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
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
Oracle founder Larry Ellison, who just struck a deal with 8x8

Larry Ellison Picks Amazon’s Pocket—Again—as Cloud Momentum Builds

May 14, 2020
Yes, Amazon’s AWS $10 billion in Q1 cloud revenue is probably 20X and perhaps 40X larger than Oracle’s. Yes, AWS has been and remains the undisputed category king and reigning champ in public-cloud infrastructure, while Oracle only recently has pulled together a credible IaaS business after a series of rumblin’, bumblin’ and fumblin’ missteps. Cloud
Zoom and Oracle leaders announce cloud partnership

Zoom Picks Oracle for Cloud Infrastructure; Larry Ellison’s First YouTube Video

April 28, 2020
Oracle has won a massive endorsement as Zoom Video Communications has picked Oracle Cloud Infrastructure to help Zoom manage its explosive growth, with 300 million users now relying on it as part of their everyday activities. Citing the need for “massive increases in our service capacity,” Zoom founder and CEO Eric S. Yuan said in
Oracle chairman Larry Ellison, who recently spoke on the company's Q3 earnings call

Larry Ellison’s View: Oracle Whipping Workday, Kicking AWS, Sacking SAP

March 16, 2020
Leaning into Oracle’s strong fiscal-Q3 earnings results, founder and chairman Larry Ellison tried last week to make the case that his contentious company is winning its battles in the cloud with primary rivals Workday, Amazon and SAP. While Ellison always uses Oracle’s quarterly earnings calls to claim superiority over his rivals, he can be particularly
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
Read the Cloud Wars take on a new IDC report

As Amazon, Microsoft and Google Rise, 3 Key Cloud Findings from IDC

September 27, 2019
As businesses surge into the cloud, spending on hardware for public-cloud infrastructure is plunging even as it's rising for private clouds, says a new report from IDC. 2020 will mark the first year that infrastructure spending for cloud will exceed that for traditional IT, says IDC. I’ll toss a handful of numbers at you in
New insights about Autonomous Database from Larry Ellison on the Oracle Q4 earnings call

Oracle’s Blowout Q4: Autonomous Database Looks Like a Huge Success

June 20, 2019
After a year of relentless hype about its Autonomous Database, Oracle yesterday said booming demand for the self-driving database was a huge factor behind the company’s blowout numbers for the final quarter of its fiscal year. In just the 3 months ending May 31, Oracle customers and prospects ran 5,000 trials of the Autonomous Database,