LAST UPDATED: February 5th, 2020
Oracle was founded in 1977 and has since served over 420,000 customers in more than 145 different countries worldwide. They offer a comprehensive and fully integrated stack of cloud applications, platform services, and engineered systems. They strive to empower and accelerate the modern business. They have been ranked as the #1 application server and #1 business analytics.
- Company Size
- Applications and Services
Over the past 40 years since Oracle was founded, they have grown into a large and industry established company. Not only do they employ over 156,393 employees, but they have shifted to become a world-wide business intelligence software leader. They have helped some of the most prestigious customers worldwide. Some of the customers that Oracle has served include: 20 of the 20 top airlines, 20 of the 20 top banks, 20 of the 20 top governments, 20 of the 20 top oil and gas companies, and 20 of the 20 top universities.
Applications and Services
Oracle offers an integrated array of applications, databases, servers, storage, and cloud technologies to empower modern business. They provide a wide choice of software, systems, and cloud deployment models-including public, on-premises, and hybrid clouds-to ensure that technology molds to the unique needs of a business. Oracle has four main platform services they offer: Oracle Cloud Solutions, Oracle Database, Oracle Middleware, and Oracle Applications. Each service strives to provide customers with security and flexibility for every customer's business situation.
- Undisclosed Contract Information
- Undisclosed Pricing
Undisclosed Contract Information
There is a lot of information that Oracle doesn't include on their website. They do not provide any information regarding contract length or a cancellation policy. Other industry competitors are very transparent when providing information about contracts. Usually there are month to month contracts or yearly contracts, but Oracle does not release this information on their website. Additionally, they do not disclose if they have a cancellation or refund policy regarding contracts.
In addition to not disclosing information about contracts, Oracle does not release information about the pricing for their different services on their website. As well, they do not release information about activation fees, additional charges, or contract fees.
The Bottom Line
Oracle has many good features that are appealing for customers, including established world-wide service, multiple applications, and industry features. Overall, the undisclosed information about pricing and contracts is concerning. We suggest doing a bit more research to figure out pricing before you go ahead with Oracle.
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