Amazon cancels Oracle and moves to RedShift

Amazon’s Consumer business has turned off its Oracle data warehouse on November 1 and moved to Redshift.
Amazon web servicesAmazon will stop using 88 percent of its Oracle databases, including 97 percent of its mission-critical databases, by the end of 2018.

The development is part of the Amazon strategy to eliminate software from Oracle that has helped the e-commerce giant run its retail business, Bloomberg reports.

Oracle Executive Chairman Larry Ellison ridiculed the internet giant last month for relying on Oracle databases to track transactions and store information, even though Amazon sells competing software, including Redshift, Aurora and DynamoDB.

“Amazon’s Consumer business turned off its Oracle data warehouse November 1 and moved to Redshift,” Andy Jassy, chief executive officer of Amazon Web Services (AWS), said in a tweet.

Since becoming a major provider of cloud computing, Amazon has moved to toss out its Oracle software. It has been a slow process, reflecting the difficulty of transitioning high volumes of data to new systems — despite Amazon’s own databases and large resources.

SAP, a database and applications vendor, is another rival trying to separate itself from Oracle. SAP has bought multiple companies that run on Oracle products and is still in the process of moving the subsidiaries to SAP’s own software.

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