Tag: Oracle

Kroger using Google and Microsoft clouds to avoid paying Amazon | CNBC

Kroger using Google and Microsoft clouds to avoid paying Amazon | CNBC

For Kroger, that fear has become more obvious by the day. In August, Amazon bought Whole Foods for $13.7 billion and instantly cut prices at the upscale grocer. CNBC has also been reporting on Amazon’s potential efforts to crack the pharmacy market, another reason for Kroger to be concerned. Kroger gets about 9 percent of […]

Amazon Web Services shakes up cloud pricing with per-second billing  |Hi Tech Beacon

Amazon Web Services shakes up cloud pricing with per-second billing |Hi Tech Beacon

Amazon Web Services customers will soon pay for their elastic cloud compute (EC2) Linux instances and elastic block store (EBS) volumes by the second instead of by the hour, the company announced today. AWS has offered per-hour billing since launching services in 2006. Per second billing for all new and existing Linux instances on EC2 […]

Oracle introduces new cloud pricing models with further glance at beating AWS | Cloud Tech News

Oracle introduces new cloud pricing models with further glance at beating AWS | Cloud Tech News

Oracle OpenWorld may still be a couple of weeks away, but Larry Ellison gave a glimpse of what to expect in San Francisco with the announcement of new licensing and pricing structures – promising to beat Amazon by at least 50% on cost. Ellison, Oracle’s CTO, took to the stage to not only discuss the […]

VMworld: Partners Await Pricing, Availability Details For VMware Cloud On AWS – Page: 1 | CRN

VMworld: Partners Await Pricing, Availability Details For VMware Cloud On AWS – Page: 1 | CRN

Solution providers attending next week’s VMworld conference in Las Vegas will be closely looking at what VMware’s strategic relationship with Amazon Web Services means for their businesses. VMware is expected to provide additional details on VMware Cloud on AWS – including pricing, availability and how the sales process for the offering will work in the channel. The new […]

Critical software licensing pitfalls to avoid when moving to the cloud | TechRepublic

Critical software licensing pitfalls to avoid when moving to the cloud | TechRepublic

Cloud competition Traditional enterprise IT vendors have long taken notice of Amazon Web Services’ (AWS) success. It seems every major enterprise application vendor has, or had, a public cloud offering. Cisco, HPE, and VMware represent companies that attempted and abandoned direct public cloud offerings. SAP, Oracle, and Microsoft, however, continue to hold AWS at bay. […]

Does Oracle’s AWS Pricing Increase Make Strategic Sense? | Forbes

Does Oracle’s AWS Pricing Increase Make Strategic Sense? | Forbes

What Exactly Happened? As first reported by in a blog post by U.K.-based Oracle consultant Tim Hall, Oracle changed something called the “Oracle Processor Core Factor” from .5 to 1 for deployments on AWS and Azure. “This change in licensing terms effectively doubles the licensing requirements for some cloud implementations,” said Craig Guarente, CEO of Oracle licensing consultancy Palisade […]

Oracle’s Larry Ellison sets his sights on AWS and Azure, but doesn’t yet have the muscle to challenge them | Tech2

Oracle’s Larry Ellison sets his sights on AWS and Azure, but doesn’t yet have the muscle to challenge them | Tech2

Oracle dropped a bombshell at the OpenWorld conference in San Francisco when they unveiled their second-generation cloud infrastructure. The bombshell in question is the fact that Oracle will now offer a “Dense IO Shape VM-type platform” that offers 28.8TB of space, 512GB of RAM and 36 CPU cores for the rock-bottom price of $5.4 per […]

Aggressive Selling Tactics Likely to Have Lifted Oracle’s Cloud Revenues, But at What Cost? | Forbes

Aggressive Selling Tactics Likely to Have Lifted Oracle’s Cloud Revenues, But at What Cost? | Forbes

Can Oracle’s Tunnel Vision on Cloud Backfire? It is no secret that Oracle has aimed almost its entire sales and marketing machinery at promoting its cloud products over the legacy on-premise products. The company is reportedly using aggressive selling tactics to strong-arm its existing on-premise customers in switching over to the cloud or a hybrid […]

Pricing News Daily > 2/5/15

Pricing News Daily > 2/5/15

Pricing News Daily is a digest of top pricing strategy in the news, strategy expert and technology leader’s thought leadership, industry news and events, and resources for pricing professionals. This Edition is Sponsored by: Strategic Pricing Associates SPA is the leading provider of pricing analytics to 100′s of complex companies of all types: manufacturing, distribution, equipment, […]

Oracle Adds Sale Pricing Strategy to Data Center Refresh | eWeek

Oracle Adds Sale Pricing Strategy to Data Center Refresh | eWeek

Oracle’s pricing drop is parallel to something one might see at a big box store — only for big computing devices that go for hundreds of thousands of dollars. Larry Ellison’s 56-minute message at a Jan. 21 press event could have been boiled down to this: “Still faster, still more secure, but now cheaper than […]