Oracle Chairman Larry Ellison

Oracle Takes on Google and SAP in Hot New Cloud Category

November 17, 2020
Going head-on against Google Cloud and SAP, Oracle plans to roll out a broad set of industry-specific cloud solutions starting with communications, pharmaceuticals and financial services. (On my weekly Cloud Wars Top 10 rankings, Google Cloud is #4, SAP is #5, and Oracle is #6.) Oracle chairman Larry Ellison framed the move into specialized vertical-industry
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CEO Thomas Kurian leads Google Cloud to the top of cloud vendors in growth

Top 10 Fastest-Growing Cloud Vendors: #1 Google, #2 Oracle, #3 Microsoft

November 16, 2020
As the enterprise cloud becomes the unquestioned foundation for the future of digital business, the 3 vendors whose cloud revenue is growing most rapidly in this booming market are Google at 44.8%, Oracle 33% (estimated), and Microsoft 31%. (On my weekly Cloud Wars Top 10 rankings of the largest and most-influential cloud vendors in the
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Did AWS Just Win the Cloud Deal of the Century?

November 14, 2020
Editor’s note: This article by Jiri Kram was originally published on LinkedIn on Oct. 27.  Jiri has published several articles here at Cloud Wars over the past 8 months, and as with all of his other insightful and compelling pieces, this article reflects Jiri’s informed views and does not necessarily reflect the views of Cloud Wars. Jiri
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Oracle Exadata X8M

Oracle Calls Out AWS on Exadata Cloud Service, Shares Big Customer Wins

November 13, 2020
Oracle has pointedly and publicly called out AWS by claiming Oracle’s new Exadata Cloud Service X8M crushes competing services from AWS and by sharing new stories about customers that have achieved striking results with Exadata. With this frontal assault on a competitor that currently holds a vastly greater share of the huge cloud-infrastructure market, Oracle
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The growing relationship between Oracle and Zoom

Larry Ellison Tightens Zoom Relationship, Oracle Leaps into Ad Business

November 12, 2020
As Larry Ellison attempts to redefine the enterprise-cloud business in both apps and infrastructure, he plans to integrate Zoom technology into some Oracle apps and to push Oracle into the nascent field of automated advertising. (On my weekly Cloud Wars Top 10 rankings, Oracle is #6.) Ellison revealed these plans earlier this week in a
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Oracle Chairman Larry Ellison during Oracle Cloud CX Virtual Summit

Larry Ellison Wants It All—Can Oracle Get It?

November 11, 2020
In what was billed as an introduction to Oracle’s new CX strategy, Larry Ellison instead revealed his desire to build a single “closed-loop system” of interconnected end-to-end SaaS apps handling every business process a modern business might have. (On my weekly Cloud Wars Top 10 rankings, #6 Oracle competes in enterprise apps with #3 Salesforce,
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Oracle focuses in on CX

Larry Ellison Takes on Salesforce and SAP as Oracle Intensifies CX Battle

October 26, 2020
After two decades of CRM being all about sales and marketing and nothing but, Oracle has joined SAP in leapfrogging that traditional approach dominated by Salesforce with CX portfolios that enrich business insights with data from ERP and HCM systems. (On my weekly Cloud Wars Top 10 rankings, Salesforce is #3, SAP is #5, and
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Oracle Exadata X8M

Larry Ellison’s Trojan Horse: Oracle Exadata in 86% of Fortune Global 100

October 19, 2020
Oracle’s recent disclosure that its Exadata Database Machine is running within 86 of the world’s largest corporations takes on huge significance now that the most-advanced version of Exadata is available in the cloud in every flavor a customer might want. If even half of those 86 corporations in the Fortune Global 100 decide to migrate
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Cover image for Cloud Wars Live: Episode 17

Will Oracle or Salesforce Buy Slack? | Ammirati on Innovation

October 6, 2020
Each month, “Ammirati on Innovation” episodes will look at ways that the disruptive-startup mentality is spreading beyond young entrepreneurs to big established corporations. Serial entrepreneur, venture capitalist and Carnegie Mellon B-school professor Sean Ammirati, who sits at the intersection of these high-change dynamics, provides insight. Episode 17 The Big Themes: The power of the network
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