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The 10 Biggest Cloud Computing News Articles Of 2018

High-profile acquisitions, prominent executive moves, and efforts to win clients led many cloud providers to take the gloves off in their ongoing battle for market supremacy.

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10. Amazon-Oracle Feud

"Uh huh, keep talkin' Larry," AWS CEO Andy Jassy (pictured) tweeted in November upon revealing Amazon had taken a major step toward its goal of entirely extricating itself from Oracle technology by migrating its data warehouse to AWS Redshift.

Oracle Chairman and CTO Larry Ellison seemed to be daring Amazon to dump his products. He had told investors in an earnings call that Amazon couldn't do it, and despite the enmity between the two companies was spending $50 million a quarter on Oracle database technology.

Ellison called attention at Oracle's OpenWorld conference to a "correction of error" report in which Amazon reportedly concluded an earlier move from Oracle to its native AWS Aurora PostgreSQL led to database degradation that "resulted in lags and complete outages" during Amazon Prime Day.

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