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3/19/2014
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Oracle Reports Gains, But Rivals Grow Faster

Oracle Cloud subscription revenue increases 25% and hardware rebounds, but Microsoft, SAP, Salesforce.com, and Workday threats loom large.

Oracle CEO Larry Ellison
Oracle CEO Larry Ellison

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Charlie Babcock
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3/19/2014 | 3:30:45 PM
Microsoft becoming a stronger database competitor?
Microsoft is a more dangerous competitor than perhaps realized. It's not only picking up the pace on in-memory database processing but it will offer a SQL Server compatible system in Azure, which could act as an easily synched, hot backup copy in the cloud. With lower prices, that makes SQL Server more useful in a variety of ways.
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