The European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) is one of the world’s largest and most respected centers for scientific research. Founded in 1954 and located near Geneva on the Franco-Swiss border, CERN was one of Europe’s first joint ventures. Today, it has 21 member states and is home to physicists and engineers who probe the fundamental structure of the universe. CERN’s researchers use the world’s largest and most complex scientific instruments to study the basic properties of matter. The process gives clues about how particles interact and provides insights into the fundamental laws of nature.
CERN has a 30-year relationship with Oracle and makes extensive use of Oracle software to support mission-critical applications for most administrative and technical activities within the organization. Moving its HR applications to Oracle Managed Cloud Services reduced the cost, disruption, and resource requirement spikes traditionally related to upgrades, while Oracle’s ongoing planning support enabled CERN to more easily take advantage of new functionalities and capabilities as they became available.