Oracle To Sue Rimini Street

After securing $1.3 billion in damages from SAP, Oracle is turning on smaller companies that provide maintenance services for Oracle software.

According to Fortune, Oracle has filed litigation against a small-time software maintenance company Rimini Street which offers Oracle customers a chance to get their software serviced at a 50 per cent discount.

Businesses similar to Rimini Street make their living by servicing Oracle software, turning it into a $16 billion per year industry. Oracle expects to deliver maintenance services to clients who purchase its software and is now set to hit smaller companies encroaching on its territory.

Rimini Street claims to have 350 enterprise clients and offers its services to customers running Oracle's PeopleSoft, JD Edwards and Siebel.

Seth Ravin, Rimini's founder and CEO told Fortune: “Unlike SAP who, for the own reasons, chose a terrible legal strategy trying to 'skip' the fact arguments and just focus on capitulation and found out the perils of such a strategy, Rimini Street will challenge Oracle on every claim it has made.”