Oracle remains a true IT powerhouse with fingers in many pies other than databases, such as application servers, and development tools, which ranks it as an enterprise infrastructure provider, together with SAP, IBM at a higher and, and Microsoft at the lower end of the market. However, Oracle may be getting very uncomfortable with how its protracted disappointing revenue results (possible the worst in a decade) jeopardizes its No. 2 position in the applications market. It seemed all but inconceivable over a year ago that PeopleSoft could be so close to snatching the No. 2 position from Oracle.
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aerospace and defense (A&D), general engineering and process industries, as well as complex project-driven sectors of engineering and construction. As for manufacturing styles, Oracle caters for almost every setup from engineer-to-order (ETO) to flow manufacturing and on to mixed mode and process industries. The company has also been increasingly reaching to the mid-market lately. In the US, it has even introduced the Small Business Suite aimed at companies with only 10 employees up, and that version is