Oracle has fattened up its already burgeoning middleware stack by purchasing AmberPoint, an SOA management vendor.
AmberPoint's software is used to monitor the performance of SOA-driven applications and help users solve problems.
"AmberPoint was one of a dwindling group of still-standing independents delivering runtime governance for SOA environments," analyst Tony Baer said on the OnStrategies Perspective blog.
The move "patches some gaps in its Enterprise Manager offering, not only in SOA runtime governance, but also with business transaction management — and potentially — better visibility to non-Oracle systems," Baer noted.
The deal is expected to close in the first half of this year. The financial terms were not disclosed.