Welcome to the Cloud Larry

Treasure Data would like to be one of the first to welcome Oracle and Larry Ellison to the cloud. Now that Larry is a cloud-convert, it’s good news for all of us. Not that the cloud really needed to be validated by Oracle (or SAP, or IBM…) but it’s nice that they are on board.

Oracle’s announcements at Oracle World didn’t just focus on the cloud and their cloud-database offering. Like all the major players, Oracle has to cover their bets and make sure that they have something for everyone. That’s why, as well as their cloud-based database, Oracle also announced an in-memory analytic database (Exalytics) and an upgraded flash-based Exadata X3 solution.

One of the things that we found intriguing is the stress that Mark Hurd placed on the strength of Oracle’s 3,400 R&D personnel. Of course, that’s an impressive number of engineers but, as has been said many times, the world’s best development team fits into a VW Beetle. In fact, in these green times, the world’s best development team fits into a Toyota Prius – our CEO’s Toyota Prius to be precise!

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So, welcome to the cloud, Larry, there’s room here for all of us and it’s great that people have a choice. If you want to deal with a company that can sell you an on-premise database, an appliance, an in-memory database or a cloud-database, Oracle is a great option. On the other hand, if you want to deal with a company that’s 100% focused on developing the highest performing, most cost-effective cloud data warehouse possible and giving you the ability to try-before-you-buy, please sign up for our free trial right here.

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