What a difference five years makes. In 2009, Larry Ellison was very rich, very influential, and very negative on the cloud. In 2014, Larry Ellison is very rich, very influential -- and all in on the cloud.
The above video is a nice bit of compare-and-contrast of Ellison's famous 2009 putdown of the cloud as "nonsense" with his recent positioning of Oracle as a key cloud player. See if you can spot what's changed!