Oracle server revenue slides (again)

Whoops. Oracle revenue from sales of Exadata, Exalogic, et. al fell again — 23 percent — in its third quarter compared to the year ago period.

Whatever happened to Oracle’s server business?

Oracle’s revenue from servers was down 18 percent year over year in the fourth quarter, according to Gartner and IDC. So far, the company’s high-stakes gamble on hardware isn’t paying off.

Ellison: “Guys, hardware’s a great business, really!”

Despite the hype around its high-end engineered “Exa” systems, Oracle hardware revenue continued to swoon in the second quarter when it was off 23 percent year over year. But, CEO Larry Ellison said that the company has just about turned the corner.

Oracle cloud takes vendor lock-in up a notch

Oracle’s new clouds are a vehicle for selling more Oracle hardware and software into big accounts. It’s unclear how many of these big accounts — banks, manufacturers, insurance companies — really want to go all-in with Oracle in the cloud, however.

Shocker! Oracle takes on Amazon with all-Oracle-all-the-time cloud

Oracle’s promised new public and private clouds will run (spoiler alert) Oracle OS, Oracle VM, Oracle database and new Oracle Exadata X3 hardware. The company’s scale-up approach flies in the face of scale-out clouds espoused by market leaders like Amazon.

Oracle’s hardware hangover continues

Oracle’s still fighting to recover, recoup and profit from its $7.4 billion buyout of Sun Microsystems three years ago. In its first quarter, Oracle’s overall hardware business was off 24 percent year over year despite “triple-digit growth” in engineered systems like Exadata.