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Oracle acquires Silver Creek Systems – “it’s about time”

by Andrew White  |  January 5, 2010  |  Comments Off on Oracle acquires Silver Creek Systems – “it’s about time”

Oracle announced it acquired Silver Creek Systems, a small, independent, product data quality vendor.  Many organizations that buy, make, convert, or sell products (both virtual and physical) have uniquely complex data quality issues.  Silver Creek Systems had focused on this problem area.  Oracle decided – at long last – to take Silver Creek off the market and to fill in this gap in their product strategy.  It was a gap that had been festering for some time, made more acute with its growing MDM strategy.  The two vendors had been partnering for a while, and this acquisition makes perfect sense.  Watch out all the other MDM vendors that want to access to strong product data quality capabilities – and look to all the other DQ vendors that can spell, “product data quality”: they will be a tad more popular today.

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Andrew White
Research VP
8 years at Gartner
22 years IT industry

Andrew White is a Distinguished Analyst and VP. His roles include Chief of Research and Content Lead for Data and Analytics. His main research focus is data and analytics strategy, platforms, and governance. Read Full Bio

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