GoldenGate Acquisition Will Boost Oracle Hyperion

by Sonal Desai    Jul 24, 2009

Oracle s acquisition of GoldenGate, a vendor for real-time data integration software, will enable Oracle to toughen up and also offer more options in BI.

However, it has not been using Hyperion optimally. Hyperion is performance management software, not real-time data integration tool. In fact, GoldenGate complements Hyperion. It helps to synchronize operational applications for BI.

GoldenGate has been an enterprise partner of Oracle and a major leader in pure play integration market. Acquisition of GoldenGate allows Oracle to offer easier migration, upgrade and synchronization between systems. It specializes in software that is designed to do fast, log-based transactions of data in the enterprise.

For Oracle it spells better real-time data integration, because of exceptional change data capture (CDC) capabilities. The acquisition helps in consolidating telecom, retail and BFSI verticals. Reduced migration costs and hence overall project costs would be lower, a major advantage in troubled times, said T.R. Madan Mohan, managing partner at Browne and Mohan.

By its recent acquisitions of SUN, Virtual Iron, etc, Oracle has been consolidating the DB and EAI markets and has built formidable assets to compete with SAP. Although the acquisition in itself is not a threat to major players, it would force them to evaluate the integration options more seriously.

For SAP, this validates and accentuates its weakness of Business Object s information management suites. SAP customer base has been highlighting the need for better real-time data integration suites, especially in terms of replication in heterogeneous environments. With more and more companies going the virtual route, this has been a key weakness in SAP, said Mohan.

This acquisition would force SAP to look at improving data integrator and possibly acquire the pure play vendors such as Vision Solutions or HiT Software. For IBM, which acquired DataMirror, the revenue impact has not been as high as expected.

Some of the key Oracle customers include Billabong, Fosters Group, ABB Group (international) and SIDBI, Bajaj Electricals, Aditya Birla Group, HDFC, BSNL, Yes Bank in India.