If I received a dime for every time I have been asked whether I thought Oracle would buy Ariba . . . well . . I wouldn’t be rich, but I sure would have a pretty, shiny pile of coins to show for it. I might even have enough to buy a ticket to the ballet. All kidding aside, although this match is possible, I think that has just grown less likely than ever. Why? Check out Oracle’s financial results, released on September 18th, which indicated that revenue from applications declined 12% while database software grew 27%. If you were Oracle, and you had to pick in which line of business to invest a bare bones minimum of $1.5 billion dollars – the current market capitalization of Ariba – which one would you choose?
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