There was a curious sense of the familiar at Oracle's user conference in Paris this week but, on closer inspection, Oracle was sending some very clear signals.
With chief executive Larry Ellison on sick leave, delegates were treated to a video rerun of his San Francisco speech. And Oracle remained tight-lipped about the details over the 10g release and pricing.
But having heard the fanfare that surrounded its 10g announcements in September, Oracle's European delegates were far more interested in enhancements made to the database than the concept of grid computing.
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