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Oracle is coming out swinging as a cloud-first company. As a second-generation cloud provider, Oracle is positioning its cloud as the most advanced.


  • Oracle competes with Amazon – and Microsoft – head-on to become the default cloud destination for Oracle’s database stack.
  • As a challenger, Oracle is positioning itself as the more modern, cheaper, higher-performing, and secure cloud alternative.
  • In the enterprise applications SaaS market, Oracle is the leader due to the breadth and depth of its portfolio. In the PaaS segment, Oracle's clear strengths are with database and middleware as services.

Features and Benefits

  • Compares Oracle's strengths and weaknesses in SaaS and PaaS.
  • Compares Oracle Public Cloud to rivals in PaaS and SaaS.

Key questions answered

  • How does Oracle's engineered systems strategy impact the competitiveness of the Oracle Public Cloud?
  • How does the Oracle Public Cloud compare to its rivals in PaaS and SaaS?

Table of contents


  • Catalyst
  • Ovum view
  • Key messages


  • Recommendations for enterprises
  • Recommendations for vendors

General perspective

  • Business direction: Oracle is on a decade-long journey for the cloud
  • Oracle's cloud services
  • The Q1 bump
  • Rethinking cloud infrastructure
  • Cloud market landscape
  • Comparing partner strategies

SaaS: How Oracle measures up

  • Challenging with broader enterprise applications coverage
  • Oracle controls its SaaS destiny with its own systems infrastructure

PaaS: Building out a rich set of services

  • Breadth and depth to address a wide set of use cases
  • Oracle PaaS meets the needs of existing customers


  • Methodology
  • Further reading
  • Author

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