“Every quarter we grab huge chunks of market share from SAP,” said Oracle CEO, Larry Ellison. “SAP’s most recent quarter was the best quarter of their year, only down 15%, while Oracle’s application sales were up 21%. But SAP is well ahead of us in the number of CEOs for this year, announcing their third and fourth, while we only had one.”
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Oracle recently made a set of presentations which outlined what their strategy was in terms of hardware, software, markets etc.. Each speaker had a slide show to accompany their talks, and each of the slideshows was quite extensive.
Well, all but one. Larry’s!
His slideshow has one slide; a picture of a racing yacht with Oracle and Sun logos on it! This for me sums up his character. Hes got a ton of energy and sees his company more like something that he needs to guide and be successful with, and at the same time looks good whilst doing it!
In this respect, Oracle have made it very clear what they want to do with the portfolio they have acquired from Sun, and this does include investing heavily in SPARC processors. Given the kind of performance we saw with the T1000 on Heanets review, I’m personally looking forward to the day when Oracle manage to further commoditise this cool hardware