Founded in 1977 by Larry Ellison, Bob Miner, and Ed Oates, Oracle is a U.S.-based multinational computer technology corporation that specializes in developing computer hardware systems and enterprise software products. Products include the Oracle database, Oracle Fusion Middleware, Oracle Secure Enterprise Search, Oracle Beehive, Oracle Enterprise Manager, Oracle Solaris and Oracle Linux operating systems, and Oracle E-Business Suite.

Oracle also builds tools for database development and systems of middle-tier software, enterprise resource planning software, customer relationship management software and supply-chain management software.