California-based multinational computer technology corporation Oracle continues to push on innovating their Security Operation Center (SOC) cloud service, a cloud-native, management, and identity-based platform designed for every company’s security systems. Oracle aims to improve the SOC’s artificial intelligence and other technologies regarding contextual awareness.
Some of the improvements that Oracle Corporation will implement in SOC are Oracle Identity Cloud Service receiving Adaptive Access capabilities for added flexibility on its access controls, advancing their machine-learning engines for monitoring and detecting any risks, and expanding Oracle Cloud Access Security Brokers (CASB) Cloud Service for supporting its Oracle Software as a Service (SaaS) solutions while adding automated threat detection.
When it comes to providing reliable software in the enterprising market, Oracle Corporation is one of the well-recognized, major enterprises. The company offers businesses with fully integrated stacks of cloud-based, hardware and software systems, database software, and middleware. It also produces platform services, enterprise solutions, and workforce software.
Providing database software for more than three decades, Oracle Corporation continues to enhance its household technologies by expanding the fields of middleware and cloud technology through the acquisition of different companies. They had acquired companies such as Sun Microsystems on January 27, 2010 and BEA Systems on April 29, 2008.
In a document that highlighted Oracle’s 30th Anniversary, some humble beginnings were revealed. Everything started when CEO Larry Ellison discovered a research paper. The paper had a proposal where it demonstrated a working prototype for a relational database model or relational database management system (RDBMS). After getting inspired, Ellison shared what he learned to Oracle’s co-founders Bob Miner and Ed Oates. And the three decided to commercialize the new technology in the market since no one has done it before. Upon realizing the true potential of the prototype, Ellison, Miner, and Oates would come to change the face of enterprise computing.
Oracle Corporation was founded in 1978 under Software Development Laboratories (SDL). Most systems during that time were massive and utilized primitive software. Their first database software, Oracle Version 1, showed potential on hosting stacks of data, as well as managing numerous users. Oracle Version 1 was encoded in assembly language, running on a PDP-11 minicomputers under RSX operating system and powered by 128K memory. Oracle Version 1 was not officially released, while Oracle Version 2 was commercially released in 1979 as their first structured query language (SQL) RDBMS.
During the dawn of Information Age in the late 70s, the demand for more secure data management system increased. SDL was renamed to Relational Software Inc. (RSI) as customers needed systems that not only ensured security but also the capability of handling critical company data. RSI was renamed to Oracle Systems after the name of their flagship product. The system was also designed to make data management simpler, catch up with the latest computing platforms, and achieve increased system interoperability for more convenient data synchronization and migration. In the mid-80s, Oracle System became the leading RDBMS producer while expanding their services to business applications and even development tools. Industrialized under the C programming language, Oracle Version 3 was launched in 1983 and utilized several enterprise computing systems. It eventually went public in 1986 on the NASDAQ Stock Market during the information technology boom along with other competitors such as Microsoft, Sun Microsystems, and Adobe Systems. With their success, Oracle Systems acquired their own campus in Redwood Shores, California.
Oracle Systems prepared for the coming of the Internet Age during the early 90s when they developed their own database support for online transaction processing (OLTP). As terminal computing got overwhelmed by customers’ increasing demands, Oracle delivered great efficiency on client/server computing. By being one step ahead, Oracle took charge of the ideal standards of internet-based, enterprise computing. Their database received enhancements such as Procedural Language/Structured Query Language (PL/SQL), Universal Server for manageability, and cooperative server technology.
Through the decades, Oracle has become an institution for technological innovation, solving customers’ needs as they work closely with the business world. Oracle went on several iterations and spent vast millions on research and development. Accordingly, they perfectly managed to catch up with the current trends of enterprise computing.
Despite facing a few controversies and challenges, Oracle Corporation has still managed to service more than 420,000 satisfied customers and provide countless deployments to more than 145 countries worldwide. According to Market Watch’s latest report, Oracle Corporation has earned $37.05B revenue and $ 8.9B net income as of 2016.
Some of Oracle Corporation’s products, applications, and services for the workforce are Oracle Database, Oracle Real Application Clusters, Oracle E-Business Suite, Oracle Grid Computing, Oracle Applications, Oracle Fusion, Oracle Fusion Middleware and their renowned programming language Java