Thread regarding Oracle Corp. layoffs

MH and the lost decade, a big thanks from the rest of the industry

I remember when Oracle was a relevant cutting edge technology corporation. That was 10 years ago. Today after a decade of cost cutting and replacing veteran sales and technical people with college grads, Oracle only survives on its large support revenue base.

Oracle's strategy of running its own software in its own cloud, is clearly a failed strategy as its customers now have to migrate off of the Oracle database as they move to AWS, GCP and Azure. In the old days RAC and Exadata was a sure way to make sure the customer could not migrate, the only option was either on premises or the Oracle cloud.

Today with NoSQL databases like MongoDB you can get Exadata performance in any of the major cloud providers. Data warehousing plays like Snowflake allow customers to move to the large data warehouses of Exadata to the cloud with relative ease.

Oracle's strangle hold on its customer's data is loosening and as more an more customer break free of Oracle's grip there is no technological compelling reason to stay on Oracle. I'd just like to thank one man's short sighted near term vision for the disaster that will befall Oracle over the next few years.

Thank you MH for stifling innovation and gutting talent for a decade at Oracle. You have given great technical talent to AWS, Google, Azure SalesForce and others while the company you ran became a stagnant quagmire of ancient technology.

Thank you MH for single handedly k–ling off one of the most expensive and obnoxious technical companies the world has ever known. Thank you for keeping Oracle out of the other cloud providers and giving companies like MongoDB and Snowflake their chance to take your place and create initial public offerings. Its buffoons like this at large technical companies that give innovators like Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, Larry Page, Eliot Horowitz, Bob Muglia and others a chance to shine and take over market share.

Thank you MH for helping the rest of the companies advance while Oracle stayed stagnant and rested on its laurels handing over its much needed technical and sales talent to the competition.

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Post ID: @OP+17dqfJ1c

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He died young. What more do you want? If that isn't enough, nothing else will be.

He wasn't my favorite guy either, but he's gone. If you're religious then console yourself that he will face justice.

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Post ID: @6ayu+17dqfJ1c
After affecting many thousands of jobs and families, it’s the karma that k–led MH.

Karma is superstition. Plenty of people like him lived to a ripe old age. "Neutron Jack" Welch lived to be 84. "Chainsw Al" Dunlap lived to 81.

If it gives you warm fuzzies to think that "karma" gave MH his comeuppance, even though whatever disease k–led him was random, then knock yourself out.

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Post ID: @4sii+17dqfJ1c

Don't forget TK. He also helped out.

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Post ID: @4jdk+17dqfJ1c

After affecting many thousands of jobs and families, it’s the karma that k–led MH.

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Post ID: @3zbc+17dqfJ1c

Oracle was on the decline long before MH. If it was not declining, MH would have had no reason to cut costs. LE is the villain here. MH is just one more piece of LE's sh–ty work.

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Post ID: @2frj+17dqfJ1c

I remember a customer meeting where once MH had left the room the CEO said to the sales team. I NEVER want to meet with MH again. Funny thing is MH thought they loved him 🤣

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Post ID: @1bzf+17dqfJ1c

I hate to rain on your parade OP, but Oracle ceased being a technology company back in 2003. That's when when LE declared that "innovation is dead":

https://www.barrons.com/articles/SB106885829323369400?tesla=y

Yes, MH was a disaster, but MH isn't the one who destroyed Oracle. MH just put the finishing touches on LE's work.

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Post ID: @1srl+17dqfJ1c

Not to stomp on his grave. Mark Hurd was not a nice man, he cost many people their jobs at HP and Oracle. He may have done some good, but in life which I'm at an end. You help people, live, love, and have family and god willing a decent meaning in life. Mark Hurd took that from many. No more no less. No hate toward him or family just stating facts, please counter if possible. Humble and thankful.

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Post ID: @1vxk+17dqfJ1c

LE Quote in 2010

The H-P Board just made the worst personnel decision since the id–ts on the Apple board fired Steve Jobs many years ago. That decision nearly destroyed Apple and would have if Steve hadn't come back and saved them. H-P had a long list of failed CEOs until they hired MH who has spent the last five years doing a brilliant job reviving H-P to its former greatness.
In losing MH, the H-P board failed to act in the best interest of H-P's employees, shareholders, customers and partners.

Oracle's Competition:

Thank you LE for making and even bigger "worst personnel decision" than HP by hiring MH. You've never been one to be outdone.
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