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AWS and Rackspace Lose 700 PostgreSQL Databases to Oracle Autonomous Database

February 25, 2021
A hypergrowth warehouse-management app owned by Oracle has moved 700 PostgreSQL databases from AWS and Rackspace servers and replaced them all with Oracle Autonomous Transaction Processing running on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure. The move from AWS and Rackspace to Oracle has enabled the warehouse-management business to perform at levels never before possible, allowed it to leverage
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Surging Cloud Databases Will Blow Past Legacy Databases in Mega Platform Shift

February 22, 2021
The database market is in the throes of its biggest change of the last 50 years.  Cloud databases will soon overtake traditional on-premises databases—the ones long used for transactions and analytics in corporate data centers—as the preferred data-management platforms for many use cases.  The transition is happening so fast that Gartner, in a strategic planning
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Oracle chairman Larry Ellison

The Disruptive Larry Ellison: Shatters Tradition to Reflect New Cloud Realities

February 16, 2021
Recognizing that decades-old categories fail to reflect modern business realities, Oracle chairman Larry Ellison has tossed one of those anachronisms overboard and replaced it with a radically different term capturing the modern business processes ushered in by the cloud. (On my weekly Cloud Wars Top 10 rankings, Oracle is #6—just behind #5 SAP and just
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Oracle Cloud EVP Clay Magouyrk: Journey to Cloud Still Too Complex

February 9, 2021
In a 1:1 chat last week, Clay Magouyrk, the driving force behind Oracle’s remarkable emergence as a very serious player in cloud infrastructure, shared his views on cloud complexity, hybrid cloud, multicloud, the evolving edge and Oracle’s willingness and ability to tackle extremely tough engineering problems. As executive vice-president of Oracle Cloud Infrastructure, Magouyrk has
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Oracle Cloud EVP Clay Magouyrk: A 1:1 Chat

February 9, 2021
In the past year, Oracle's become a highly disruptive player in the cloud-infrastructure business. So it was great to sit down with the leader of the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) business, executive vice president Clay Magouyrk, to discuss the cloud's role as a business accelerator and how Oracle's approach to cloud infrastructure can offer unique
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Oracle Database 21c

Oracle Database 21c Takes on AWS, Microsoft in Clash of the Titans—Plus Snowflake

January 22, 2021
The database market is branching in many directions as database providers develop platforms for every conceivable use case. Relational, analytics, document, key-value, graph, spatial, in-memory—there’s a special-purpose database for nearly every conceivable data type and workload.  Is that a good thing? Oracle doesn’t think so.  “If you’re a developer, why would you want to use
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Oracle CEO Safra Catz

Oracle CEO Safra Catz: 10 Predictions for Fast-Growing Cloud Business

January 21, 2021
As Oracle has become one of the most-compelling cloud stories of 2021 with its high-growth Fusion applications business being joined by the even faster-growing OCI infrastructure unit, it’s helpful to look at 10 predictions CEO Safra Catz has made about the cloud businesses over the past four months. (On my weekly Cloud Wars Top 10
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Amazon AWS CEO Andy Jassy

Can Oracle Beat AWS and Snowflake in the Cloud Database Wars?

January 9, 2021
Forget what we know about who leads the database market. The market is being upended by a new breed of cloud database providers, led by Snowflake but there are many others. And transformation-driven customers are eager for new and better approaches to data management. The database market was long defined by deep-rooted incumbents—Oracle, IBM, SAP,
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SAP CEO Christian Klein

SAP, Google, Oracle Battle over Industry-Specific Solutions: 5 Predictions

January 5, 2021
While savage competition will be the order of the day across all segments of the red-hot cloud industry, the battle for supremacy in industry-specific clouds will be the most intense because of their massive future revenue potential. Yes, the big hyperscalers will continue to pour billions into new capacity and will in return be fully
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Oracle CEO Safra Catz

Oracle’s #1 Problem: Cloud Demand Overwhelmed Supply, Says Larry Ellison

December 22, 2020
While Oracle just 2 years ago might have had trouble even giving away its cloud-infrastructure services, its fast-growing IaaS business now faces a very different challenge as chairman Larry Ellison said demand is far outstripping supply. “We just completed a great quarter, but we would have had even more revenue growth if we had not
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