|why was Larry Ellison smiling so broadly about his Oracle Cloud product? Some audacity, some knowing Oracle has built a virtually impregnable moat around its customers.|
- Virtualization. We don't care what operating system that program was written under. It will run in our cloud because our hypervisor will make it do so.
- Distributed computing. We don't care that your data and software are too big for one machine, or that demand might overwhelm one quite suddenly. Use the whole server room.
- The ability to handle big data sets. Analyzing haystacks to find needles? Cloud does that in a jiffy.