Oracle Pauses Growth-By-Acquisition To Integrate Sun

Oracle’s growth-by-acquisition strategy has taken a back-seat this year as the company integrates Sun products into its portfolio.

The company has slowed the rate of acquisitions in a bid to focus on integrating Sun’s offerings with its own portfolio and complete the work on Fusion Applications, IDG reports.

Since the start of this year, Oracle has restricted its growth-by-acquisition strategy to acquiring intellectual property from Ndevr and UK based data quality vendor Datanomic.

In comparison, the company acquired 70 companies between 2005 and 2010, including several billion dollar deals.

Experts believe that Oracle will go on another acquisition spree once it finishes integrating Sun’s products into its own ecosystem. Oracle acquired Sun Microsystems last year in a surprise $7.4 billion deal.

Some of the areas in which Oracle is expected to make acquisitions include big data management, social tools and mobile technologies. The company is expected to target companies particularly working around the open source Hadoop big data management platform.

“There may be a shift in their portfolio [strategy] to pick up those things,” said Ray Wang, an analyst at Constellation Research, CIO India reports.