Oracle: We're Still Focused on Database Development

July 28, 2003

[From eWeek]

Despite the distraction of its high-profile bid for PeopleSoft Inc., which would bolster Oracle Corp.'s enterprise applications business, Oracle officials said the company will continue to enhance its flagship database.

"We don't think [the PeopleSoft takeover will impact] the database business in any negative way," said Oracle Executive Vice President Chuck Phillips. "Nobody's been taken off the database development team."

The Oracle E-Business Suite of ERP (enterprise resource planning) applications is uniquely tied to the Oracle database because that is the only database on which the software runs. ERP competitors PeopleSoft and SAP AG support databases from IBM and Microsoft Corp., in addition to Oracle.

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