Feeds

Join us, Oracle tells developers

Just don't compete on PeopleSoft

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

Beginner's guide to SSL certificates

Oracle is spicing up the appeal of its 7,000-strong ISV network with the prospect that directors of partner companies could find themselves bought-out by the database giant.

Oracle president Charles Phillips today proclaimed that Oracle is fast becoming the "buyer of choice" in the wake of a quick succession of deals for PeopleSoft, Oblix and Retek - an Oracle partner.

In his keynote at Software 2005 in Santa Clara, California, he also hinted at more M&A activity, with Oracle continuing to "consolidate the industry," he told an the audience of high-tech CEOs: "[Companies] are saying, 'If you are going to buy something in my industry, buy me, not my competitor'."

Despite this partner-friendly spin, Philllips hinted at changes to PeopleSoft's support for third-party applications that could harm partners.

Oracle will weed-out third party applications shipped with PeopleSoft that happen to overlap with the functionality in Oracle applications. The company will also stop shipping competitors, such as IBM's WebSphere, with PeopleSoft, although Phillips said Oracle will continue to certify PeopleSoft with these applications.

Oracle is keen to be seen as partner-friendly in the wake of its recent acquisition frenzy. It's important for Oracle to woo ISV partners as the company's rivals begin to consolidate and expand their own partner programs.

Arch-rival SAP this year began evangelizing ISVs to join its planned NetWeaver ecosystem. Oracle says its own Project Fusion middleware architecture is the company's answer to NetWeaver.

In an attempt to offset any SAP overtures to ISVs, Phillips said: "We can't cover everything. We need more than one partner. We are open for partnerships."

He committed Oracle to develop PeopleSoft and Oracle applications through to 2013, with the applications then sharing a common architecture based on the Project Fusion middleware. The timetable means that Oracle is not forcing PeopleSoft customers to switch right away, he said: "There's no urgency to do anything." ®

Related stories

Why do people hate Oracle?
Bully Oracle beats SAP to Retek
Oracle snaps up security firm
Ellison confounds sceptics over PeopleSoft

Beginner's guide to SSL certificates

More from The Register

next story
Download alert: Nearly ALL top 100 Android, iOS paid apps hacked
Attack of the Clones? Yeah, but much, much scarier – report
NSA SOURCE CODE LEAK: Information slurp tools to appear online
Now you can run your own intelligence agency
Microsoft: Your Linux Docker containers are now OURS to command
New tool lets admins wrangle Linux apps from Windows
First in line to order a Nexus 6? AT&T has a BRICK for you
Black Screen of Death plagues early Google-mobe batch
Microsoft adds video offering to Office 365. Oh NOES, you'll need Adobe Flash
Lovely presentations... but not on your Flash-hating mobe
You stupid BRICK! PCs running Avast AV can't handle Windows fixes
Fix issued, fingers pointed, forums in flames
prev story

Whitepapers

Seattle children’s accelerates Citrix login times by 500% with cross-tier insight
Seattle Children’s is a leading research hospital with a large and growing Citrix XenDesktop deployment. See how they used ExtraHop to accelerate launch times.
How to determine if cloud backup is right for your servers
Two key factors, technical feasibility and TCO economics, that backup and IT operations managers should consider when assessing cloud backup.
Getting started with customer-focused identity management
Learn why identity is a fundamental requirement to digital growth, and how without it there is no way to identify and engage customers in a meaningful way.
Reg Reader Research: SaaS based Email and Office Productivity Tools
Read this Reg reader report which provides advice and guidance for SMBs towards the use of SaaS based email and Office productivity tools.
Beginner's guide to SSL certificates
De-mystify the technology involved and give you the information you need to make the best decision when considering your online security options.