New Google Cloud CEO Thomas Kurian says he's borrowing from the Oracle playbook to help catch up to Amazon and Microsoft

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Apr 9 32 Comments

https://www.businessinsider.com/google-cloud-ceo-thomas-kurian-oracle-strategies-2019-4

Google Cloud CEO Thomas Kurian told The Wall Street Journal that he planned to borrow some strategies from Oracle to help the search giant catch up to its peers Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure in the cloud wars.

Kurian said Google Cloud would work on serving specific markets, expand the sales force, and invest in technology that would allow it to serve customers on those other clouds too.

Kurian estimated that Google Cloud's sales team was one-tenth to one-fifteenth the size of those at AWS and Microsoft Azure, but he plans to get that ratio up to half.

Kurian spent over two decades at Oracle before joining Google early this year.

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TOP 32 Comments
  • Northrop Grumman / Eng HowCouldYu
    Yawn. I still don’t know how I feel about this. I’m at google next right now and it feels like people are already drinking the koolaid
    Apr 9 12
    • Northrop Grumman / Eng HowCouldYu
      Yeah will be interested to learn more once i get my hands on it. Maybe they kept it brief because it’s not a simple product? Who knows. I’m tired from all these sessions, my brain is fried
      Apr 9
    • Daimler ForkBomb
      Me too, too high level for me and all about industry partners/marketing 😞
      Apr 9
    • Northrop Grumman / Eng HowCouldYu
      Agreed. 🤯🤯🤯 hoping day 2 is a little better
      Apr 9
    • Oracle / Design MiddleWest
      Presenting majorly complex products & services in a simplified way because they either don’t exist yet or are woefully off-base is a very Oracle thing to do.
      Apr 10
    • Northrop Grumman / Eng HowCouldYu
      Ha GOORACLE
      Apr 10
  • Microsoft shambu
    This guy has a very ungoogly vibe
    Apr 9 1
  • Google Trtle
    Borrowing from Oracle... lol
    Apr 9 0
  • Google uzaname
    Building his empire.
    Apr 9 1
  • Microsoft k$8.?
    Blind leading Blind
    u read that in blind
    Apr 9 0
  • Oracle / Other
    IRnk30

    Oracle Other

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    Microsoft
    IRnk30more
    Google recruiters have started reaching out...
    Apr 9 2
    • Facebook / Eng liks
      Desperate times at GCP
      Apr 9
    • Northrop Grumman / Eng HowCouldYu
      Same LOL
      Apr 9
  • Amazon фoo
    So he’s firing everyone and giving up?
    Apr 9 1
    • Intel Who.Dis
      This is the first initiation plan that I’ve heard of to expand the workforce and not cut heads after an exec regime change.
      Apr 9
  • Microsoft / Sales
    FUPM

    Microsoft Sales

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    Connection, Allstate Financial Services, LLC
    FUPMmore
    Is Google going to start auditing customers?
    Apr 9 4
    • Google / Eng catburglar
      Wait, what?
      Apr 9
    • Microsoft / Sales
      FUPM

      Microsoft Sales

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      Connection, Allstate Financial Services, LLC
      FUPMmore
      Oracles MO, is Audit audit audit... Microsoft used to be also super aggressive on that but slowed down... it was a joke really.
      Apr 10
    • Google / Eng catburglar
      You mean audit how users are using the product?
      Apr 10
    • Microsoft / Sales
      FUPM

      Microsoft Sales

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      Connection, Allstate Financial Services, LLC
      FUPMmore
      Yes but Google does not have that vehicle because it's all subscription based, again I was joking
      Apr 10
  • Microsoft jewkdir
    Perhaps tag Google and Oracle.
    Apr 9 1
  • Microsoft megamanX
    LOLZ
    Apr 9 0