Thread regarding Oracle Corp. layoffs

Pillar org layoffs

A bunch of people belonging to the Pillar org just laid off via a short conference call by Mike Workman (including me). Don't know the scope. Today is my last day. It is sad for the Pillar org. I personally am not sad as this works out for my family and personal life :) .

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Aria updates can take quite a while after a cut.

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Post ID: @10yuj6lq-gedv
Sites with more than 50 people laid off triggered WARN

That's only in California, it doesn't apply to BRM, where the number is the Federal number.

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Post ID: @10yuj6lq-giwo

Sites with more than 50 people laid off triggered WARN, leaving laid off people showing in Aria for 60 days after their final day of work.

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Post ID: @10yuj6lq-fgzg

"Today Aria shows 136 people in MW org
A few days ago it was 176
And a week ago it was over 500"

I thought everyone but 10 were let go.

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Post ID: @10yuj6lq-drfv

@10yuj6lq-csmc even the COBRA is not cheap. Usually >1500 for a family. Please be prepared.

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Post ID: @10yuj6lq-ccyd

Update on numbers:
Today Aria shows 136 people in MW org
A few days ago it was 176
And a week ago it was over 500

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Post ID: @10yuj6lq-cmdt

Oracle also pays your first month's premium for cobra so you keep your med and dental benefits for 30 days. You still need to sign up for cobra when you get the paperwork 7-10 days after you're RIFd.

You have to keep paying the premiums if you want to keep cobra past 30 days.

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Post ID: @10yuj6lq-csmc

Severance package: four weeks for first year, and one week for each year thereafter, up to a max of 26 weeks

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Post ID: @10yuj6lq-7ose

What was the severance package? Any changes from the previous RIFs?

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Post ID: @10yuj6lq-7mcv

Who will turn the lights off?

Such a shame!

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Post ID: @10yuj6lq-4tgn
NEVER RESIGN FROM A JOB UNTIL YOU GET A SIGNED OFFER AND START DATE!

That is simple common sense. Though a written offer can be rescinded. But a verbal offer is pure vaporware until you get it in writing.

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Post ID: @10yuj6lq-3fpp

I had a job offer to join that team last summer but the job requisition was never signed off by senior HR after weeks of waiting it was withdrawn.
NEVER RESIGN FROM A JOB UNTIL YOU GET A SIGNED OFFER AND START DATE!

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Post ID: @10yuj6lq-3vzd

Its said to see this all happening again, Oracle lost track, should have stayed a software only company, now they lost the game, Its all AWS and Azure and then a bunch of non important ones like Oracle.
Maybe IBM should have bought Sun etc, maybe Sun should have tried to clean up and survive..
If we knew the answer to all, we probably would not be in this forum, and having c—tails on a tropical beach.

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Post ID: @10yuj6lq-3wcd

Doesn't GIT Use OCI?

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Post ID: @10yuj6lq-3fbj

Only ADW uses OCI as its platform.

SaaS apps run on their own infra, in their own DC's.

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Post ID: @10yuj6lq-2nqb

In such a case the entire cloud OCI ORG should leave as oracle is clearly the predominant user of oracle cloud

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Post ID: @10yuj6lq-2puy

I think that the moral of this story is: if O is the main buyer of whatever your group makes, then it's time to move on.

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Post ID: @10yuj6lq-2gjb

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/08/16/oraclelaysoffhundredsofworksaspillardata_closed/

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Post ID: @10yuj6lq-2leg

Dear 2roi:
Please take your scatalogical events and go somewhere else. There were very good people let go on Thursday and you disrespect their blight and situation. Thanks.

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Post ID: @10yuj6lq-2xyi

Pillar was used in Cloud ? Which one ?

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Post ID: @10yuj6lq-1tfa

Was the ZFS team expanded?

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Post ID: @10yuj6lq-1uqr

There are currently around 1,000 or so Oracle (Pillar) Flash Storage systems under maintenance installed at customer sites, both internal and external. There are still a good number (don't know the exact figure) of Pillar Axiom storage systems installed at both internal and external customer sites, although that system reaches End of Support Life shortly. The Flash Storage systems should be supported for another 5 years or so (guessing that will probably change though). Oracle decided to stop selling the Flash Storage systems to external customers a few years ago, since then they have only been installed internally - both in the cloud and for internal business operations.
The next generation Flash Storage system which was to be the preferred cloud storage solution has been under development with a few internal installations to date. It would appear that program has been k–led with this layoff.
I guess they figure it is cheaper to buy someone else's stuff than it is to make your own.
Oracle made billions from the Sun acquisition, the big bucks started drying up, no more use for that one, onto the next.
LE made 4 billion by acquiring his own company, no more use for that one, onto the next...

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Post ID: @10yuj6lq-1vmy
I thought Oracle gave up on Flash over 3 years ago? You never hear of Oracle in any Flash discussions!

From what I heard, Pillar basically had no external sales and was used only internally. It's probably more cost effective to buy the storage from someone else than roll your own. If this is true, then Pillar's been doomed for a while.

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Post ID: @10yuj6lq-1tuk

NetApp has 50 job postings in Boulder for various storage system development positions. Good luck!

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Post ID: @10yuj6lq-1gev

I thought Oracle gave up on Flash over 3 years ago? You never hear of Oracle in any Flash discussions!

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Post ID: @10yuj6lq-1auz

A lot of my good friends were probably cut. Oh well, I retired in Jan.

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Post ID: @10yuj6lq-wwk

Sad
The group needed some trimming though, got bloated

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Post ID: @10yuj6lq-jzm

In the mean time, Oracle is hiring THird World Visa workers and replacing American workers.

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Post ID: @10yuj6lq-axc

All but 12 people in Mike Workman's org were laid off ... essentially the entire Flash Storage division. 12 were retained. Over 400 jobs cut...

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