TECHNOLOGY

Amazon close to cutting ties with database software supplier

BY CSA Staff

The countdown is on.

Amazon is in the final stages of transitioning the last of its operating systems off of Oracle’s proprietary database software. The online giant expects to have all of its infrastructure operating internally on Amazon Web Services by the first quarter of 2020, according to CNBC.

Sources familiar with the situation told CNBC that Amazon began moving off of Oracle’s software about four or five years ago. Some parts of the e-retailer’s core shopping business still rely on Oracle, however the database technology cannot adequately scale to meet Amazon’s performance needs.

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