BANGALORE: Global software major Oracle Corporation has its second largest workforce in India, with 10 product development centres across the country, a senior official said. "Of the 120,000 workforce we have globally, 31,000 are in India, making it the second largest after our employees' strength in the US," Oracle president Thomas Kurian told reporters at an event in Bengaluru.
Of the total workforce, 30 percent (36,000) are in product development worldwide and one-third of them (12,000) work in India. The database product firm opened its 10th product development centre in the Gujarat International Finance Tech City (GIFT) at Ahmedabad recently. "We hired 2,300 engineers during the last fiscal (FY 2015) for product development functions in India of which 18 percent were graduates," Kurian said on the occasion, marking the IT multinational's two decades of presence in the sub-continent. Indian centres are part of the company's global product development organisation, and teams do cutting edge engineering work across the product portfolio, including cloud. "Our teams play a crucial role in propelling product innovation and support its agenda of developing cloud-ready solutions," Kurian asserted. Oracle opened its first product development centre in Bengaluru with four engineers in 1994 and since then grew its footprint across the country, with more such centres in Hyderabad, Mumbai, Noida, Pune, Thiruvananthapuram and Vijayawada.