Oracle Data Cloud builds off BlueKai merger for social, marketing deals

Summary:Despite nearing the dead middle of summer, it's already been a big time for big data at Oracle.

A while back there was a flurry of activity around enterprise software giants buying up social media and mobile analytics firms left and right, and the fruits of those deals continue to drop.

The latest one comes from Oracle, which unveiled a new Software-as-a-Service (or rather, "Data-as-a-Service") offering for social and marketing purposes.

Dubbed the Oracle Data Cloud, the platform merges some of the company's existing data services with its recently acquired BlueKai Audience Data Marketplace to tap into more external data sources around operations and customer experience.

In February , Oracle made an undisclosed offer for BlueKai and its data management platform used by marketers to personalize marketing campaigns.

Customers will have two options. The first is Oracle DaaS for Marketing, providing anonymous user-level data stemming from validated offline, online, and mobile data sources.

The Marketing DaaS includes access to more than one billion profiles worldwide as well as a collective of more than 300 data and activation partners.

The second option is Oracle DaaS for Social, which focuses more on unstructured data. Nevertheless, the Social DaaS is designed to gather and turn around information into business trends and insights from more than 700 million social messages across more than 40 million social media and news data sites daily.

Oracle DaaS for Marketing is available now through a subscription model, while Oracle DaaS for Social is rolling out a bit slower in limited availability.

Despite nearing the dead middle of summer, it's already been a big time for big data at Oracle.

Amid the tech giant's Interact 2014 marketing summit in San Francisco last week, Oracle Big Data SQL debuted as SQL-based software streamlining data running between the Oracle Database with NoSQL and Hadoop frameworks.

Additionally, the hardware and software maker shipped a slew of security updates fixing more than 100 vulnerabilities across hundreds of versions of its products.

Oracle also announced its Social Relationship Management platform now supports LinkedIn while joining the professional social network's Certified Company Page Partners Program, which already includes industry competitors Adobe, and Hootsuite.

Topics: Data Management, Big Data, Cloud, Enterprise Software, Oracle


Rachel King is a staff writer for CBS Interactive based in San Francisco, covering business and enterprise technology for ZDNet, CNET and SmartPlanet. She has previously worked for The Business Insider,, CNN's San Francisco bureau and the U.S. Department of State. Rachel has also written for, Irish Americ... Full Bio

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