Satya Nadella speaks about Microsoft competitors Oracle and SAP

Microsoft CEO Nadella Puts Bullseye on SAP, Oracle and Salesforce

August 2, 2021
While CEO Satya Nadella has frequently touted the surging growth of Microsoft’s Dynamics 365 suite of enterprise apps, his zeal for Dynamics 365’s growth potential hit new heights in last week’s Q4 earnings call and is an unmistakable shot across the bows of SAP, Oracle and Salesforce. On my Cloud Wars Top 10 rankings, Microsoft
Oracle CEO Safra Catz speaks effusively about Q4 results

Oracle CEO Safra Catz More Bullish Than I’ve Ever Seen: 10 Examples

June 18, 2021
While always intensely prepared and utterly unflappable during Oracle earnings calls, CEO Safra Catz was far more bullish than I can ever recall during Oracle’s Q4 call on June 15. Calling Q4 “fantastic” and “incredible” and reflective of a “global phenomenon, Catz also noted in an understated way at the end of the call that
Oracle chairman Larry Ellison talks ERP revenue

Larry Ellison Shows His Cards: Oracle ERP Revenue Could Reach $30B

June 16, 2021
Reveling in a blowout fiscal Q4 that saw Fusion ERP revenue soar 46%, Oracle chairman Larry Ellison said Fusion ERP could ultimately become a $20-billion business and Oracle’s NetSuite ERP could eventually reach $10 billion in revenue. On my Cloud Wars Top 10 weekly rankings, Oracle is #6 and certainly strengthened its case with Q4
Snowflake logo on Wall Street, representing its recent 1 billion queries milestone

Snowflake Hits Another Milestone: 1 Billion Queries in 24 Hours

June 3, 2021
When Snowflake announced its Q1 FY2022 earnings, one metric stood out as a harbinger of where the cloud database market is heading: Snowflake processed one billion queries in a single day, CEO Frank Slootman revealed during the Q1 review.  Why does that matter? A query is a request to access data from a database. It
Photo of Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff with a protective mask on

The Marc Benioff Show: Inside Salesforce’s Greatest Quarter Ever

June 2, 2021
Describing what he called the greatest quarter in Salesforce’s storied 22-year history, CEO Marc Benioff used his recent fiscal-Q1 earnings call to evangelize how the company’s top-to-bottom transformation has set it on a path to $50 billion in revenue within 4 years. On my weekly Cloud Wars Top 10 rankings, Salesforce is #4 behind #1
Google Cloud logo sign at Alphabet event

Google Cloud Hypergrowth Triggers More Billions from Alphabet

May 7, 2021
With revenue soaring and losses plummeting, Google Cloud has convinced parent Alphabet to continue investing billions in the high-flying business that has a higher growth rate than any other company on the Cloud Wars Top 10. On my weekly Cloud Wars Top 10 rankings, Google Cloud is #3 behind #1 Microsoft and #2 Amazon. During
Microsoft and GitHub leaders discuss the acquisition

Microsoft’s Killer Acquisition: GitHub Soars 70%

May 6, 2021
While Microsoft’s $26.2-billion acquisition of LinkedIn in 2016 has been by every measure a massive success, I wonder if over time Microsoft will come to believe that its $7.5-billion acquisition of GitHub 3 years ago has been even more transformative and valuable. On my weekly Cloud Wars Top 10 rankings, Microsoft is the longtime holder
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella speaks onstage about Q1 cloud revenue

Microsoft Rules: Q1 Cloud Revenue Bigger Than Amazon, Google Combined

May 3, 2021
Despite excellent Q1 cloud-revenue achievements from both Google Cloud and Amazon’s AWS, Microsoft’s first-quarter cloud revenue once again exceeded the comparable totals for Google Cloud and AWS. Those 3 companies sit atop by weekly Cloud Wars Top 10 rankings, with Microsoft the longtime #1, Amazon and its AWS cloud unit the longtime #2, and Google
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella talks Q1 cloud revenue

Microsoft Cloud Blowout: $18 Billion for Q1, $78 Billion for 2021?

April 27, 2021
Continuing to defy the laws of physics, Microsoft’s cloud business has a very good chance to reach $18 billion for the 3 months ended March 31 en route to an extraordinary calendar-2021 cloud revenue total of $78 billion, according to my projections. On my weekly Cloud Wars Top 10 rankings, Microsoft has been #1 for