20 April, 2017
Amazon Data Center Chief Schools Oracle CEO On Cloud Claims
Amazon isn’t taking recent comments by a top Oracle executive lying down.
This week, Amazon Web Services data center guru James Hamilton wrote a blog post responding to comments by Oracle co-chief executive Mark Hurd made last week.
As Fortune reported, Hurd discounted the idea that his company cannot compete in cloud services with Amazon, Google, and Microsoft because those three companies spend so much more on data center infrastructure. Those three cloud giants invested an estimated $31 billion on infrastructure last year while Oracle dedicated about $1.7 billion, according to figures assembled by The Wall Street Journal from public filings.