As reported this week, “Oracle is offering a series of new services that position it as a one-stop shop for all things cloud and directly target the likes of Amazon Web Services and Salesforce.com.”
Oracle already offers SaaS (software-as-a-service) applications, DaaS (database-as-a-service), and other products. This week at Oracle’s OpenWorld conference in San Francisco, they announced 10 additional cloud services.
The services include Compute Cloud and Object Storage Cloud, both clearly targeted at similar services from AWS. “Oracle termed its own offerings as secure, ‘enterprise-grade’ and ‘fully configurable.’ The services are currently in preview, according to Oracle’s cloud services website.”
You can count on more cloud services coming out of Oracle, either through organic development or through acquisition. In their attempts to play catch-up with AWS, simply replicating AWS’s offerings appears to be Oracle’s approach.
However, it’s going to take a lot more from Oracle to meet AWS on the cloud computing battlefield. While these new services are interesting, they lack the maturity. Considering their late appearance on the market, they won’t have much impact.