Oracle’s Acquisition Trail

Since 2005, Oracle’s M&A department has been busy – we have seen a total of 87 acquisitions covering database, middleware, applications, products, tools, server & storage to vendor specific solutions.

Why is this interesting? It’s interesting because this underpins the importance of knowing what software you have in your IT estate and how you manage it. An effective software asset management methodology is vital for managing all your ERP software vendors, however is of particular importance for Oracle and its ever growing list of acquired products.

Let’s just take a quick look at the list of companies Oracle has acquired (in no particular order);

Database
• Datascaler
• e-Test
• Innobase
• Moniforce
• m Valent
• Secerno
• Sleepycat
• Times Ten
• TripleHop

Middleware
• AmberPoint
• BEA
• Bharosa
• Bridgestream
• Captovation
• ClearApp
• Context Media
• Datanomic
• FatWire
• HyperRoll
• GoldenGate
• Java
• Oplix
• OcterString
• Passlogix
• Sigma Dynamics
• Silver Creek Systems
• Stellent
• Sunopsis
• Tacit Sofware
• Tangosol
• Thor Technologies

Applications
• AppForge
• Collective Intellect
• Haley
• InQuira
• Interlace Systems
• LogicalApps
• Market2Lead
• Ndevr
• RightNow
• SelectMinds
• Taleo
• TempoSoft
• Vitrue
• Eloqua (Dec 2012)

Product Lines
• Agile
• ATG
• Endeca
• Hyperion
• Involver
• PeopleSoft
• Primavera
• Siebel
• Skire
• Telephony@Work

Implementation and Integration Tools
• Global Knowledge Software (GKS)

Server & Storage Systems
• Ksplice
• Sun
• Virtual Iron

Communications & Media
• Convergin
• eServGlobal’s Universal Service Platform (USP)
• GoAhead
• HotSip
• MetaSolv Software
• Net4Call
• Netsure Telecom Limited
• Portal Software
• Sophoi
• Acme Packet (February 2013)

Engineering & Construction
• Primavera

Health Sciences

• ClearTrial
• Phase Forward
• Relsys

Industrial & Manufacturing
• Agile
• Conformia Software
• Demantra
• G-Log

Insurance
• AdminServer
• Skywire Software

Retail
• 360Commerce
• Advanced Visual Technology
• ProfitLogic
• Retek

Utilities
• LODESTAR
• SPL WorldGroup
• Data Raker (Dec 2012)

Infrastructure
• Xsigo

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