Friday, June 12, 2015

Oracle Sales Erode as Startups Embrace Souped-Up Free Software - Bloomberg Business

Oracle Database: not a unicorn favorite

"A Bloomberg survey of 20 startups valued at more than $1 billion supports the trend. The survey, which included companies such as Cloudflare Inc. and Pinterest Inc., found they placed open-source technologies at the heart of their businesses, with the exception of DocuSign, which had built around Microsoft’s SQL Server.
None of the companies surveyed indicated they had a large Oracle database deployment for their main services, though many used bits of Oracle software to run aspects of their organizations. Uber Technologies Inc., the car service, has committed heavily to Oracle via a worldwide rollout of the company’s E-Business Suite software, but job listings and presentations by Uber employees indicate it relies on a customized version of the free MySQL for its software."
Oracle Sales Erode as Startups Embrace Souped-Up Free Software - Bloomberg Business
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