"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.
The UK singer performed in San Francisco's Union Square, as part of the Oracle Music Festival. She was excellent.
Colorful and lit up at night during the Pearl Jam concert.
The sign outside the large facility used to develop Larry Ellison's sailing boats for the America's Cup.
A news helicopter among the boats during an America's Cup race in San Francisco bay.
The Navy's amazing Blue Angels swoop across San Francisco bay.
Pointing to the sky, probably looking at a Blue Angels flight overhead.
Ellison's speech reiterated Oracle's commitment to cloud computing.
Endless rows of chairs for the huge event, which dominates downtown San Francisco every year.
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.
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.
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.
Bicycles everywhere, especially in flat downtown, unlike the rest of San Francisco which has lots of large hills.
I don't know his name, but this bassist was a treat to hear on a sunny and unseasonably warm fall afternoon.