Infrastructure as an Anchor


Oracle’s race to the cloud has offered multiple successes to its investors and some disappointment as well. No transition of this magnitude can be expected to run like clockwork, but the difference between revenues for Oracle’s SaaS apps for last quarter, $1.1 billion, and those for its IaaS apps, at $396 million, should at least get you thinking. There’s a good explanation, and it’s surprising that the company hasn’t done more to provide guidance to its financial analysts — but then again, the purpose of reporting your finances is just that.

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OpenWorld 2017


I spent last week at Oracle’s customer event, OpenWorld 2017, in San Francisco. When I wasn’t drinking from an information fire hose, it was alternately fascinating and exhausting. There were major announcements in database, blockchain, artificial intelligence, cybersecurity, and other stuff I’m associated with only tangentially. For instance, my eyes glaze over when they start talking about bare metal servers and going serverless, so I’ll limit my observations here to database and security, with a few dashes of other things.

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Oracle's Strategery


Watching Oracle’s cloud strategy roll out has given me renewed respect for its approach to the market. As a company that has been public for a long time, Oracle has displayed all the warmth of an anaconda. I have friends there, and they are not anacondas, but I hope they know what I mean. Oracle knows its business and it’s making money, and it does it unabashedly, so I can understand criticisms of its pricing model or high maintenance fees. However, another side of the business is coming into sharp focus as the cloud rollout gains momentum.

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The Maturation of the Cloud ERP Market


Oracle’s acquisition of NetSuite is a clear indication that the rapid adoption of cloud alternatives to traditional on-premises applications is shifting from front-office customer relationship management to back-office enterprise resource planning solutions. Now, the question will be whether Oracle can buy its way into a leadership position in this emerging marketplace. Due to increasing frustration with the cost and complexities of traditional on-premises financial management systems, CFOs have been looking for cloud-based alternatives.

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Google paid Apple $1B to be default iOS search bar provider in 2014

Article Image Court documents from Oracle’s copyright lawsuit against Google show the Internet search giant paid some $1 billion to Apple in 2014 in return for making its search bar the default option on iOS.

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Oracle tells its customers to stop analyzing its code for security flaws

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Oracle’s Chief Security Officer really wishes people would stop performing code analysis and looking for security flaws — and she’s willing to threaten companies to get them to stop.

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