Another interesting dynamic from OpenWorld this week:
As with HP, Oracle has a multifaceted and bidirectional customer/supplier relationship with Amazon.com.
Oracle is now offering its 11g database, Fusion Middleware and Enterprise Manager products through Amazon Web Services' Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2), the vendor announced Monday at the start of its OpenWorld conference in San Francisco.
The vendor will also let customers use existing software licenses on EC2 at no additional cost.
To help customers get up and running on EC2, Oracle has developed a set of Amazon Machine Images (AMIs). These allow users to spool up new virtual machines already provisioned with 11g, Fusion Middleware and Oracle Enterprise Linux within a few minutes, the company said.
Oracle also announced Secure Backup Cloud Module, a software package based on Oracle Secure Backup that allows customers to backup databases to Amazon Simple Storage Service. Backups can be encrypted and the module is integrated with Oracle Recovery Manager and Enterprise Manager.