Oracle Corporation is one of the major companies developing databases and tools for database development. Oracle corp was founded in 1977. Oracle corp. has offices in more than 145 countries around the world.
The CEO for several years has been Lawrence J. Ellison (Larry Ellison). He is also at the moment chairman of the company.
The latest verion of Oracle is 9i, Oracle 9i application server using J2EEis the server part of that version of the database making it possible to deploy web applications. The strong interrelationship between Oracle 9i and Java has enabled the company to now allow developers to create stored procedures written in the Java language, as well as the traditional Oracle database programming language, PL/SQL.
The tools for developing applications are Oracle Designer, Oracle Developer, Oracle JDeveloper, and several more.