Welcome to the Cloud Wars Minute — your daily news and commentary show, hosted by Cloud Wars Founder, Bob Evans. Each episode provides insights and perspectives around the “reimagination machine” that is the Cloud.
0:12 – In the last handful of years, Google Cloud and Oracle have taken separate approaches on how they’re jumping into the cloud market.
0:27 – Google Cloud always had the reputation for cloud infrastructure but is now expanding to software, data, databases, AI and industry specific solutions. While Oracle has been building out a broad end-to-end set of cloud services that spans from infrastructure to platform autonomous database.
0:54 – Google Cloud is increasing interest in database migration service and promises prospects and customers who have been using legacy databases an easy move to the new Google Cloud database set.
1:34 – Further, Google Cloud will help those customers with modernizing legacy workloads, reduce dependency on proprietary databases, and offering the migration service with low-latency and minimal downtime. And now, they are aggressively calling out the big dog in that world of databases, Oracle.
2:53 – The big point here is we’re seeing all of the big cloud vendors expand the types of things they do and get more focused on addressing the specific concerns that customers have right now – and putting more and more competitive pressure on each other.