Amazon Oracle logos side by side to represent the database wars between the two

Database Wars: Oracle Attacks Amazon with High-Speed Upgrade

September 16, 2021
Claiming “stupendous” customer reaction for Oracle’s new version of the MySQL open-source database, Larry Ellison said his company’s new MySQL cloud service is 100X faster than Amazon Aurora and 10X faster than Amazon RedShift. On my weekly Cloud Wars Top 10 rankings, Oracle is #6 and Amazon is #2. What I found fascinating about Ellison’s
Oracle founder Larry Ellison

As Oracle Cloud Surges, Larry Ellison Might Attack Amazon, SAP on Q3 Call

March 8, 2021
As Oracle continues to distinguish itself as one of the world’s fastest-growing major cloud businesses, Larry Ellison might come out swinging against major rivals Amazon and SAP during the March 10 Q3 earnings call. (On my weekly Cloud Wars Top 10 rankings, Oracle is #6, Amazon is #2, and SAP is #5.) Based on Ellison's
Oracle EVP Clay Magouyrk speaks with Cloud Wars on a Zoom interview

Oracle Cloud EVP Clay Magouyrk: Journey to Cloud Still Too Complex

February 9, 2021
In a 1:1 chat last week, Clay Magouyrk, the driving force behind Oracle’s remarkable emergence as a very serious player in cloud infrastructure, shared his views on cloud complexity, hybrid cloud, multicloud, the evolving edge and Oracle’s willingness and ability to tackle extremely tough engineering problems. As executive vice-president of Oracle Cloud Infrastructure, Magouyrk has
George Lumpkin, Oracle vice president of product management for Autonomous Data Warehouse

Top 3 Reasons Oracle Will Beat AWS, Snowflake in Huge Data Warehouse Market

December 16, 2020
Data-driven companies will be the winners in the next phase of the digital economy—the experience economy. Oracle claims that its Autonomous Data Warehouse is the best solution for these companies and that it has three significant advantages over both category-king Amazon and shiny new object Snowflake: autonomous technology, extreme security, and its own high-performance cloud
Conference sign that says Oracle Cloud Infrastructure and Autonomous Database

Why Larry Ellison and Oracle Are Reinventing the Language of the Cloud

July 20, 2020
In his opening remarks on an IBM earnings call 18 months ago, IBM CFO Jim Kavanaugh used the word “hybrid” an astonishing 28 times to try to prove that IBM is betting its entire future on the hybrid cloud. In a major Oracle announcement two weeks ago, chairman Larry Ellison spoke for almost an hour
Outdoor sign with Oracle logo

SKY Brasil Boosts Productivity, Speed & Morale with Oracle Autonomous Warehouse

July 17, 2020
Even before the COVID-19 pandemic triggered a global economic slowdown across many industries, telecommunications giant SKY Brasil was facing some challenging decisions tied to the turbulent Brazilian economy.  Today, that disruptive combination serves to underscore the wisdom of SKY Brasil’s decision to turn to autonomous solutions from Oracle to lower costs, boost productivity and allow
A conference stage with a banner for Oracle Cloud, which was recently praised by Lydia Leong

Oracle Cloud Is So Hot Even Legendarily Cynical Gartner Analyst Likes It!

July 14, 2020
As Larry Ellison continues to turn the Cloud Wars upside-down by making Oracle Cloud the big innovator in not just technology but also go-to-market plans, Ellison has even made a fan out of a Gartner analyst who hates just about everything. In a blog post written late last week following Oracle’s launch of two high-impact
Larry Ellison speaks on Zoom about Oracle's plan to beat Amazon

Larry Ellison’s 3-Point Plan to Beat Amazon: Autonomous, Performance, Security

July 13, 2020
In launching some wildly ambitious and highly praised—dare I say revolutionary?—cloud services last week, founder Larry Ellison clearly made “autonomous” the third strategic front in Oracle's long-term plan to beat Amazon. In an hour-long Zoom presentation (gotta showcase those great customers, right?), Ellison delivered one of his most compelling and comprehensive narratives about Oracle’s prospects
Larry Ellison is looking to make Oracle a big-time IaaS revenue player

Can Larry Ellison Turn Zoom & Autonomous DB into Big-Time Oracle Cloud Revenue?

May 6, 2020
While Oracle is unlikely to challenge Microsoft, Amazon and Google in the traditional public-cloud business, Larry Ellison’s using one of his classic strategies to make Oracle a big-time IaaS player: changing the rules of the game to align with his strengths. So it’s too late to come anywhere close to those three hyperscalers in the
Oracle chairman Larry Ellison oversees surges in Autonomous Database revenue

Larry Ellison Redefines Cloud as Oracle Autonomous Database Surges

March 13, 2020
Editor's Note: We updated this article on March 16, 2020 to address some inaccuracies in Larry Ellison's description of Oracle's engagement with customer DTCC.   Fusing his high-demand Autonomous Database with his tiny cloud-infrastructure business, Larry Ellison is reshaping traditional cloud boundaries to meet the new demands of the digital economy and become a contender