"Oracle wants to be the Salesforce, Heroku, and Google, Microsoft, Amazon and HP of the cloud,"...

"Oracle wants to be the Salesforce, Heroku, and Google, Microsoft, Amazon and HP of the cloud," says Jack Clark after taking in Larry Ellison's Oracle OpenWorld keynote, in which he promoted a soup-to-nuts cloud solution that features infrastructure and app development platforms to go with cloud apps, supporting both public and private cloud environments and running on Oracle's high-end hardware. Don't expect many Internet startups to abandon Amazon for Oracle (ORCL), but some enterprises looking to keep things simple could come knocking. (previous)

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  • Whitehawk
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    I doubt that high-end ORCL can compete with AMZN (and GOOG) on the low or even mid-end in cloud.
    1 Oct 2012, 03:00 PM Reply Like
  • Zmartmoney
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    I always like to hear stories that center around hope - especially hope that borders on fantasy (de plane, de plane!). Price has to enter this equation somewhere. Cloud isn't a product, it is a concept that entails an entire suite of products that go beyond soup and nuts, to include maid service and laundry, as well as roads and bridges. Just saying you have a bunch of software you can string together and serve up over the internet doesn't mean "you've got Cloud." ORCL will sell some stuff, for sure, but Mr. Ellison has stars in his eyes...too much time on the boat...
    1 Oct 2012, 03:34 PM Reply Like
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