Oracle's Worst Enemies

  • By

    Ericka Chickowski



Oracle's relationship with HP soured shortly after it announced that it would purchase HP competitor Sun. Now that Oracle decided to pick up HP's disgraced former-CEO Mark Hurd, the relationship status has been officially upgraded to 'openly feuding.'
Neither Oracle nor its brash leader Larry Ellison have managed to claw their way to the top of the computer software and hardware heaps by making nice with industry players over the years. Oracle has engaged in plenty of cutthroat deals and cold calculations to keep growing beyond its bread-and-butter database niche and into other arenas such as ERP, CRM, supply chain management, mobile devices, servers and more. And along the way, the company has accumulated its fair share of foes. Here's a look at Oracle's worst enemies.
This article was originally published on 2010-09-28