Oracle’s co-CEO Mark Hurd has laid in to Amazon Web Services calling the company’s infrastructure ‘old’.
Speaking at a Goldman Sacks Technology and Internet Conference in San Francisco, the co-CEO said that “Amazon’s infrastructure, to be very blunt, is old,” while claiming its own technology is “newer and fresher.”
The company has frequently boasted about its broad depth of services and ability to match or beat AWS when it comes to pricing. While Big Red may well have a case to state, it’s slow embracing of the cloud has left it trailing in the wake of AWS, Microsoft and Google, all of whom control a bigger market share.
The CEO was questioned about why Google and Microsoft had taken a different approach to AWS, on vendor lock-in and the prospects for Oracle and IBM.
Jassy said, as reported by GeekWire: “I think there’s a second category of large technology companies that just took an ungodly long time to get there. These are companies like Oracle and IBM, some of those folks.”
“They pooh-poohed it and they said, first no one will use it, then maybe only startups will use it, and they won’t use it for anything real, then enterprises will never use it, then enterprises will never use it for anything mission-critical. Companies and developers voted with their workloads, and so now they’re in this spot of trying to spin something up. It’s six, seven years late.”
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