From Pot Shots To Praise: Ellison-Benioff Make Nice

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Ellison: Is The Roach Motel Of Clouds

The same day that Benioff blasted Oracle's "proprietary mainframes," Ellison fired back in his OpenWorld keynote session on October 5, 2011 by referring to as the "ultimate vendor lock-in" and the "roach motel of clouds."

Ellison maintained that Salesforce's use of "proprietary" technologies make it impossible to develop applications in a data center and move them to Salesforce's platform, or move data and applications off to other platforms. "You can check in, but you can't check out. I like to think of it as the roach motel of clouds," said Ellison to laughter.

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