Oracle opens new research and development lab in Morocco
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Oracle opens new research and development lab in Morocco

Oracle opens new research and development lab in Morocco

New facility in Casablanca taps into African talent to create cloud solutions for Oracle customers worldwide

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Oracle has announced the opening of a new branch of Oracle Labs, the company’s advanced research arm, in Casablanca – Morocco, which will accommodate up to 100 researchers. Oracle’s cloud, artificial intelligence, and machine learning technologies will be used by researchers at the new centre to address the most important issues confronting industry, science, and public sector.

Taking advantage of its new facility, the team will collaborate with Morocco’s technology sector to support the identification, exploration, and transfer of new technologies that can advance Oracle’s customer’s businesses worldwide. Expansion of intern and graduate recruiting programmes, cooperative research with local universities, and collaboration with the local startup environment will all be part of this global programme.

“Establishing this new Oracle R&D centre in Casablanca will enable us to access an outstanding pool of talent from across the region, benefit directly from its new economic ties to Israel, and provide our customers around the world with new cutting edge technologies,” said Safra Catz, chief executive officer, Oracle.

“We are delighted that Oracle has selected Morocco as the location for the expansion of its global R&D programme. This provides the opportunity for talented people in Morocco to help create world leading technology solutions. We hope the lab is the first step towards placing Morocco at the heart of Oracle’s business in the region,” said Mohcine Jazouli, Morocco’s Minister Delegate in charge of Investment, convergence and the evaluation of Public Policies.

“The mission of Oracle Labs is to identify, explore, and transfer new technologies that have the potential to help solve the world’s biggest challenges,” added Dr Hassan Chafi, vice president – Research and Advanced Development, Oracle Labs. “In addition to their outstanding technology skills, most engineers in Morocco speak three languages and bring an open-minded and creative approach to their work. This makes them ideal members of a team focused on developing technology that will play a significant role in our rapidly evolving, global society.”

The new Oracle facility will be part of Oracle’s global R&D innovation network. In these centres, researchers apply novel approaches and methodologies using cloud-based technologies to create meaningful solutions. This work includes research, consulting, and product incubation with most projects involving university collaborations and interns from over 50 universities worldwide.

The new Oracle centre in Morocco will work on a wide range of R&D projects focusing on technologies such as automated machine learning and explainability, the PGX Parallel Graph Accelerator solution, and Oracle’s MySQL Heatwave ML.

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