Oracle mysql 1000x faster

Larry Ellison Challenges AWS: ‘We’re 1,000x Faster’

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Hello my friends and welcome back to Acceleration Economies, cloud Wars Minute, where if you give us just a minute or two,


we’re gonna give you some unique insights into the greatest growth market the world has ever known. Right now, the world’s hottest cloud company.


Oracle had their, uh, founder and chairman Larry Ellison issue a challenge to aws. He basically said, we’ve got an open source MySQL database that is 1000 times faster 00:13

not a thousand percent faster, a thousand times faster than the comparable product from Amazon. Um, this was on Oracle’s recent fiscal Q4 earnings call and the question 00:26

from the analyst came up about why is Oracle doing so well when, um, you know, the growth rates of the other cloud war’s top 10 companies are moderating? 00:39

And part of Ellison’s answer had to do with technological superiority, uh, enabling the Oracle cloud at all levels from the 00:48

infrastructure, databases, analytics, all the way up to the applications to run so much faster. So with regard to, uh, MySQL Heatwave, which is their open source database, 00:57

a Ellison said that it processes queries a thousand times faster than awls. Excuse me, AWS Aurora Ellison said, we’ve got customers right now moving from Amazon, 01:11

Aurora to Oracle because of this, uh, very significant speed differential that exists. So about this question, why is it doing so well, 01:28

Ellison gave a fairly detailed answer that I’ve gone into in more detail and will offer some more in the article that will appear later today on acceleration 01:37 about why that’s happening. But his basic point, he said, excuse me, I get all choked up talking about the cloud, 01:44

but he said, up and down our entire cloud portfolio from infrastructure up through applications and everything in between, he said, 01:54

we’re able to run twice as fast and cost half as much. So while, uh, Oracle is much smaller than the other three, 02:01

big hyperscalers, Amazon, Microsoft, and Google Cloud, their cloud business, as we’ve talked about lately since their Q4 numbers is growing much faster than 02:10

anybody else’s. Ellison believes that a huge part of that is businesses are investing heavily in the cloud and they’re saying, if I’m gonna be spending this much money, 02:19

I should get the best possible performance. And Ellison is betting that Oracle’s advanced Gen two infrastructure, its databases like the autonomous database, and in this case, uh, 02:30

MySQL heat wave, those are now delivering not just marginally better, but wildly better levels of performance, as he said, twice as fast cost, 02:42

half as much, and then they’re the outliers like this one. Now, in the particular case of this level of a thousand times faster than 02:51

Aurora, um, Ellison says these are, uh, you can see these in publicly available TCP benchmarks and um, you know, he didn’t offer any other details on this earnings call. So, 03:00

you know, somebody could say, Hey, that’s a bunch of crap. We’re gonna run these tests and show they’re wrong. Okay, 03:13

then I would suggest somebody go out and do that. Uh, if AWS feels that it’s Aurora, um, database is being slighted here, 03:19

AWS should step up and prove that because that would be a disaster for Ellis and Oracle at a time when things are going well for them and they’re climbing. 03:27

Um, any chance from AWS to, uh, refute this claim and show that it’s just wrong would be a huge win for 03:36

aws and a big kick at Oracle’s credibility. So if this numbers are way off, I think we’re gonna see those. Uh, if they’re not, it shows that Oracle, 03:45

at least in that comparison of the MySQL database from Oracle to that of AWS has a big superiority. And you know, 03:54

Ellison’s always made it a point of going after, you know, the biggest competitor out there. You know, he figures well, 04:01

I go after the little ones. He said it might be easier or safer, but he said it’s more interesting and ultimately more beneficial to go after the 04:06

big ones. So it’s a performance game at Oracle. That’s what they’re betting on, and that’s why they have become the, uh, world’s hottest major cloud provider, 04:14

Q4 growth of 54%. Thanks for being with us here at Cloud Wars a minute, and I hope you have a fantastic day. 04:23

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I'm Abhay Singh, an Architect with 9 Years of It experience. AWS Certified Solutions Architect.

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