"Salesforce.com [NYSE:CRM] and Oracle [NASDAQ:ORCL] announced today a comprehensive nine-year partnership encompassing all three tiers of cloud computing: Applications, Platform and Infrastructure.Salesforce.com and Oracle Announce New Strategic Partnership
Salesforce.com plans to standardize on the Oracle Linux operating system, Exadata engineered systems, the Oracle Database, and Java Middleware Platform. Oracle plans to integrate salesforce.com with Oracle’s 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."
Tuesday, June 25, 2013
Salesforce.com and Oracle Announce New Strategic Partnership [Oracle press release]
I'm guessing Salesforce.com got a deep discount... but it's a positive sign, as with the recent Microsoft/Oracle agreement, that they're committing to no longer actively punish their joint customers (i.e., they will presumably make sure their offerings actually work together)