By simplifying IT, Oracle enables its customers to accelerate innovation and create added value for their customers. 400,000 of Oracle’s customers are in more than 145 countries around the world. Oracle's open architecture and multiple operating system options provide unmatched benefits for customers who need modular solutions for their businesses.
Oracle released its relational database product, Oracle, for the first time commercially in 1979. In 1983, Oracle released version 3 of its database with server code written in the C programming language. Responding to customer demand for packaged business applications, Oracle launched its application division, initially with seven employees in 1987. Then signaling its emergence in the software industry, Oracle appeared for the first time on the Standard&Poor’s 500 index in 1989.
Through the years, Oracle has been recognized by users, the technology industry, trade publications, and partners with a range of awards for their outstanding offerings such as the award for Best Relational Database, Best Cloud Database, and Best Database Security solution. In 2008, Oracle Universal Content Management was selected as Best Enterprise Content Management.
Oracle was founded in 1977 by Silicon Valley-based software engineers, Larry Ellison, Bob Miner, and Ed Oates.