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Oracle touts strong quarter, Exadata pipeline

Oracle reports second-quarter earnings of $1.87 billion, or 37 cents a share, and says its Exadata pipeline is nearing the $2 billion mark.

Oracle today delivered a strong second quarter and said its Exadata pipeline is nearing the $2 billion mark.

Oracle reported fiscal second-quarter earnings of $1.87 billion, or 37 cents a share, on revenue of $8.6 billion. Non-GAAP earnings were 51 cents a share. Wall Street was looking for earnings of 46 cents a share on revenue of $8.34 billion.

Among the key data points for the second quarter:

  • New software license revenue was up 21 percent to $2 billion.
  • Software license updates and product support revenue was $3.6 billion, up 12 percent.
  • Hardware system revenue was $1.1 billion.
  • Database and middleware revenue was $3.86 billion, up 17 percent from a year ago.
  • Applications revenue was $1.78 billion, up 12 percent. Of that sum, software license updates and product support revenue was $1.2 billion.
  • The company ended the quarter with 105,730 employees.

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