Re: "at a time when cloud technology is changing at an unprecedented pace"
>>The Cloud (TM) is brand-spanking new. Everything about the cloud is unprecedented.<<
Not really, it was called 'Computer Bureau Services' way back in the 60's, (ok, it had courier instead of network connections then)
Oracle position - We can't win this, we demand you spread the Pork around so we may get some.
AWS & Google position - currently hoping to win outright, then moving to Oracles stance if they get nervous.