Oracle India brings together over 100 customers for the first cloud data center in Mumbai

MUMBAI: Oracle India has said it has more than 100 customers for the first cloud data center to open in the country in Mumbai on Friday. He said he would open another data center in Hyderabad by the end of this financial year.

The expansion is part of the US parent company's larger plan to open 20 new Gen 2 Cloud data centers worldwide by the end of 2020. The company will also hire more than 1,000 people for the autonomous cloud segment, Oracle India Shailender CEO Kumar told ET.

The Mumbai data center is seeing faster adoption among its customers in manufacturing, finance, small and medium-sized enterprises and start-ups, he said.

While the company is exploring various areas to expand its presence in India, plans to build data centers in the country were well before data discovery standards required international companies to store data locally, according to Kumar. "It has been in the works for the last two years. When our CEO was here last, he announced that we would create data centers here and at the same time we heard about data protection laws. We are happy that these two things came together," he said.

Kumar also said that in an extension of its previous announcement to set up a "standalone database" division within Oracle India, more than 1,000 people will be hired in the coming quarters. The new talent will support customers in the transition of specific business verticals to standalone database systems provided by Oracle. The company currently employs 40,000 people in India in various divisions.

"The team focuses on all the businesses (customers) such as sales, marketing, HR services, finance and especially working with these people to provide them with autonomous database solutions.

It helps them build data and analytics beyond (database solutions) so they can use it for strategic results, "Kumar said." Increasing recruitment (in standalone databases) will be about sales, marketing, technical teams, consulting services and training our partners to implement these solutions. "

Data witnesses are like data warehouses, but usually only focus on a single operating area or part of a business, such as sales, finance or marketing.

Increasing Oracle recruitment is seen by analysts as a competitive push by the company in front of rivals such as Google and Microsoft that have also set up many data centers in India.