If you ask someone in the tech industry who are the top three leaders in the cloud market, he would blurt out the names of Amazon, Microsoft, and Google. These companies have taken the lead because of their expertise in storage and servers. They fulfill the requirements of their clients without asking them to build costly data centers. To turn this into reality, these three tech companies spent nearly $31 billion let their customers make use of their data centers. Website, in comparison spent only $1.7 billion to achieve the same goal through its public cloud.
The difference is staggering to ignore
On paper, it looks like a huge difference. Many would believe that this small amount of money from Oracle would put it at a disadvantage when it comes to standing up to the challenge of Amazon and Microsoft in cloud based service. However, Oracle CEO Mark Hurd believes that it is not always the quantity that decides the winner. According to him, not all data centers are created equal. Data centers made by Oracle are far more efficient and high quality than the data centers made by the competitors of the company. This is because they run on Oracle hardware and they boast of databases that are super charged.
Mark Hurd says he does not want Oracle to compete with Amazon and Microsoft in terms of expenditure on setting up of data centers. According to him, it is not as simple to predict the winner on the basis of number of data as it seems. If a company has faster computers, it obviously does not need as many data centers. And if database can be made faster, then this need for datacenters shrinks to only 25% or so. It is all about advance technology and innovation.