Oracle Corporation is an American technology company founded in 1977. Oracle delivers a range of high-end cloud apps, platform solutions and engineered systems. The company operates across 145 countries and has over 420,000 customers worldwide. In 2010 Oracle snapped up Sun Microsystems. The acquisition marked a new era for Oracle as the company started to produce hardware. A list of further big mergers and strategic acquisitions includes Compendium, Datalogix, BigMachines, LogFire, Apiary and so on. Oracle Corporation is listed on the NASDAQ stock exchange.