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Tech Quiz Of The Week: Oracle

Steve McCaskill is editor of TechWeekEurope and ChannelBiz. He joined as a reporter in 2011 and covers all areas of IT, with a particular interest in telecommunications, mobile and networking, along with sports technology.

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What do you know about Oracle’s history, its software, its founders and its controversies?

Oracle’s annual OpenWorld conference is one of the biggest technology events of the year, with tens of thousands of attendees flocking to San Francisco to hear about the company’s latest work.

The company’s growth owes much to its dominance of the database software market, a platform from which it has extended its tentacles into just about every other part of the IT industry since it was formed in 1977.

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Americas Cup 2This year at Open world, in between bashing Amazon at every opportunity, founder Larry Ellison (now CTO rather than CEO) detailed the company’s ongoing cloud push, new developer tools and updates for its wide-ranging portfolio.

It may face huge competition from AWS, Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud Platform in the public cloud space, and some wonder whether its efforts have come too late, but the influence and power of Oracle cannot be overstated.

Over the years, Oracle has been praised and maligned, swallowed up numerous companies, and has never been far away from a legal battle or two, but what do you know about the house that Larry built?

Find out with our quiz!