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Is Oracle Really Offering 100+ Cloud Applications? 33

Posted by Soulskill
from the for-sufficiently-small-values-of-100 dept.
Nerval's Lobster writes "Oracle CEO Larry Ellison claimed during a June 6 presentation that the upcoming Oracle Cloud would offer more than 100 enterprise-grade applications. While Oracle certainly intends on offering a broad range of cloud products, at least one analyst has questioned how the company is counting up to that magic '100 applications' total. Meanwhile, another analyst feels that, despite Oracle's commanding presence in enterprise IT, it could face a significant challenge in its fight for the cloud-computing market."
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Is Oracle Really Offering 100+ Cloud Applications?

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  • by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday June 19, 2012 @06:34PM (#40377751)

    There's MySQL, MySQL+, MySQL Max, MySQL 386, MySQL Lite, MySQL with Bacon, MySQL with jalapeno, Eventum, MySQL with antioxidants, did I say MySQL already?

    • by Anonymous Coward

      There's MySQL, egg, sausage, and MySQL. That's not got much MySQL in it.

    • by tlhIngan (30335)

      There's MySQL, MySQL+, MySQL Max, MySQL 386, MySQL Lite, MySQL with Bacon, MySQL with jalapeno, Eventum, MySQL with antioxidants, did I say MySQL already?

      The question is - how many apps are they missing? I think "Oracle DB" would have more than 100 variations and licensing terms already, so how many are they leaving out?

  • 99 cloud applications from Oracle, 99 cloud applications.
    Take one down and pass it around, 98 cloud applications from Oracle. ..... (for X=X-1 cloud applications while X>-1)

    No more cloud applications from Oracle, no cloud applications.
    Go to the store and buy some more, 99 cloud applications from Oracle.

    --

    By the way, I hate Oracle. I don't like any large software firm for that matter, but Oracle is especially nauseating.

  • by MrBandersnatch (544818) on Tuesday June 19, 2012 @07:03PM (#40378117)

    a metric useful in judging the viability of a cloud offering? Personally I want to know about things such as ease of use, integration into 3rd party offerings, scalability, pricing etc. *sigh*

    Useless PR aimed at boosting the share price a few points, how did this ever make the front page?

    • Oh wait, sorry, I forgot that Slashdot has to make money somehow....

    • by SDrag0n (532175)
      With Oracle, I generally assume "ease of use" is a 0.... Depending, it can be difficult to get Oracle ODBC drivers installed, much less use anything else they make.

      Just my 2 cents though.
  • by nurb432 (527695) on Tuesday June 19, 2012 @07:07PM (#40378157) Homepage Journal

    Just call each module an app, and call it 'cloud ready'. There is your 100.

  • The Actual List (Score:5, Informative)

    by sadyoshi (2665811) on Tuesday June 19, 2012 @07:25PM (#40378347)

    TFA links to the actual list that Oracle claims, why isn't this in the summary so that people can judge for themselves:
    http://constellationrg.com/blog/2012/06/oracles-list-100-plus-cloud-applications [constellationrg.com]

    I don't see why this is news though. Marketing department chooses a convenient level of granularity to get a shiny number. Isn't that like, all marketing?

    • It's not news. It's just an underhanded way to get people to view the SlashBI/Cloud sections of Slashdot that no one cares about. They probably noticed that those sections get near zero hits.

  • It is too easy to make up nearly any number one like, by dividing the functionalities into different applications.

    BTW, Oracle E-Business Suite (i.e., Oracle Apps) alone has over 100 'applications' according to Oracle's classification.
  • I guess we expect different applications instead of variations of applications when Or acle makes a call like that.

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