Oracle probably hoped its first acquisition of year would be with Sun Microsystems, but while that transaction is still playing out, the database outfit went and snatched up data-quality vendor Silver Creek Systems.
Silver Creek Systems specializes in helping companies simplify and standardize product descriptions across various information stores through the use of its DataLens software. And up until now, the company competed with Oracle in data quality and data integration, which included some heavyweight customers, such as IBM.
Details of the deal are pretty sparse , including financial terms of the transaction. It's also unknown what Oracle plans to do with the future development of Silver Creek's products.