In a head-to-head comparison, global software and cloud major Oracle has beaten Amazon Web Services in cloud database comparison, Larry Ellison, company's Executive Chairman and Chief Technology Officer, said on Wednesday at Oracle OpenWorld in San Francisco.
During his keynote presentation, Ellison demonstrated that Amazon databases are 20 years behind the latest release of the Oracle Database in the Cloud.
Ellison showed that Oracle Database-as-a-Service (DBaaS) is up to 105 times faster for Analytics workloads (than Amazon Redshift), 35 times faster for Online transaction processing (OLTP) (than Amazon Aurora) and 1000-plus times faster for mixed workloads than Amazon DBaaS.
Ellison also showed that the Oracle Cloud is optimised for running Oracle Database while Amazon Web Services (AWS) is not.
An Oracle Database running on the Oracle Cloud is up to 24 times faster than an Oracle Database running on AWS. Amazon Aurora, Amazon Redshift and Amazon DynamoDB only run on AWS.
"Oracle's new technologies will drive the Cloud databases and infrastructure of the future. Amazon are decades behind in every database area that matters, and their systems are more closed than mainframe computers," Ellison said.
The Oracle Database 12c Release 2 in the Oracle Cloud is now available along with the newly-launched Oracle Exadata Express Cloud Service.
This service provides the full enterprise edition of the Oracle Database running on the database-optimised Exadata infrastructure and is starting at $175 per month.
Oracle provides true workload portability across on-premises and cloud deployments, enabling customers to continue leveraging their existing investment, keep costs down and easily benefit from the efficiency of Cloud.