TikTok is founding a new company called TikTok Global. This new company will be responsible for providing all TikTok services to users in the United States. TikTok’s US operations are expected to be around $20 billion. Oracle was in talks with popular Chinese video-sharing app Tiktok. Finally, the company announced that it was selected to become TikTok’s secure cloud technology provider.
Zoom’s recent success affected the deal
This technical decision by TikTok was influenced by Zoom’s recent success to the Oracle Public Cloud. The Oracle Generation 2 cloud was built from the ground up to fully isolate running applications and autonomously against security threats.
Oracle Chief Technology Officer Larry Ellison, said,
“TikTok picked Oracle’s new Generation 2 Cloud infrastructure because it’s much faster, more reliable, and more secure than the first-generation technology currently offered by all the other major cloud providers. In the 2020 Industry CloudPath survey that IDC recently released where it surveyed 935 Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) customers on their satisfaction with the top IaaS vendors including Oracle, Amazon Web Services, Microsoft, IBM and Google Cloud…. Oracle IaaS received the highest satisfaction score.”
Oracle will combine its secure cloud technology with continuous code reviews, monitoring, and auditing to provide unprecedented assurance that U.S. TikTok user data is private and secure. TikTok will run on the Oracle Cloud and Oracle will become a minority investor in TikTok Global. Oracle will quickly deploy, rapidly scale, and operate TikTok systems in the Oracle Cloud.