Oracle OpenWorld 2011 On Your Mind? Want Information About Modern Infrastructure For Oracle E-Business Suite Deployments? I Recommend…Dog-Food!

Last month I posted an article entitled Exadata: It’s The World’s Fastest Database Machine And The Best For Oracle Database – Part I. Do As I Say, Not As I Do which brought a surprising reaction from readers in both email and the comment thread of the article. It seems readers, and fellow members of the OakTable Network alike, thought I was being petty for pointing out the do-as-I-say-not-as-I-do state of affairs in Oracle IT where critical (ERP) systems and Exadata adoption are concerned. The simple fact of the matter is that the term eating your own dog food is one that I take seriously. Well, Oracle IT does eat dog food, as it were, but there are cans of dog food that look like M9000 (SPARC) and other cans that look like Exadata. But what does this have to do with Oracle OpenWorld 2011?

EMC Enjoys Eating Their Own Dog Food

Before EMC World 2011 (May 2011) I posted content about EMC IT migrating their huge Oracle E-Business Suite in first-class, right-tasty dog food eating style. The session was about EMC’s successful migration of their corporate Oracle E-Business Suite deployment to a 21st-century IT infrastructure rife with virtualization in the right places, done right. EMC’s Oracle E-Business Suite deployment is one of the largest in the world and is quite complex as it uses some 70 modules. But what does that have to do with Oracle OpenWorld 2011?

Interesting Oracle OpenWorld 2011 Session

I’d like to draw your attention to the following Oracle OpenWorld 2011 session. This session covers the Oracle E-Business Suite migration I’m referring to above.

Session ID 33660: “Migrating Oracle to the Cloud: 10x More Performance and $7M saved on x86/Linux”— Tuesday October 4 at 3:30 p.m.


Many IT organizations today are evaluating modernizing their aging hardware infrastructure to take advantage of enhancements in server processing power and cost-effective open source solutions. This session will review how EMC Global IT migrated an 8TB Oracle E-Business Suite production database to an open x86 server architectures and Linux. Attendees will understand the business and technical challenges faced during this project, detailed migration procedures, and review of resulting benefits including 10x improved OLTP response times, 20x faster batch reporting and $5M saved in 1 year. Best practices for planning and executing a migration will be discussed as well as lessons learned to optimize Oracle application performance at scale.

1 Response to “Oracle OpenWorld 2011 On Your Mind? Want Information About Modern Infrastructure For Oracle E-Business Suite Deployments? I Recommend…Dog-Food!”

  1. 1 Jay Weinshenker September 14, 2011 at 8:58 pm

    Gee, it seems like a certain VM word is missing 😛

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