Oracle Database 21c

Oracle Database 21c Takes on AWS, Microsoft in Clash of the Titans—Plus Snowflake

January 22, 2021
The database market is branching in many directions as database providers develop platforms for every conceivable use case. Relational, analytics, document, key-value, graph, spatial, in-memory—there’s a special-purpose database for nearly every conceivable data type and workload.  Is that a good thing? Oracle doesn’t think so.  “If you’re a developer, why would you want to use
Oracle CEO Safra Catz

Oracle CEO Safra Catz: 10 Predictions for Fast-Growing Cloud Business

January 21, 2021
As Oracle has become one of the most-compelling cloud stories of 2021 with its high-growth Fusion applications business being joined by the even faster-growing OCI infrastructure unit, it’s helpful to look at 10 predictions CEO Safra Catz has made about the cloud businesses over the past four months. (On my weekly Cloud Wars Top 10
Amazon AWS CEO Andy Jassy

Can Oracle Beat AWS and Snowflake in the Cloud Database Wars?

January 9, 2021
Forget what we know about who leads the database market. The market is being upended by a new breed of cloud database providers, led by Snowflake but there are many others. And transformation-driven customers are eager for new and better approaches to data management. The database market was long defined by deep-rooted incumbents—Oracle, IBM, SAP,
SAP CEO Christian Klein

SAP, Google, Oracle Battle over Industry-Specific Solutions: 5 Predictions

January 5, 2021
While savage competition will be the order of the day across all segments of the red-hot cloud industry, the battle for supremacy in industry-specific clouds will be the most intense because of their massive future revenue potential. Yes, the big hyperscalers will continue to pour billions into new capacity and will in return be fully
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 speaking

Oracle-SAP Showdown: Is Larry Ellison Crying Wolf over Snatching SAP Customers?

December 17, 2020
Claiming yet again without a shred of proof that Oracle is oh-so-tantalizingly close to snatching some large SAP ERP customers, Oracle founder Larry Ellison appears to be auditioning for the lead role in a modern-day version of Aesop’s The Boy Who Cried Wolf.   You know the story: a bored kid assigned to watch over the
George Lumpkin, Oracle vice president of product management for Autonomous Data Warehouse

Top 3 Reasons Oracle Will Beat AWS, Snowflake in Huge Data Warehouse Market

December 16, 2020
Data-driven companies will be the winners in the next phase of the digital economy—the experience economy. Oracle claims that its Autonomous Data Warehouse is the best solution for these companies and that it has three significant advantages over both category-king Amazon and shiny new object Snowflake: autonomous technology, extreme security, and its own high-performance cloud
Oracle Chairman Larry Ellison

Oracle’s Larry Ellison Admits Snowflake Is a Killer: ‘It’s Killing Amazon Redshift’

December 14, 2020
While chiding red-hot Snowflake as “the market’s current darling,” Oracle chairman Larry Ellison underscored that the enemy of his enemy is his friend by claiming Snowflake “is killing” Amazon’s Redshift database. (On my weekly Cloud Wars Top 10 rankings, Amazon is #2 and Oracle is #6.) Ellison didn’t offer any details to back up his
Oracle Chairman Larry Ellison speaking

Larry Ellison Takes on Amazon in the Cloud: Crazy Dream or Long-Game Upset?

December 8, 2020
Please check out our in-depth analysis of Oracle and where it’s headed in the cloud in 2021. Our analysis is the latest installment in our 10-part Cloud Wars Top 10 Special Report: Which Cloud Vendors Will Thrive in 2021? We analyze Oracle from 5 different perspectives: Opportunities Challenges Differentiation Leadership Big Questions This is the
Oracle vs. SAP

Oracle Vs. SAP: Who Will Lead Hot New Market for Industry-Specific Solutions?

November 25, 2020
In a classic reflection of their decades-long rivalry, the leaders of both SAP and Oracle have recently claimed that his company is the one and only software maker capable of leading the booming demand for vertical-market enterprise applications. (On my weekly Cloud Wars Top 10 rankings, SAP is #5 and Oracle is #6.) SAP CEO