|Exchange:||New York Stock Exchange|
|Industry:||Software - Infrastructure|
|Oracle Corporation was incorporated in 2005 as a Delaware corporation and is the successor to operations originally begun in June 1977. The Company is a provider of enterprise software and a provider of computer hardware products and services. The Company provides technologies of cloud computing, including database and middleware as well as web-based applications, virtualization, clustering and systems management. It provides cloud services as well as software and hardware products to other cloud service providers, both public and private. Its software business consists of two operating segments namely new software licenses and software license updates and product support. The new software licenses operating segment of its software business mainly includes the licensing of database and middleware software, as well as applications software. Its software solutions are designed to help customers reduce the cost and complexity of their IT infrastructures by delivering solutions via an industry standards-based, integrated architecture. Its software products are designed to operate on both single server and clustered server configurations for on-premise or cloud computing IT environments and to support a choice of operating systems, including, for example, Oracle Solaris, Oracle Linux, Microsoft Windows and third party UNIX products. Software license updates provide customers with rights to unspecified software product upgrades and maintenance releases and patches released during the term of the support period. Its hardware systems business consists of two operating segments namely hardware systems products and hardware systems support. The Company’s hardware systems and related services including servers, storage, networking, virtualization software, operating systems, and management software to support diverse public and private cloud computing environments. Its Oracle Engineered Systems include Oracle Exadata Database Machine, Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud, Oracle Exalytics In-Memory Machine, SPARC SuperCluster, Oracle Database Appliance and Oracle Big Data Appliance. Its hardware systems support offerings provide customers with software updates for the software components that are essential to the functionality of its server and storage products, such as Oracle Solaris and can include product repairs, maintenance services and technical support services. Its services business is comprised of the remainder of its operating segments and offers consulting services, managed cloud services, and education services. Its services business is comprised of the remainder of its operating segments and offers consulting services, managed cloud services and education services. Its consulting services include business and IT strategy alignment, enterprise architecture planning and design, initial product implementation and integration and ongoing product enhancements and upgrades. The Company directly markets and sells its products and services to businesses of many sizes and in many industries, government agencies and educational institutions. Its enterprise software and hardware offerings compete directly with some offerings from some of the competitive companies in the world, including Microsoft Corporation (Microsoft), International Business Machines Corporation, Intel, Hewlett-Packard Company (HP) and SAP AG, and smaller companies like Salesforce.com.|
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