Oracle Cloud

How to Win the Cloud Jackpot

Executive Summary The database is being commoditized and this has a significant effect on Oracle. This article covers the implications of this commoditization. Introduction The first wave of cloud computing commoditized hardware. The second is moving quickly up the stack to software. Prime target: database. See our references for this article and related articles at…

Oracle Cloud

How Gartner Rates Oracle and IBM as Tier 2 Clouds

Executive Summary Gartner rates Oracle and IBM as tier 2 clouds. We explain what does this mean for these companies and their cloud future. Introduction Audience: IT and business executives – IT procurement & operations professionals – Developers. Summary: As of April 2018, Gartner classifies AWS, Microsoft, and Google as Tier 1 clouds. IBM and…

Oracle Cloud

How to Interpret The Clear Signs of Oracle’s Decline

Executive Summary Oracle recently changed how it reported its cloud revenues. We cover what this revenue reporting change means. Introduction In January 2017, Oracle quietly changed database licensing policy, effectively doubling their licenses on AWS and Azure. This was a clear signal that Oracle cloud is struggling. I explain this in more detail here. See…

Oracle Cloud

How to Understand Oracle Cloud Infrastructure’s SLA

Executive Summary How Oracle Cloud Infrastructure works regarding its target service availability level. Considering the big picture regarding OCI and service level. Introduction Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) provides a range of IaaS and PaaS offerings. The graphic below is an overview. See our references for this article and related articles at this link. Global Footprint…