Is Oracle cooking its cloud books?

It wasn’t that long ago that Oracle’s lord and master, Larry Ellison, snarled that cloud computing was just hype. He said in 2008, “The computer industry is the only industry that is more fashion-driven than women’s fashion. Maybe I’m an idiot, but I have no idea what anyone is talking about. What is it? It’s complete gibberish. It’s insane. When is this idiocy going to stop?”

Fast forward to 2012 and you find Ellison proclaiming that Oracle was ready to offer “the most comprehensive cloud on the planet Earth.”

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