Top 3 2020 tech battles: the Cloud Wars preview

Top 3 Tech Battles in 2020: Microsoft vs. Google, Salesforce vs. SAP, Amazon vs. Oracle

December 2, 2019
As cloud computing becomes the dominant platform for digital business in 2020 and beyond, the world’s six most-influential cloud vendors will engage in three separate and intense competitive tech battles in 2020. Each has huge implications for the vendors' business customers. These high-stakes clashes will impact hundreds of thousands of businesses across the globe, as

How Salesforce Plans to Defeat Oracle and SAP While Scaling to $35B

November 22, 2019
Supremely confident that its revenue will top $20 billion in calendar 2020, Salesforce this week laid out how it intends to stay far ahead of rivals Oracle and SAP in the SaaS market and reach a staggering $35 billion in revenue by 2024. At its Dreamforce Investor Day presentation, Marc Benioff’s company laid out in
Is SAP or Oracle #1 in ERP?

SAP and Oracle’s Larry Ellison Just Can’t Agree: Who’s #1?

November 14, 2019
In case you thought one of the tech industry’s most bitterly contested rivalries was slowing down, both SAP and Oracle are making it perfectly clear that they’re just getting warmed up in their mutual quests to be the world’s #1 apps provider. At SAP’s Capital Markets Day with financial analysts earlier this week, newly named
There's a CEO shuffle at SAP, ServiceNow, and Oracle

As SAP, Oracle and ServiceNow Lose Leaders, Who Wins CEO Shuffle?

October 29, 2019
In times of relentless change in the Cloud Wars, will the departures of well-established CEOs and the arrival of new ones at SAP, Oracle and ServiceNow lead to upheavals or to more of the status quo? Let me quickly set the stage for this CEO shuffle: Oracle: the tragic death of CEO Mark Hurd creates
CEO Aneel Bhusri talks Workday and Machine Learning at its 2019 customer conference.

Machine Learning More Disruptive than Cloud, Says Workday CEO Aneel Bhusri

October 16, 2019
Warning that businesses that ignore machine learning will “be left in the dust,” Workday CEO and longtime cloud evangelist Aneel Bhusri said yesterday that machine learning will become even more disruptive than the cloud computing he’s helped turn into a global phenomenon. Those would be strong words from any executive. But when they come from
Oracle and Workday leaders are talking about SaaS growth

Archrivals Oracle and Workday Agree on One Thing: SaaS Market Booming

October 15, 2019
It’s surely a great understatement to say there’s no love lost between Oracle and Workday. But the leaders of both companies are in violent agreement over the voracious appetite for SaaS applications among large organizations. At a recent investors conference, Workday cofounder and CEO Aneel Bhusri spoke on this trend. “The cloud is now viewed
Will Marc Benioff announce that Salesforce is moving its cloud operations from Oracle to AWS?

Will Salesforce Dump Oracle and Pick AWS? An Insider’s Perspective

October 7, 2019
The long-running love-hate thing between Oracle and Salesforce could boil over next month if Salesforce uses its massive Dreamforce extravaganza to announce that it’s shifting its cloud operations from Oracle to Amazon’s AWS. That’s the scenario offered in a compelling LinkedIn post by Jiri Kram. In the October 4 piece, Kram builds his case on
At OpenWorld 2019, Larry Ellison introduced Oracle Autonomous Linux

10 Things Larry Ellison Wants You to Know about Oracle Autonomous Linux

October 3, 2019
Linux is taking on a higher-profile role in the enterprise-cloud market. Following revitalized strategies from IBM Red Hat and  SUSE, Oracle chairman Larry Ellison figured it was high time to explain just how wonderful his own new version of Linux is. During a keynote at Oracle’s recent OpenWorld event, Ellison described in great detail the
Oracle chairman Larry Ellison and Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella talk autonomous databases

Microsoft Versus Oracle on Autonomous Databases: Microsoft’s Approach

September 30, 2019
While Microsoft and Oracle have recently forged a broad partnership to help business customers work across both vendors’ clouds, there’s no question that Microsoft and Oracle will continue to compete aggressively in multiple areas. One of those highly competitive segments is the booming category of cloud-native databases. And since we’ve taken a close look at