CRM leader : Salesforce.com or Oracle.

This week is Oracle OpenWorld and that means more awkward co-opetition between Oracle and its “frenemies.” Once again, Oracle will be sharing the stage with partners/competitors like HP, IBM and SAP. This year, the friction that really seems to have most enterprise software bloggers atwitter is the increasingly intense rivalry with Salesforce.com.

The cloud computing darling – led by Ellison’s protege Mark Benioff – has gained just enough buzz (and market share) to draw withering fire from the vociferous Ellison.

Of course, Salesforce is a large Oracle customer – running its data centers on Oracle databases and middleware. As such, Benioff and Salesforce are featuring prominently on the Moscone Center floor, as well as the stage. Awkward!

Lets take a look back at some of the cloud-computing barbs that have flowed back and forth over the last year. Is it us, or is Larry coming around to cloud computing?….

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