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Oracle Open World: Key Questions On Cloud Vision


As Oracle CEO Larry Ellison lays out plans for infrastructure-as-a-service, Oracle-run Private Cloud services, 12C database, and Exadata X3, the questions start with scale

You might associate Amazon with cloud infrastructure-as-a-service, Saleforce.com with multitenancy, SAP with in-memory databases, and EMC with high-performance disk arrays, but Oracle CEO Larry Ellison asserted on Sunday night, in his kickoff keynote at the company's annual Open World event in San Francisco, that Oracle has these and other competitors beat with four new cloud-computing-related offerings.

The four announcements were:

  • Oracle Cloud infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS).
  • An Oracle Private Cloud service that runs in the customer's data center, yet is owned and managed by Oracle.
  • Oracle Database 12c, a cloud-oriented upgrade of the company's flagship database.
  • Oracle Exadata X3, an update of the Exadata Database Machine that will take advantage of 12c while also packing more DRAM and more advanced use of flash cache memory than available in the previous Exadata machines.

The irony of seeing Larry Ellison extol the virtues of cloud computing, in-memory computing, and multitenancy after so many memorable attacks on earlier versions of these technologies offered by rivals was indeed rich. Read full story on InformationWeek


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