The acquisition of Pillar Data heats up the competition with EMC and Oracle.
After announcing its intention to acquire Pillar Data System, Oracle has already outlined the strategy for integrating the company’s storage solution within its line of servers for the corporate world. The acquisition allows Oracle to capture a missing piece in the mosaic of its bid for storage.
To repeat the statements of John Fowler, head of the systems in Oracle, the acquisition will allow Oracle to offer tailored storage to work with the rest of the range of software and servers. To quote his words: “We know the applications and the database structure on which they work. Things like compression or so applications can be integrated in the same storage.
“The integration of hardware and software goes beyond the boundaries of storage to reach even the Exadata platform with improved performance up to ten times.
According to IDC analysts the announcement strengthens the ability of Oracle to create an ecosystem around its database. For other analysts, the acquisition of Pillar Data will allow Oracle to better combat with EMC or NetApp storage in the type of SAN. Reports within the company EMC and Netapp says that a battle already fought with the small Pillar Data. But Oracle is on the right track.