10 Questions For Oracle President Mark Hurd


You called Exadata the iPad Of the Enterprise. Talk about that.

You can go buy any brand PC at Best Buy and you buy Microsoft Windows at Best Buy and the first time those products really come together from an engineering perspective is at your house. Now when you are building this (an iPhone and an iPad) you get a level of hardware engineering, a level of software engineering and you did it together and you integrate it. Exadata is the same way. It is not only optimized for performance. But it's easier to use, it is easier to support because it has been built together. It is the same concept: that if you can engineer these things together you are going to get a better answer. You are going to get a better experience.