Dear Customers and Partners,
On April 14, 2016, Oracle announced that it signed an agreement to acquire Crosswise, a leading provider of machine-learning based cross-device data in the cloud which enables marketers and premium publishers to realize the benefits of cross-device advertising, personalization and analytics.
Uniting identity across desktop, browsers and mobile apps to create a meaningful and consistent relationship with customers and prospects has become one of the critical challenges for marketers. Identification methods are different on every device and across every channel, and solving this can enable marketers to have a significantly more effective dialogue with the consumer and save billions of advertising dollars.
Crosswise's innovative technology processes over one petabyte of user and device activity data from billions of unique devices every month. By applying advanced data science and proprietary machine-learning techniques to this data, Crosswise constructs a new probabilistic Device Map™ matching multiple devices to individual users in an accurate, scalable and high quality manner.
Oracle Data Cloud is the fastest growing global Data as a Service business, aggregating more than 3 billion profiles from over 15 million websites in its data marketplace and operating the most accurate ID Graph to enable understanding of consumer behavior across all media channels. The addition of Crosswise further broadens the Oracle ID Graph to construct a complete view of consumers' digital interactions across multiple devices.
The Crosswise team brings significant knowledge and a rich pedigree of data science to Oracle and will further extend the value Oracle Data Cloud brings to the market and to its customers.
For more information please visit oracle.com/crosswise.
Thank you for your continued support.
Senior Vice President and General Manager, Oracle Data Cloud
Oracle is currently reviewing the existing Crosswise 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 Crosswise's product roadmap are at the sole discretion of Oracle. All product roadmap information, whether communicated by Crosswise or by Oracle, does not represent a commitment to deliver any material, code, or functionality, and should not be relied upon in making purchasing decisions. It is intended for information purposes only, and may not be incorporated into any contract.
Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Statements
This document contains certain forward-looking statements about Oracle and Crosswise, including statements that involve risks and uncertainties concerning Oracle's proposed acquisition of Crosswise, anticipated customer benefits and general business outlook. When used in this document, the words "anticipates", "can", "will", "look forward to", "expected" and similar expressions and any other statements that are not historical facts are intended to identify those assertions as forward-looking statements. Any such statement may be influenced by a variety of factors, many of which are beyond the control of Oracle or Crosswise, that could cause actual outcomes and results to be materially different from those projected, described, expressed or implied in this document due to a number of risks and uncertainties. Potential risks and uncertainties include, among others, that the anticipated synergies of the combined companies may not be achieved after closing, the combined operations may not be successfully integrated in a timely manner, if at all, general economic conditions in regions in which either company does business may deteriorate and/or Oracle or Crosswise may be adversely affected by other economic, business, and/or competitive factors. Accordingly, no assurances can be given that any of the events anticipated by the forward-looking statements will transpire or occur, or if any of them do so, what impact they will have on the results of operations or financial condition of Oracle or Crosswise. You are cautioned to not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date of this document. Neither Oracle nor Crosswise is under any duty to update any of the information in this document.