Oracle Touts Hybrid Cloud, Mobile Strategy at OpenWorld
Oracle Fusion Applications are the best-designed applications for on-premise, cloud and mobile platforms, asserted Steve Miranda, senior VP, applications development, Oracle. Miranda made the assertion during Oracle PartnerForum, part of the broader Oracle OpenWorld conference that opened today in San Francisco.
“Fusion is the only app software that uses the exact same code base on-premise and in the cloud,” said Miranda. He told roughly 4,500 Oracle channel partners that Oracle Fusion Applications are fully mobile enabled, running in a web browser on iPads and other mobile devices — with no coding changes required.
Meanwhile, Oracle is putting the spotlight on cloud software partners that have optimized their applications for Oracle Exadata servers. Oracle Channel Chief Judson Althoff claimed that Exadata and Exalogic systems deliver 10X to 20X performance increases to help partners “transform customers’ data centers.”
To build his case, Althoff invited three Oracle ISVs onto the stage — at least two of which have bet heavily on cloud computing.
1. Alon Aginsky, CEO cVidya: The company has launched a cloud application that allows customers and service providers to gain “revenue intelligence.” cVidya is looking at Exadata to help small service providers gain economies of scale against big rivals.
2. Doug Daugherty, CTO Triple Point: The company focuses on commodity and risk management solutions, including SaaS solutions. “Our tests have completely changed how we’re approaching performance,” said Daugherty.
The database has always been the bottleneck when something is performance-intensive, he noted. “When we ran on Exadata, the five-hour process came back down to 51 minutes at 30 percent utilization through the entire test,” he added.
3. Michael Meriton, CEO, GoldenSource: The company focuses on enterprise data management in capital markets. Though not necessarily a cloud solution (I think), the GoldenSource example reinforced Oracle’s push to promote scalable Exadata and Exalogic solutions.
The hybrid cloud chatter is just starting at Oracle OpenWorld. CEO Larry Ellison is set to keynote twice — once today (Oct. 2) and again on Oct. 4. Pundits think Ellison will focus heavily on Oracle’s cloud strategy on Oct. 4.