Oracle adds to database portfolio with TimesTen | CNET News.com: "For example, TimesTen's software is used by wireless operators to make several calculations during a call, such as the caller's balance and the right tariff to use, explained Groff.
The company has about 1,500 customers.
Venture-backed TimesTen, which was spun off of Hewlett-Packard, is already aligned with Oracle's database technology. The company's database caching product, for example, only works with Oracle's database, which is widely used in large corporations.
Competitors of TimesTen include embedded database vendors and specialized, privately backed companies, said Groff. Database luminary Michael Stonebraker, for example, founded a company called StreamBase for real-time data management."