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Salesforce.com and Oracle combine forces, plot global dominance

The two cloud-based business applications have agreed to a nine-year deal



REDWOOD SHORES, Calif.—Salesforce.com and Oracle have today announced a nine-year partnership encompassing all three tiers of cloud computing: applications, platform and infrastructure.

Salesforce.com will standardize on the Oracle Linux operating system, Exadata engineered systems, the Oracle Database, and Java Middleware Platform.

Oracle will integrate Salesforce.com with its Fusion HCM and Financial Cloud, and provide the core technology to power Salesforce.com’s applications and platform.

Salesforce.com will also implement Oracle’s Fusion HCM and Financial cloud in its own operations.

“When customers choose cloud applications they expect rapid low-cost implementations; they also expect application integrations to work right out of the box—even when the applications are from different vendors,” said Larry Ellison, CEO, Oracle.

“With over one billion complex transactions delivered every single day, an Oracle Linux and Exadata Infrastructure will make Salesforce.com a more efficient company, and our customers will benefit,” said Parker Harris, Co-Founder and executive vice-president of Salesforce.com. “Deploying Exadata engineered systems throughout our data centres will allow us to significantly lower overall hardware, floor space and energy costs, while simultaneously providing our customers with higher performance and better reliability.”

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