Number crunchers at IT Management outfit Flexera have delivered a swift kick to the nadgers for Oracle and AWS with its 2022 State of the Cloud Report survey.
Azure is making inroads with enterprise users, with 80 per cent of respondents adopting Microsoft's public cloud, up from 76 percent the previous year.
This was just ahead of AWS, which claimed a 77 per cent adoption rate, down from 79 percent a year earlier. Some way behind was Google, with 48 per cent, followed by Oracle Cloud Infrastructure.
Oracle did rather badly as it tumbled to 27 per cent from 32 per cent a year ago. However, the highest percentage of those surveyed were (12 per cent) planning to use its cloud, meaning there is every chance things might get better in the future.
The report indicates Azure is ahead of AWS for the breadth of adoption, although Google has the highest percentage for experimentation (at 23 per cent).
AWS is still leading the SMB public cloud, although it experienced a slight drop in adoption rates, from 72 per cent to 69 per cent while Azure jumped from 48 per cent to 59 per cent.
Oracle saw strong growth, nearly doubling its adoption rate from 15 per cent to 28 per cent year on year.