Oracle Corporation is a global corporation that develops and markets computer software applications for business. The company is best known for its Oracle database software, a relational database management system, and for computer systems and software, such as Solaris and Java, acquired in its purchase of Sun Microsystems in 2010. Oracle is based in Redwood Shores, California.

Oracle provides specifications for the Java Card Platform developed by Sun Microsystems. Java Card™ technology enables smart cards and other devices such as security tokens with very limited memory to run small applications, called Java applets, which employ Java™ technology. Java Card technology provides smart card manufacturers with a secure and interoperable execution platform that can store and update multiple applications on a single device and is compatible with existing smart card standards.

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