Niche Player: Oracle
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) primarily is focused on lift-and-shift, high-performance computing and hybrid workloads, though Oracle endeavors to broaden its platform’s capabilities outside Oracle-focused applications, according to Gartner. The company is focused on expanding its geographic reach with capabilities that are competitive with its more established peers.
Strengths: Oracle’s innovation pace has narrowed the gap for hyperscale cloud capabilities between it and market leaders, according to Gartner, and its focus on distributed cloud is unique.
Cautions: Many of Oracle’s capabilities are new and immature, and the company continues to have a "polarizing presence," in particular among software developers and independent software vendors who don’t see it as a neutral company. “Most Gartner clients consider OCI mainly for lift and shift of Oracle-centric workloads rather than as a general-purpose provider for all workloads, despite OCI being capable of such,” Gartner said.