Oracle chairman Larry Ellison, who recently spoke on the company's Q3 earnings call

Larry Ellison’s View: Oracle Whipping Workday, Kicking AWS, Sacking SAP

March 16, 2020
Leaning into Oracle’s strong fiscal-Q3 earnings results, founder and chairman Larry Ellison tried last week to make the case that his contentious company is winning its battles in the cloud with primary rivals Workday, Amazon and SAP. While Ellison always uses Oracle’s quarterly earnings calls to claim superiority over his rivals, he can be particularly
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Taming Runaway Cloud Expenses: How I Cut Cloud-Hosting Costs by 32%

March 14, 2020
Editor's Note: We are delighted to feature a guest author on Cloud Wars today. This is the first in 2-part series by Steve Schechter, an IT Director based in Hong Kong. Part 2 will run on Saturday, March 21. At a recent client engagement, I was told to cut cloud-hosting costs by 30%. That was
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Oracle chairman Larry Ellison oversees surges in Autonomous Database revenue

Larry Ellison Redefines Cloud as Oracle Autonomous Database Surges

March 13, 2020
Editor's Note: We updated this article on March 16, 2020 to address some inaccuracies in Larry Ellison's description of Oracle's engagement with customer DTCC.   Fusing his high-demand Autonomous Database with his tiny cloud-infrastructure business, Larry Ellison is reshaping traditional cloud boundaries to meet the new demands of the digital economy and become a contender
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Cloud Wars Perspectives: Nutanix on why on-premises tech is still popular

Reports of the End of On-Premises IT Have Been Greatly Exaggerated

March 12, 2020
The cloud-computing boom is turning out to be one of the greatest growth markets the tech industry has ever seen. CEOs and boards of directors are pushing their CIOs to be more aggressive about moving to the cloud. Transformational new technologies like AI and ML are optimized for deployment in cloud environments. So with all
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Oracle founder Larry Ellison, who has promised to steal a major SAP customer this year

Oracle-SAP Showdown: Will Larry Ellison Rip Huge ERP Customer from SAP as Promised?

March 11, 2020
It’s now mid-March and therefore the time when Oracle founder Larry Ellison promised to disclose full details about the big German corporation abandoning its SAP on-premises ERP system and migrating to Ellison’s Oracle ERP Cloud. Oracle announces its fiscal-Q3 earnings tomorrow afternoon. That would be the ideal time for it to disclose this cutover customer
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CEO Aneel Bhusri, who is turning up the heat vs. Oracle at Workday

Workday Vs. Oracle and SAP: Turning Up Heat in Red-Hot Financials Market

March 10, 2020
While Workday has long been synonymous with the HR market, its fast-growing Financials business and greatly enhanced product lineup have made it a very serious competitor for traditional heavyweights Oracle and SAP. For its fiscal started Feb. 1, Workday said it expects revenue for its Financials portfolio to grow in the “low 40’s percent” while
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Adobe Named to Cloud Wars Top 10, Beating Out Dell and Alibaba

March 9, 2020
With its enterprise-focused Experience Cloud having grown 31% to $3.21 billion in fiscal 2019, Adobe is joining the Cloud Wars Top 10 list of the most-influential and -strategic cloud vendors in the world.     Over the past several weeks, I analyzed 3 candidates for the #10 spot on the Cloud Wars Top 10: Adobe,
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