Oren Smilansky

Oren Smilansky is associate editor of CRM magazine, a division of Information Today, Inc., which is also the parent company to Database Trends and Applications, Big Data Quarterly, and Unisphere Research.  He writes the Required Reading page for the Insight section of the magazine and is responsible for writing features, case studies, news, analysis, and blog posts pertaining to the CRM industry.

His articles frequently appeared in Publishers Weekly, where he was an editorial assistant prior to joining CRM. Originally from Los Angeles, Smilansky earned a B.A. in Literature from UC Santa Barbara, and an M.F.A. in Creative Writing from Columbia University. 

Articles by Oren Smilansky

In his Sunday night keynote, Oracle's CTO Larry Ellison detailed the benefits of two new offerings: the company's Autonomous Database, and the Highly Automated Cyber Security offerings. 

Posted October 02, 2017

"In this coming year, you'll see us aggressively moving into infrastructure-as-a-service," Larry Ellison, Oracle's chief technology officer and executive chairman of the board, said to kick off the company's OpenWorld conference Sunday night at the Moscone Center. In the first of his two scheduled keynote addresses, Ellison went on to outline a number of strategic announcements that aim to strengthen the company's offerings, as well as to help it compete with, one of its top challengers.

Posted September 19, 2016

The elastic and distributed technologies used to run modern applications require a new approach to operations — one that learns about your infrastructure and assists IT operators with maintenance and problem-solving. The inter-dependencies between new applications are creating chaos in existing systems and surfacing the operational challenges of modern systems. Solutions like micro services architectures alleviate the scalability pains of centralized proprietary services but at a tremendous cost in complexity.

Posted May 04, 2016

To kick off Oracle Open World 2015, Oracle's annual user conference at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, CTO and executive chairman Larry Ellison detailed the steps that led Oracle be positioned in "every layer of the cloud." Ellison outlined the top design goals for the company in all three layers of the cloud - SaaS, PaaS and IaaS. These are cost, reliability, performance, standards, compatibility - as well as security, which he said is increasingly becoming a more critical concern.

Posted October 26, 2015