Oracle

In the IaaS Gold Rush, Even Oracle Races into Tough Odds


Oracle is the latest enterprise vendor seeking to displace Amazon Web Services (and, to a lesser extent, Google and Microsoft) with its own IaaS offering. The success of AWS caught a lot of enterprises — and enterprise technology providers — off guard. It’s a long tradition for enterprise technology providers to run after the next […]

Cloud Washing Goes Beyond the Oracle Lawsuit


“Cloud washing” is back. It’s the practice of inflating financial results for a company’s cloud business, usually by redefining existing services and products to fit the cloud umbrella. The SEC accused IBM of cloud washing its financial results several years ago. And some have criticized Microsoft for nebulous cloud financial reporting. Now Oracle is facing […]

Oracle-Style Database Coupling Doesn’t Work in the Cloud


Many organizations that built applications 10-20 years ago had a very data-oriented approach to application architecture. Although mainly due to the particularities of Oracle-based systems, it became commonplace to couple the application to the database. (In the case of Oracle-connected applications, stored procedures and triggers coupled the database to the application.) But what seemed like […]

Old-School Vendors Share in Oracle’s Cloud Troubles


In the cloud era, it’s getting tougher and tougher to make it as a traditional enterprise software vendor. The latest example: Oracle. In the last quarter, rapid growth for Oracle’s cloud services wasn’t enough to offset the slowdown in sales of its traditional wares; the cloud accounts for only 8 percent of the Oracle business. […]

Storage Disruption Through Containerization


Our guest on the podcast this week is Eric Han, Director of Product Management at Portworx. We discuss how containerization through storage disrupts traditional cloud storage methods by removing many steps, reducing the number of machines required, and providing an overall better experience for the administrator. We also talk about Oracle’s recent acquisition of StackEngine. […]