By Noel Randewich SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Oracle Corp on Thursday posted fiscal fourth-quarter results that disappointed investors looking for more progress against rivals selling web-based services, sending its shares lower. Reflecting expectations of a pickup in its software business and progress in cloud computing, shares of Oracle had gained 10 percent over the past three months, double the SP 500s increase. Its a bit of a jaw-dropper, in terms of Oracle missing results across the board in its historically strong fiscal year-end quarter, said FBR analyst Dan Ives. Its like Spain getting knocked out of the World Cup in its first week. Smaller, aggressive companies like Salesforce.com Inc and Workday Inc have been offering competitive software and Internet-based products at prices that often undercut Oracle.