O-box at UKOUG Tech14

It’s hard to believe but it’s a year since O-box launched itself into the world at UKOUG Tech13 with its first product, the O-box SOA Appliance.

Well, next week O-box is back for UKOUG Tech14! We will be on stand number 43 and this year are sponsoring a session too:

O-box stand location at UKOUG Tech14

The UKOUG agenda this year is stronger than ever with, from a middleware perspective, lots of information about the new Oracle SOA/BPM/ACM 12c releases, what’s coming up with Oracle Cloud, user and partner experiences of 11g and 12c products, plus the extra Super Sunday content (now in its 3rd year for middleware!). For ODA fans, Tammy Bednar is coming over from Oracle HQ to talk about the latest ODA features, like the 12c In Memory database and database cloning. Then there are the database, development, BI, engineered systems streams – and some I’ve probably forgotten – plenty to see anyway!

It also never fails to surprise me how far people travel to attend – here’s a picture I found on the UKOUG website:

UKOUG Tech14 Delegates

I haven’t been to the ACC in Liverpool before but it is relatively new so I’m looking forward to seeing the venue, as well as meeting Oracle community friends at the various social events UKOUG organises.

Liverpool ACC, aka Echo Arena, at night

Liverpool ACC, aka Echo Arena, at night

Finally, here’s a run-down of talks I’ll be presenting:

Enterprise Deployments: The Real World of Best Practices
Monday 14:30 (room 1C)
I’m co-presenting with Jacco Landlust from Oracle Netherlands and we’ll be talking all about the Enterprise Deployment Guides and the decisions/compromises you have to make in the real world.

What’s So Special About the Oracle Database Appliance? (Winter 2014 Update)
Monday 16:00 (room 7)
This is one of my favourite presentations over the last year, but updated to include some of the more recent ODA 12c highlights.

Blatant Sales Pitch! How to Rapidly Deploy SOA or WebCenter using O-box
Tuesday 17:30 (room Ex4, just opposite the O-box stand)
Finally there’s the “calling a spade a spade” sponsored presentation: I will discuss the benefits and challenges of deploying middleware on the ODA, as well the slick method that O-box has developed to quickly provision production and test Oracle middleware environments… appliance style. I’ll also talk about our partner testing experiences, results from Proofs of Concepts and customer comments. It will be specifically about O-box so if you are curious about how it works (but perhaps are more comfortable lurking at the back!) then please come along and find out more.

See you in Liverpool next week!

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