Oracle Buys Endeca
From an Oracle News Release:
On October 18, 2011, Oracle announced it has entered into an agreement to acquire Endeca, a leading provider of unstructured data management, web commerce and business intelligence solutions. The transaction is subject to customary closing conditions and is expected to close before the end of 2011.
After the transaction closes, Oracle with Endeca plans to create a comprehensive technology platform to process, store, manage, search and analyze structured and unstructured information together enabling businesses to make stronger and more profitable decisions. The combination of Oracle ATG Commerce with Endeca’s InFront web commerce solutions is expected to enhance cross-channel commerce, merchandising, and online customer experiences. Adding Endeca Latitude software to Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition (OBI EE) is expected to provide a single unified user interface for analysis of structured and unstructured data.
- Letter to Customers from Thomas Kurian, Executive Vice President, Product Development, outlining the benefits of the combination
- Letter to Partners from Judson Althoff, Senior Vice President, Oracle Worldwide Alliances and Channels, outlining the benefits of the combination
- Learn more about what the combination of Oracle and Endeca (PDF) will mean for our customers and partners
See Also: Blog Post: Oracle Acquires Endeca! (via The Noisy Channel)
A blog post by Daniel Turkelang, a founding member of Endeca where he was Chief Scientist. Turkelang is currently Principal Data Scientist at LinkedIn and has also worked at Google.
See Also: “JFK Presidential Library Partners with Endeca on Historic Build of Nation’s First Online Presidential Archives (July 2010)
See Also: The University of Toronto Library uses Endeca to deliver outstanding collections access to students and faculty
See Also: The Toronto Public Library
Uses Endeca technology.
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