Storm ahead for cloud computing

Speaking at EmTech08 this week, Parker Harris, executive vice president, technology for Salesforce.com, minced no words about the high stakes involved as cloud computing takes off.

Today's architectures may not be up to the massively parallel, massively scalable architectures that will be required in the cloud, he says.

Here's what Harris had to say during a panel discussion on cloud computing:

At Salesforce.com we massively scale Oracle databases as our core business. Oracle is a great company but we need to go beyond that. One bug can take out a massive complex if you get it wrong. Everybody has kind of hit this.

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