Founding History of Oracle

Founded by Larry Ellison, Bob Miner, and Ed Oates.

Started design and development work and incorporated as Software Development Laboratories in June 1977.

Launched its first product and amended company name to Relational Software Inc. in June 1979.

Reincorporated in Delaware as Oracle Systems in October 1986.

Amended company name to Oracle Corporation in May 1995.

Raised an undisclosed amount in a single round of funding.

Started trading on the NASDAQ in March 1986.

Headquartered in Redwood City, USA.

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Year 1 of Oracle


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Version 1 of Oracle (Website)

JUN 1979

Stats of Oracle (Pre-IPO)

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Full Year 1 of Oracle

Y1 of Oracle.pdf

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Extras of Oracle

Oral History Interview with Lawrence Ellison

Larry Ellison interview (1997)

Ed Oates Co-Founder of Oracle