10 Products You've Got To Check Out At Oracle OpenWorld

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All eyes will be on Larry Ellison & Co. at Oracle OpenWorld next week as the company unveils its long-awaited Fusion applications, new high-performance systems combining Sun hardware and Oracle software, and other new products. But attendees shouldn't ignore the new products and services being shown at the conference by hundreds of service and solution providers, ISVs and other Oracle partners.

The following are 10 that we think, in our humble opinion, are definitely worth checking out.

Application Security

Application Security will be showing off DbProtect 6.2, a new release of the database security, risk and compliance software with the capability for information security analysts, business managers and database administrators to audit user entitlements in enterprise database environments and significantly reduce time spent on the process.

The company also will be showing off new features in its AppDetectivePro 7 system, including the new Work Plan Manager, new custom audit questionnaires and improved reporting functionality.

BlackLine Systems

BlackLine will be demonstrating release 5.2 of its financial application suite with new side-by-side reconciliation, rules-based administration, and document hyperlinks features. Users can create multiple customized views of their accounts with the new "My Views" function, and items can now be closed directly from the reconciliation page using the One-Click Close feature.

The software also provides an Outlook-style visual tasks calendar and the ability to create an Account Certification Checklist to ensure that all account reconciliation tasks are complete.

F5 Networks

F5 will be showing its Application Ready Solution for Oracle Database technologies that integrates F5's BIG-IP product line with the Oracle database. The new offering helps IT administrators monitor database server performance and manage application-to-database connections.

And through integration with Oracle Streams, Data Guard and Recovery Manager software, the BIG-IP WAN Optimization Module reduces the amount of data transmitted through a WAN during data replication tasks.


iCentera will be debuting a new release of its on-demand sales enablement application with a new version of the Sales Advisor search engine for sales and channel sales teams. Sales Advisor 2.0 offers expanded content search, more configuration options and predictive word search.

The new iCentera release also provides enhanced social media capabilities, content collaboration to support knowledge sharing between sales representatives and partners, subject matter community portals, sales coaching pages, and new customizable geographical sales playbooks.


Informatica will be demonstrating the latest release of its on-demand data integration software, Informatica Cloud Fall 2010. The software will include a new Web site, Trust.Informatica.Cloud.com, that provides information about the performance and availability status of the multi-tenant service.

Also new in the software are advanced query options for retrieving data from Salesforce.com CRM and Force.com systems, and enhanced notification features for data replication, synchronization and quality tasks. The new release also has expanded connectivity to SAP, Microsoft SQL Server 2008, FTP and Web services systems.


Noetix is introducing Noetix Analytics 5.0 with new and enhanced content for the Oracle E-Business Suite, expanded platform support, and integration with Noetix Generator for Oracle Business Intelligence. The software enables instant ad hoc query against the data warehouse using Oracle BI Answers.

Noetix Analytics is a packaged analytics solution designed to provide business users with strategic reporting for trending and analysis based on information from multiple data sources. Organizations can use Noetix Analytics in conjunction with their existing business intelligence and reporting tools from Noetix, Oracle, IBM and SAP.

Quest Software

Quest Software will expand its Toad line of database management tools with the beta launch of Toad Extension for Eclipse. The new toolset allows Java developers to perform Oracle development tasks such as writing, editing, browsing and querying directly from the Eclipse interactive development environment.

The product is Quest's first foray into the Eclipse software market.

Red Gate Software

Red Gate will be showing the newest releases of its Schema Compare for Oracle (shown), which compares and synchronizes database schemas within an Oracle database, and Data Compare, which performs the same job with data changes.

TOA Technologies

TOA Technologies will be providing a preview of upcoming integration between its workforce management software and Oracle’s CRM On Demand Solution. That will allow users of the two applications to integrate mobile workforce capacity management (TOA’s ETAdirect solution) into their call center systems (Oracle’s Contact On Demand) to efficiently and accurately schedule service appointments.

Through Oracle and TOA, customers can seamlessly manage the entire customer appointment process – from inbound calls to customer service reps, through scheduling mobile employees, completing the appointment and gathering customer feedback. The partnership will maximize workforce capacity, streamline operations, create service consistency, improve the end customer’s experience and reduce operational expenses.

Trillium Software

Trillium will be demonstrating the latest version of its Trillium Software System for data lifecycle management. The latest release offers major improvements to the software's reporting capabilities and user interface, making it easier for business users and analysts to collaborate on data quality initiatives.

The software also provides new interactive summary charts and graphs for interactive data analysis, and the vendor's data lifecycle methodology is now embedded directly into the software for easier navigation. The product also has improved deployment and management options.