According to GoldenGate’s website the company offers “real-time data integration … that empower(s) IT organizations to deliver continuous access to real-time information.” Oracle states this technology will enhance its ability to pull and synchronize data from multiple, disparate sources.
The deal reflects reflects a rising interest in real-time data integration technology. When operating continuously around the clock on a worldwide scale it becomes increasingly difficult for large corporations to ensure continuity in business operations. Data must be synchronized between disparate, heterogeneous systems, and companies must be able to maintain uptime during migrations and system upgrades. IBM acquired data integrators Ascential Software and DWL in 2005 to address a similar problem.
Oracle and GoldenGate have operated as partners for the last 10 years, and the company’s technology is already integrated into several Oracle products. GoldenGate will continue to operate independently until the deal’s expected close later this year.