Oracle may face challenges migrating customers to cloud, says survey

Rimini Street surveyed 205 IT and business decision makers who were Oracle customers. The picture is a mixed bag.

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Rimini Street survey

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Oracle customers may be planning to reduce spending with the enterprise software vendor and are also wary of moving to the company's software as a service lineup, according to a Rimini Street survey.

The survey had 205 respondents who weren't current customers and that reality makes it interesting. A survey based on Rimini Street customers would be a self-selecting bunch given the company specializes in third party support for Oracle.

According to the survey, Oracle customers were prioritizing cost optimization and business productivity as the No. 1 and No. 2 priorities with digital transformation No. 3.

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In any case, the survey hits on a few hot-button issues notably Amazon Web Services, which is an Oracle obsession. Among the key findings:

  • 53 percent of Oracle customers were planning to reduce spend with the company and 60 percent cited high costs of software and features.
  • 27.9 percent of respondents said they will move to AWS to host their Oracle applications. However, 27.2 percent said they would move to Oracle Cloud.
  • 80 percent of respondents said they wouldn't replace their on-premises Oracle software for cloud offerings or were unsure.
  • Oracle customers said they weren't planning to move to Oracle Cloud due to no justifiable business case, expense, migration disruption and lock-in. Business case cited by 52.8 percent of respondents.
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Rimini Street survey
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