Oracle founder and CEO Larry Ellison had no shortage of things to talk about on his recent trip to Israel. Speaking to reporters, the outspoken head of industry said that open source software is no big threat, that Web 2.0 is more than just a passing fad and — now this one really got me — that he believes Oracle will be bigger than Microsoft one day.
Wow. Oracle bigger than Microsoft? Now there’s something that never occurred to me. Maybe it’s just human nature, or maybe it has to do with the fact that I’ve been working with Windows products since I was a young lad, but it’s hard to imagine any software company becoming bigger or more recognizable than Microsoft.
But on second thought, why not? Oracle has been on an acquisition tear in recent years. Isn’t it possible that one day they could purchase their way into being bigger than Microsoft? What do you think? Will Oracle become the biggest software company one day?