For years Oracle Corp. seemed to be a model of stability. But columnist Chris O’Brien says here, lately the company has begun to look more vulnerable. As this week’s Oracle OneWorld conference wraps up, he takes a look at the relational database vendor and its mercurial founder.
(Larry Ellison at OpenWorld 2011. Photo by drserg via Shutterstock)

Ellison is as confident as ever, he writes, but some observers wonder if it has been able to adapt in the era of cloud computing and whether the acquisition of Sun Microsystems was a strategic mistake.
A look at a legend.