Data & Information Management: Oracle
CEO: Larry Ellison
Oracle has battled with Microsoft (the 2012 ARC winner) and IBM (the 2011 winner) in this category. This year Oracle came back out on top, sweeping the category and narrowly beating Microsoft in overall scores of 67.9 to 67.3. Oracle just began shipping the Oracle Database 12c, the next generation of the company's flagship product, in July. That may have been too late to impact Oracle's product innovation scores, in which Oracle edged out Microsoft 78.9 to 77.6.