Headquarters: Redwood Shores, Calif.
Snapshot: Oracle develops, manufactures, markets, hosts and supports database and middleware software, applications software and hardware systems. It employs 120,000 and was founded in 1977 by Larry Ellison, Bob Miner and Ed Oates. IDC ranks Oracle as the No. 10 server maker, shipping 1.1 percent of all servers in 2012.
Oracles servers include built-in virtualization, cloud management and systems management, and are optimized to run Oracle Solaris, Oracle Linux, Oracle VM, and Oracle Enterprise Manager Ops Center. In addition, these servers support industry-leading software for Oracle and non-Oracle applications and solutions.