escape hatch from oracle

Will Oracle’s Continuous Innovation Release Model Spur Migration to Other SaaS Platforms?

Oracle’s Continuous Innovation release model is a reinvention of Oracle’s support services intended to encourage companies to pay a maintenance stream for updates to existing installed on-premise software, along with the associated costs of hosting, administering, and applying those updates. But, if customers reject this model and decide to move to a software-as-a-service (SaaS) model […]

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Charting Your Future With Oracle

As we’ve documented through the Escape Hatch from Oracle research mission, using and working with Oracle has both advantages and drawbacks. Oracle offers an array of high-quality products that are vital to many enterprises across industries. Companies have come to depend on using Oracle software to run mission-critical operations. But the way Oracle antagonizes its […]

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When It Comes to Negotiating With Oracle, Go First

The world of Oracle is often like the seemingly bucolic suburban town depicted in Stranger Things: often, things are not what they seem and what’s right might be unusual in another context. Recently, I had another conversation with Craig Guarente, CEO and Founder of Palisade Compliance, who I’ve interviewed frequently in the past for our […]

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Escape Hatch from Oracle Research Mission Declaration

For the past few years, as an analyst, blogger, and consultant, I have studied the way that Oracle has licensed its products and conducted audits to ensure compliance. I have worked with companies who help improve negotiating leverage, provide services for supporting and migrating from Oracle products, and talked to many executives who have become […]

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