Oracle Corporation (NASDAQ: ORCL) is one of the major companies developing database management systems (DBMS), tools for database development, middle-tier software, enterprise resource planning software (ERP), customer relationship management software (CRM) and supply chain management (SCM) software.
Oracle was founded in 1977, and has offices in more than 145 countries around the world. As of 2005, it employed more than 50,000 people worldwide.
Oracle Databases :As of 2004, Oracle Corporation shipped release 10g (g: grid) as the latest version of the Oracle Database.
Oracle Application Server 10g using Java EE comprises the server part of that version of the database, making it possible to deploy web technology applications.
The application server is the first middle-tier software designed for grid computing.
The strong interrelationship between Oracle 10g and Java has enabled the company to allow developers to set up stored procedures written in the Java language, as well as those written in the traditional Oracle database programming language, PL/SQL.
Oracle Rdb is a relational database system running on OpenVMS platforms.
Oracle acquired Rdb in 1994 from Digital Equipment Corporation.
Oracle has since made many enhancements to this product and development continues today.