Oracle (ORCL): Amazon AWS Is Now In The Crosshairs - Drexel Hamilton

September 26, 2016 8:06 AM EDT
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Price: $38.09 -0.68%

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Drexel Hamilton analyst, Brian White, reiterated his Buy rating on shares of Oracle (NYSE: ORCL) after attending Oracle OpenWorld and the company's analyst day.

The company unveiled more robust PaaS and IaaS solutions that the analyst believes provides the necessary arsenal for the Oracle Cloud to take on AWS. Also, Oracle is trying to make it easier for customers to buy its cloud solutions with the Accelerated Buying Experience that began in 3Q:FY16.

Oracle is serious about IaaS and made important announcements last week to compete with AWS, announcing Generation 2 Infrastructure that the company claims is 11.5x faster than AWS and costs 20% less. Oracle also made a strong argument for why the company's database portfolio is superior to offerings at AWS. Larry Ellison provided details around why AWS is not optimized to run the Oracle Database and why the Oracle Cloud is running Oracle databases significantly faster compared to the databases on AWS (e.g. Redshift, Aurora), while also calling out the shortfalls in terms of ease of use in adoption, utilizing older database technologies and charging higher prices for AWS.

No change to the price target of $47.

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Shares of Oracle closed at $39.23 yesterday.

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