"... the push of a button;" "without having to touch a line of code" -- I'm guessing there was a lot of skepticism about these assertions during last night's Oracle OpenWorld opening keynote, at least among experienced Oracle customers
""We had no choice," he said, adding that it was "all because of a promise we made to customers 30 years ago."Oracle pushes its database further into the cloud
Ellison explained that IT architectures have gone through four major generations: mainframe/minicomputers, client-server, thin-clients, and now the cloud. During each of those transitions, Ellison said that Oracle customers wanted to move their databases to the new infrastructure with little disturbance. That, he said, is what Oracle did from the beginning of its existence, and what it will continue to do as customers migrate to the cloud.
"That's what people expect us to do -- what we've been doing for the past 30 years -- to upgrade everything without having to touch a line of code," he said."