This sort of rule industry consolidation has long been predicted by a number of us.
For those keeping score, here are the acquisitions by the platform players:
- 17 October 2007: SAP + YASU
- 28 July 2008: IBM + Ilog
- 29 October 2008: Oracle + Haley
The question of what Oracle would do was certainly on people’s minds at the ORF last week, along with speculation about other potential consolidation.
It is certainly an interesting time to watch the rules space.