, as part of the Oracle Music Festival. She was excellent. 

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In the shadow the tall sailing ship, America, San Francisco's Treasure Island served as setting for an evening concert with Pearl Jam. 

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Colorful and lit up at night during the Pearl Jam concert.

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The sign outside the large facility used to develop Larry Ellison's sailing boats for the America's Cup.

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A news helicopter among the boats during an America's Cup race in San Francisco bay.

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The Navy's amazing Blue Angels swoop across San Francisco bay.

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Pointing to the sky, probably looking at a Blue Angels  flight overhead.

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Ellison gave an impressive, if rather long and geeky, social analytics demo based on Oracle's Exalytics in-memory machine.

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Ellison's speech reiterated Oracle's commitment to cloud computing.

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Endless rows of chairs for the huge event, which dominates downtown San Francisco every year.

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Mr. Deal Architect, Vinnie Mirchandani, and I spent quite a bit of time together at Open World, so it's only fitting that his photo be included here. Vinnie is a gentleman, as I hope this photo shows.

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Oracle Senior Vice President of Applications Development, Chris Leone, spoke with bloggers and analysts about Oracle Fusion Tap for the iPad. The small group setting enabled a healthy discussion of the product, including technical details and overall mobile strategy.

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Exadata hardware played a central role in the "show and tell" area located outside the main keynote hall in Moscone Center. Here, a customer discusses the Oracle hardware with a representative from the company.

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Bicycles everywhere, especially in flat downtown, unlike the rest of San Francisco which has lots of large hills. 

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I don't know his name, but this bassist was a treat to hear on a sunny and unseasonably warm fall afternoon.

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