Microsoft will likely top $50 billion in cloud revenue at this time next year.

If #1 Microsoft Isn’t “Real” Cloud, Why Are World’s Largest Companies Buying It?

February 25, 2019

The ridiculous premise that Microsoft’s industry-leading commercial-cloud business isn’t “real” cloud got even more absurd last week as two massive corporations—ExxonMobil and Albertsons—picked Azure, Dynamics 365 and Microsoft 365 to accelerate their digital transformations and drive innovation and revenue. For reasons I cannot fathom and that have no basis in reality, some pundits and supposed

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Amazon Versus Oracle: The Battle for Cloud Database Leadership

January 17, 2019

Following Amazon’s announcement late last year that it intends to rip its extensive network of Oracle Databases and replace them with its own technology, a recent blog post reveals that a big part of the AWS competitive strategy is to continue expanding its large and growing roster of “purpose-built” databases for the cloud. In the

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Amazon vs. Oracle: How Larry Ellison’s Autonomous Database Reinvents the Cloud

January 7, 2019

As Amazon continues to stomp Oracle in the public-cloud infrastructure market and prepares to rip and replace the Oracle Database with its home-grown technology, Larry Ellison is attempting to audaciously redefine the cloud industry to play to Oracle’s dominant strengths instead of its Amazon-era weaknesses. Ellison is planning to fuse the software-centric cloud segment where