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26 Dec 2016
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How Oracle's Database Business Changes (And Doesn't) In The Cloud [59327]
By Chris Murphy, December 26th, 2016

Chris Murphy writes, "When it comes to database workloads, the shift to the cloud has only barely begun. Oracle Executive Chairman and CTO Larry Ellison recently explained how, as that shift accelerates, the transition of databases to the cloud will be very different from the more established software-as-a-service business.

Ellison, speaking on a conference call December 15 about Oracle's second-quarter FY2017 financial results, first laid out the competitive landscape. He said he measures Oracle's performance by comparing its cloud technology and market share to two main competitors: Salesforce.com in applications and Amazon Web Services in both infrastructure and databases..."
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13 Dec 2016
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3 Ways To Move On-Premises Workloads To The Cloud Without Losing Your Investments -- Or Your Mind [59003]
By Sasha Banks-Louie

Sasha writes, "Despite increasingly compelling arguments in favor of cloud computing - among them the unbeatable combination of greater flexibility at lower cost - many companies have not yet committed to moving operations to the cloud.

One big reason for the hesitation, says Steve McMillan, senior vice president of managed cloud services at Oracle, is that companies 'have made substantial investments in on-premises applications, which haven't yet realized their full ROI potential'..."
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13 Dec 2016
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The Future of Cloud Is Still Ahead, and Oracle Leads the Way [59015]
By Margaret Harrist, December 13th, 2016

Margaret writes, "When it comes to the cloud, we're at the beginning of the beginning.

Only 6% of enterprise workloads have moved to the cloud - leaving 94% still running in data centers and on-premises solutions, said Oracle's Joe Strada, group vice president of cloud Platform Sales Engineering, at Oracle Cloud Day in Dallas in November..."
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09 Dec 2016
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Announcing Oracle Mobile Cloud Service v3.1 [58845]
By Suhas Uliyar, December 9th, 2016

Suhas blogs, "I am delighted to announce the availability of Oracle Mobile Cloud Service, Version 3.1. Our goal with every release is to deliver high quality differentiating features. Mobile Cloud Service is ranked as a leader in Forrester Wave and now ranked leader in the IDC Mobile App Development Report. In this latest release, we are announcing Express API, an exciting new feature that allows you to design and author APIs, in less than 5 minutes without writing any code, Zero footprint Enterprise SSO a way to Authenticate and Authorize mobile users without the need to import them to Shared Identity Manager, and SMS notifications for engaging customers in Apps..."
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08 Dec 2016
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Friday Spotlight: New to OpenStack, Here is the Perfect Training for You [58849]
By Antoinette O'Sullivan, December 8th, 2016

Antoinette blogs, "Oracle OpenStack for Oracle Linux maintains the flexibility of OpenStack, while allowing you to deploy different configurations and integrate with a range of software and hardware vendors.

If you are new to OpenStack, the Oracle OpenStack for Oracle Linux: Getting Started seminar is perfect for you. You can take this one-day seminar ..."
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06 Dec 2016
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5 Cloud Lessons Learned: Tales from Oracle's Customer Success Managers [58855]
By Chris Murphy, December 6th, 2016

Chris writes, "AnnaMarie Stroh sees a cloud software project and thinks of Dorothy's ruby slippers: a few clicks, and that cloud project could be gone. Poof.

That's how easy the cloud makes it to start, or end, a tech project.

And that ease of starting and stopping is the reason people like Stroh play an increasingly important role for cloud companies like Oracle, that of 'customer success manager.' As an Oracle employee, Stroh works in support of just two Oracle Cloud application customers, making sure they're getting the most value possible out of their cloud app experience, and therefore are likely to remain customers..."
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