Screenshot from a video about the new Google Cloud product, Supply Chain Twin

Google Cloud Just Introduced the Most Important Product of the Year

September 23, 2021
While we don’t do a lot of product coverage here at Cloud Wars, a visionary new solution from Google Cloud that fuses two extremely vital digital-business processes gets my vote for the Product of the Year. On my weekly Cloud Wars Top 10 rankings, Google Cloud is #3, behind #1 Microsoft and #2 Amazon. A
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Designed image with quote about Oracle from Medallia EVP Steve Vierra

Medallia Picks Oracle to Drive Growth and Scale, Deliver Great Experiences

September 22, 2021
Facing spiraling data-center costs, a pressing need to continue to expand internationally, and a relentless need for better performance, Medallia has chosen Oracle as a preferred cloud infrastructure partner to enable greater experiences for Medallia’s customers. Medallia is a leading player in the surging market for customer and employee experience, and the strategic partnership with
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Graphic representing the Oracle Financial-Services Business Cloud

Larry Ellison’s Next Conquest: Oracle Dives into Financial-Services Business

September 20, 2021
While touting Oracle’s vast superiority over Amazon in databases and unconvincingly claiming Oracle had overtake Google Cloud in infrastructure, Larry Ellison last week also declared his company’s diving into the cloud B2B financial-services business. On my weekly Cloud Wars Top 10 rankings, Oracle is #6, Amazon is #2, and Google Cloud is #3. Cramming all
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Amazon Oracle logos side by side to represent the database wars between the two

Database Wars: Oracle Attacks Amazon with High-Speed Upgrade

September 16, 2021
Claiming “stupendous” customer reaction for Oracle’s new version of the MySQL open-source database, Larry Ellison said his company’s new MySQL cloud service is 100X faster than Amazon Aurora and 10X faster than Amazon RedShift. On my weekly Cloud Wars Top 10 rankings, Oracle is #6 and Amazon is #2. What I found fascinating about Ellison’s
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DataStax Chief Product Officer Ed Anuff

DataStax Adds Multi-Region Flexibility to Its Serverless Cloud Database

September 15, 2021
Apache Cassandra has emerged over the past 10 years as one of the world’s leading open source databases, used across industries for everything from IoT data management to personalization to e-commerce and other retail applications. With its roots in work at Amazon, Facebook and Google, Cassandra is extremely capable of managing data at scale, but
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Oracle founder Larry Ellison talks about the company's Q1 earnings

Dear Larry Ellison: Kudos on $10B Cloud Pace, but Can You Answer 3 Questions?

September 14, 2021
Savoring his role as David to the cloud’s 3 Goliaths, Larry Ellison proclaimed yesterday that his Oracle Cloud has reached a $10-billion annualized run rate and is committed to overtaking competitors whose cloud businesses are 8X bigger than Oracle’s (Microsoft), 6X bigger (Amazon), and 2X bigger (Google). On my weekly Cloud Wars Top 10 rankings,
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Alysa Taylor of Microsoft talks the collapse of the front vs. back office business model

Microsoft Crushes Antiquated Business Model: Bravo!

September 13, 2021
Busting a move that every enterprise-tech company should follow, Microsoft has pounded a stake into the antiquated and harmful notion that businesses today still have “front offices” and “back offices” that operate in disconnected silos. On my weekly Cloud Wars Top 10 rankings, Microsoft is the longtime #1, followed by #2 Amazon and #3 Google
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ServiceNow CEO Bill McDermott

Market Cap Madness: ServiceNow Roars by IBM, $134 Billion to $125B

September 7, 2021
In the latest installment of Market Cap Madness, high-flying ServiceNow with its $6-billion run rate is now valued more highly than iconic IBM and its $75 billion in annual revenue. On my weekly Cloud Wars Top 10 rankings, ServiceNow is #7 and IBM is #9. As I’ve mentioned before, my use of the term “Market
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