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Congratulations to our friends at Tangosol!

March 26th, 2007 · 2 Comments

Oracle is on the march again — buying grid software company Tangasol. 


Oracle may be coming to its senses about the grid space, and the importance of application performance and scalability.  Following up on its aquisition of Sleepycat last year, its interest in in-memory solutions continues.  This is more validation from a (very) large company that true innovators in the grid space are having a real impact on mainstream software providers.

I was also impressed with Nati Shalom’s analysis over on the GigaSpaces Blog, which (while understandably a bit one-sided) relates Oracle’s history in this area better than I could.

Once again — a big congratulations Cameron and company! 

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  • 1 Geva Perry's Blog // Mar 26, 2007 at 9:53 am

    It’s the architecture, stupid!…

    I haven’t posted in a while due to extensive travel during the past three weeks: San Diego for the CMP Exchange Solution Provider show, London for QCon and last week in Las Vegas for TheServerSide Java Symposium. More on some…

  • 2 Cameron Purdy // Apr 2, 2007 at 4:05 pm

    Thanks for the congrats!

    This should be very exciting. It’s also a shift from a startup market to one likely to be dominated by Oracle (with Coherence and the dominant market share) and perhaps IBM.

    It will be interesting to see how the remaining startups respond. If they weren’t able to compete against Tangosol when it was stand-alone (we lost a total of 3 opportunities in the past 5 years), then they’re not going to be able to compete with my new 5,000 person sales org 😉


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