Oracle acquires Pillar Data Systems

Oracle continued grow its portfolio with acquisition tech companies and after picking up Web management company FatWire Software earlier this month, it announced today that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Pillar Data Systems, a leading provider of innovative and highly scalable SAN Block I/O storage systems that provide exceptional performance scaling characteristics with patented Quality of Service.

Pillar Data Systems is a privately-held company based in San Jose, California that boasts nearly 600 customers across 24 countries.

“Pillar Data Systems has spent the last decade building truly world-class storage technologies,” said Mike Workman, Chairman and CEO, Pillar Data Systems. “We are excited to benefit from the scale and reach of Oracle to help continue to build innovative and optimized storage systems.”

With Pillar under its stable, Oracle expects to complete its line of storage products that runs Oracle software faster and more efficiently.

“The acquisition of Pillar Data Systems provides Oracle with a compelling SAN storage architecture that complements our core strengths. Customers can optimize the value of their Oracle applications, database, middleware and operating system software by running on Oracle’s storage solutions.” said John Fowler, Executive Vice President of Systems at Oracle.