Oracle co-founder Larry Ellison has launched a scathing attack on Amazon claiming that his own business can lower prices and offer faster technology within the key cloud computing sector.
Addressing the company’s OpenWorld user conference in a keynote speech an aggressive Ellison laid into his rival, openly criticising software offered by Amazon Web Services.
Ellison said: “AWS is more closed than an IBM mainframe. People are saying that is ridiculous. How can that be.”
By comparison Ellison big upped his own software products, stating that Oracle’s newly released Exadata Express costs customers $175 per month – versus Amazon’s Aurora which costs $245 per month.
Despite this talk Oracle remains a minnow in comparison to Amazon’s strides to collar the cloud market, pulling ahead of Microsoft, Salesforce.com, IBM and Alphabet whilst Oracle languishes in sixth place.
Oracle is seeking to reposition itself as a cloud services provider amidst continued contraction in its core database business.