Why is Oracle Really buying TimesTen?

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A commentary on the motives behind Oracle’s TimesTen purchase: If not for technology, user base, or an extension of capabilities, then why would Oracle want TimesTen?

The acquisition of TimesTen may actually be about preventing Progress from making inroads into Oracle accounts. Although Progress is miniscule compared to Oracle, Oracle may feel a defensive strategy is necessary after being continually attacked on multiple fronts. read article.

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