What’s Next For Oracle After Larry Ellison?

Oracle CEO Larry Ellison

Not Much.

I’m sorry, but even with Larry Ellison at the helm, Oracle hasn’t done much in the past decade. There was a time when Oracle was one of the biggest and baddest player in the Tech Sector. During the Dot Com Bubble of 2000, Oracle DBAs were literally getting paid 250-300K Annually. With the emergence of other players in the Database Solutions and Cloud Computing sector, Oracle has been in a steady decline over the past couple years. The YoY Earnings have been dismal to say the least. The lack of innovation and the willingness to make large strategic acquisitions, are just some of the reasons why Oracle has lost its dominance in the Technology Industry. At a time when Oracle should have been at the forefront of, and anticipated, the Cloud Computing Revolution, Oracle was basically on the sidelines waiting for someone to throw the Challenge Flag. Unfortunately, this was like the Packers and Bears NFC North championship game last year (2013-2014), where Aaron Rodgers flung the rock to Randall Cobb on 4th and 8 with just 40 Seconds left on the clock, and bodied the Bears hopes of advancing to the playoffs. In this scenario, Oracle is the Chicago Bears. By the time Jay Cutler got the ball back, it was already too late.

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