Oracle remains a true IT powerhouse with fingers in many pies other than databases, such as application servers, and development tools, which ranks it as an enterprise infrastructure provider, together with SAP, IBM at a higher and, and Microsoft at the lower end of the market. However, Oracle may be getting very uncomfortable with how its protracted disappointing revenue results (possible the worst in a decade) jeopardizes its No. 2 position in the applications market. It seemed all but inconceivable over a year ago that PeopleSoft could be so close to snatching the No. 2 position from Oracle.
requirements. This is Part 3 of a 4-part examination of recent Oracle announcements. Part 1 and Part 2 detailed the announcements. This Part begins a discussion of the Market Impact. Part 4 makes User Recommendations. Oracle Strengths To be fair, Oracle still holds the worldwide No. 2 enterprise applications vendor position. There are nearly 12,000 customers in over 90 countries (on multiple languages and localized versions) and over 10,000 Oracle employees dedicated to the applications business,