Unknown Facts About Oracle That Will Amaze You

Sushree Sangeeta Behera Sushree Sangeeta Behera
Aug 25, 2021 5 min read
Unknown Facts About Oracle That Will Amaze You

The worth of computers and software has reached sky-high in this present era. Technology holds an equal necessity in a person's life as oxygen. Instinctively the competition to maintain a firm grip in the market prevails too. That's where the software companies come in. Oracle corporation among them grabs our focus.

Oracle is a computer technology corporation. It's an America-based company that has its headquarters in Austin, Texas. Initially, Redwood shores, California was where the company had its headquarters. It was in December 2020 when Texas housed its new headquarters. Software and technology databases, systems usually operable by cloud and database management systems precisely of its brands are some of the things which this company sells. Now before diving into some of the unknown facts about Oracle, let's have a look at the stars.

Now every material in this universe has its own story, its history, accurately itโ€™s unknown or interesting facts if we say. So following are some of the fascinating facts which magnets our interest:

The original name of Oracle
The first project of Oracle
Oracle founders
Oracle founder-Ellison's attendees
Oracle Faced bankruptcy
Oracle's Talented founder
The wedding photograph
Larry's Lanai
Richest man in California
The Golden state warriors' sponsors
Larry's hobbies
Truth of version 2
The java programming
The prime Oracle
Oracle's Employee reach
Race in providing upgraded services
Richest person and CEO
Oracle's Aggressive acts
Larry's future insight
Larry's hatred towards Microsoft
Conclusion
FAQs

Facts about Oracle

Let's discuss these points in detail.

The original name of Oracle

In 1977 originally the company was addressed as a software development laboratory. Following which in 1979 the name was reshaped to Relational Software Inc. ย Later in 1995 the company finally was named Oracle corporation after a winning success over a project.

The first project of Oracle

The CIA handed the company their first project, which was to design a relational database system. The code name assigned for this project was โ€œOracle" hence the company drew its name from this project.

Oracle founders

Behind the big name โ€œLarry Ellison" there are two more names which add to the list of founders namely, Bob Miner and Ed Oates. But Larry Ellison is the sole CEO ย the Oracle ever had.

Oracle founder-Ellison's attendees

Ellison was brought up by his single mother's uncle and aunt.

Oracle Faced bankruptcy

Like any company, even Oracle had its dark time. In the 1990s bankruptcy hit Oracle with full force due to some legal lawsuits making them discharge employees.


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Oracle's Talented founder

No less gifted Larry Ellison, the founder of Oracle also was the owner of a several aircraft along with two military jets with a certified license holder.

The wedding photograph

The world popular Apple owner, Steve Jobs was the one who took the wedding photograph of Larry Ellison and Malanie craft.

Larry's Lanai

Hawaii's sixth-largest island, the Lanai. 98 % of which is owned by Larry Ellison himself.

Richest man in California

The 22.5% shareholder for his company, Larry Ellison is titled as the richest man in California. The majority of his wealth takes birth from these shares.


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The Golden state warriors' sponsors

The Golden state warriors, a professional basketball team, is known to be sponsored by the Oracle. The team is in Oakland, California. With its home court at Oracle Arena previously addressed as Oakland Arena.

Larry's hobbies

Outdoor thrillers like boat racing and mountain biking are Larry's way of fun. A 452-foot yacht, also the fourth largest in the world, comes next in the list of things that Larry owns.

Truth of version 2

The first-ever commercial version of Oracle was titled Oracle 2. This was Larry's idea to make people believe that any unwanted bugs were already dumped out of the product.

The java programming

To fully embrace Java programming, Oracle was the first company to accomplish that in 1998.

The prime Oracle

Oracle itself is a huge franchise, now stands on the supremacy of owning 57 different companies. With this Oracle as of today has 345,000 customers worldwide.

Oracle's Employee reach

On the contrary to the time of bankruptcy, Oracle now employs 73,201 employees around the world.

Race in providing upgraded services

In the race of providing advanced services, Oracle was not behind a few other competitive companies. IAAS, PAAS, SAAS services were also provided by Oracle.

Richest person and CEO

Even though for a brief period, Larry Ellison topped the list of being the richest person around the world in the year 2000. In addition to that, he was also ranked as the highest-paid CEO on the Forbes list.

Oracle's Aggressive acts

Oracle is a well-established company and never underestimated its foes. In 2010 Oracle sued the world popular Google for using Java APIs without the prior consent of Oracle.

Larry's future insight

Back then, Larry had already given birth to the idea of minimal hardware devices commonly known as laptops and tablets today. But people felt no urgent need for such innovation back then which led to the demise of this idea of Larry's.

Larry's hatred towards Microsoft

A deep unknown fact lives that Larry deeply hated Microsoft. ย Apart from being a proud CEO, ย believed that his reasons for hating Microsoft were justifiable. He thought that Bill Gates and Microsoft suppressed the full use of the internet. Moreover, they failed to provide a complete service on the internet. In other words, they were not using the internet to its full capacity rather were fooling people by misleading them.

Conclusion

Therefore, can it be concluded that for a super successful company it is necessary to have an arrogant CEO? Yes, probably or probably not. But having a clear vision of what we want, what we are determined for would always help us achieve our goal in the long run. At the same time leveling up with our rivals, not making the mistake to underestimate them, or giving them any chance to overtake us is what makes us an ultimate competitor. Hence stands โ€œThe Oracle" helping this world to keep up the pace with advanced technology and convert every complex 24 hours into simpler and convenient ones.

FAQs

What is Oracle most known for?

The Oracle company is best known for its Oracle database software, a relational database management system.

How many countries use Oracle?

Oracle operates in 76 countries. The company has 295 office locations.

How many companies uses Oracle?

More than 220 companies uses Oracle.

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