Oracle Bigwigs: Discounting No Big Deal

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Oracle spent more than $10 billion big ones for a hunk of the apps business, but it’s unclear whether it will ever be as lucrative as its bread-and-butter databases.

Oracle execs acknowledge that the company slashes prices as much as possible in order to compete on the applications side, but holds firmer when it comes to its much stronger database business.



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As Pythian’s Chief Executive Officer, Paul leads this center of excellence for expert, outsourced technical services for companies whose systems are directly tied to revenue growth and business success. His passion and foresight for using data and technology to drive business success has helped Pythian become a high-growth global company with over 400 employees and offices in North America, Europe, and Asia. Paul, who started his career as a data scientist, founded Pythian when he was 25 years old. In addition to driving the business, Paul is a vocal proponent of diversity in the workplace, human rights, and economic empowerment. He supports his commitment through Pythian’s hiring and retention practices, his role as board member for the Basic Income Canada Network, and as a supporter of women in technology.

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