Oracle Corporation, an American based company, is one of the leading technology companies out in the world today. In producing revenues right behind companies such as IBM and Microsoft, they are an innovative team to be recognized. Mainly producing and selling computer technology, including that of software products and hardware systems, they are ever-growing, even in a stagnant economy.
Also known for their exclusive product, the ‘Oracle Database‘, Oracle Corporation is a large developer of marketing software, resource planning software, supply chain management software and many additional software products.
Oracle Corporation is currently headquartered is beautiful California (Redwood Shores). Although, Oracle also houses other offices within several other countries, including both England and Japan. To date it is recorded that Oracle exists in more than one hundred and forty countries.
In recently purchasing and acquiring Sun Microsystems, the company has grown even more. Larry Ellison, CEO and Co-Founder of Oracle stated, “The acquisition of Sun transforms the IT industry, combining best-in-class enterprise software and mission-critical computing systems.” Needless to say, with Oracle and Sun teaming up, Oracle has gained but more strength in industry knowledge, as well as product line. It was recorded that the Sun Microsystems voted unanimously for the acquisition with Oracle Corporation.
In the mid-1990’s Oracle was laying off a small amount of employees, but as of today, the corporation employs over one hundred and eight thousand people around the world. To service over three hundred and fifty thousand customers, this type of staffing is completely necessary. First established and co-founded in 1977 by Bob Miner, Larry Ellison (current Oracle CEO) and Ed Oates, the company has gone through years of technological advances. In always keeping with the times, and succeeding over each year’s expectations, Oracle has consistently stayed in the game. In only 2008 Ellison was ranked as the number one paid CEO in all the world.
First established under the name, Software Development Laboratories, the company’s main focus was on that of using C programming language. In 1982 the company renamed itself Oracle Systems Corporation to align itself with its product focus. Today, the title Oracle Corporation is how the company is formally viewed by its present audience.
Oracle Corporation has acquired over sixty names, concepts and companies worldwide, such as: PeopleSoft, G-Log, Sleepycat Software, Stellent and Primavera Systems. In acquiring product designs, information and names of companies themselves, they are consistently adding to their pallet of vision. Oracle’s portfolio, although diverse by acquisition name, continues to focus their efforts on that of computer and technology hardware systems, software systems, products and services.
Over the years Oracle has proven itself a worthy team of innovators and thinkers of today’s vision, as well as our future’s. The company is continually providing the world with a plethora of software solutions and Oracle servers. After Oracle Corporation’s recent acquisition of Sun Microsystems, is will be interesting to see what they have in store for the planet next.
About the Author: Steve Oono is the VP of Sales for Mojo Systems. They are the leading industry provider of Sun servers, HP servers, IBM, Oracle, and Fujitsu hardware and servers. For more information, please visit http://www.gotomojo.com.