Oracle Corporation was originally founded as a database software developer. One of the key differences between Oracle as its competitors was the wide range of software and hardware systems on which its software would run.
Oracle later expanded into enterprise software, and with its acquisition of Sun Microsystems, the company also entered the computer hardware business.
Oracle founder Larry Ellison is known for his flamboyant style. The gleaming glass towers that make up the headquarters are easy to see from nearby US 101.
The company sponsored the winning boat in the 2013 America’s Cup; the boat is now on display in front of the company headquarters.
500 Oracle Parkway
Redwood Shores CA 94065
Founded in June, 1977
123,000 employees (as of 2014)