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Oracle Corporation

Oracle Corporation
Company nameOracle Corporation
Company typePublic
IndustryComputer database,
Computer software,
Computer middleware,
Computer systems,
Computer hardware
FoundedSanta Clara, California, U.S.
(June 16, 1977)
Founder(s)Larry Ellison, Bob Miner,
Ed Oates
Headquarters500 Oracle Parkway, Redwood Shores, Redwood City, California
Area servedWorldwide
Key peopleLarry Ellison (CEO)
Jeffrey Henley (Chairman)
Safra Catz (President)
Mark Hurd (President)
ProductsOracle Applications, Oracle Database, Oracle Enterprise Manager, Oracle Financials, Oracle Fusion Middleware, servers, workstations, storage
Revenue(+) US$ 35.6 billion (2011)
Operating income(+) US$ 12.0 billion (2011)
Net income(+) US$  8.5 billion (2011)
Total assets(+) US$ 73.5 billion (2011)
Total equity(+) US$ 40.2 billion (2011)
Employees108,429 (2011)
SubsidiaryList of Oracle subsidiaries

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Oracle Corporation (Nasdaq - ORCL) is an American multinational computer technology corporation that specializes in developing and marketing hardware systems and enterprise software products particularly database management systems. Headquartered in 500 Oracle Parkway, Redwood Shores, Redwood City, California, United States and employing approximately 108,000 people worldwide , it has enlarged its share of the software market through organic growth and through a number of high-profile acquisitions. By 2007 Oracle had the third-largest software revenue, after Microsoft and IBM.

The company also builds tools for database development and systems of middle-tier software, enterprise resource planning software (ERP), customer relationship management software (CRM) and supply chain management (SCM) software.

Larry Ellison, a co-founder of Oracle Corporation, has served as Oracle's CEO throughout its history. He also served as the Chairman of the Board until his replacement by Jeffrey O. Henley in 2004. On August 22, 2008 the Associated Press ranked Ellison as the top-paid chief executive in the world.

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