With Larry Ellison (ORCL) having spilled the beans about pending cloud partnership deals with...
Jun 21 2013, 13:57 ET
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)