Thomas Kurian new Google Cloud CEO

New hfu61&
Nov 16, 2018 16 Comments

This is weird. Oracle has 4th or 5th market position in the cloud space. When Kurian, who was defacto head of product at Oracle , he could not improve its market position. He is now hired as CEO of Google Cloud. Why did Pichai hire him? Did he feel that Kurian didn't get enough support at Oracle to revamp the business model?


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TOP 16 Comments
  • Oracle cracka
    Failing upwards.
    Nov 16, 2018 1
    • Oracle fatalflaw
      Public company...
      Nov 16, 2018
  • AppDynamics !mm!
    Seriously?!! This guy has a reputation of epitomizing "boss with bad temper" and Pichai hires him. Wow!
    Nov 16, 2018 0
  • Cisco bitset
    Interesting to know how google interview process happens for this level and how much drama is involved
    Nov 16, 2018 0
  • Microsoft anaya
    Because Curry is in his name
    Nov 16, 2018 0
  • Microsoft Qqcx31
    Did not expect Thomas Kurian to be this dark... If I had to bet, I would have put all on white guy.

    He could still be white, a very swarthy white, swearing sweater draped around his shoulder and wearing loafers and shorts.
    Nov 16, 2018 1
    • Amazon / Eng jNeo42
      Obsessed with race much?
      Nov 16, 2018
  • Nutanix / Other Bingo99
    Google is not an enterprise sales company, they think they have the product/services and it is probably a selling motion change, expect armies of ex-oracle sales guys at google, culture of building services for enterprises.. etc.. let’s see where this goes
    Nov 16, 2018 0
  • IBM / Eng trcy
    Nov 21, 2018 0
  • New Lollj
    Pichai is on his way out .. wait and watch
    Nov 16, 2018 0
  • Oracle I❤️Cloud
    OCI has yet to sell much at all. Kurian has a decade of failing to produce anything that people were willing to pay money for. The only credit he deserves is maybe a participation trophy.
    Nov 16, 2018 0
  • Microsoft TellMyWifi
    Are you saying that Oracle uses AWS and Azure so why would they hire him?
    Nov 16, 2018 2
    • Oracle fatalflaw
      No, OP meant trailing in ranking, not using...
      Nov 16, 2018
    • New hfu61&
      Ya my bad. Wrong grammatical usage of the word "behind".
      Nov 16, 2018
  • Velocity aYsS51
    It will be interesting to see how it plays out. Oracle's OCI team come a pretty long waypretty fast considering they didn't know what cloud was 2 years ago. Kurian gets credit for that. That gets counterbalance though by him not able or willing to decouple OCI from Oracle's old school sales approach stifling faster adoption.
    Nov 16, 2018 0


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