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Its a day of Acquisitions – Oracle to Acquire BEA and SUN to Acquire MySQL

Posted by Venkatakrishnan J on January 16, 2008

What more does one need after a nice little vacation. News of acquisitions of course :-). Well it looks like a day of acquisitions. I am not sure how many of these is true. Use your own discretion to validate these since i am just pointing you to some market news of which i have absolute no knowledge before hand or even now for that matter. If it is indeed true wonderful days ahead for the entire Java, SOA and BI community. We would have the best of breed of everything interacting with each other seamlessly. I am thinking far too ahead of course but again i am entitled for free thoughts aint i? :-). Coming to the actual acquisitions themselves following are some news articles.

Oracle to Acquire BEA: http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601087&sid=aNvBPJQ_cvio&refer=home

Sun to Acquire the Open Source Database Vendor MySQL: http://ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5gBphtwc5ZhkRHmUBQAj_6yJmvLpAD8U70OOO1

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IBM to buy COGNOS

Posted by Venkatakrishnan J on November 12, 2007

Close on the heels of SAP acquiring BOBJ, it looks like IBM is all set to buy out the remaining well known pure play BI Vendor Cognos. More details on the acquisitions can be obtained here and here. Well, it looks like the battle is only among  the big wigs now. Its only a matter of time before Microstrategy and the other remaining small vendors are acquired. Based on the reports it looks like this acquisition would help furthering IBM’s on-demand initiative. If you have any thoughts on this acquisition feel free to post them in the comments section.

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