Yesterday I spent the day at Oracle Open World, their giant event covering downtown San Francisco. I'll go into more detail in some of the lessons learned there. Unfortunately, I'm also currently battling a cold, so analysis will have to wait till next week.
Edit: I thought that last week I'd be able to find more to dig out of the Oracle convention, but there's really not much to parse out here that was relevant to e-Discovery or general records management that would break the trends. There continues to be the feeling that data is continuing to grow for companies, and that they need more storage (always more!) -- and of course Oracle should be meeting that need. The focus was less on the ability to reduce the amount of storage (which would cut into sales), but on availability and speed of storage (which differentiates the company). I think reducing data is a key point to pound home here, but that's not going to be in the best interest of most of the parties involved in the Oracle World.