Oracle’s juggernaut continues to pick up speed with overwhelming intensity in the cloud arena. Amazon Web Services (AWS) is the market leader right now, but if history is any indicator, then Oracle has every capability to surpass it, especially in database and ERP related cloud offerings.
So the million dollar question is: will Oracle fly higher than AWS in the cloud?
If all, or most of the enterprises move all of their on-premise infrastructures to AWS tomorrow, or in a couple of years, then the answer is No. Will they? Not really likely.
But things are moving to the cloud, and most of them will eventually make the move. But it will take time, many years I reckon. That’s all Oracle needs to catch up. Oracle has done this before. One example is Oracle Fusion Middleware. They are all set to do it again with cloud technologies.
Of course, AWS and other providers for that matter, would not sit idle. But given Oracle’s resources, and its unique agility to adapt, things look quite interesting from this point of view. I am especially excited to see where cloudy database and cloudy ERP from Oracle would go in a few years from now.
Take the example of Oracle Database Exadata Express Cloud Service. This service foretells a lot about the future. Customers can enjoy this time-tested, extremely powerful technology for a fraction of the cost in the cloud. This service enables the customers to get their own Oracle Database 12c Release 2 Enterprise Edition plus options running on Exadata in Oracle Cloud. It starts at $175 a month. This provides a complete database experience.
So the game is on. Sit back, grab the popcorn, relax, and enjoy the race between two best of the breed companies in the cloud arena.