Oracle has pledged to hire 450 cloud computing sales professionals in Dublin, Ireland. Oracle’s decision to hire cloud sales staff in Ireland is part of a broader initiative to hire 1400 cloud salespersons in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA), with a focus on Amsterdam, Cairo, Dubai, Malaga (Spain) and Prague. The decision to hire 450 of the 1400 hires in Dublin underscores Oracle’s understanding of Dublin as an emerging technology hub bursting with organizations interested in transitioning to the cloud and the attendant talent required to execute the cloud transformation. By hiring 450 sales professionals in Dublin, Oracle brings the total count of its employees in Dublin to over 1800. Meanwhile, the broader decision to hire 1400 cloud sales professionals in the EMEA region illustrates the global quality of the cloud computing revolution and the corresponding intensity of Oracle’s interest in defining and shaping the global transition to the cloud in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.