Oracles Mini Me ...

Peek inside Asera Technologies' doors, and you'll find a very, very tiny clone of Oracle.

Peek inside Asera Technologies doors, and youll find a very, very tiny clone of Oracle. The Silicon Valley startup is a merry band of Oracle veterans.

Company president Rohit DeSouza formerly was group VP for B2B exchanges at Oracle. Aseras other Oracle alumni include:

> VP and CTO Anil Nori, formerly an Oracle8 architect

> Executive VP Kenneth Ng, formerly an Oracle senior director

> VP of product marketing Mark Atherton, formerly a senior director at Oracle

> VP Gamiel Gran, formerly head of Oracles North American channel sales

> VP of engineering Chin Hong, formerly an Oracle8 development director

> VP of channel sales Mark Oakley, formerly VP of B2B exchanges at Oracle

Aseras software can gather and display data from all types of enterprise applications, including apps from Oracle, SAP and Siebel Systems. Early customers include British Petroleum, which used Aseras tools to launch a customer portal that ties together 16 business units.

Aseras flagship partners include Accenture (formerly Andersen Consulting), Cap Gemini Ernst & Young and Computer Sciences Corp. CSC, for one, plans to use Aseras tools as it designs new B2B marketplaces for its customers.

Looks like this little Oracle clone is growing up fast.