I’m a big fan of action movies. In particular I like the Mafia-style genre which often has a big, aggressive antagonist playing tough over a weaker opponent. You know the storyline: Unsuspecting individual gets trapped into an ever-escalating situation where the odds just keep getting worse. Antagonist takes advantage of said individual to keep tightening the screws and making more and more difficult demands.
I was thinking about this sort of storyline the other day when I heard about some new licensing policies that Oracle — the technology industry’s best analog for Al Capone — had announced. Specifically, the licensing applies to those Oracle customers running databases on Amazon Web Services (AWS) or Microsoft Azure.