The M6 32 TB machine, the in-memory switch, a growing network of IaaS data centers soaked up the sun at Oracle OpenWorld this week.
There were also plenty of on-premise apps sessions. In the shadows were Oracle cloud apps which are quietly on a $ 1 billion a year revenue run rate.
Oracle shared some of their cloud application customer stats
- 650 Fusion Customers – about 220 live
- 1400 RightNow customers
- 1200 Eloqua customers
- 900 Taleo Enterprise customers (another 4500 Business Edition and 720 Learn customers)
In a panel, 9 customers described their experiences across this diverse set of apps. Many had bought these apps before Oracle acquired the vendor and did not report much disruption. On-premise customers (Siebel, PeopleSoft) I talked to at the event, seemed comfortable with where they are and their ability to gradually evaluate cloud options. As one said, its an annual ritual to evaluate whether to move certain apps to the cloud.
The customer pace and comfort seemed in marked contrast to analyst/media questions why cloud apps revenues are such a small portion of Oracle revenues.
Actually it contrasted to Oracle’s own attempt to showcase cloud apps. With a growing “conference within a conference” emphasis, the human resources and customer facing apps had their own tracks at the event.