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Oracle CEO Larry Ellison Talks More About the Cloud

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A sit down with Oracle's CEO A sit down with Oracle's CEO

Oracle CEO Larry Ellison certainly had a big day. He delivered his second keynote at the Oracle OpenWorld conference in San Francisco, and also gave a rare interview to CNBC’s Maria Baritoromo.

In the TV interview (see it below), Ellison made news, saying that Oracle will not be doing any large acquisitions, especially NetApp, the storage concern that has been occasionally mentioned as a possible target. Ellison said there would be no large acquisitions.

“We think we have all the assets in-house to grow very rapidly on an organic basis,” he said.

Baritoromo had clearly been reading AllThingsD because she made a point to call out Ellison’s 45 percent share of NetSuite. In a subtle dig at Salesforce.com and its CEO Marc Benioff, Ellison has been calling Oracle “the first cloud computing company.”

Then it was on to his keynote — his second of the conference — where he revisited in additional detail some of the points he made in his first keynote from Sunday, but also did some demos.

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