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
Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff

Can Salesforce Keep Growing? Five Possibilities for Marc Benioff

May 9, 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 6. This article marks Jiri’s third appearance on Cloud Wars; you can
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
Larry Ellison is looking to make Oracle a big-time IaaS revenue player

Can Larry Ellison Turn Zoom & Autonomous DB into Big-Time Oracle Cloud Revenue?

May 6, 2020
While Oracle is unlikely to challenge Microsoft, Amazon and Google in the traditional public-cloud business, Larry Ellison’s using one of his classic strategies to make Oracle a big-time IaaS player: changing the rules of the game to align with his strengths. So it’s too late to come anywhere close to those three hyperscalers in the
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
SAP co-CEOs Christian Klein and Jen Morgan, whose departure was announced this week

SAP, Oracle and Salesforce Agree on One Thing: co-CEO Model Is Dead

April 22, 2020
In the past 9 months, three of the world’s most powerful and successful software companies have all dropped the co-CEO model. And while each of those companies has offered a different reason for making that high-level change, I believe they all did it for exactly the same reason: it’s a bad idea and doesn’t really
Cloud Wars logo with text: Tech CEOs response to COVID-19

COVID-19 Snapshots: 5 Tech CEOs Embrace Pandemic’s ‘New Normal’

April 20, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic that has turned the lives of billions of people upside-down in a matter of weeks has also provided some compelling moments for five of the world’s most-influential tech CEOs. The global turmoil wrought by this novel coronavirus has underscored a vital point that we sometimes overlook: CEOs are, in spite of certain
Screengrab of a YouTube video in which Larry Ellison endorses Zoom

Larry Ellison Accelerates Zoom’s Boom with Huge Endorsement on YouTube

April 15, 2020
If you wanted more proof that today’s reality might be new but it sure isn’t normal, Oracle founder Larry Ellison has delivered a hugely positive 50-second YouTube review of Zoom stating that it has “allowed the economy to continue to function.” While videos of Ellison’s keynote addresses at Oracle events have appeared all over YouTube
SAP co-CEO Christian Klein

SAP Has Twice as Many Cloud ERP Customers as Oracle: Exclusive Co-CEO Interview

April 6, 2020
SAP is decisively outperforming rival Oracle in cloud ERP as business customers are demanding intelligent end-to-end cloud solutions fusing HCM, procurement, spend management and other formerly siloed processes, SAP co-CEO Christian Klein said in an exclusive Cloud Wars interview. While Klein’s perspectives on customer momentum in the red-hot cloud ERP marketplace are certainly intriguing, the