This post is by Jason Lemkin from SaaStr
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I think it is unlikely. Salesforce had several discussions over the years re: selling itself to Oracle — when Salesforce was much smaller. But times have changed, the Cloud has exploded, and now it’s too late for either to acquire the other. both to merge.
- Salesforce is now worth $123b and growing 25%+ a year. Oracle can’t afford Salesforce anymore.
- Oracle is now worth $189b and growing 0% a year overall (although its Cloud business is showing respectable growth).