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Oracle Adds SOA Depth with AmberPoint Deal

Oracle continues to pound away its competitors with its aggressive acquisition strategy, making its 52rd purchase in the past five years. Datamation takes a closer look at the newest SOA developer to join its ranks and how it will strengthen Oracle's cornerstone Fusion middleware platform.


Oracle on Monday added another key piece to its Fusion middleware suite, acquiring AmberPoint, a privately held maker of service-oriented architecture (SOA) management applications.

Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

AmberPoint, based in Oakland, Calif., develops software used by enterprise customers to diagnose and resolve issues in application performance and business transactions, such as insurance claims processing or account provisioning where multiple applications need to work together.

Oracle officials said the newly acquired SOA management apps will be folded into Oracle's SOA Suite, Oracle SOA Governance and Oracle Enterprise Manager suites, to "accelerate the resolution of application performance and business transactions issues before a customer's business is impacted."

"AmberPoint and Oracle share a vision of providing customers with comprehensive SOA management capabilities that support modern IT environments and are also complete, open, and integrated," Thomas Kurian, Oracle's executive vice president for product development, said in a statement.

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Oracle Snaps Up SOA Specialist AmberPoint