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Oracle was founded in 1977 with the goal of developing powerful, low-cost, client/server database systems that could compete with expensive proprietary mainframe systems. It built one of the first commercial relational database systems and sold some of the first products employing SQL (Structured Query Language). It also took advantage of software portability to ensure that its products run on almost all hardware platforms. Recently, it has developed parallel software to power very large database applications such as data warehousing and information on demand. In 1996, it introduced Oracle Universal Server, a powerful software platform with the ability to integrate and consolidate all types of data for thousands of users over any network, including the World Wide Web.

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