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Ellison moans that no ordinary person would use Amazon

by on19 December 2018

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Oracle’s Larry Ellison is still rather miffed that Amazon has turned off its Oracle data warehouse in favour of its own software.

He has been complaining that no “ordinary person” would dare reject Oracle’s wonderfully open and user friendly licence terms.

"We have a huge technology leadership in database over Amazon", Ellison said on a conference call following the release of Oracle's second quarter financial results. "In terms of technology, there is no way that... any normal person would move from an Oracle database to an Amazon database."

It was inevitable that Larry would have something to say. Last month’s AWS re:Invent conference saw Amazon CTO Werner Vogels explaining why Amazon turned off its Oracle data warehouse.

In a jab at Oracle, Vogels wrote off "90's technology" behind most relational databases. Cloud native databases, he said, are the basis of innovation.

Ellison said that moving from Oracle databases to AWS "is just incredibly expensive and complicated. And you've got to be willing to give up tons of reliability, tons of security, tons of performance... Nobody, save maybe Jeff Bezos, gave the command, 'I want to get off the Oracle database."

Ellison said that Oracle will not only hold onto its 50 percent relational database market share but will expand it, thanks to the combination of Oracle's new Generation 2 Cloud infrastructure and its autonomoius database technology.

"You will see rapid migration of Oracle from on-premise to the Oracle public cloud", he said. "Nobody else is going to go through that forced march to go on to the Amazon database."
Oracle is running more than 1,000 autonomous database trial activations per month. "It is the driving force in infrastructure."

Along with migrating its database market share to the cloud, Ellison said Oracle is also focused on expanding its market leadership in cloud ERP.

"Oracle is the clear leader in cloud ERP", Co-CEO Mark Hurd said in a statement. "ERP has always been the largest segment of the enterprise applications business, so we have lots of room to grow as customers migrate from their traditional on-premise ERP to the Oracle Fusion ERP Cloud."

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