When I look at the future of Oracle, three tough questions come to mind:
1. As big companies continue to dissolve and smaller companies continue to evolve, is the future of database tech in the enterprise Oracle database or in their open-source MySQL database?
2. Can Oracle use SaaS to expand into the SME space while using a subscription-based model rather than a pay-as-you-go model?
3. Oracle is making a serious investment, with both internal development projects and multiple acquisitions, in baking enterprise social infrastructure into both their apps products and their tech stack. But can they offer a compelling value proposition that I can't already achieve through currently available, no-cost products?
Why are these tough questions for me? Because I can't figure them out. So could ya'all please hit the comments and enlighten me?