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With Larry Ellison (ORCL) having spilled the beans about pending cloud partnership deals with...

With Larry Ellison (ORCL) having spilled the beans about pending cloud partnership deals with rivals Microsoft (MSFT), Salesforce (CRM), and NetSuite (N) during Oracle's FQ4 call, Microsoft has sent out invites for a Monday event featuring top Oracle and Microsoft execs. Ellison's remarks suggest said rivals are due to announce their cloud services will support Oracle's new 12c database, whose multi-tenant support makes it better-suited for public cloud services than predecessors. A Microsoft partnership is notable given the company's SQL Server database is arguably 12c's biggest rival, and suggests Redmond doesn't want to hamper Windows Azure demand by taking a Microsoft-only software approach. (more on Oracle)
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    CRM is going to fill the gap at 27. Look out below.
    21 Jun 2013, 02:42 PM Reply Like
  • techy46
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    Smart move since Oracle and SQL Server are both extremely popular RDMS and many have both.
    21 Jun 2013, 03:09 PM Reply Like
  • Deja Vu
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    Why compete when you can cartelize? The justice department's anti-trust division is probably eyeing the revolving door and will not raise any objections. Provided these pirates of Silicon Valley carterlize publicly and call it a "partnership" for "interoperability", there won't be the slightest blow back. Make no mistake this is cartelization.
    22 Jun 2013, 08:34 AM Reply Like
  • BigJ1260
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    Can anyone comment on how this effects other Cloud players such as Rackspace ?
    24 Jun 2013, 08:33 PM Reply Like
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