Dear Customers and Partners,
On December 13, 2012, Oracle announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire DataRaker, a leading provider of a cloud-based analytics platform that enables electric, gas and water utilities to leverage vast amounts of data to optimize operational performance and improve customer service.
Leading-edge utilities are investing in infrastructure to collect massive amounts of data from millions of distributed smart meters and sensors. This "Big Data" requires an innovative technology platform to process and analyze the information so that utilities can then leverage it into actionable business intelligence. DataRaker's cloud-based analytics, when combined with Oracle Utilities solutions, are expected to transform meter, customer, network and asset Big Data for improved decision-making capabilities. The two-way information flow between DataRaker and Oracle's mission-critical applications will strengthen the effectiveness of both solution sets.
Oracle Utilities' customers already realize benefits from Oracle's solutions and are expected to gain more value through DataRaker's secure, cloud-based analytical platform. In addition, many of DataRaker's customers are also Oracle Utilities customers and will continue to realize the benefits of Oracle's world-class services, support and cloud infrastructure organizations.
Thank you for your continued support.
Senior Vice President and General Manager
Oracle is currently reviewing the existing DataRaker 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 DataRaker product roadmap are at the sole discretion of Oracle. All product roadmap information, whether communicated by DataRaker 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 DataRaker, including statements that involve risks and uncertainties concerning Oracle's proposed acquisition of DataRaker, 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 DataRaker, 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, the possibility that the transaction will not close or that the closing may be delayed, 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 DataRaker 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 DataRaker. 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 DataRaker is under any duty to update any of the information in this document.