Oracle Debuts Corporate Cloud

New service steps up company’s challenge to Salesforce, Workday.

Oracle Corp., the world’s largest database maker, has introduced a cloud-computing service to let corporate customers access data over the Internet, stepping up competition with Salesforce.com Inc. and Workday Inc.

The Oracle Cloud will include more than 100 applications, the Redwood City, California-based company said yesterday. The service includes the Fusion business applications and online programs from acquired companies Taleo Corp. and RightNow Technologies Inc.

New Applications

In the coming year, Oracle plans to release software for accounting, supply chain management and enterprise-resource planning as part of the Oracle Cloud, Hurd said. The company has more than 2,000 sales and technical presales staff pitching high-end hardware, cloud-computing software and business intelligence applications.

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