The Oracle Corporation was started by two computer programmers, Larry Ellison and Bob Miner in 1977. Both Larry and Bob had prior experience in building database programs for different companies. Their first project was building a special database program for the CIA (Central Intelligence Agency).
Larry was designated in marketing and sales of their software whereas Bob looked after the development of the software. In 1978 they were able to create the world’s first relational database using SQL. This software was called the Oracle RDBMS and would allow consumers to use standardized software irrespective of the different hardware or manufacturer.