In the first three articles in this multi-part series, we covered the cloud businesses of the world's top cloud providers: Amazon, Microsoft and IBM. In this fourth part, we take a closer look at Oracle's "splash" entry into the...
Google and Intel recently announced a strategic partnership that aims to accelerate cloud adoption in the enterprise segment. The deal brings together two companies that have been a bit late to the cloud race and aim to close the...
Gartner, the world’s leading market research company, has forecasted worldwide public cloud services market to grow 18 percent in 2017 to touch $246.8 billion. If you have been following the cloud industry, you might think that’s slow, but the...
In what has thus far been Amazon's most vocal acceptance of a hybrid cloud model, AWS has launched two products that their customers can install on-premise.While this could be seen as AWS simply launching more products to support its...
The fight to become the top cloud services provider just got much hotter, with Oracle jumping into the fray with both feet. It wasn't that Oracle wasn’t there in the cloud race and suddenly decided this was what they...
At Oracle's annual OpenWorld 2016 conference yesterday, founder and CTO Larry Ellison finally unveiled the plan he's been talking about to topple Amazon's AWS (Amazon Web Services) from the top of the cloud infrastructure industry.Yesterday we covered what he...
Gartner, one of the leading market research firms, estimates global IT spending to reach $3.5 trillion in 2017, a 2.4% increase over 2016. Device sales, which declined 2.4% in 2016, are expected to stage a recovery this year by...
If you are running a business, there is a near 100% chance that you are already using some form of SaaS - Software as a Service. According to a recent a survey by Northbridge and Wikibon, one in seven...
The cloud industry and Amazon have captured our attention so completely, that every time there is breaking news about cloud or an earnings release, or there is a new product launch or a big client signup, or if Amazon...
Cloud computing infrastructure is essentially about running your company's servers on an environment not owned by you. On an individual level, its about renting virtual server space on the infrastructure that another company has built and paying them a...
Oracle recently crossed a crucial billion-dollars-a-quarter revenue milestone from its Software as a Service (SaaS) and Platform as a Service (PaaS) segments. Revenues from SaaS and PaaS touched $1.01 billion for the third quarter, 73% growth compared to the...
Microsoft Azure has been growing at a phenomenal rate, doubling its numbers every quarter on a year-over-year basis.In the last two years Microsoft has aggressively transformed itself into an enterprise services company, building an array of products that are...
Oracle’s co-founder shocked everyone - and possibly his own team - by saying that Amazon’s lead in IaaS is over, during his keynote address at Oracle OpenWorld Conference in San Francisco last September. It was shocking because Oracle was...
Over the past several articles in this Cloud Industry Review 2016 series, we’ve seen the business side of the cloud industry. We covered all the top cloud service providers (CSPs), their strengths, how big their cloud businesses are, what...
Strong cloud growth for Oracle signals a shift in revenue stream structuring. With software and hardware losing ground, the company still has a long way to go for cloud revenue to adequately support losses elsewhere. Rather than going heavily into the...