Amazon Web Services CEO Andy Jassy said that Amazon’s consumer business has almost completely dumped its Oracle databases in a move aimed at taking Oracle CTO Larry Ellison’s main punch lines away. It’s doubtful Ellison will stop talking. In a tweet, Jassy said: In latest episode of “uh huh, keep talkin’ Larry,” Amazon’s Consumer business turned off its Oracle data warehouse Nov 1 and moved to Redshift. By end of 2018, they’ll have 88% of their Oracle DBs (and 97% of critical system DBs) moved to Aurora and DynamoDB. #DBFreedom Now for software-as-a-service and cloud providers using Oracle databases, Amazon’s move may be a key milestone. After all, Salesforce co-CEO Marc Benioff would love to leave Oracle databases too, but has to maintain this odd bromance with Ellison just to keep costs down a smidge. AWS and Salesforce have also partnered. And SAP’s cloud efforts largely ride on Oracle databases too. The comical part is that it shouldn’t be all that embarrassing to run your company on Oracle databases. Meanwhile, Oracle’s autonomous databases and 2nd generation cloud sound promising. The problem is Ellison just can’t help but yap about how the biggest cloud providers run on Oracle. Ellison’s frequent quotations about how rivals are running on Oracle blends sales pitch and taunting. The problem with repeated taunting is that eventually you get punched in the head–even by big customers. Oracle’s next chapter: The Autonomous Database and the DBA Jassy’s tweet is a pretty strong jab–not that Ellison is going to… [Read full story]
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