Issue #18 – 28th June 2013
The Salesforce Deal Section
Following on from the Oracle’s Q4 earnings results, Larry promised some news that he said would reshape the cloud. We’ve already written about the Microsoft transaction in this week’s PeopleSoft Weekly, so this section is dedicated to the Salesforce and NetSuite deals.
Although Salesforce.com currently runs on the Oracle database, there has been some speculation that they were looking to reduce that dependency. This deal not only refutes that speculation, but ties the two companies very closely together. Salesforce will run on Oracle’s Exa-hardware, Linux OS, Java and database platform for the next 9 years, and implement Fusion internally. Quite a deal.
Frank Scavo breaks down the press release and debates what he believes the implications are. One thing is clear, the big loser here is Workday.
Holger Mueller also analyses the deal. He thinks it’s been a great week for Larry as the largest SaaS vendor in the market (SFDC) will be running on his new 12c Database.
Other News and Latest Developments
Tim Warner from Certus Solutions attended the recent OHUG event. He’s distilled some of his findings into a summary blog post.
Ulrich Janke from the Oracle ‘A-team’ has posted an extension post about integration using the HR2HR functionality. This is the current process, and quite different from the FBL (File Based Loader) integration that will be the method in the near future.