Oracle is planning on extending its portfolio in middleware and telecommunications, with two new proposed acquisitions: SOA specialist AmberPoint and telecoms solution provider Convergin. Oracle expects AmberPoint to strengthen its Oracle Fusion Middleware SOA Suite and Oracle Enterprise Manager with best-in-class SOA management capabilities; while Convergin's real-time service brokering solutions will complement Oracle Communications’ integrated product suite.
Both acquisitions are expected to close the first half of this year. Financial details of the transactions were not disclosed.
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AmberPoint’s solutions help organizations 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.
"We expect that this combination with Oracle will provide enterprise customers with a comprehensive offering that enables even more real-time visibility into their business processes,” said John Hubinger, AmberPoint CEO.
Adding to that, Thomas Kurian, Oracle executive vice president, Product Development, said, “We expect the addition of AmberPoint’s products to Oracle Fusion Middleware SOA Suite will provide stronger end-to-end governance that allows customers to manage the entire lifecycle of SOA-based solutions, providing visibility and management across heterogeneous environments.”
Convergin produces a J2EE-based Service Broker platform, which enables service providers to manage services for a wide range of networks and application platforms, including pre-paid charging. The solution allows CSPs to focus on launching innovative services while modernizing to next-generation networks.
Oracle believes that the combination of the two companies will provide a single carrier-grade, standards-based IT platform, allowing CSPs to effectively evolve their service delivery capabilities at a lower total cost of ownership.
“As communications service providers transition from legacy telephony networks to next-generation networks, the combination of Oracle and Convergin will accelerate new service innovation while reducing network complexity and cost,” said Bhaskar Gorti, senior vice president and general manager, Oracle Communications.
Oracle and AmberPoint
AmberPoint General Presentation
AmberPoint Customer Letter
AmberPoint Partner Letter
Oracle and Convergin
Convergin General Presentation
Convergin Customer Letter
Convergin Partner Letter
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