Friday, August 10, 2007

Is Oracle "The Borg"?

I have just been looking at the www.oracle.com page, looking for product info on OID, and saw that Oracle are now BRAGGING about the companies they have taken over. This is what the list on the main page:

  • 360Commerce
  • Agile
  • AppForge
  • Bharosa
  • Crystal Ball
  • Demantra
  • G-Log
  • Hyperion
  • iFlex
  • JD Edwards EnterpriseOne
  • JD Edwards World
  • LODESTAR
  • MetaSolv
  • Oblix
  • OctetString
  • PeopleSoft
  • Portal Software
  • ProfitLogic
  • Retek
  • Siebel
  • Sigma Dynamics
  • Sleepycat Berkeley DB
  • Stellent
  • SPL WorldGroup
  • Sunopsis
  • Tangosol
  • Telephony@Work
  • TimesTen in Memory DB
  • Thor Technologies

Has Larry Ellison gone mad? I guess, if you can't beat'em, buy 'em? Imagine trying to integrate that lot.

Full details of their acquisitions here: http://www.oracle.com/corporate/acquisition.html