Surveying the Platform Player Rules Acquisitions

December 7, 2008

Jim Sinur of Gartner has a fairly recent post where he surveys the platform players and their recent acquisitions of rules technologies. Jim looks at each player and gives his opinions on their offerings, the technology they purchased, and what they will likely do with it.

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Oracle + Haley

October 30, 2008

Before I could even finish setting this blog up I spotted the news that Oracle has purchased Haley. (Tip of the virtual hat to Peter and Carole-Ann).

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.