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Oracle: Huge Industry-Cloud Numbers | EVP Mike Sicilia

April 20, 2021
In this episode of the Cloud Wars Live podcast, I speak with the leader of Oracle's vertical-industries business, executive vice-president Mike Sicilia. Oracle's been creating industry-specific applications for more than 10 years and has aggressively converted them to cloud solutions, while also fusing some elements of its horizontal apps with its industry-specific solutions. Mike and
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10 Reasons Why Low-Code APEX Cloud Service Appeals to Next-Gen Developers

April 1, 2021
As more companies look to enhance their digital prowess via in-house software development, Oracle is betting its new low-code APEX Cloud Service can become enormously popular due to its power, speed, security, and pricing. On top of those attributes, Oracle APEX is already widely used around the world by more than 50,000 customers. So unlike
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SAP, Oracle, and Workday Reviewed by Customers: Who’s #1?

March 29, 2021
Customer evaluations of 400 cloud-software implementations compiled by peer-review research firm Raven Intel show that while SAP, Oracle and Workday all have certain strengths, the question remains open: who’s #1 in customers’ minds? In my weekly Cloud Wars Top 10 rankings, SAP is #5, Oracle is #6, and Workday is #8.  Raven Intel has compiled
Table showing the fastest-growing major cloud vendors, led by Google and Oracle

Fastest-Growing Major Cloud Vendors: Google #1, Oracle #2, Microsoft and ServiceNow #3

March 25, 2021
Generating almost $53 billion in cloud revenue during their most-recent quarters, the world’s 9 largest and most-influential cloud providers have posted growth rates ranging from Google Cloud’s top-ranked 46.6% to the head-scratching 8% for IBM and SAP. On my weekly Cloud Wars Top 10 rankings, Microsoft is #1, Google Cloud is #3, SAP is #5,
SAP President DJ Panoni

SAP Rejects Larry Ellison Claims of Customer Turmoil: ‘Demand Is Exploding’

March 17, 2021
Citing “exploding demand” for SAP cloud products and RISE program, North America president DJ Paoni brushed aside the intense criticism leveled recently by Oracle’s Larry Ellison and said customer momentum is stronger than at any point in his 25-year career.   (In my weekly Cloud Wars Top 10 rankings, SAP is #5 and Oracle is #6.)
Oracle EVP Steve Miranda

How Oracle Won 100+ Cloud Deals from SAP: a Chat with Steve Miranda

March 16, 2021
While Larry Ellison last week reveled in revealing a stunning list of Oracle apps wins versus archrival SAP, there hasn’t been much discussion of how and why those businesses decided to move some or all of their applications to Oracle Fusion. (On my weekly Cloud Wars Top 10 rankings, Oracle is #6 and SAP is
Oracle CEO Safra Catz

Oracle CEO Safra Catz: 6 Reasons to Be Bullish on Oracle Cloud

March 15, 2021
While Oracle’s March 10 earnings call will be remembered primarily for Larry Ellison’s gleeful disclosure of 100 customer wins versus SAP, CEO Safra Catz quietly offered 6 numbers indicating the best is yet to come for Oracle Cloud. (On my weekly Cloud Wars Top 10 rankings, Oracle is #6 and SAP is #5.) Yes, some
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After Hard-Hitting Attack from Oracle’s Larry Ellison, 5 Things SAP Should Do

March 12, 2021
If a true indication of a winner is how they react to adversity, then SAP and CEO Christian Klein have a chance to bounce back aggressively in the wake of Wednesday’s jarring disclosures from Larry Ellison about customer defections to Oracle.  It was 15 months ago when Ellison began raising the specter of converting some
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Larry Ellison Rocks the Cloud: Oracle OCI on $2-Billion Run Rate

March 11, 2021
Larry Ellison’s stunning disclosure that Oracle now has a $2-billion cloud-infrastructure business with a triple-digit growth rate turns Oracle from a tough-talking but unproven fringe player into a high-performance player worthy of being seen as a legitimate peer of industry leaders Microsoft, Amazon and Google. (On my weekly Cloud Wars Top 10 rankings, Oracle is
IBM Cloud VP Jason McGee

Can IBM Reignite Cloud Growth With Impressive New ‘Satellite’ Service?

March 10, 2021
As IBM’s cloud-revenue growth rate has tumbled to a meager 8%—by far the lowest among the Cloud Wars Top 10—the launch of Cloud Satellite is a much-needed jolt of innovation for both business customers and for IBM. (On my weekly Cloud Wars Top 10 rankings, IBM recently fell from #7 to its current spot at