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Safra Katz: Oracle's 'Customer Zero'

Oracle president and CFO Safra Katz told solution providers that Oracle tries out everything it makes before releasing it to customers. "I'm 'customer zero,'" she said.

Katz said changes in the industry make this an exciting time to work with Oracle.

"If you are around Larry Ellison, you know he sees into the future. ... And if you are around here long enough, you see the future become reality," she said.

Oracle is unique in its approach to cloud computing in that it offers customers the ability to approach the cloud as quickly or as slowly as they want, Katz said. For instance, customers can try moving a tiny part of their infrastructure to the cloud, or try different clouds, or can go all-out, with Oracle offering the performance and scalability needed for each, she said.

"We're focused on simplifying IT as much as possible so customers can focus on their competitive advantage," she said.


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