Goldman Sachs CEO David Solomon speaks about technology at AWS Reinvent 2019

How Goldman Sachs Is Becoming a Technology Company

May 16, 2020
Editor’s note: This article was contributed to Cloud Wars by Jiri Kram, a solution architect who studied Fintech at MIT and specializes in cloud computing and blockchain. He is a highly respected commentator on LinkedIn, where he originally published this piece on May 12. This article marks Jiri’s fourth appearance on Cloud Wars; you can see his
Bruno Aziza talks about the Oracle Analytics Summit series

Oracle Turning Analytics Summit into Ongoing Series Celebrating Customer Success

May 8, 2020
As Bruno Aziza talks about the Oracle Analytics Summit next week, the Oracle group VP’s comments are flooded with talk about the community, customer priorities, co-creation of value, feedback loops and showcasing customer innovation. After a very successful inaugural face-to-face Summit last year, Aziza and his Oracle Analytics team are focused on weaving all of
Cover image for Cloud Wars Perspectives: the Oracle Analytics Summit

Oracle Analytics Summit: Showcasing Customer Innovation

May 8, 2020
This episode is brought to you by Oracle. For this sponsored Cloud Wars Live conversation, I talk with Bruno Aziza, Group Vice President, AI Data Analytics Cloud at Oracle. Bruno takes us through his conversations with customers. He asks a very simple question: What can we do to help customers innovate at scale? The Oracle

How Salesforce Plans to Defeat Oracle and SAP While Scaling to $35B

November 22, 2019
Supremely confident that its revenue will top $20 billion in calendar 2020, Salesforce this week laid out how it intends to stay far ahead of rivals Oracle and SAP in the SaaS market and reach a staggering $35 billion in revenue by 2024. At its Dreamforce Investor Day presentation, Marc Benioff’s company laid out in
Salesforce Dreamforce questions: will Benioff stick around?

Salesforce’s Top 3 Challenges: Love Microsoft, Fight Oracle, Keep Benioff

November 18, 2019
Salesforce’s annual revenue is surging toward $20 billion, its stock price is within a few bucks of its all-time high, and this week Marc Benioff is hosting 170,000 of his best friends at the annual Dreamforce extravaganza in San Francisco. The company’s core businesses are booming. It’s just forged a powerful partnership with the #1
Rohan Kumar explains Microsoft Azure Synapse Analytics at Ignite 2019

Microsoft Torches Google and Amazon on Big-Data Benchmarks, Says Microsoft

November 12, 2019
During a recent keynote talk by CEO Satya Nadella, Microsoft said its new Azure Synapse analytics service executed a complex query 75 times faster than Google’s BigQuery service, and another query 3 times faster than Amazon’s Red Shift. Now, before you think this is nothing more than measuring the quantity of angels dancing on pinheads,
CEO Aneel Bhusri talks Workday and Machine Learning at its 2019 customer conference.

Machine Learning More Disruptive than Cloud, Says Workday CEO Aneel Bhusri

October 16, 2019
Warning that businesses that ignore machine learning will “be left in the dust,” Workday CEO and longtime cloud evangelist Aneel Bhusri said yesterday that machine learning will become even more disruptive than the cloud computing he’s helped turn into a global phenomenon. Those would be strong words from any executive. But when they come from
Oracle and Workday leaders are talking about SaaS growth

Archrivals Oracle and Workday Agree on One Thing: SaaS Market Booming

October 15, 2019
It’s surely a great understatement to say there’s no love lost between Oracle and Workday. But the leaders of both companies are in violent agreement over the voracious appetite for SaaS applications among large organizations. At a recent investors conference, Workday cofounder and CEO Aneel Bhusri spoke on this trend. “The cloud is now viewed
Workday Rising 2019 preview

Workday Faces 3 Key Questions as $4-Billion Run Rate Looms

October 14, 2019
Well on its way to a $4-billion annualized run rate, Workday is approaching that point where a large and successful company needs to address strategic questions in order to become a very large and very successful company. The company’s annual customer conference, Workday Rising, opens today. So it’s the perfect time to take a look
At OpenWorld 2019, Larry Ellison introduced Oracle Autonomous Linux

10 Things Larry Ellison Wants You to Know about Oracle Autonomous Linux

October 3, 2019
Linux is taking on a higher-profile role in the enterprise-cloud market. Following revitalized strategies from IBM Red Hat and  SUSE, Oracle chairman Larry Ellison figured it was high time to explain just how wonderful his own new version of Linux is. During a keynote at Oracle’s recent OpenWorld event, Ellison described in great detail the