Oracle founder Larry Ellison, who just struck a deal with 8x8

Larry Ellison Picks Amazon’s Pocket—Again—as Cloud Momentum Builds

May 14, 2020
Yes, Amazon’s AWS $10 billion in Q1 cloud revenue is probably 20X and perhaps 40X larger than Oracle’s. Yes, AWS has been and remains the undisputed category king and reigning champ in public-cloud infrastructure, while Oracle only recently has pulled together a credible IaaS business after a series of rumblin’, bumblin’ and fumblin’ missteps. Cloud
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Bruno Aziza talks about the Oracle Analytics Summit series

Oracle Turning Analytics Summit into Ongoing Series Celebrating Customer Success

May 8, 2020
As Bruno Aziza talks about the Oracle Analytics Summit next week, the Oracle group VP’s comments are flooded with talk about the community, customer priorities, co-creation of value, feedback loops and showcasing customer innovation. After a very successful inaugural face-to-face Summit last year, Aziza and his Oracle Analytics team are focused on weaving all of
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Oracle Analytics Summit: Showcasing Customer Innovation

May 8, 2020
This episode is brought to you by Oracle. For this sponsored Cloud Wars Live conversation, I talk with Bruno Aziza, Group Vice President, AI Data Analytics Cloud at Oracle. Bruno takes us through his conversations with customers. He asks a very simple question: What can we do to help customers innovate at scale? The Oracle
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Screengrab of a YouTube video in which Larry Ellison endorses Zoom

Larry Ellison Accelerates Zoom’s Boom with Huge Endorsement on YouTube

April 15, 2020
If you wanted more proof that today’s reality might be new but it sure isn’t normal, Oracle founder Larry Ellison has delivered a hugely positive 50-second YouTube review of Zoom stating that it has “allowed the economy to continue to function.” While videos of Ellison’s keynote addresses at Oracle events have appeared all over YouTube
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Oracle Battles COVID-19 by Giving Researchers Gen 2 Cloud Infrastructure

March 27, 2020
(Latest in our series showing the tech industry’s response to COVID-19.)   In the global battle against coronavirus, Oracle has quietly aligned with a leading research university exploring novel ways to treat COVID-19 and with NVIDIA’s genomic-analysis specialists looking to unlock the structure of the deadly disease. In both cases, Oracle is offering its Gen
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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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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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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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