Jonah Kowall

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Jonah Kowall
Research Vice President
3.5 years with Gartner
20 years IT industry

Jonah Kowall is a research Vice President in Gartner's IT Operations Research group. He focuses on application performance monitoring (APM), Unified Monitoring, Network Performance Monitoring and Diagnostics (NPMD), Infrastructure Performance Monitoring (IPM), IT Operations Analytics (ITOA), and general application and infrastructure availability and performance monitoring technologies. Read Full Bio

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Oracle OpenWorld – Monitoring and Management Perspective

by Jonah Kowall  |  October 15, 2012  |  8 Comments

I was fortunate to have attended OpenWorld a couple of weeks ago and wanted to write a little bit about my¬†experiences¬† observation, and the conference itself. It was more relevant and useful than I expected it to be. Aside from the major announcements which are not in my coverage area (Engineered Systems – Exa, and Database) I do speak to a lot of customers who rely on Oracle technologies and applications daily. Some of the database enhancements were pretty significant and interesting, but the product isn’t shipping until 2013. Java is a very popular language, especially among Gartner clients, and JavaOne is also part of OpenWorld. I did spend a little time checking out JavaOne, and interestingly in the APM space there were a lot of vendors at both locations (and even a few at BOTH).

There was a few reasons for the conference providing value:

  1. The analyst relations and organization of the Oracle conference handled things better than most, this meant my time was better utilized giving me more value.
  2. I had a large number discussions with Oracle customers, which the analyst relations team set up. Looking at my calendar I think I had about 12 arranged customer 1:1 meetings, but also many more informal discussions.
  3. I spent less time meeting with Oracle executives and staff, I could have used more discussions. I do get to speak with them on the phone and meet with them at Gartner conferences and other industry events.

Oracle Enterprise Manager (OEM) had a significant release moving from 11g to 12c 1 year ago, customers typically wait for a couple maintenance releases which have since been released. Looking at OEM 11g it was a suitable platform for managing and monitoring Oracle Database, but it was not a full features APM product, with 12c they folded a lot of new functionality into the core product. There is still a couple of external tools including the critical REUI functionality, which should be folded into the core product in the future. The customers I spoke with were able to deploy and use the product with 12c, which they could not do in 11g.

Thanks to the Oracle analyst relations team for making the conference extra valuable. Good conference, well worth my time!

 

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