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Tuesday, 4 October 2011

Today's post is brought to you by the letter 'C'

I may not be at OOW11, but I've been listening to what's going on - one thing I did notice was the announcement of one of Oracle's latest products: Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c

I was joking with someone just the other day about what letter they were going to use for Oracle 12, and suggested perhaps C is for Cloud.

Careful what you wish for... this statement accompanied the press release:

Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c is the first product in Oracle’s portfolio numbered “12c” where the “c” stands for Oracle’s significant investments in delivering cloud-ready products

This of course follows
8i - Internet
10g - Grid

It already makes me wonder - what is going to be the next big thing in 5 years time. One suggestion:
"M" - Mobile. Yes, mobile technology is ubiquitous now - and that's what cloud technology is all about, but what's Oracle going to do with it? Whack some specially designed database on your latest octo-core, 8GB RAM, post-SSD  mobile device?

People like Tim Hall will have you thinking Oracle will come out with something like 13OGC, or some cleverly branded acronym/mnemonic...

What pace our technological world grows in, huh?!

Scott


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