Oracle’s Larry Ellison Sets His Sights On Amazon

On Sunday, Larry Ellison, Oracle’s executive chairman, spoke at the company’s annual customer conference in San Francisco stating that he believes Amazon is Oracle’s number one computer in the cloud computing space.

To date, Amazon Web Services is the leader in cloud computing. In fact, a recent Gartner report said that Amazon’s S3 cloud storage service holds more than double the amount of customer data than the next seven cloud service providers in total. Based on their latest sales reports, Oracle brought in $171 million in sales to Amazon’s $2.89 billion in revenue. In other words, it is a 7% year-over-year increase compared to a 58% year-over-year uptick.

Yet, at Oracle OpenWorld, Ellison claimed “Amazon’s lead is over.” Oracle is now launching a new cloud datacenters that are aimed at providing more powerful computing capacity. Ellison also exhibitied a Oracle Dense Cloud IO bare metal cloud server offering that will provide developers with 36 CPU cores, 512GB of D-RAM, and 28.8TB of SSD storage.

In addition, Oracle will make make one- and two-core VMs available. The new infrastructure offerings should be generally available on October 13.

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