June 28, 2013

Salesforce.com and Oracle Announce New Strategic Partnership - WTH?

Salesforce.com [NYSE:CRM] and Oracle [NASDAQ:ORCL] announced today a comprehensive nine-year partnership encompassing all three tiers of cloud computing: Applications, Platform and Infrastructure.

“We are looking forward to working with salesforce.com to integrate our cloud with theirs,” said Larry Ellison, CEO, Oracle

print from http://www.oracle.com/us/corporate/press/1964798

Salesforce.com plans to standardize on the Oracle Linux operating system, Exadata engineered systems, the Oracle Database, and Java Middleware Platform

Don't you guys are already running on OEL? It was declared since birth of salesforce that it runs on Oracle databases and have support licenses from Oracle, what has changed now?   

Oracle plans to integrate salesforce.com with Oracle’s Fusion HCM and Financial Cloud, and provide the core technology to power salesforce.com's applications and platform. Salesforce.com will also implement Oracle’s Fusion HCM and Financial cloud applications throughout the company. - 
Why would competitors will agree to use opposition's technology behind the scenes, it just makes one sense, Oracle has just added another cloud CRM to his CRM suite which is already overflowing with Siebel, Peoplesoft, Fusion and some cloud based CRM OD and Fusion cloud applications.

 Seems to me like coverup for Larry Ellison's next acquisition, he just can't tolerate any competitor in his area.

Makes me wonder how much he would have spent on this? any ideas?

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