Aah. i am back to Google's blogger and I am posting this after nearly a 10 month gap. Finally managed to overcome all the forces which kept me away from blogging.
Let me go straightaway to things which i see are emerging in a bigger way with Oracle:
1) Oracle's Fusion Middleware-gaining grounds with lots of new standards like Java 5,Web2.0 and Java Persistance (JPA ) standards
2) Oracle Enterprise Manager Grid Control -(EMGC)- One stop place to manage all your Oracle products and related infrastructure , data center ,grid automation and also a whole lot of plugins to manage and monitor other vendor products in an enterprise.
3) Grid Computing in Oracle's vision has seen many changes in recent years with the emergence of whole lot of new features with Oracle 10g database and plenty of others to come with Oracle 11g database.
(One i am curiously waiting for is the Query Caching or Result Set Caching with Oracle 11g database from application development perspective and the other much waited featue is RAC Rolling upgrade with 11g from Database administration )