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Workday Reveals Secret Weapon Against Oracle and SAP

March 5, 2019

As Workday continues to compete successfully against much-larger rivals Oracle and SAP in the red-hot cloud ERP and HCM markets, Workday is using its nimbleness to complete customer deployments at what it says are far lower costs than those of its larger rivals. For decades, enterprise-tech applications vendors have grudgingly had to admit that for every

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Workday Cranks Up the Heat on Oracle and SAP in Cloud ERP Wars

March 4, 2019

Riding booming results from its Financial Management SaaS apps as well as its recently acquired Planning apps, Workday says a number of customers are now buying the financial apps without already being users of its flagship HCM apps, signaling a new level of marketplace awareness and acceptance of Workday Financials. Across the board, Workday reported

Oracle’s Larry Ellison Bet the Company On Autonomous Database—And Odds Just Improved

February 26, 2019

For more than a year, Oracle founder Larry Ellison has been aggressively touting the virtues of the company’s self-driving Autonomous Database—even stating it is one of two products that will “determine the future of the company”—but very little has been heard from customers using the new database. So I got quite a shock the other

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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

Oracle ‘Volunteers’ To Grow Applications Business by 1,700%, Says CEO Mark Hurd

January 16, 2019

Not long after Larry Ellison revealed that Oracle is betting the company on two products—its new Autonomous Database and its Cloud ERP applications—CEO Mark Hurd has tripled down on that wager by claiming that Oracle is gunning to own 50% of the massive enterprise-apps market. Now, while there’s no question that executives in the high-growth

The Hybrid-Cloud Revolution

The Hybrid-Cloud Revolution: Oracle, SAP and Google Cloud (Part 2 of 2)

January 10, 2019

As companies surge into the cloud to accelerate innovation and become end-to-end digital businesses, major tech vendors—both “legacy” and cloud-native—are overhauling everything from product lines to sales practices to embrace the new customer-centric model in enterprise computing: the hybrid cloud. In yesterday’s Part 1 of this 2-part series—The Coming Hybrid Wave: Where Do Microsoft, IBM

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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