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Oracle is a well-known software company, known for their business intelligence and data warehousing solutions. Unlike most companies, Oracle was founded in 1977 by two college students who recognized a need for a database management system that would allow people to access the same information from many different computers anywhere.
Over the years, Oracle has become extremely successful with this idea, and now has over 150,000 customers worldwide. In addition to its popular database products such as MySQL and Berkeley DB, Oracle offers hundreds of other enterprise solutions as well as cloud services. Today's organizations rely on cutting edge technology from Oracle to support key initiatives such as big data analytics, cloud computing, mobility, social collaboration, Internet of things (IoT), advanced security and much more at a much lower total cost of ownership (TCO).
Oracle is well known in the industry for its aggressive acquisition strategy, which has resulted in dozens of successful mergers and acquisitions to date. Some notable Oracle acquisitions include companies such as PeopleSoft, Retek, Hyperion Solutions, BEA Systems, Taleo Corporation, Endeca Technologies, Siebel Systems and many more.
Some other major competitors are IBM, Microsoft, Salesforce.com, SAP AG, VMware Inc., Dell Software Group Inc., EMC Corporation.