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Oracle joins rivals to advance cloud computing

Patrick Thibodeau, Chris Kanaracus | July 16, 2013
Ending a bitter feud, Oracle has entered into a cloud-centric deal with Salesforce.com, and it has reached similar agreements with Microsoft and NetSuite.

Underscoring all the agreements is the recognition that there's a need for more support for and stronger integration of products used in cloud platforms, analysts said.

"[It's] a recognition on Oracle's part that cloud-based software delivery is becoming a marketplace reality, and it needs to be actively engaged if it wants to gain the benefits of that market," said Charles King, an analyst at Pund-IT.

 

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