Feeds

Oracle gobbles last firm for the decade

Silver Creek Systems down the pipe

Internet Security Threat Report 2014

Oracle gobbled its last company for the past decade with the acquisition of Silver Creek Systems, a company that makes software for simplifying and standardizing product descriptions across supply chains.

Over the past four years, Oracle's appetite for firms both large and small has grown immensely. At the turn of the 'naughties, the business software giant acquired a mere eight companies. Between 2005 and 2009, however, the number of acquisitions and technology purchases jumped to 56. Just for major purchases like PeopleSoft, BEA, and Siebel, the company has spent more than $22bn the in four years.

Rounding off the decade (but not its spending spree), Oracle made its final acquisition of 2009 out of Silver Creek Systems. It didn't disclose how much it paid for the Colorado-based firm when Oracle announced the purchase late Monday. The transaction closed in December 2009. Silver Creek's product data quality technology will be rolled into Oracle's business applications like Product Master, Lifecycle Management, Supply Chain, and e-Commerce, Oracle said. Silver Creek's data quality cleansing and matching capabilities will be integrated with Oracle Product Hub.

Silver Creek is already an OEM partner and Oracle reckons that the products will complement its existing information management wares. Oracle said it is currently reviewing Silver Creek's current product development roadmap and will provide guidance to Silver Creek customers once its finished. But it does mention a benefit to the acquisition will be increased research and development investment in Silver Creek products.

Oracle said the purchase will let its customers improve the accuracy and integrity of product data across various systems in a business. Oracle's data quality offerings compete with several vendors including IBM and Informatica. ®

Choosing a cloud hosting partner with confidence

More from The Register

next story
Preview redux: Microsoft ships new Windows 10 build with 7,000 changes
Latest bleeding-edge bits borrow Action Center from Windows Phone
Google opens Inbox – email for people too thick to handle email
Print this article out and give it to someone tech-y if you get stuck
Microsoft promises Windows 10 will mean two-factor auth for all
Sneak peek at security features Redmond's baking into new OS
FTDI yanks chip-bricking driver from Windows Update, vows to fight on
Next driver to battle fake chips with 'non-invasive' methods
UNIX greybeards threaten Debian fork over systemd plan
'Veteran Unix Admins' fear desktop emphasis is betraying open source
Entity Framework goes 'code first' as Microsoft pulls visual design tool
Visual Studio database diagramming's out the window
Google+ goes TITSUP. But WHO knew? How long? Anyone ... Hello ...
Wobbly Gmail, Contacts, Calendar on the other hand ...
prev story

Whitepapers

Why cloud backup?
Combining the latest advancements in disk-based backup with secure, integrated, cloud technologies offer organizations fast and assured recovery of their critical enterprise data.
A strategic approach to identity relationship management
ForgeRock commissioned Forrester to evaluate companies’ IAM practices and requirements when it comes to customer-facing scenarios versus employee-facing ones.
Security for virtualized datacentres
Legacy security solutions are inefficient due to the architectural differences between physical and virtual environments.
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.
New hybrid storage solutions
Tackling data challenges through emerging hybrid storage solutions that enable optimum database performance whilst managing costs and increasingly large data stores.