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Oracle has bold ambitions in and opinions about cloud, which has become the centerpiece of its overall corporate strategy.


  • Almost every IT player has bet its future on cloud and Oracle is no exception – it believes that its entire suite of cloud services will be its major differentiation and competitive advantage in an industry where best-of-breed providers have so far set a blistering pace.

Features and Benefits

  • Assesses Oracle's belief that its full suite of cloud solutions gives it a strong competitive edge.
  • Evaluates its ability to sell cloud services beyond its core customers.

Key questions answered

  • What are Oracle's key strengths in cloud and how can enterprise leverage their expertise globally
  • Oracle's success in cloud given the competitive landscape shows that there is room at the top for one more service provider

Table of contents


  • In brief
  • Ovum view

Cloud services overview

  • Cloud portfolio
  • Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS)
  • Software-as-a-Service (SaaS)
  • Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS)

Ovum’s assessment

  • Oracle has a chance of becoming a global player
  • Oracle is moving fast, but has no flagship product
  • Extending PaaS possibilities to ISV community
  • Vertical solutions innovation should be accelerated
  • Partner program enhancements are encouraging


  • Further reading
  • Author

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