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Ellison Opens Oracle OpenWorld With Oracle Database 18c Debut

Oracle founder and CTO Larry Ellison devoted his keynote speech to demonstrating the capabilities of the newest release of Oracle's flagship product – and took some shots at cloud competitor Amazon Web Services along the way.

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Ellison Introduces Oracle's Next-Gen Database

Oracle founder, CTO, executive chairman and evangelist extraordinaire Larry Ellison welcomed customers and partners to the Oracle OpenWorld 2017 conference Sunday with a new release of the company's flagship database software.

But Oracle 18c isn't just any database. It's "the only self-administering database in the entire world," Ellison told attendees of his company's annual conference in San Francisco.

In expounding on 18c's breakthrough features and cost benefits, Ellison took every chance he could to say an unkind word about public cloud leader Amazon Web Services, his favorite target of late.

Here are some of Ellison's descriptions of advances Oracle has made in its database technology, and all the corresponding digs against AWS.

Oracle Database 18c will be available to customers in December, but, as Ellison said, only if they're "willing to pay much less."

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