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Just two days after Microsoft made Oracle's technology available on its Windows Azure cloud, Amazon has added a sophisticated diagnostic tech to its own Oracle database service.

Amazon announced the addition of the Statspack performance diagnostic tool for all Oracle editions and engine versions offered by its Relational Database Service (RDS) on Thursday.

Statspack collects, stores, and helps display performance of Oracle installs, and is available for free. The tech is no longer supported by Oracle and has been replaced by the Automatic Workload Repository (AWS), which is only available for Oracle Enterprise Edition customers.

The announcement follows a familiar pattern in the ongoing battle for technological supremacy among Microsoft, Google, and Amazon: one of the two companies catches up with Amazon, announce the tech to the media, and then Amazon quietly slips out a feature that puts it back in the lead.

It happened when Microsoft launched a caching service and then Amazon added Redis to its own tech just a day later. It happened when Google cuts its NoSQL datastore prices and Amazon responded a couple of weeks later with making its own service generally available and cutting prices.

And now it's happening again as Amazon seeks to take momentum out of Oracle and Microsoft's momentous partnership. Oh, and Google's price cuts were almost certainly made in response to earlier price cuts by Amazon to its own DynamoDB service.

So it goes. ®

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