Talend, an open source data management software vendor, announced it has acquired Sopera, a provider of open source SOA and middleware platforms, creating a global company specializing in open-source middleware solutions.
The combination of Talend and Sopera positions it to take advantage of the synergies that exist between data management and application integration projects. IT organizations can now leverage a unified global middleware platform that costs less than proprietary technologies, delivers greater functionality and is easier to deploy and manage. The unified platform will be optimized to integrate on-premise data and applications with cloud-based deployments.
"The data management and application integration markets are quickly converging as they address many of the same technical requirements and customer pain points," says Fabrice Bonan, COO and co-founder of Talend. "The Sopera ASF product is based on the popular Apache ServiceMix, Apache CXF, and Apache ActiveMQ projects and forms the basis for the Eclipse Swordfish SOA runtime project. Talend is committed to continuing support for the Eclipse project and to growing our relationship with the Apache Software Foundation as we contribute to and use these projects in our existing and future offerings."
With the acquisition, Sopera is now a wholly owned subsidiary of Talend and will become Talend's application integration division.
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