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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:

  • Node.JS
  • Java Standard Edition
  • Java Cloud (aka Weblogic) with SOA deployed
  • JRuby
  • 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.