Enterprise market competitors, salesforce.com, inc. (NYSE:CRM) and Oracle Corporation (NASDAQ:ORCL) announced a nine-year partnership agreement in cloud computing.

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Under the terms of the agreement, salesforce.com, inc. (NYSE:CRM) and Oracle Corporation (NASDAQ:ORCL) will integrate all the three tiers of cloud computing including application, platform, and infrastructure.

Salesforce to Implement a New Standard

Salesforce.com, inc. (NYSE:CRM) is planning to implement a standard using Oracle Corporation (NASDAQ:ORCL)’s Linux operating system, Exadata engineered systems, Database, and Java Middleware platform. The company will also implement Oracle’s Fusion HCM and Financial cloud applications.

On the other hand, Oracle Corporation (NASDAQ:ORCL) plans to integrate its Salesforce.com with its Oracle Fusion HCM and Financial Cloud, and provide the core technology to power its partner’s applications and platform.

In a press statement, Oracle CEO, Larry Elisson and Salesforce CEO, Marc Benioff stated they both agree that their companies need to integrate its cloud computing solutions. The two executives believe that CRM integrated with Oracle’s Fusion HCM and Financial Cloud is the “best of both worlds” because of the combination of simplicity from salesforce.com, inc. (NYSE:CRM) and power from Oracle Corporation (NASDAQ:ORCL).

Ellisson said, “We are looking forward to working with salesforce.com to integrate our cloud with theirs. When customers choose cloud applications, they expect rapid low-cost implementations; they also expect application integrations to work right out of the box — even when the applications are from different vendors. That’s why Marc and I believe it’s important that our two companies work together to make it happen, and integrate the salesforce.com and Oracle Clouds.”

Parker Harris Noted Complex Transactions

On the other hand, Parker Harris, co-founder and EVP of salesforce.com, inc. (NYSE:CRM) noted that more than 1 billion complex transactions are delivered every day. He said that Salesforce will become a more efficient company with the integration of Oracle’s Linux operating system and Exadata infrastructure, which is beneficial for customers.

“Deploying Exadata engineered systems throughout our data centers will allow us to significantly lower overall hardware, floor space and energy costs, while simultaneously providing our customers with higher performance and better reliability,” added Harris.

Last March, Oracle Corporation (NASDAQ:ORCL) said that customers of International Business Machines (IBM) are “wildly overcharged for the performance they are getting.” The statement shows that the rivalry between the companies is becoming stronger. The company also released its two new servers, the M5 and T5. According to Ellison, Oracle’s servers are 80 percent cheaper than IBM servers.