Oracle OpenWorld: Ellison questions Salesforce.com Cloud credentialsby
Oracle's CEO draws a line in the sand over Cloud Computing: Amazon's on the right side of it, Salesforce.com isn't!
If Marc Benioff’s ears weren’t burning on Sunday evening, they certainly should have been, as his former boss Larry Ellison questioned Salesforce.com’s credentials as a Cloud Computing firm. "I’ve been rather outspoken about [Cloud Computing]," said Ellison with more than a little understatement given some of his highly public diatribes on the subject.
But as he kicked off the Oracle OpenWorld conference in San Francisco on Sunday, Ellison was clearly in a mood to try to take back the Cloud agenda from rival firms, beginning by aligning Oracle’s vision with that of Amazon. "People have used the term Cloud Computing to mean many things," he argued.