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Marriott International to Expand and Improve Offerings to Business Travel Professionals

The FINANCIAL -- Marriott International, Inc. continues to expand its offerings to business travel professionals, according to Brian King, the company’s Global Officer, Brand Management & Global Sales, in a speech at the Global Business Travel Association’s annual convention in Denver, Colorado, on July 18.

“Marriott International is in the midst of one of its most exciting periods ever for business travel professionals,” King said. “In the coming year, we’ll be unveiling scores of new luxury and lifestyle properties and significant new ballrooms worldwide, but also new guest experiences for valued, tech-savvy road warriors across our portfolio of brands.”

Currently, Marriott is innovating across its system with:

Mobile Check-in and Check-out: Marriott International – including Marriott Hotels, the industry’s first and largest brand to offer mobile services – now offers guests this high-tech check-in/ check-out option across 4,200 hotels globally. The company recently surpassed the 12-million mark for mobile check-ins and check-outs.

Bernstein Analysts Don't See Amazon Web Services Putting Oracle Out Of The Cloud Business

The actual cost saving of using Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN ) AWS Aurora versus “old world” databases like that offered by Oracle Corporation (NYSE: ORCL ) is 31-39 percent, Bernstein’s Mark L. Moerdler said in a report. He maintained an Outperform rating on Oracle, with a price target of $51.

AWS claimed that its Aurora database a similar performance to that provided by old world databases, at a tenth of the cost. Many investors are concerned that the significant reduction in the cost of hosting databases offered by AWS Aurora would disrupt Oracle's database market dominance, analyst Mark Moerdler noted.

Is The Saving Enough To Disrupt Oracle?

With analysis showing that the actual cost saving is in the 31-39 percent range or lower, Moerdler commented that this may not be enough. He pointed out that price had not been the key deciding factor for customers, who had selected Oracle despite it being more expensive.

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