Oracle Celebrates Its 21 Years In India
Oracle celebrated 21 years of innovation and engineering prowess with the opening of its 10th Product Development Center in the Gujarat International Finance Tec City (GIFT). In 1994, Oracle opened its first product development center in Bengaluru with four engineers, and has since grown its footprint across the country with sites located in Bengaluru, Hyderbad, Mumbai, NOIDA, Pune and other emerging cities. The India centers are part of Oracle’s global product development organization, and the teams carry out cutting edge engineering work across the complete Oracle product portfolio, including Cloud. These teams play a crucial role in propelling Oracle’s product innovation and support its agenda of developing cloud-ready solutions.
In 2011, Oracle inaugurated its first product development center in one of India’s emerging cities, Trivandrum, followed by another in Vijayawada. In fiscal 2015, Oracle hired more than 2,300 engineers in product development functions in India, of which 18% were college graduates.
“India employs Oracle’s second largest workforce of developer and engineers, making it one of our most important product development centers across the world. The talent here and the work the teams are doing have played a very important role in helping our customers transition to the Cloud,” said Thomas Kurian, President, Product Development, Oracle. “Engineering talent is in high demand and Oracle Product Development has been recruiting very aggressively, as we aim to become the world’s #1 cloud provider. Our global development centers are the lifeline of Oracle’s success, and India is a major part of that.”