Thread regarding Oracle Corp. layoffs

Clear evidence of Oracle’s decline

….is to be found in Gartner’s annual database market share rankings.

As you can see, the decline started years ago, and now both Microsoft and Amazon have surpassed Oracle in market share for databases.

https://blogs.gartner.com/merv-adrian/2022/04/16/dbms-market-transformation-2021-the-big-picture/

This is mainly due to the fact that Oracle is way behind the curve in cloud databases. And is falling behind and losing more market share by the year.

This is the Crown Jewels folks. This is not cloud infrastructure or another new Oracle business. This is the Oracle crown jewels, the bread and butter.

Clear evidence that all is going down the tubes at Oracle.

Ax Man

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But Oracle DB is still a popular choice.
Still number #1 on a certain site:

https://db-engines.com/en/ranking

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Post ID: @haix+1gip4jMS

He and Oracle and everyone staff, customers and investors are in a bad sort d place. The financial publications still advise Oracle to be a good growth investment. Their description of Oracle is incorrect. They are promoting Oracle based on wrong information. They too are corrupt.
Product development is horrible as you mention. If they don’t get new leadership and spend money other than buying businesses that no one else wants then, inflation plus the news Re: illegal patents investigation will take Oracle all the way down. Perhaps LE will become another Howard Hughes at the end of his life. It’s a sad story. There are many factors working against the good people at Oracle. It’s a better story when the evil corrupt people get weeded out and the company rebounds. Looks like the curse of the evil illegal patent filers and such are going to end it with a sad story.

  • They will get their 15 minutes of fame in breaking news and they will have to blame each other all the way to their new digs with the feds.
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Post ID: @8ekw+1gip4jMS

Oracle DB is now suffering the same fate as the businesses they bought. Their model for revenue, growth, market gain, etc is by acquisition. If they had a perceived need they simply bought a company that had the product, rebranded and sold as Oracle in the market. Oracle doesn't develop. They want to profit from a current product for it's lifecycle. No cost for development, sales, etc. Then discard(keep a few for support at end of life) and buy another "feature" or product to rebrand and sell. That has created the challenge of how to use this strategy in the "cloud of " world. Cloud products need to be developed. Not very compatible for Oracle as they are not good at development. Hence the current growing(or shrinking) pains. They have very little time. There won't be much market share left to pick over once Google, Microsoft and Amazon saturate the market with new products. Which is nearly done. Oracle goes from a main player with what was the strongest DB, ERP market share a couple years ago to a bit player with "me too" features in the cloud world.
Eat the low hanging fruit for as long as you can. Just make sure you have a ladder when it runs out. Oracle is guilty of standing on the ground too long and letting all the ladders get bought up.

Great words uttered about "the cloud" by Larry.....

"Maybe I’m an id--t, but I have no idea what anyone is talking about. What is it? It’s complete gibberish. It’s insane. When is this idiocy going to stop?"

Uh, I don’t understand what we would do differently in the light of cloud computing, other than market … you know, change the wording on some of our ads."

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Post ID: @8nqa+1gip4jMS

Oracle is definitely going downhill. Sinking ship. Just a matter of time.

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Post ID: @6kwx+1gip4jMS

Those may be valid goals, but these attributes are not always found in the same package. For example, one can be younger and dishonest, and one can be older and smarter!

It is not smarter or honest to file patents without inventors name and claiming that were setup by manager.

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Post ID: @5gdd+1gip4jMS

VP, that filed patents and did not include inventors name it is time to come clean, resign from your job, pay restitution to victims & whatever is required from the govt.
The rules are the rules and you are not exempt.

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Post ID: @5opr+1gip4jMS

If you can’t see the problem then.you must be the problem. Deflecting and distraction mind control games do not work.

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Post ID: @5roj+1gip4jMS

"I will not make age an issue of this campaign. I am not going to exploit, for political purposes, my opponent's youth and inexperience,"
Ronald Reagan

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Post ID: @4mzh+1gip4jMS

“ younger, smarter, honest, cheaper, dependable and also creative. ”

Those may be valid goals, but these attributes are not always found in the same package. For example, one can be younger and dishonest, and one can be older and smarter!

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Post ID: @4rfv+1gip4jMS

Oracle has great potential but, has to get "unstuck" from the present Product Development Leadership. There are many people out there that, could fill that position that are younger, smarter, honest, cheaper, dependable and also creative. New ideas are needed which do not exist in current situation. Corrupt behavior will paralyze leadership faster than anything. Self destruction is imminent however, now is not soon enough for a change.

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Post ID: @4vnf+1gip4jMS

I used to be a customer, a happy one. The competition has caught up though, our DB is expensive and we are not the easiest company to work with. If I was to be buying now I'd avoid Oracle and would go with a Microsoft or AWS product.

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Post ID: @3cuk+1gip4jMS

A good chart, the market is healthy and growing:
https://www.techrepublic.com/article/new-gartner-report-shows-massive-growth-database-market-fueled-cloud/

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Post ID: @3zfu+1gip4jMS

Dude…. Do you know how utterly PATHETIC you sound? Are you really an Oracle employee? Lol.

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Post ID: @3scf+1gip4jMS

Thank you o Ax Man, o great one, o Robin Hood of Oracle executives, our sweet hero of success and wisdom.

Ax Man is truly the greatest and worthy of our trust.

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Post ID: @2qbk+1gip4jMS

Axe Man, you are the GREATEST. Thank you.

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Post ID: @1dut+1gip4jMS

You can expect customers to exercise their options. That’s exercise, as in running!

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Post ID: @ymr+1gip4jMS

If you work in IT with any exposure to cloud and or cloud dbs, this matches with what you are seeing in your work.

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