Oracle Buys Wercker

Oracle has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Wercker, a company based in Amsterdam, Netherlands, that provides a Docker-native continuous integration and deployment automation platform for Kubernetes and microservice deployments.

Wercker enables organizations and their development teams to achieve continuous integration and continuous delivery (CI/CD) goals with microservices and Docker through its container-centric and cloud-native automation platform comprised of their local command line interface (CLI), online SaaS platform and API.

According to a blog post by Wercker's founder and CEO Micha Hernandez van Leuffen announcing the acquisition, “Pioneers always have their eyes on the horizon, and both Oracle and Wercker recognize a shift in application development highlighted by a move to containerization and micro-services as the main ingredients in helping companies remain competitive in this shifting landscape.”

Hernandez van Leuffen also noted, “Oracle is building a leading IaaS and PaaS platform as the foundation for a new generation of cloud computing. A leading cloud needs great tooling and adding Wercker’s container lifecycle management to Oracle’s Cloud provides engineering teams with the developer experience they deserve to build, launch and scale their applications. Oracle and Wercker share the view that developers greatly benefit from focusing on building great products and applications. Together, we will democratize developer tooling for the modern cloud.”

The proposed transaction is subject to customary closing conditions. No financial terms were shared.

Until the transaction closes, Oracle and Wercker will continue to operate independently.