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Dear Oracle Partner,

On October 18, 2011, Oracle announced that it has agreed to acquire Endeca Technologies, a leading provider of unstructured data management, web commerce and business intelligence solutions. The transaction is subject to customary closing conditions and is expected to close before the end of 2011. Until the deal closes, each company will continue to operate independently.

The explosion of data variety and volume, including enterprise content and application data, social media, sensor data and third-party feeds, has changed the way that companies and consumers interact and how businesses want to use this information. Unlike traditional forms of enterprise transactional data, the information contained in this data is unstructured and can be difficult to capture and analyze effectively. Companies want to store, manage and analyze both structured and unstructured data to provide a deeper understanding of consumer behavior and preferences and gain greater insight into their own business performance. By leveraging a common data management, cross channel commerce and business intelligence solution that supports both structured and unstructured data requirements, customers are expected to improve productivity, innovation and growth.

Endeca's leading unstructured data management engine, web commerce and business intelligence applications help enterprises improve decisions and deliver a superior customer experience. Endeca's MDEX Engine is a data management engine that enables enterprises to correlate, search and analyze semi-structured and unstructured data. Endeca InFront, a leading customer experience management platform, helps businesses to deliver targeted and relevant customer experience online with advance merchandising and content targeting tools for web commerce. Endeca Latitude is a technology platform that enables businesses to rapidly develop analytic applications by bringing information from many unstructured and structured information sources together. Over 600 customers across many industries rely on Endeca's highly intuitive products and we are pleased to bring their capabilities to our partners and customers.

The combination of Oracle and Endeca is expected to create a comprehensive technology platform to process, store, manage, search and analyze structured and unstructured information together. After the transaction closes, the combination of Oracle ATG Commerce and Endeca InFront is expected to help partners offer customers enhanced cross-channel commerce, merchandising, and online customer experiences. The combination of Oracle Business Intelligence and Endeca Latitude is expected to allow partners to provide a comprehensive business intelligence solution that brings together information from structured and unstructured data sources.

All partners may take advantage of extensive worldwide resources, enablement, and growth opportunities through the Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN) program and leverage the opportunity to become specialized. For more information on OPN and becoming specialized, please visit oracle.com/partners.

You can find more information on the planned acquisition at www.oracle.com/endeca.

Sincerely,

Judson Althoff
Senior Vice President
Worldwide Alliances and Channels and Embedded Sales
Oracle


This document is for informational purposes only and may not be incorporated into a contract or agreement.

Oracle is currently reviewing the existing Endeca product roadmap and will be providing guidance to customers in accordance with Oracle's standard product communication policies. Any resulting features and timing of release of such features as determined by Oracle's review of Endeca's product roadmap are at the sole discretion of Oracle.

All product roadmap information, whether communicated by Endeca or by Oracle, does not represent a commitment to deliver any material, code, or functionality, and should not be relied upon in making a purchasing decision. It is intended for information purposes only, and may not be incorporated into any contract.

 
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