OOW2015 is almost here!

Hard as it is to believe, yet again it is time for the biggest Oracle conference on the planet (or any other planet for that matter!) Yes, OOW2015 is just around the corner! Unfortunately I won’t be there this year, as I have my eldest daughter’s wedding shortly after it, but nevertheless having seen what’s coming up from the Enterprise Manager side of the house, there are a few sessions I can certainly recommend.

Oracle Management Cloud

Undoubtedly the first question in your mind when you see that heading is “What the heck is the Oracle Management Cloud?” Oracle Management Cloud (commonly abbreviated to OMC) is one of the major areas of announcements in the Enterprise Manager space this OOW. Let me whet your appetite with some marketing speak and then I’ll introduce you to some of the sessions – “Oracle Management Cloud (OMC) is a suite of next-generation, integrated monitoring, management and analytics solutions delivered as a service on Oracle Cloud. It is designed for today’s heterogeneous environments, running across on-premise, Oracle Cloud and 3rd party cloud services. OMC is built on a horizontally scalable big data platform with high throughput data processing for providing real-time analysis and deep insights across technical and business events.” Comprende? 🙂

If not, here are some of the sessions that you can attend to find out more. These are also listed in the Focus On Document specifically for OMC. You can browse these sessions now and will be able to register for them once the OOW Schedule Builder is released, which should happen RSN (real soon now for those of you not up on your TLA’s):

  • General Session: Oracle Management Cloud—Real-Time Monitoring, Log, and IT Operations Analytics [GEN9778] October 27, 11:00 am – 11:45 am | Moscone South—102 – In this general session, Oracle’s Senior Vice President of Development Prakash Ramamurthy and Vice President of Development Amit Ganesh introduce Oracle’s next-generation monitoring and analytics solution—Oracle Management Cloud. Learn how Oracle is providing a complete suite of integrated IT operations management solutions that were born in the cloud and built for the cloud. See how the new Oracle Application Performance Monitoring Cloud Service provides unprecedented performance management for the most modern cloud applications. Experience the power of Oracle Log Analytics Cloud Service, integrated with Oracle Application Performance Monitoring Cloud Service to do rapid troubleshooting. Discover how Oracle is helping customers manage the business of IT with comprehensive IT analytics.
  • Oracle Application Performance Monitoring Cloud Service: Application Visibility for DevOps [CON9746] October 27, 4:00 pm – 4:45 pm | Moscone South—309 – Join us to learn about Oracle Application Performance Monitoring Cloud Service, a software-as-a-service (SaaS)-based solution that provides deep visibility into the performance of your application from end user to application logs. In this session, see how to use Oracle Application Performance Monitoring Cloud Service to isolate problems before they impact your business. Break down the barriers between development and operations and give DevOps the data to solve problems faster and to deliver better applications.
  • Oracle IT Analytics Cloud Service: Next-Generation Analytics for Maximizing Performance [CON9722] October 27, 12:15 pm – 1:00 pm | Moscone South—309 – Traditional IT tools used for monitoring and management are not designed to meet the strategic needs of modern IT, such as resource planning, performance, and availability analysis. Come to this session to learn how Oracle IT Analytics Cloud Service, the next-generation management solution built on a unified data platform, addresses these needs. In this session, learn how Oracle IT Analytics Cloud Service uses sophisticated algorithms and rich visualization tools to help you to analyze the impact of business events—such as acquisition—on performance, or forecast resource usage for upcoming product launches, or optimize your infrastructure and operations management to increase their efficiency.
  • Oracle IT Analytics Cloud Service: Operational Insight for Your Database and Middleware Estate [CON9752] October 27, 5:15 pm – 6:00 pm | Moscone South—300 – DBAs and middleware administrators need tools that go beyond monitoring to analyze their application infrastructure and get insight on resource capacity and performance bottlenecks to improve application performance and availability. Come to this session to learn about Oracle IT Analytics Cloud Service, the next-generation management cloud service built on a unified data platform and designed to help DBAs and middleware administrators plan for capacity based on real workloads and identify and remediate common problems across their database and application servers.
  • Oracle Log Analytics Cloud Service: Real-Time Insight for Database Administrators [CON9753] October 28, 3:00 pm – 3:45 pm | Moscone South—300 – Log data is a rich source of valuable information for comprehensive monitoring and diagnostics of IT infrastructure and applications. However, the large volume and different formats of the logs produced make it very difficult to consume and analyze them by traditional methods in a timely manner. Join this session to learn how Oracle Log Analytics Cloud Service, integrated with Oracle Application Performance Monitoring Cloud Service, enables database administrators to rapidly gain deep yet actionable insight across their diverse IT environments.
  • Oracle Log Analytics Cloud Service: Real-Time Insight for Middleware Administrators [CON9754] October 28, 12:15 pm – 1:00 pm | Moscone South—303 – The same topic as the last session, but this time using material from the perspective of middleware administrators.
  • Oracle Management Cloud Best Practices for Mining Oracle Enterprise Manager Data [CON9714] October 29, 12:00 pm – 12:45 pm | Marriott Marquis—Salon 10/11 – This one should be a really good one, as it’s co-presented by Werner de Gruyter, the architect of EM. How should you think about management products from Oracle? Which products do you need? Do these products work together? Get these questions and more answered in this session that helps you understand the relationship between Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control and Oracle Management Cloud. Learn how to deploy and get communication established between these complementary solutions, and discuss key use cases that can be addressed based on real customer experiences.
  • HOL (Hands-on Lab) Session – Oracle Management Cloud: IT Analytics, Log Analytics, and App Performance Monitoring [HOL10443] – Times haven’t been announced yet as I’m writing this, so you’ll need to keep an eye out for this one. After spending all that time talking about it, now get your hands dirty with it! Are you a DevOps engineer responsible for monitoring your application? Are you a DBA or app administrator looking to diagnose problems faster using log data or to maximize enterprise performance and availability? Are you an IT analyst planning capacity for your database and application infrastructure? If yes, attend this hands-on lab to learn how Oracle Management Cloud provides application performance monitoring that helps you monitor applications and rapidly diagnose issues by integrating and using log data, log analytics that uses topology-aware search and exploration to troubleshoot problems across applications and infrastructure, and IT analytics that helps optimize capacity and maximize performance for your database and application infrastructure.
  • Demos – there are also three demo booths where you can go and see the product in action (all in Moscone South) – Oracle Log Analytics Cloud Service @Workstation ID SPI-037, Oracle IT Analytics Cloud Service @Workstation ID SPI-003, and Oracle Application Performance Monitoring Cloud Service @Workstation ID SPI-036.

That’s a lot of material to look at! But what about the standard EM sort of stuff you say? What’s coming for EM at OOW2015 in terms of middleware management, database management, and private cloud management / database lifecycle management? Well, those are going to be the subjects of my next posts, so stay tuned for those!


After 22 years of working at Oracle in just about every role except Marketing and Support, I am now working as a Senior Managed Services Consultant with Data Intensity, specializing in Oracle Database technology, High Availability and Disaster Recovery solutions. I am also a member of the OakTable Network, and have presented at RMOUG Training Days, Hotsos Symposia, Oracle OpenWorld conferences, and other user group events. I have co-authored the Expert Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c and Practical Oracle Database Appliance books published by Apress, and am one of the authors of the Building Database Clouds in Oracle Database 12c book published by Addison Wesley.

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