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Salesforce Cloud Database for Sale

Amazon had a head start when it got into the cloud biz. It already had a massive server farm, along with e-commerce technology and other infrastructure. All it had to do was open all this up to other enterprises.

Saleforce.com is taking a similar tack. Its cloud CRM software is based on a database, which can be used for more than CRM. Salesforce.com is now positioning that database for general-purpose use, and the company says you can use multiple languages to build DBMS apps.

We should take this seriously -- Salesforce.com chief Marc Benioff cut his teeth at Oracle!

Does a Saleforce.com cloud database appeal to you, or do you fear subscription pricing and lack of control? Let us know at dbarney@redmondmag.com.

Posted by Doug Barney on 12/09/2010 at 1:18 PM


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