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.