BMC has bought MQSoftware, which makes middleware that helps companies monitor the performance of IBM's WebSphere MQ software.
By purchasing MQSoftware, BMC is making a stronger play in organisations that are working on service-oriented architecture projects. WebSphere MQ is a messaging platform that allows various applications and systems to communicate with each other. It thereforeplays a key role in SOA implementations, which seek to create composite applications consisting of multiple, sometimes shared sources.
MQSoftware sells products for managing WebSphere MQ implementations and analysing the flow of transactions through the systems.
It also makes other products, such as one for monitoring Tibco's Enterprise Message Service platform.