Google’s parent company Alphabet is moving its internal financial operations from Oracle to SAP software. The news, first reported by CNBC, comes randomly on the same day that the Supreme Court handed down the final verdict in a decade-long legal battle between Oracle and Google (handing over Google victory).
While the 10-year battle for Java APIs is now officially over, Google and Oracle are still competitive on other fronts. Both Google Cloud and Oracle are trying to expand their respective shares of the cloud computing market by appealing to enterprise customers – especially those who need hybrid and multi-cloud services as well as those who migrate local workloads to the cloud.
As noted by CNBC, for years Oracle refused to certify its database software to Google Cloud and piled Google̵
“Google Cloud enables Oracle customers to run their Oracle database workloads on Google Cloud through our Bare Metal solution,” Google spokesman José Castañeda said in a statement to ZDNet. “But it is completely separate from our decision as a corporate financial software customer to transfer our financial systems from Oracle to SAP.”
In the meantime, Google’s movement will definitely spill over into Oracle, where co-founder and CTO Larry Ellison has made a very pronounced point to highlight the number of large customers moving from SAP to Oracle cloud applications. During Oracle’s Q3 conference call, Ellison listed dozens of companies and government agencies that have moved from SAP ERP to Fusion ERP.
Oracle did not immediately respond to a request for comment from ZDNet.