Rocket Software Acquires B.O.S. with Goal of Modernizing the Mainframe with Hybrid Cloud Strategies

Rocket Software, a global technology leader that develops enterprise software for some of the world’s largest companies, is acquiring B.O.S., a leading German-based software company that provides data integration solutions.

B.O.S.’ flagship product, tcVISION, now called Rocket Data Replicate and Sync, will join Rocket Software’s portfolio of modernization products that add scale, flexibility, and security to an organization’s existing infrastructure.

According to Rocket, the combination of Rocket Software’s existing solutions and B.O.S.’ technology will allow Rocket Software to offer its customers more complete solutions to their mainframe data modernization challenges.

“For decades B.O.S. has put its customers at the forefront of everything we do,” said Elisabeth Schwarz, CEO of B.O.S. “We’re completely aligned with Rocket Software’s mission and values and are very proud to enter this next chapter together where we can apply our solutions at a grander scale thanks to Rocket Software’s extensive portfolio and global reach.”

This proprietary technology means that organizations can leverage advanced tools, including machine learning and analytics engines, in cloud environments using mainframe data in real time without needing to rewrite all their applications to run on the cloud.

Further, this technology makes training generative artificial intelligence (AI) models easier by leveraging a business’ mainframe data, according to the company.

With the acquisition of B.O.S., Rocket Software offers its customers the ability to store, manage, control and replicate data between the mainframe, on premise, and public cloud platforms in near real time.

According to the company, unlike other solutions on the market, Rocket Software will make it easier for its customers to get data from hard-to-understand subsystems on the mainframe, while making it easier to replicate the data to multiple targets on the cloud or on premise. This will allow customers to reap the benefits of the security, availability, and reliability of the mainframe, while also taking advantage of the powerful analytics tools on the cloud.

“Our customers partner with us to solve their most complex IT challenges and simplify their modernization journeys,” said Milan Shetti, president and CEO of Rocket Software. “By bringing B.O.S. into the Rocket Software family, our customers will have the unique capability to seamlessly replicate data between the cloud and mainframe, allowing them to modernize in place to accelerate and optimize their journeys and meet the evolving needs of the market.”

The financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

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