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Top 9 Oracle Competitors | Oracle Alternatives

Oracle Corporation is a public company of American origin that was founded in the year 1977 by its founders Ed Oates, Bob Miner and Larry Ellison.  It serves a worldwide market with headquarters base at Redwood City, California in the United States.

The company posted its revenues, total assets and net income at 39.50 billion US dollars, 108.70 billion US dollars and 11.08 billion dollars respectively at the end of the fiscal year 2019. In the same year, Oracle became the second-largest company in the world based on both revenues and market capitalization.

Oracle is a computer technology company associated with manufacturing, design and selling computer hardware, cloud computing and enterprise software. The company is a strong believer of acquisitions and has added several products through this path.

It has a diversified portfolio that includes services like consulting, applications and business software and products that include enterprise manager, servers, Oracle database, Oracle applications, storage, Oracle cloud, fusion middleware etc.

Oracle builds tools for ERP or enterprise resource planning, SCM or supply chain management, CRM or customer relationship management and HCM or human capital management and faces stiff competition in all the fields from some established and reputed brands in the world. Some major companies are listed below.

1. Cisco Systems

Cisco Systems

Cisco Systems is a public company of American origin that was founded in the year 1984 by its founders Sandy Lerner and Leonard Bosack. It operates with headquarters based at San Jose, California in the United States.  The company has posted revenues, net income and total assets for the fiscal year 2019 at 51.90 billion US dollars 11.62 billion US dollars and 97.79 billion US dollars respectively.

Cisco is a technology company that deals in design, manufacturing, developing and selling networking software, telecommunications equipment, networking hardware and products and services in some specific markets like energy management, domain security and internet of things or IoT.

It serves small, medium, large organizations, service providers, government offices and public institutions.

In the enterprise networking sector, Cisco is the undisputed leader and owner of nearly 60% of the market share of switching and router market. It competes with Oracle in segments like SDN, ERP, Cloud and both the companies have managed to grasp a large chunk of market share amongst each other.

2. Salesforce

Salesforce | Oracle Competitors

Salesforce.com, Inc is a public company of American origin that was founded in the year 1999 by its co-founders Frank Dominguez, Dave Moellenhoff, Parker Harris and Marc Benioff. It serves through headquarters base at San Francisco in the United States.

The company has posted its revenues at 17.1 billion US Dollars and total assets at 55.13 billion dollars for the fiscal year 2020.

The world-renowned company is associated with software and cloud computing industry.  In the cloud, it competes with Oracle Cloud through products like Community Cloud, Commerce Cloud, Marketing Cloud, Platform, Analytics Cloud, Data Cloud, App Cloud, Service Cloud and Sales Cloud. It has more than one lakh customers in the cloud computing sector.

Salesforce complementary suite of enterprise applications has put its onus on application development, analytics marketing automation and customer service to compete with Oracle. Both the software giant also competes with each other in CRM services.

3. SAP SE

SAP SE

SAP SE is a European corporation founded in the year 1972 that operates through headquarters base at Waldorf, Germany. It has spread its presence to one hundred and eighty countries and has an estimated four lakh, twenty-five thousand customers in its client list.

In the fiscal year 2019, the company posted its revenues, total assets and net income at 27.553 billion Euros, 60.229 billion Euros and 3.387 billion Euros respectively.

SAP SE is associated with the software industry and offers enterprise software for managing customer relations and business operations. It can be deployed both cloud and on-premises and is suitable for every type of business enterprise. The company boasts of a mobile app for both iOS and Android systems.

SAP SE is considered a major Oracle competitor in several fields like ERP or enterprise resource planning where SAP ERP solutions are direct competitors of Oracle ERP.  Its ERP software has a customer base of an estimated one lakh seventy-two thousand businesses.

Applications include CRM, HCM, financial management, supply chain management and product life-cycle management.  S/4HANA, the SAP Business Suite competes with Oracle E-Business Suite or Oracle EBS by offering hybrid, on-premises and cloud deployment options.

The company is also known for cloud-based technologies like artificial intelligence, IoT, machine learning, quantum computing and blockchain and competes successfully with Oracle Cloud.

4. IBM

IBM | Oracle Competitors

IBM is a public company of American origin that was founded in the year 1911 by its founders Thomas J Watson Sr and Charles Ranlett Flint. It serves a worldwide area via headquarters based at Armonk, New York in the United States.

The company has spread its presence to one hundred and seventy-seven countries in the world and has posted its revenues and net income at 77.14 billion US dollars and 9.43 billion dollars respectively by the end of the fiscal year 2019.

IBM is associated with the technology industry and deals in hardware and software of computers, Artificial Intelligence, and cloud computing. It produces and sells related products and provides consulting and hosting services in areas like nanotechnology and mainframe computers.

IBM is a global enterprise with a diverse portfolio. The company is an important service provider in IT outsourcing with 60+ data centres. It is an Oracle competitor in fields like cloud computing, data and analytics, IT infrastructure, IoT etc.  IBM Cloud includes SaaS, IaaS and PaaS through hybrid, private and public cloud delivery models.

5. Microsoft

Microsoft

Microsoft Corporation is a public company of American origin that was founded in the year 1975 by its founders Bill Gates and Paul Allen. It serves a worldwide area with headquarters base at Redmond, Washington in the United States.

The company posted its revenues, net income and total assets at 125.8 billion US dollars, 39.2 billion US dollars and 286.55 billion US dollars respectively for the year2019.

Microsoft is associated with computer hardware, software development, cloud computing, social networking service, consumer electronics, corporate venture capital, internet and video games.

The company develops, licenses, manufactures, supports and sells personal computers, consumer electronics, computer software, and related services Microsoft Windows became a stiff Oracle competitor when Oracle decided to offer server applications as well as support for other corporations through its acquisition Sun Microsystems. Microsoft SQL Server competes with Oracle database, Microsoft Dynamics ERP with Oracle ERP and in the technology sector; both rival brands are vying for a larger share of the lucrative business services market.

Microsoft Azure is a cloud service used for testing, building and managing services and application through data-centres managed by Microsoft. It was able to hold on to 17% of the cloud market share in the last quarter of 2019 and has proved a worthy competitor to Oracle Cloud.

The commercial cloud business of Microsoft includes Azure, Dynamics 365 and Office 365 and competes with Oracle as it has acquired NetSuite and launched new cloud-based software, platform services and infrastructure.

6. Workday

Workday

Workday, Inc is a public company of American origin that was founded in the year 2005 by its co-founders Aneel Bhusri and Dave Duffield. The company operates via headquarters based at Pleasanton, California in the United States.

The company posted its revenues and total assets at 2.14 billion US dollars and 4.95 billion US dollars respectively in the fiscal year 2018. Workday is cloud-based software and planning tool associated with cloud computing, human capital management, student administration, payroll and financial management industry.

It has entered the PaaS market to create custom applications and competes in that segment with Oracle. The HR software market is booming as organizations have realised the benefits offered by quality software platforms.

Workday has been the undisputed leader in the HCM pack and competes with Oracle HCM Cloud through its exclusive and high-end software solutions. Both the companies offer similar standard HR software features and talent management features like learning and performance, recruiting and workforce planning and support CRM, HCM cloud application, SCM, Project Portfolio Management, Procurement, Risk and Compliance, Governance and Financials.

7. Tableau

Tableau

Tableau is an American origin company that was founded in the year 2003 by its co-founders Pat Hanrahan, Andrew Beers, Chris Stolte and Christian Chabot. It serves through headquarters base at Seattle, Washington in the United States. In the fiscal year 2018, the company posted its revenues at 1.2 billion dollars and since August 2019, it acts as a subsidiary of its parent company Salesforce.

Tableau is an interactive company that deals in data visualization software and has put its onus on business intelligence.  It relates to spreadsheets, cloud databases, online analytical processing cubes and relational databases to generate visualizations of graph-type data.

It has mapping functionalities, can plot longitude and latitude coordinates and can make the connection with spatial files.

The new generation application is a leading player in the Business intelligence field and offers stiff competition to Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition or OBIEE.

8. Amazon

Amazon | Oracle Competitors

Amazon is an American Origin Company that was founded in the year 1994 by its founder Jeff Bezos. It serves with headquarters based at Seattle, Washington in the United States and has spread its presence to seventy-three cities in thirty-three countries.

Ranked as the most valuable company its product portfolio and active users exceed one hundred and nineteen billion items and one hundred million respectively.

Amazon is a technology-based conglomerate with a diverse portfolio that includes grocery, digital distribution, artificial intelligence, cloud computing, brick and mortar and e-commerce. Its current valuation in the world is estimated at trillion dollars.

The company faces and offers competition to innumerable brands. It is a strong Oracle competitor in the market as some of their products clash with each other.

The cloud industry is one of the most flourishing ones and Amazon plays a dominant role by occupying 34% of the market share and offering reliable and scalable infrastructure. In the cloud computing arena, Amazon through AWS or Amazon Web Services offers stiff competition to Oracle Cloud. AWS offers flexible, cost-effective and quick APIs and cloud computing platforms to governments, companies and individuals.

By the year 2020, it was providing two hundred and twelve services under this platform for instance analytics, database, networking, storage, computing, management, application services etc and amongst these the most popular ones are Amazon S3 and EC2. Oracle has acquired NetSuite and DataScience.com and offers IaaS, SaaS, PaaS and DaaS services to tackle competition from AWS and increase its market share in this sector.

9. Adobe Inc

Adobe Inc

Adobe Inc is an American origin public company that was founded in the year 1982 by its founders Charles Geschke and John Warnock. It serves a worldwide area with headquarters based at San Jose, California in the United States.

The company posted its revenues and net income at 11.17 billion US dollars and 2.95 billion US dollars respectively for the fiscal year 2019.

It is a computer software company that deals with creativity and multimedia software products. It has also ventured into digital marketing software and provides high-end programs for processing music, movies and graphics. Abode and Oracle compete with each other in the CRM marketplace where Adobe CRM has to face Oracle CRM.

Adobe Experience Cloud or AEC also competes with Oracle Cloud in the cloud segment.  It is a multilingual tool that finds support in the operating systems of OS X, Linux and Windows.

The software is a collection of web analytics products and integrated online marketing meant for creative individuals and large companies. It includes media optimization, advertising, social, analytics, content management products, web experience management and targeting.

The IT sector works in a competitive landscape that is constantly evolving. Several companies are expanding their product and service base through the development and design of new products whereas others have added to their product list through acquisitions.

Oracle and its competitors are vying for the same market space and are hitting hard at each other. This article gives a general view of how everyone fares against each other.