Category: Cloud

Cloud Computing

Oracle OpenWorld 2016: It’s All About the Cloud

From the start of Larry Ellison’s Sunday night keynote on Sunday night, it was apparent that the dominant theme at the week-long  Oracle OpenWorld 2016 could be summed up in two words: The Cloud. Ellison, now Oracle chairman and CTO,...

Cloud Computing

Why Oracle Cloud v AWS is a distraction

All Oracle’s keynote bluster and posturing at its OpenWorld conference was focused on Amazon Web Services this year. There’s a lot of press repeating Oracle’s lines that with its new rebooted IaaS proposition, “Oracle is cheaper than AWS”; “Oracle is...

The Cloud’s Transformation of Business Intelligence

The field of business intelligence is nothing like when it got started many years ago; quarterly and month-end reports are minimally relevant when it comes to creating competitive advantage. Today, business people need analytics on an hourly or faster basis. Modern BI systems must be able to incorporate information from many different internal and external systems and data sources with accuracy and speed. To achieve those goals, we are in the midst of a wholesale transformation of the way companies procure, deploy and distribute BI tools to users.