What’s Ahead at Oracle OpenWorld 2015

“Big Data,” “Cloud,” “Mobile,” “IoT,” “Social,” “Real Time”—the stream of buzzwords seems unending. Helping Oracle customers stay on top of the latest technologies, deal with new challenges, and make the most of emerging opportunities, each fall Oracle presents OpenWorld, an event spanning the entirety of Oracle’s offerings. The conference attracts tens of thousands of influential attendees who converge in San Francisco to learn about current and future technologies and trends from Oracle and the surrounding ecosystem.

Last year, 60,000 attendees from 145 countries gathered at the conference which offered more than 2,700 sessions in 17 venues in downtown San Francisco. This year’s conference promises to be equally expansive.

Known for setting the tone for the year ahead, Oracle OpenWorld gives customers, partners, and consultants a view into the technology, products, and services that will be important to their businesses in the next 12 months. The event is the primary conference each year for learning about Oracle hardware, software and services from the company itself as well as the major Oracle users groups that provide education, training, and advocacy for Oracle users.

Across applications, operating systems, virtualization, engineered systems middleware, Enterprise Manager, MySQL, Oracle Database, servers, and storage, the 2015 conference will provide sessions, speakers, and demos with detailed information and examples of how organizations have maximized their potential.

Here, Database Trends and Applications presents the annual Who to See @ Oracle OpenWorld special section with articles penned by executives from the Independent Oracle Users Group (IOUG), the Oracle Applications Users Group (OAUG), and the Quest International Users Group (Quest) explaining what is planned for their members, as well as Vendor Showcase articles from companies that will be presenting their products and services at the conference. Oracle OpenWorld 2015 takes place in San Francisco, Oct. 25–29, 2015.