Oracle buys Thinking Machines

Trying to fill a hole in its data analysis product line, Oracle Corp. yesterday said it's buying the assets of Thinking Machines Corp., a Burlington, Mass., vendor of data mining software.

Oracle has hired all 33 Thinking Machines employees and will initially market the company's Darwin software as a stand-alone product for use with its databases. Later, Oracle plans to integrate the data mining package with its Oracle CRM line of sales, marketing and support applications.

Thinking Machines originally was a maker of massively parallel supercomputers, but several years ago it got out of that business, downsized sharply and focused instead on data mining. The purchase price paid by Oracle wasn't disclosed in the company's statement.

This story, "Oracle buys Thinking Machines" was originally published by Computerworld.

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