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Oracle's Cloud did not start recently. It goes back to 1999


This article in Fortune Magazine on May 24, 1999,   talks about Oracle's Business Online (BOL), where 22 customers were going to start paying Oracle a subsription fee and not purchase their own hardware, not purchase their own software, not hire their own DBA's. Oracle was going to manage their servers for them, over the internet.

Anybody who's thinking Oracle Cloud started just in the recent years may want to rethink their position.


What happened? How did Amazon's AWS surpass Oracle's BOL, Hosting, Managed Services and now Oracle Cloud?

Is the problem with Oracle Cloud or the complexity of the Oracle Database Engine?



Vicken Khachadourian