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Dreamforce vs. Oracle World, a journo’s comparison

Friday, September 2, 2011

imageTom Foremski at Silicon Valley Watcher is a big fan of CEO Marc Benioff, but with Dreamforce 2011—which ends today—having taken over downtown San Francisco, complete with street closures, the comparisons to Larry Ellison and Oracle World are inevitable. An excerpt:

This year's conference attracted record attendance primarily by giving away tickets to as many people as possible and investing heavily in a great experience for Salesforce customers, developers, and users.

And Marc Benioff played a central role, a marathon 2 1/2 hour keynote. Plus, he looks great... he's half the man he used to be.

And Metallica was a great coup for Salesforce, their first corporate gig. But Larry does it better.

Oracle World takes over Treasure Island, plants a carnival with Ferris wheels, candy floss, popcorn, and fills three stages with names like Aerosmith, Black Eyed Peas, Steve Miller Band, and more..

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