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October 6, 2017
Oracle Open World 2017 (Database, Oracle Cloud ERP, Oracle Cloud HCM, PeopleSoft)
Frederic Portal, Ataway Director of Alliance and Strategy

Larry Ellison, at his keynote at Oracle Open World 2017, introduced Oracle’s new autonomous database: 18C. This technology seems pretty cool, the autonomous database actually does sound like pretty cool technology: the database runs in a fully automated fashion. That means it’s self-tuning and self-provisioning. Larry Ellison compare it to the auto-pilot on his private plane, “There is no pilot error anymore because there is no pilot. All of the database administrations is fully automated,” he told the keynote audience. The database repairs itself, it can fix the error and move on. Because of this ability, Oracle claims guaranteed availability of 99.995 percent, which Ellison boldly stated was “less than 30 minutes of planned or unplanned downtime” per year.

“Our strategy is really to build the apps, the platform, and the infrastructure and … make sure we get the apps right first,” Hurd said.

Oracle unveiled nearly a dozen new products and services Monday morning on the second day of Oracle OpenWorld 2017, beefing up some of its cloud application services with new features based on artificial intelligence and introducing a cloud-based blockchain service.

The use of blockchain can “fundamentally transform how business is done, making business-to-business interactions more secure, transparent, and efficient,” Amit Zavery, Oracle cloud’s senior vice president, said in a statement. The Oracle blockchain technology, he continued, will enable customers to share data securely both inside of and beyond Oracle’s own cloud ecosystem. You can read a detail article on on Oracle Blockchain here

Marc Hurd Keynotes focused on Oracle’s high-profile customers, bringing up several executives including Randy Furr, CFO of Bloom Energy; Chris Wood, vice president of transformational services at FedEx; and Paul Chapman, executive vice president and chief information officer at Gap Inc., to discuss how they are working with Oracle

The replay of the keynotes is available online here.
All announcements and press releases are available online here


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Building on last year’s announcement of deploying PeopleSoft on Oracle Cloud, the PeopleSoft team introduced the PeopleSoft Cloud Manger.  This new tool enable self-service provisioning of PeopleSoft environments for development, testing, staging, and production.  When coupled with Oracle Cloud it also can provide full automated lifecycle management of your PeopleSoft instances (including your configuration, data, and customizations) in a secure, scalable cloud environment.  This translates in more agile and flexible business and development operations at a lower cost.

The PeopleSoft team shared how Elasticsearch is used in PeopleSoft as a new global search engine with in the application.  Elasticsearch seamlessly plugs into the PeopleTools Search Framework  within PeopleTools 8.55 and higher.  Elasticsearch is easier to deploy and more scalable while more efficiently delivering better results.  New investments in analytics, user experience, and feature/functions delivered via PeopleSoft Update Images are also the focus.

 This year Peoplesoft session focus on customer adoption of the latest technology and feature functions. Customers shared the new mindset for consuming not only maintenance but also new features delivered with Selective Adoption strategy,

Paco Aubrejuanl shared an update on the PeopleSoft strategy, provide recommendations to customers, and demonstrate some of the latest PeopleSoft innovations.


Today over 5000 customers use PeopleSoft and around 72% of them are on release 9.2. Only 10% of the PeopleSoft customers adopt fluid UI.  Paco's explain the continued investment from Oracle in apps unlimited. Each year Oracle announce a new date for the support of PeopleSoft is at least until 2027 and paco said they it was extended every year since the launch of Apps Unlimited.  Paco recommended to customers to use features and enhancements delivered by leveraging PeopleSoft continuous delivery model and the availability of innovative and value-added services on Oracle Compute Infrastructure. Paco did also a demo of the new HCM Onboarding feature and a live demo of new eBill applications in Financials and the Supplier Portal.

Interested in learning more about how you can uptake Oracle products? Ataway can help you. Ataway is here to help you to accelerate your digital transformation. Consider talking to one of our local Ataway offices. Ataway has worked on many upgrades and implementations of PeopleSoft 9.2 and can help you. Consult with Ataway’s team of experts today to learn more or send us an email:



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