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June 24, 2016updated 16 Feb 2017 3:08pm

What is Oracle?

Oracle made its name in databases and software, now it's moving to the cloud.

By James Nunns

Oracle Corporation is an American computer technology company, specialising in database software.

Oracle is one of the leading suppliers of software for information management, relational database products and more recently cloud products and services.

Oracle’s relational database became the first to support the Structured Query Language (SQL), which has now become an industry standard.

Founded in 1977 by Larry Ellison, Bob Miner, and Ed Oates, the company offers numerous enterprise software products, cloud software and services, and supply chain management software.

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