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Oracle's Larry Ellison calls out AWS as slow and expensive

03 Oct 2017

Onstage yesterday Oracle’s Chairman and CTO, Larry Ellison introduced the latest generation of their core database technology. Version 18c is known as Oracle Autonomous Database and will be available on premises or from Oracle’s own cloud.

Read the full story of its introduction here.

Ellison also shared benchmark test results during short demonstrations that highlighted the huge performance gap between Oracle’s latest solution versus its primary competitor Amazon Web Services (AWS).

Detailed comparisons showed Oracle Autonomous Database on Oracle Cloud and Oracle Database running on AWS\. For the test Amazon’s best Oracle database service was used, the Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS).

“These are not Oracle went out and made up the most ridiculous demos to make Amazon look bad they could come up with. These are datasets that we actually used for stress testing, and performance testing, and validating our database.” Says Ellison

In numerous examples with different types of datasets, the Oracle Autonomous Database on Oracle Cloud solution beat the Amazon approach. Even when the Amazon side was changed to running Amazon’s very own RedShift database, Oracle won handily.

“We guarantee you contractually to cut your Amazon bill in half. It’s fairly easy when you’re five to eight times faster. We feel pretty comfortable.” Says Ellison

Oracle’s Ellison roasts Amazon Web Services on stage

Onstage yesterday Oracle’s Chairman and CTO, Larry Ellison introduced the latest generation of their core database technology. Version 18c is known as Oracle Autonomous Database and will be available on premises or from Oracle’s own cloud.

Read the full story of its introduction here. /story/new-oracle-database-embraces-people-less-future/

Ellison also shared benchmark test results during short demonstrations that highlighted the huge performance gap between Oracle’s latest solution versus its primary competitor Amazon Web Services (AWS).

Detailed comparisons showed Oracle Autonomous Database on Oracle Cloud and Oracle Database running on AWS\. For the test Amazon’s best Oracle database service was used, the Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS).

“These are not Oracle went out and made up the most ridiculous demos to make Amazon look bad they could come up with. These are datasets that we actually used for stress testing and performance testing, and validating our database.” Says Ellison

In numerous examples with different types of datasets, the Oracle Autonomous Database on Oracle Cloud solution beat the Amazon approach. Even when the Amazon side was changed to running Amazon’s very own RedShift database, Oracle won handily.

“We guarantee you contractually to cut your Amazon bill in half. It’s fairly easy when you’re five to eight times faster. We feel pretty comfortable.” Says Ellison

Speed wasn’t the only factor with cost often being eight or 16 times as much on the Amazon side of the live demos.

“Amazon is five to eight times more expensive running the identical workload than the Oracle Autonomous Database.” Says Ellison

The direct comparison also highlighted the difference between Amazon’s 99.95 percent reliability and availability SLAs, which exclude most sources of unplanned and planned downtime, and Oracle’s 99.995 percent SLA guarantees.

Continuing to laugh at Amazon, Ellison kept reinforcing that “You get all this, but the shock is you must be willing to pay a lot less."

Speed wasn’t the only factor with cost often being eight or 16 times as much on the Amazon side of the live demos.

“Amazon is five to eight times more expensive running the identical workload than the Oracle Autonomous Database.” Says Ellison

The direct comparison also highlighted the difference between Amazon’s 99.95 percent reliability and availability SLAs, which exclude most sources of unplanned and planned downtime, and Oracle’s 99.995 percent SLA guarantees.

Continuing to laugh at Amazon, Ellison kept reinforcing that “You get all this, but the shock is you must be willing to pay a lot less."

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