Oracle Buys Front Porch to Upgrade Its Content Management
Customers use Front Porch to manage and monetize their expanding volumes of digital media content, such as high-definition video.Oracle filled a gap in its storage and content-management portfolio with the acquisition of Louisville, Colo.-based Front Porch Digital. Terms of the deal, announced Sept. 15, were not revealed by Oracle. Front Porch's content-storage manager connects on-site and cloud data storage. It is a purpose-built system designed to simplify complex workflows inherent in migrating, managing and marketing enterprise media assets. Its customers, including A&E Television and the Library of Congress, use Front Porch to manage and monetize their expanding volumes of digital media content, such as high-definition video, medical records and real-time security monitoring feeds.
Key features of the Front Porch system include customer engagement management, in-browser notifications, WiFi monetization, in-browser Messaging, BSS/OSS (business support systems/operations support systems) and subscriber care.