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Oracle's Ellison On AWS, The Fundamental Problem With Cloud Security, And Deploying The ‘Star Wars Cyber Defense’

Larry Ellison isn't one to shy away from controversy—or avoid hyperbole. Here are some of his most eyebrow-raising statements from his OpenWorld keynote.

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Amazon (And All Other Providers) Have Got A Big Problem, Says Ellison

All of Oracle's cloud competitors, including industry leader Amazon Web Services, have "a big problem," Ellison said.

"If you look at the AWS cloud," he told OpenWorld attendees, "the AWS cloud control code is sharing the computer with customer code. That means you better trust your customers. You better trust all your customers."

Because of that standard architecture, malicious customers, according to Ellison, can access all other cloud provider's control systems. And if they know what they're doing, they can hack the code and steal data from other customers.

That's "a fundamental problem with the architecture of the cloud," Ellison said.

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