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What does Oracle mean?
Oracle Corporation is an multinational computer technology corporation headquartered in Redwood City, California, United States. Oracle specializes in developing and marketing hardware systems and enterprise software products. Larry Ellison, Ed Oates and Bob Miner were working on a consulting project for the CIA. The code name for the project was Oracle. The project was designed to use the newly written SQL database language from IBM. The project was eventually terminated but they decided to finish what they started and bring it to the world. Later they changed the name of the company, Relational Software Inc., to the name of the product.