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Five Minute Briefing - Oracle
September 24, 2014

Published in conjunction with the Independent Oracle Users Group (IOUG), this bi-weekly publication contains news, market research, insight for the Oracle ecosystem, as well as IOUG news and information. Subscribers also receive IOUG ResearchWire, a bi-monthly reseach report for the Oracle community.

News Flashes

In what is being heralded as an epic change at Oracle, Larry Ellison, the charismatic CEO of Oracle, is stepping down and will be succeeded by Safra Catz and Mark Hurd who will share the CEO position. Despite the widespread pronouncements that this is the end of an era and that Ellison is relinquishing his membership in the exclusive club of rock-star tech leaders that has included Apple's Steve Jobs and Microsoft's Bill Gates, some industry insiders believe that is simply not the case. Ellison, they say, will remain a force to be reckoned with at Oracle.

To help customers to meet demanding data challenges, Embarcadero Technologies has announced a major new XE6 release of its portfolio of database tools, including ER/Studio, DBArtisan and Rapid SQL.

Just after Oracle announced that Larry Ellison would take on the role of executive chairman and CTO, and be succeeded as CEO by Safra Catz and Mark Hurd, the three Oracle executives hosted the company's fiscal 2015 Q1 earnings call. Ellison noted that at Oracle OpenWorld, which starts September 27, 2014, the company will be rolling out its new database cloud service with its new multitenant DBaaS offerings. "Our customers and ISVs can move any of their existing applications and databases to the Oracle Cloud with the push of a button," said Ellison.

IOUG News and Information

Be sure to stop by at the User Group Pavilion Sunday through Wednesday in the lobby of Moscone South and catch up with the user community!

If you are attending OpenWorld, be sure to check out IOUG's Strategic Leadership session focused on helping you get a seat at the table when it comes to strategic decision making at your company.

#IOUGenius takes the pulse of one hot topic each week and aggregates top content from the Oracle user community.

Are you active on social media? Get connected with IOUG on the social network of your choice!

IOUG special interest groups (SIGs) will hold meetings at Oracle OpenWorld in Moscone South- Room 208.

View the September E-Brief in the Oracle EM Community

Webcasts are available from Oracle on a range of topics including BPM, Enterprise Manager, and Mobility.

The call for speakers is now open for the COLLABORATE 15 - IOUG Forum, April 12-16, 2015 at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas!

Submit an abstract to be considered for a speaking role at the Oracle BIWA Summit 2015. Event takes place January 27- January 29 2015 in Redwood City, California.

As an IOUG member, you already receive up to 60 percent off IOUG Press books. But if you stop by the IOUG Kiosk at Oracle OpenWorld, September 28 - October 1, you can also be entered for your chance to win FREE IOUG Press eBooks.

If you are planning on attending Oracle OpenWorld in San Francisco this year, be sure to take advantage of the education and networking opportunities available through IOUG.