Oracle May Say Goodbye To Austin, Hello To Nashville In Headquarters Move

“We’re moving this huge campus, which will ultimately be our world headquarters, we're moving that to Nashville,” Oracle’s Larry Ellison said Tuesday.

During its Oracle Health Summit 2024 in Nashville, Tenn., Tuesday, Larry Ellison, the vendor’s co-founder, chairman and CTO, revealed on stage that the database products and cloud computing vendor wants to ditch its Austin, Texas, headquarters for Nashville.

“We’re moving this huge campus, which will ultimately be our world headquarters, we're moving that to Nashville,” Ellison said while sharing the stage with Bill Frist, a former U.S. senator from Tennessee, a medical doctor and now special partner at health-care investment firm Cressey & Co. “I should not have said that,” Ellison then said.

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Oracle May Move Its Headquarters

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Ellison appeared to correct himself during his talk on stage and said the Nashville campus “might be, ultimately,” the world headquarters. He said that famed architect Norman Foster is working on the campus design, which should feature a park, a floating stage for concerts and a community clinic for testing health-care-related technologies.

“Nashville is a fabulous place to live,” Ellison said. “It is a great place to raise a family. It’s got a unique and vibrant culture … it’s the center of the industry we are most concerned about, which is the health-care industry.”

After Frist joked that he likes making news, Ellison appeared to reference Oracle CEO Safra Catz and said, “My boss doesn’t like it. She won’t be happy.”

Ellison explained that the vendor continues to invest in health-care technology after its $28 billion acquisition of digital information system provider Cerner in 2022, and so investing in its Nashville presence follows that strategy.

He also told the audience that his son, movie producer David Ellison, and daughter-in-law, singer-actress Sandra Lynn, “has a house here, has lived both in Malibu and in Nashville, Tenn., for a long time.”

“He spends as much time in Nashville as he can,” Ellison said.

Oracle moved its headquarters to Austin in 2020 from Redwood City, Calif. It had moved to Redwood City in 1989 after Ellison and others founded the company in 1977 in nearby Santa Clara, according to Oracle.