Google plans to move from Oracle’s financial software to SAP?

Google’s parent company Alphabet says it plans to switch its internal finance operations from Oracle to SAP software. CNBC reported on April 5th. The news came on the day the US Supreme Court happened to hand down the final proceedings of Oracle and Google’s 10-year proceedings, and Google won the case. The 10-year legal battle over the Java API has been settled, but Google and Oracle are competing in other areas as well. Both companies are enthusiastic about attracting enterprise customers to increase their share of the cloud computing market. In particular, we’re looking at companies that need hybrid or multi-cloud, or are looking to move their on-premises workloads to the cloud. According to CNBC, Oracle has long refused to certify its database software for “Google Cloud.” As a result, Google was struggling to sell its Oracle database to companies that wanted to host it in the cloud. In 2020, Google Cloud will strengthen the “Bare Metal Solution” for Oracle databases and so on. “Google Cloud is proactively helping Oracle customers run their Oracle database workloads on Google Cloud through our Bare Metal Solution,” Google spokeswoman Jose Castaneda told ZDNet. “But as a customer of financial software, it has nothing to do with our decision to move our financial system from Oracle to SAP,” he said. Google’s move to SAP is sure to hurt Oracle. Oracle co-founder and CTO Larry Ellison said many major customers switched from SAP to Oracle’s cloud applications at a third-quarter financial conference call on March 10. I just emphasized that. He mentioned companies and government agencies that have moved from “SAP ERP” to “Oracle Fusion ERP.” ZDNet has asked Oracle for comment, but no response has been received at this time.