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More Market Consolidation

We were all waiting for Oracle to respond to the IBM acquisition of Ilog.  Here it is.

With the Haley acquisition, Oracle joins the BRMS party.  Oddly enough, they went for one of the smaller players.  As you may or may not know, Haley (recently acquired by RuleBurst, previously known as Softlaw) has been focusing on natural language.

They have been mostly successful in Government as far as I know, but we never really competed with them head to head.  This makes me wonder what to expect in terms of positioning...  Are they going to keep focusing on their niche market?  Are they going to invest in the product to make it more "like the others"?  Were is it going to fit?

Now we know why Haley did not show up at Business Rules Forum this year!

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