Tuesday, April 21, 2009

If Oracle-Sun is a Cloud Play, what was Ellison ranting about?


It seems a lot of pundits out there think the Oracle Sun acquisition is (to a large degree) about Oracle wanting to establish more of a foothold in the cloud-computing biz. I won't disagree with that.

What's bizarre, though, is that it wasn't that long ago (in fact, September 2008) that Larry Ellison drew some flak for his public rant on cloud computing, in which he called cloud computing "total gibberish." The YouTube audio track of it is here. (I wrote a blog for CMS Watch about some of this back in November.)

Here's some of what Ellison had to say last September:
The interesting thing about cloud computing is that we’ve redefined cloud computing to include everything that we already do. I can’t think of anything that isn’t cloud computing with all of these announcements. The computer industry is the only industry that is more fashion-driven than women’s fashion. Maybe I’m an idiot, 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?
You tell us, Larry. You tell us.

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  2. His comments, while not exactly well thought out, do point to the fact that there are many definitions of "cloud computing".

    Personally I'm interested in hardware as a service, but putting your data in a remote location _is_ something that people have been doing for a long time.

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  3. His comments aren't saying cloud computing is bad, just that the term "cloud computing" is very vague and the general idea isn't new or revolutionary.

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  4. I think Ellison is somewhat right in saying that cloud computing is a buzzword sticked on almost old and new network related, but there was a lot of engineering effort to make things like Amazon or Google offerings work.

    I think he wouldn't have said it if Oracle would have had good cloud offering. Now it has a chance to develop one. Network is the computer.

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  5. Stop right there.

    Larry knew exactly what he was saying, and there is no point trying to recast his words.

    The computing industry _is_ as fashion driven as women's shoes.

    "Cloud" _is_ complete gibberish.

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