Opening keynote – as theatrical as ever. Brett Taylor took center stage to unveil Genie.
A re-packaging of Salesforce Marketing CDP, nee Datorama.
Adapters to each cloud
Salesforce is being talked about as not being a growth company because they can’t compete in the “intelligent data layer.”
This move is strong because Salesforce is now the #1 enterprise application delivery platform, having recently eclipsed SAP in quarterly revenues. It has a chance of sparking interest and orders from an ever-increasing number of customers.
Tayor on CNBC on investor day: “Salesforce is a growth company.”
However, Genie just makes Salesforce a slightly better competitor when compared to Snowflake, Databricks, or Fivetran. Since acquisitions are apparently not off the table, according to Taylor, I expect Salesforce to make some more moves
Pablo Gonzoles & Rob Cowell sessions were being talked about
How Google does Salesforce Devops is very interesting, very opinionated. Important session because it talked about some open-source innovations in environment variables and feature flags.
Sparsely attended session on how Salesforce does devops. Very fascinating under-the-covers look at service discovery, monitoring, and remediation. Showed off merlion, an open-source Python ML and anomaly-detection system called Merlion.
Ancillary Services Market for Salesforce is strong
Salesforce did not announce any competing products
Vendor villages were busy
System Integrations are dominant
Salesforce Devops Strong
Companies Exhibiting (14)
DevOps Center Integration
DevOps Center not making much of a dent
Still in Beta; no info on usage or satisfaction yet