Oracle Corporation: is an American multinational corporation that specializes in developing andmarketing enterprise software products, particularly database management systems. In 2007Oracle ranked third on the list of largest software companies in the world, after Microsoft andIBM
500 Oracle ParkwayRedwood Shores, California 94065U.S.A.
1977 as System Development Laboratories
$10.2 billion (2004)
ORCLPublishes two magazines: Oracle and Profit
System Development Laboratories, the precursor to Oracle, is founded.
The Oracle Relational Database Manager Program is developed.
Oracle forms its first international subsidiary, Oracle Denmark.
The Company becomes Oracle Corporation.
Oracle goes public on NASDAQ and debuts its SQL*Star software.
Oracle ranks as the world's largest database management softwarecompany.
The Company experiences its first fiscal loss.
Nippon Steel Corporation buys a stake in Oracle Japan; Oracle7 makes itsdebut.
Network Computer Inc. is established.
Oracle Japan goes public.
Oracle E-Business Suite 11i and Technology Network (OTN) Xchange areintroduced.
Oracle's database system is the first to pass nine industry standard securityevaluations.
Oracle attempts a hostile takeover of rival PeopleSoft.
Department of Justice files multiple antitrust lawsuits to prevent Oracle'stakeover of PeopleSoft.