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At the same time it announced a cloud deal with Microsoft, Oracle announced deal with SaaS CRM provider Salesforce.com “encompassing all three tiers of cloud computing: applications, platform and infrastructure.”

Under the nine-year partnership, Salesforce.com plans will standardise on Oracle Linux operating system, Exadata engineered systems, the Oracle Database, and the Java middleware platform.

Oracle says it plans to integrate salesforce.com with its Fusion HCM and Financial Cloud, and provide the core technology to power salesforce.com's applications and platform. Salesforce.com will also implement Oracle’s Fusion HCM and Financial cloud applications throughout the company.

“Larry and I both agree that salesforce.com and Oracle need to integrate our clouds,” said Marc Benioff, Chairman and CEO, salesforce.com. “Salesforce.com's CRM integrated with Oracle’s Fusion HCM and Financial Cloud is the best of both worlds: the simplicity of salesforce.com combined with the power of Oracle.”

“We are looking forward to working with salesforce.com to integrate our cloud with theirs,” said Larry Ellison, Oracle’s CEO. “When customers choose cloud applications they expect rapid low-cost implementations; they also expect application integrations to work right out of the box – even when the applications are from different vendors.

“That’s why Marc and I believe it’s important that our two companies work together to make it happen, and integrate the salesforce.com and Oracle Clouds.”

“With over a billion complex transactions delivered every single day, an Oracle Linux and Exadata Infrastructure will make salesforce.com a more efficient company – and our customers will benefit,” said Parker Harris, Co-Founder and Executive Vice President, salesforce.com.

“Deploying Exadata engineered systems throughout our data centres will allow us to significantly lower overall hardware, floor space and energy costs, while simultaneously providing our customers with higher performance and better reliability.”

Ellison and Benioff know each other well. Before he started salesforce.com in 1999, Benioff was a senior Oracle executive and Ellison was an early investor in the company.

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Graeme Philipson

Graeme Philipson is senior associate editor at iTWire and editor of sister publication CommsWire. He is also founder and Research Director of Connection Research, a market research and analysis firm specialising in the convergence of sustainable, digital and environmental technologies. He has been in the high tech industry for more than 30 years, most of that time as a market researcher, analyst and journalist. He was founding editor of MIS magazine, and is a former editor of Computerworld Australia. He was a research director for Gartner Asia Pacific and research manager for the Yankee Group Australia. He was a long time IT columnist in The Age and The Sydney Morning Herald, and is a recipient of the Kester Award for lifetime achievement in IT journalism.

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