Oracle Will Not Build a Giant Cloud System Like A.W.S.
Contrary to what many industry watchers believed, the world’s largest business software manufacturer, Oracle, announced that it is not planning to compete against its rivals with a global cloud computing system. While they have built a large network of data centers, Oracle said that they plan to continue increasing their sales and improving their products. While their current cloud system is doing well, they also acknowledged that it is “prohibitively expensive” for them to directly compete with their rivals using a larger cloud system.
This article talks about Oracle’s announcement that they will not compete with rival cloud systems from Amazon or A.W.S. They point to efforts made to increase their salesforce, as well as a desire to follow the higher profit margin described in their current model of business, as prominent factors in the decision. Another possible reason is the high cost required to enter the same market as Amazon or A.W.S. with a larger cloud system, including the construction and growth related to building and maintaining the newer, larger cloud system. While they discussed why they are not pursuing a larger cloud system and the related market, Oracle did announce that they have streamlined their update services, and have brought about new ways to customize and utilize their products.
While this article talks about Oracle’s decision to not pursue a larger cloud system, and mentions their growth, it does not explicitly describe what the current market or cloud systems are like in any great detail. Another thing that I feel the article overlooked is the particular ways in which companies like Oracle, A.W.S., SAP, and Amazon differ in their cloud systems. Finally, I feel that the article could have been clearer overall, as not everyone will be able to understand it in its entirety.
Hardy, Quentin. "Oracle Will Not Build a Giant Cloud System Like A.W.S." The New York Times. The New York Times, 27 Oct. 2015. Web. 30 Oct. 2015. http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/10/27/oracle-will-not-build-a-giant-cloud-system-like-a-w-s/?ref=technology&_r=0