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Oracle co-CEO Mark Hurd has said the database giant plans to make substantially all of its software products available as cloud services, and that it will be ready to start signing up subscriptions come this October. Hurd made his comments in an interview with Bloomberg on Thursday, saying that 95 per cent of Oracle's products …

  1. Richard Wharram


    They need to start writing SaaS contracts that don't allow them to charge for events outside their customers' control then :)

    1. Billl

      Re: SaaS

      " outside their customers' control then,"

      Not an Oracle SaaS customer... can you expand on this "situation"?

  2. Steve Davies 3 Silver badge

    Just another excuse

    to hike their prices to pay for Larry's new Island.

  3. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    It'll still all be half-integrated non-working overpriced shit (ex-"Big Red SaaS 'consultant')

  4. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward


    No thank you.

    What's the mean time before failure for this bubble of a cloud plan? How much do they have in the coffers to fish for business, 3 to 5 years?

    1. ecofeco Silver badge

      Re: Rent?

      Maybe another 10 years before we get past "cloud." (I hope)

      The PTB have spent at least 10 years selling it to the plebes. It used to be called "on demand computing" before it was called SAS and now just "Cloud."

  5. Chairo

    Good strategy?

    We just got the announcement that one of our core applications will be migrated to a non-oracle database soon.

    It was running on various versions of oracle for more than 15 years.

    I wonder if this is connected to oracle's new business strategy...

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: Good strategy?

      SQL Server often performs better and has a much lower TCO. And already runs in the cloud. Unless you need RAC, migration is a no brainer....hence why yours and many other applications are moving.

      1. Otto is a bear.

        Re: Good strategy?

        But then if you don't need lots of CPUs, you can always use Standard Edition, or move to Postgres. SQLServer Migration is only a no brainer if you have very little PL/SQL to migrate, and don't happen to use any of the other Oracle Database modules that don't exist in the Microsoft world. The costs of re-writing triggers and procedures can easily exceed any licence savings you might make for quite a few years. Postgres, on the other hand, can actually deal with PL/SQL, and is cheaper than SQLServer.

        If you need a basic SQL database, even high availability, then Open Source is the way to go.

        What gets me is that both Microsoft and Oracle want you in their cloud, they already lock you in to expensive software stacks, that give poor value for money, just think how much more they can lock you in, if it's into their clouds, and then hike those costs when you can't go elsewhere.

        1. Anonymous Coward
          Anonymous Coward

          Re: Good strategy?

          "If you need a basic SQL database, even high availability, then Open Source is the way to go."

          Only if you have zero budget and your time is of little value. For most real world requirements , SQL Server is a vastly superior option in terms of tools, integration, functionality, performance and TCO. Especially when you want to run it as an enterprise grade clustered commodity service with multiple database instances and provide DR failover, replication, etc, etc.

          Not to mention that SQL Server has a far better security record in terms of vulnerabilities too.

  6. phil dude


    So you can make your owncloud to live on.


  7. ecofeco Silver badge

    The beginning of the end

    Finally we are witness to the beginning of the end of Oracle.

    One good breach and they are lawsuit toast. Or maybe they can afford it.

    Did NO ONE ever read "Burning Chrome?"

  8. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    What does that mean if Java is almost the same percentage of their company?

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