Oracle had yesterday (Sunday, yes) its Oracle OpenWorld and Larry keynote was on late night here in London – for everyone’s standards…
… and it felt like this:
Jokes aside, it took 10 years for Oracle to get Java fully fault-tolerant and they had to do it on the cloud. Last time I’ve used it, was at the Portuguese Ministry of Justice and it was a PITA to deal with, with huge memory issues and scalability.
But they had some interesting stuff with this new “cloud release”. Like docker.
On the other hand, there was a lot of mentions to Salesforce and Workday, as well to SAP. While opening to the major cloud platforms (Microsoft and Amazon), but still focusing on-premise a lot. Every time Larry mentioned cloud, he would also say that it works on-premise, so Oracle big bet is the hybrid cloud for the next years, at least and not going fully cloud. I still find it hard to believe the “no vendor lock-in” from Oracle. Seems weird and awkward.