Oracle Enters PaaS Market!{1}


The article I read for this week discusses Oracle’s plans to enter the PaaS (Platform as a Service) market to battle with Microsoft Azure, VMware Cloud Foundry and Amazon Web Services. Oracle’s entry into this market doesn’t mean much to users or to Oracle’s revenues. They are primarily entering to provide delivery and support of Java-based SaaS applications, primarily Oracle’s own. Whatever Oracle does in PaaS is strictly there for customization of the SaaS. Not very much information is available about the details of their new launch.

I found this article interesting because I think it is crazy how huge names like oracle can afford to just launch a new Software Development like this only to get a little piece of the pie. They aren’t going to make huge revenues and the cost of development must be pretty substantial. My guess is this development will force users to use their other software for full functionality and that is where their motives are.

This article relates to class because it is about Oracle which is one of the leading database companies in the world. They are developing software that allows functionality with cloud computing and cloud databases.

Kanaracus, Chris. “Oracle Prepares to Enter PaaS Wars.” Reviews and News on Tech Products, Software and Downloads. IDG News, 29 May 2012. Web. 29 May 2012. <http://www.pcworld.com/businesscenter/article/256430/oracle_prepares_to_enter_paas_wars.html>.