Oracle is to hire 2,000 new staff in its latest bid to bolster its cloud computing services, raising its global headcount to 138,000.
The new jobs will be in the vendor's software development, cloud operations and operations businesses, and will be based in Seattle, the San Francisco Bay area, India, and in soon-to-be-announced cloud regions.
Oracle currently operates 16 regions globally, and has announced plans to add 20 more by the close of 2020.
Some of its new regions will include Japan, South Africa and the UAE.
Every year, Oracle's CEO Larry Ellison lays out ambitions to grab market share from the cloud computing market leaders AWS and Microsoft.
However, it's not the first time Oracle has attempted to catch up on its late entry into this market with a hiring swell, only to quietly cut jobs months later.
The last Oracle job cull was in June, which affected 300 staff in Seattle, and a reported 900 staff in a research and development centre in China.
It followed a cut of 255 people at its Redwood City headquarters and 95 in San Jose in March.
Nonetheless, Ellison continues to insist that Oracle is a competitive cloud vendor with its eyes on capturing more of the lucrative infrastructure market.
At an Oracle OpenWorld event in San Francisco last month, he said the company now has 30,000 customers using its suite of cloud applications.
The public cloud service market is expected to grow 17.5 per cent this year alone to $214.2bn, according to Gartner analysts, and then swell to $331.2bn by 2022.
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