26 November, 2014
Oracle Bulks Up Its Public Cloud With Ex-Joyent Engineer
Joyent’s former vice president of engineering Mark Cavage is now the senior director and architect of engineering for Oracle’s public cloud. At Joyent, Cavage invented its recently open-sourced Manta object-storage service and was also the lead engineer. This hire shows that Oracle means business when it comes to building its cloud infrastructure, but it still has a way to go before it can be an established cloud player.
Cavage started his new gig two weeks ago and will be working with the recently hired Peter Magnusson(formerly of Snapchat and Google). They will focus on Oracle’s plans to build an enterprise-ready cloud that includes more than just the software-as-a-service type of features the company already has, like its database- and java-as-a-service, Cavage said.