Oracle is to buy ClearApp, a maker of software for managing the performance of composite applications in SOA (service-oriented architecture) environments.
ClearApp's software automatically discovers application components and their dependencies at runtime and monitors performance.
ZapThink analyst Jason Bloomberg says ClearApp's technology provides "deep visibility into the components underlying SOA-based composite applications", but the acquisition also raises questions, as it follows related purchases by Oracle of companies like Auptyma and Moniforce, he says.
"Oracle does have quite a bit of experience in assimilating acquired technologies, and they're also known for taking care of the customers that come along as a result, but every such acquisition sets the bar of success higher for them," Bloomberg says.
The terms of the deal were not disclosed.