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
Oracle's 2020 challenge: can it win against all the competitors it is attacking?

As Oracle Attacks SAP, Amazon, and Salesforce, Can Larry Ellison Beat Them All?

January 9, 2020
(Another installment in our series exploring the primary challenges faced by the Cloud Wars Top 10 vendors in 2020.)   While Larry Ellison has always eagerly sought out relevant marketplace confrontations, the lineup of cloud adversaries he’s called out here in 2020 is challenging even by Oracle’s lofty standards. Ellison has promised to dethrone SAP
Steve Daheb talks with Cloud Wars Live about Oracle Autonomous Database

Oracle: Why Autonomous Database Will Change Everything

January 9, 2020
This episode is brought to you by Oracle. For this sponsored Cloud Wars Live conversation, I spoke with Steve Daheb, Senior Vice President, Oracle Cloud, about the company's Autonomous Database. Steve says Autonomous DB is growing by 100%, quarter by quarter, and thousands of customers are running on it. He highlights how the product eliminates
Cloud Wars analyzes the biggest challenge for AWS in 2020

Amazon Vs. Oracle: AWS’s #1 Challenge Is Larry Ellison’s Autonomous Database

January 3, 2020
In a highly publicized cutover, Amazon recently completed a multi-year mission to migrate its massive consumer business from Oracle databases to AWS databases, complete with a snappy minute-long celebration video on YouTube. As it shut off the final Oracle database for its consumer business, Amazon announced that it’s thrilled with all of the results from
Oracle Autonomous Database sign: Think Autonomous

Attack of the Killer Database: Oracle Autonomous DB “Will Replace Everything”

December 17, 2019
While Oracle’s Autonomous Database won’t make a significant impact on revenue until a year from now, Larry Ellison’s predicting it will “triple” the size of Oracle’s database business and render all other Oracle databases obsolete. In last week’s FY20 Q2 earnings call, Ellison continued his effusive praise of the one-of-a-kind database. But he also noted