Confirmed: Microsoft And Oracle Will Be Announcing A New Partnership On Monday
The plot thickens. First Larry Ellison spills the beans about looming partnerships between Oracle and several big-name cloud companies, including Microsoft.
Now Microsoft just hastily sent out invitations to a press conference which will feature Microsoft’s Steve Ballmer, his top cloud guy Satya Nadella and Oracle president Mark Hurd.
Given the people involved, it does sound like the news will be big.
Oracle Expected To Announce Key Technology Partnerships With Microsoft, Netsuite, Salesforce.Com On Its Cloud Computing Database 12c
Oracle CEO Larry Ellison confirmed that the company has a big announcement coming up next week, during the company’s quarterly conference call with Wall Street analysts on Thursday.
“Next week we will be announcing technology partnerships with the largest and most important SaaS companies (software-as-a-service) and infrastructure companies in the cloud,” Ellison said, according to Business Insider.
Microsoft’s Ballmer on board for ‘startling’ Oracle cloud database partnership
Oracle CEO Larry Ellison wasn’t able to contain himself on the company’s earnings conference call Thursday afternoon. First he said that the company will announce partnerships with “the largest and most important SaaS companies and infrastructure companies in the cloud” involving Oracle’s new 12c database technology. Then he just went ahead and announced their names, including Salesforce.com and Microsoft.
Ellison promised they would be “startling series” of announcements.
Microsoft quickly released a statement confirming a news teleconference planned for Monday afternoon with Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer and server and cloud chief Satya Nadella, along with Oracle President Mark Hurd.
The involvement of such high-level execs in a new partnership between the companies is somewhat startling, or at least notable given their longstanding rivalry. Microsoft generally doesn’t trot Ballmer out for these types of things unless it’s a significant partnership, although it’s notable that Ellison himself isn’t among the named participants.