Nominally about Oracle’s move to the cloud, but quite a bit of early history for PCs and databases.
An interesting read (and some of the early Oracle history wasn’t something I was aware of). Something I’d never thought of before - what would’ve happened if IBM had patented the concepts behind relational databases? A scary thought…
Regarding Oracle and the cloud, count me very skeptical about their prospects for success against AWS/Azure (even GCP struggles against those two). Remember Larry’s proclamation in 2008 that the cloud is “complete gibberish”? And in typical Oracle fashion, a lot of their IaaS offering is powered by technology acquired from Nimbula, a startup founded by Chris Pinkham (who was one of the key people at Amazon during the early years of AWS and led the development of EC2).
What makes you think GCP struggles against Azure?