Oracle's Evolution - Database Leader to AI Innovator

 Oracle's Evolution - Database Leader to AI Innovator  

  • Market Cap – 290.15 Bn
  • EV – 369.18Bn
  • Debt - $88.94Bn (High), Cash – $12.08Bn 
  • P/B – 122.43 (intangibles in the book) 
  • P/E (Trailing) – 31.05 (Growth) 
  • P/E (Forward) – 19.43 (Growth)
  • Economic Moat: Wide (product sales, under threat)   
  • Domain: Enterprise Software and Database
  • Comp. (Business Apps) – IBM, SAP, Workday, MSFT, Salesforce
  • Comp. (Database) – MongoDB, MySQL, Cassandra, AWS, Azure, IBM 
  • Growth Segment – OCI (Up) 

Oracle's Facing Headwinds - In the Age of No SQL

The emergence of Digital Transformation in the early 2010s has brought multiple challenges to Oracle's relational database segment.
Today, it is facing stiff competition from both commercial and open-source vendors. It must constantly innovate and create new products and services to stay ahead of the database market. Despite the challenges, it is rising to the occasion by developing its own cloud-native database products and investing in artificial intelligence and machine learning to enhance the intelligence and autonomy of its databases.

Oracle  - Where is the Growth

Oracle  Nvidia Partnerhip


Oracle's Gen AI Play - Partnership With Cohere 

Oracle, a major player in the technology industry, has been comparatively late in adopting the latest advancements in Gen AI, especially as compared to the major hyperscalers. However, it is now attempting to make up for the lost time by partnering with Cohere (LLM provider), while also leveraging its strong relationship with Nvidia, a global leader in the GPUs. This strategic move is expected to enable Oracle to enhance its AI capabilities and remain competitive in the market.

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