Oracle Public Cloud Computing Partner Program
Oracle wants to build a cathedral of cloud services, while all around it its competitors are building slums.
The company’s chief executive, Larry Ellison, outlined the database giant’s cloud strategy on Sunday at Oracle OpenWorld. His vision was that Oracle customers will use both a public and private cloud entirely based around the company’s software and hardware.
“We’re adding a new line of business, cloud computing, to our traditional business of selling software and selling hardware… and we’re going to sell it on the fastest computers in the world,” Ellison said on Sunday. “It makes a lot of sense for Oracle to be in all three tiers of cloud services.”
Those three tiers are software-as-a-service (SaaS), platform-as-a-service (PaaS) and infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS). In other words, Oracle wants to be the Salesforce; Heroku; and Google, Microsoft, Amazon and HP of the cloud.