SAP To Acquire Sybase

SAP will acquire database vendor Sybase Inc. for $5.8 billion in cash, a 44 percent premium in the company’s closing price Wednesday.

The blockbuster deal will give SAP access to a variety of Sybase’s technologies including its column-based analytical database architecture, complex-event processing engine and middleware for linking enterprise data to multiple mobile device platforms and operators. Sybase says it has 4 billion mobile messaging subscribers through relationships with 850 various providers.

SAP said it plans to maintain the Sybase brand and run it as a subsidiary. SAP said it will be able to marry Sybase’s complex event processing technology with its own new in-memory database engine built into the SAP Business Warehouse as well as into its core business intelligence (BI) wares. SAP in 2008 acquired Business Objects, supplier of the popular Crystal Reports BI front-end platform.

Kilde: Jeffery Scahwartz @ Redmondmag.com

Det ser ud til at der er ved at komme gang i opkøbene igen efter finanskrisen er ved at være slut – forhåbentligt. Oracle har haft gang i en række store opkøb de seneste år og Google er også begyndt at bruge dollars igen.

Det interessante omkring SAPs opkøb er Sybase er i al sin enkelthed at vi i min virksomhed har baseret flere server applikationer på Sybase, så det blive spændende at se om vi fortsætter med det efter SAPs opkøb.

 

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