So 22nd June saw Larry Ellison announce a raft of new Oracle cloud services, and the beefing up of some existing services. Based on what he said, Oracle are about to seriously go to war with a number of major players. So much so one of Gartner’s analysts tweeted that they see something of a shakeup in the market. Not only as Oracle has the delivery muscle, but based on figures Larry presented also on price – Oracle’s Cloud Archive offering which is being aimed at Amazon Web Services’ Glacier was quoted at a 1/10th of the price! Okay, we need to see all the costs, but the headline numbers are sounding extremely competitive.
In terms of service that I’m looking forward to have a play with are:
- Java Standard Edition
- Java Cloud (aka Weblogic) with SOA deployed
- Simple Business Application Builder
Not all of these service are openly accessible yet, or offer Trial periods, but the access is only a matter of time now.
This little list doesn’t even touch on the IaaS or SaaS.