With Salesforce.com standardizing on Oracle database software, Benioff on the Thursday conference call said there's simply no better database in the "world" than Oracle's. Salesforce.com delivers over "a billion customer transactions every day" thanks to the Oracle database that is at the "heart" of the Salesforce.com infrastructure, he said. "Larry, the Oracle database has been a key part of Salesforce's infrastructure from the very beginning of our company 14 years ago," said Benioff directly addressing Ellison. "Absolutely the best decision we ever made was to go with Oracle. Now that Oracle has focused on the cloud, they have made a number of improvements to the database technology that are extremely important to us. We are delighted now to commit through this incredible partnership to another 12 years of using the Oracle database. We think that the combination of Oracle's new 12c database, Oracle's new Linux, Oracle's Exadata allows us to improve our overall system security, reliability, performance, and it cuts our database server costs in half. That is great for our customers. It is great for us. I couldn't be more thrilled to make this announcement with you Larry."