The merger and acquisition activity continues unabated in the BI world! Today Oracle announced plans to enhance its Oracle Fusion middleware offerings through the acquisition of Sunopsis, a provider of heterogeneous data integration products.
Oracle said it plans to make Sunopsis an integral part of its service-oriented architecture, business intelligence, and master data management products. It is certainly a badly needed component in Oracle's push to compete with IBM and Microsoft as the "one stop shop".
Sunopsis is optimized for heterogeneous IT environments but Oracle has committed to continuing Sunopsis' ability to support Oracle and non-Oracle data sources and targets. I guess time will tell on that one.
"Real-time information access, next-generation architectures and more mixed IT environments are driving increased requirements for sophisticated, fast, heterogeneous data integration solutions," said Thomas Kurian, senior vice president, Oracle Server Technologies. "Oracle and Sunopsis have complementary products with a shared focused on delivering the very best data integration products to our customers."
Not much else is known at this time but according to the press release, Oracle will provide more information to the general public at Oracle OpenWorld conference in two weeks.
Sure does put a damper on Sunopsis' brand new partnership with Netezza though. The Sunopsis Open Connector for Netezza was redesigned to integrate the Netezza Performance ServerÂ® (NPSÂ®) data warehouse appliance with the ETL platform Sunopsis Data Conductor. But then again, who knows -- maybe Oracle will buy Netezza next...
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Posted October 9, 2006 8:00 AM
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