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Oracle Rumored to Covet Ingres January 10, 2007

Posted by linuxwarrior in Blogroll.
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Oracle might be looking to acquire open source database provider Ingres, according to speculation from analyst Bruce Richardson of AMR Research.As Richardson sees it, the main rationale for such an acquisition is that “Oracle would love to lure all of Infor’s ERP [enterprise resource planning] infrastructure business away from IBM.” Since the Ingres database powers Infor’s Adage ERP product line, an Oracle acquisition of the company could position it as a middleware alternative to Infor’s IBM-reliant customers. As an ERP provider itself, Oracle’s takeover of Ingres’ business could also get Oracle closer to poaching some application business away from Infor.

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