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
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Oracle Cloud EVP Clay Magouyrk: A 1:1 Chat

February 9, 2021
In the past year, Oracle's become a highly disruptive player in the cloud-infrastructure business. So it was great to sit down with the leader of the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) business, executive vice president Clay Magouyrk, to discuss the cloud's role as a business accelerator and how Oracle's approach to cloud infrastructure can offer unique
Oracle CEO Safra Catz

Oracle’s #1 Problem: Cloud Demand Overwhelmed Supply, Says Larry Ellison

December 22, 2020
While Oracle just 2 years ago might have had trouble even giving away its cloud-infrastructure services, its fast-growing IaaS business now faces a very different challenge as chairman Larry Ellison said demand is far outstripping supply. “We just completed a great quarter, but we would have had even more revenue growth if we had not
Oracle Chairman Larry Ellison during Oracle Cloud CX Virtual Summit

Larry Ellison Wants It All—Can Oracle Get It?

November 11, 2020
In what was billed as an introduction to Oracle’s new CX strategy, Larry Ellison instead revealed his desire to build a single “closed-loop system” of interconnected end-to-end SaaS apps handling every business process a modern business might have. (On my weekly Cloud Wars Top 10 rankings, #6 Oracle competes in enterprise apps with #3 Salesforce,
Oracle chairman Larry Ellison, who will speak on Thursday's earnings call

Oracle Q1 Earnings: Why Larry Ellison Will Hammer Amazon, SAP and Workday

September 8, 2020
A couple of years ago, Oracle earnings calls were long on Larry Ellison’s visions of overtaking Salesforce as the world’s leading SaaS provider, and short on details of exactly how Ellison planned to become a legitimate player in cloud infrastructure. But later this week when Oracle (#6 on the Cloud Wars Top 10) releases its
Oracle founder Larry Ellison, who is shuffling top execs

How Larry Ellison Is Shuffling Top Execs to Spark Next-Gen Oracle Cloud

August 14, 2020
The startling revival of Oracle’s cloud business has taken an intriguing twist as Larry Ellison has reassigned former cloud-infrastructure chief Don Johnson to reimagine how all of Oracle’s cloud capabilities can be deployed to drive greater value for customers. In a well-written news article yesterday, Geekwire revealed that Ellison has given Johnson’s former role as
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