Oracle Cloud is finally brought out but is the criticism fair?

Oracle CEO Larry Ellison has been on the warpath for most of this week after announcing the data giant’s move to the cloud, in what was modestly described in the press releases as “the most comprehensive cloud on the planet Earth”.

Oracle Cloud had according to Ellison been seven years in the making, which perhaps explains its comprehensive nature, but the credentials sound pretty good at face value.

Delivering software as a service (SaaS) and platform as a service (PaaS), Oracle Cloud’s main strength is what they call “functionally rich, integrated, secure, enterprise cloud services” – in other words, a fully-fledged cloud system which incorporates 100 self-service applications and platform services.

The announcement also explained the cloud’s various facets, such as allowing users to schedule their own upgrades as and when, and claiming to be the only cloud which avoided business process fragmentation.

The numbers were impressive too …