by Thomas Wailgum Teardown: Oracle CEO Larry Ellison

Nov 02, 2010
Cloud ComputingComputers and PeripheralsCRM Systems

Move over, gadget teardowns. We tear down Oracle's legendary leader to see what powers the man known for big verbal stings and even bigger yachts.

Everyone loves it when the tech engineers at iFixit or iSuppli tear down new and old technologies to see the tech that’s under the proverbial hood. (See this recent one of the famed Atari 2600.)

In a similar vein, is launching a semi-regular feature that “tears down” the most popular and talked-about people, events and products in the high-tech world.

Today’s teardown: Oracle CEO Lawrence J. Ellison.

As the leader of the behemoth software, hardware and database vendor, Ellison is known for attacking competitors, winning at all costs and acquiring what he wants, when he wants.

Oracle CEO Larry Ellison Teardown


Thomas Wailgum covers Enterprise Software, Data Management and Personal Productivity Apps for Follow him on Twitter @twailgum. Follow everything from on Twitter @CIOonline. E-mail Thomas at