I wasn’t sure what to expect from my first OpenWorld conference. If the rest is anything like day 1 then I think it will be a great week. There was plenty of marketing (as to be expected at a vendor sponsored conference), but a lot of useful content as well. The highlights for me were the sessions on Kafka, Docker, and Data Guard. All contained information I can take back to the team and put in use immediately. I was impressed with the session on CloudDBA (and did not miss the parallel to Oracles announcement for their autonomous database), but would love to have seen more detail on the architecture. What do they use for monitoring? What platform are they using for log streaming? etc.
I hope that the rest of the week provides similar information and ideas that I can take back.