Ellison speculated that not only would Oracle catch up with partner/rival Salesforce.com next year -- but that it would eventually surpass the CRM giant in the cloud market.
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Following up Adobe and Salesforce.com, among others, Oracle is fleshing out its own marketing cloud strategy.
The award-winning partner of IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, EMC, TIBCO and Salesforce.com buys ForwardThink Group, a financial services consulting specialist.
On balancing HP and Oracle as infrastructure partners, Salesforce's co-founder quipped, "It's not just an Internet of Customers but Internet of Partners."
In an eagerly awaited discussion (or match-up), Larry Ellison and Marc Benioff talked it out in front of media and analysts on Thursday.
In a nine-year deal, the Salesforce.com and Oracle clouds will be integrated.
Keith Block will be responsible for leading the CRM giant's global sales, customer support and consulting services units.
Salesforce.com closes in on Oracle and SAP in the CRM race.
Redmond is bringing Microsoft Dynamics AX to the Ariba commerce cloud integration table, joining other major CRM and ERP online and hybrid providers, such as Salesforce.com, SAP and Oracle.
OneDesk collects feedback and ideas from internal sources and social media; a new API allows it to integrate with apps from NetSuite, Oracle, SAP and Salesforce.com.
Eighteen vendors had 63 percent of the CRM market with 170 vendors splitting the rest of the category.
Will Oracle and Salesforce.com ever be able to get along? Probably not.
Did Oracle buy RightNow to show Salesforce.com who really is the Silicon Valley big dog?
Oracle has made clear today that its Public Cloud will be populated with acquisitions of the SaaS industry's old guard, clarifying the true battle lines against cloud rival Salesforce.com
Oracle is jumping into the cloud customer service game via its acquisition of RightNow. The deal is aimed at the heart of Salesforce.com.
Oracle has cancelled Salesforce.com CEO Marc Benioff's keynote at the OpenWorld powwow, as the two companies engage in what appears to be a pro wrestling match.
Salesforce.com CEO and chairman Marc Benioff is not happy with Oracle, and he didn't mince words one bit during his last-minute rescheduled keynote speech across the street from Oracle OpenWorld 2011.
Oracle's Larry Ellison struck back with a vengeance against Salesforce.com during the announcement of the Oracle Public Cloud.
Oracle cancels a keynote from Salesforce.com CEO Marc Benioff and the crowd goes wild. Suddenly, this feels more like a pro wrestling match.
For Oracle, the NetSuite deal gives it more ammo to argue that it is an arms dealer to cloud providers. Oracle databases run Salesforce.com as well as NetSuite.
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