Taking to the stage in his first keynote since resigning from his role as chief executive after 35 years, Oracle CTO Larry Ellison used his keynote to position Oracle’s importance in the cloud market and make fun of competitors.
The company added countless numbers of services to its cloud stack, in hopes to continue to gain market share, despite being seen as late to the game by some industry experts.
The main update was to Oracle’s cloud platform, while additional cloud services include a big data cloud, a mobile cloud, an integration cloud and an analytics cloud.
Ellison said the Oracle cloud platform had been “much updated” with a “complete set of platform services”.
Continuing to dig at his competitiors, Ellison said: “Virtually every important cloud service on the planet earth runs on the Oracle database. There’s only one that doesn't – it's Workday.”
He went on to list competitors – including Ariba, SuccessFactors and Concur (all recently acquired by SAP) – which run on Oracle.
“Salesforce runs on Oracle. SAP Hana powers the cloud? I’m going to try and be nice, but it’s so hard,” he said. “Whose cloud are they talking about? I have no idea what runs and how, but it ain’t their cloud – it runs on Oracle.
“It’s rude, but it’s the truth. It’s kind of funny,” said Ellison, as he attempted to justify that Oracle powers the cloud.