Tag: Oracle

Are Cloud Companies Moving Away from Pricing Transparency?: eDiscovery Trends | JDSupra

Are Cloud Companies Moving Away from Pricing Transparency?: eDiscovery Trends | JDSupra

Last May, I wrote a post asking if pricing transparency is finally happening in eDiscovery.  Here’s an article where the trend seems to be reversing – at least for Software-as-a-Service (SaaS, aka cloud) companies in general.  And, what the heck is a SaaS “unicorn”? In his article on OpenView – Why SaaS Companies Are Moving […]

Four Ways To Avoid Vendor Lock-In When Moving To The Public Cloud | Forbes

Four Ways To Avoid Vendor Lock-In When Moving To The Public Cloud | Forbes

Today, the cloud market is dominated by a few mega-providers: Amazon, Google and Microsoft. On the surface, they deliver a similar looking set of infrastructure, with the virtual machine being the basic computational unit. Under the hood, however, there are important differences among them. While moving an application from one virtualization format to another is […]

Factors Likely to Decide Kroger’s (KR) Fate in Q3 Earnings | Nasdaq.com

Factors Likely to Decide Kroger’s (KR) Fate in Q3 Earnings | Nasdaq.com

Kroger’s top – line has been also benefiting from Customer 1st strategy, digital efforts and recent buyouts. Third-quarter revenue is projected to come in at $27,307 million, up 2.8% year over year. However, stiff competition, volatility in food prices, an aggressive promotional environment and waning store traffic remain the primary headwinds with which Kroger is […]

Cloud pricing discussions at AWS re:Invent? Your cheat sheet to a complicated topic | Diginomica

Cloud pricing discussions at AWS re:Invent? Your cheat sheet to a complicated topic | Diginomica

As AWS re:Invent kicks off the post-Thanksgiving holiday interregnum it is worth opening the kimono on cloud pricing. Let’s be clear from the get-go – it’s complicated and coming up with the right cost profile is far from easy. Although AWS controls and dominates the proceedings, many of the attendees use the cloud-savvy, budget-flush demographic […]

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 […]