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Software AG Acquires Terracotta

First combined products expected already in Q4 2011

"Both Terracotta and Software AG are committed to further investment in our technologies and preserving the vibrant open source communities of Ehcache and Quartz," said Amit Pandey, CEO of Terracotta, as it was announced today in San Francisco, USA & Darmstadt, Germany, that Software AG has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Terracotta Inc.

"The combination of Software AG and Terracotta will provide enormous value to customers of both companies through a comprehensive software stack that supports the level of performance and scale required in private and public cloud infrastructures," added Pandey.

The acquisition, explained Software AG in an announcement, will allow it to provide innovative cloud solutions and dramatically increase the performance and scalability of its Business Process Excellence platform. The announcement continued:

"Terracotta’s product portfolio provides leading edge in-memory technology and is the de facto caching standard for enterprise Java. Terracotta’s in-memory processing will provide the foundation technology for Software AG’s cloud offerings. With in-memory data access up to 1,000 times faster than database access, this will enable Software AG to increase revenue with existing and new customers through significantly larger business process excellence projects encompassing complex event processing, mobile technology, cloud distribution and virtualization. The acquisition also extends Software AG’s business model options by adding a large and thriving open source community.

This transaction will strengthen Software AG’s market leadership in Business Process Excellence. Terracotta will be the in-memory technology in the Software AG product stack, supporting a highly scalable product portfolio and enabling a much broader usage of Software AG’s products in the most extreme application conditions. Customers will now have the most advanced technology solution available for analyzing vast amounts of data more efficiently and cost-effectively. This will provide vital real-time business information and insights and greater control over business processes and operations."

According to Software AG, the ability to scale the processing of massive loads of data across flexible, modular, geographically distributed architectures will also drive cloud adoption and transform the company into a full Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) provider in the mid-term.

Terracotta’s technology can store up to a terabyte of data in-memory. This will provide Software AG customers with an unprecedented boost to application and system performance and scalability.

"The integration of Terracotta’s technology with our product portfolio is a major step in ensuring that our customers can fully benefit from the convergence of cloud computing, the mobile web, complex event processing and real-time, multi-party collaboration through unprecedented levels of performance and scalability," said Software AG CTO Wolfram Jost.

"Software AG is also committed to fully supporting Terracotta’s Open Source Communities in further developing this next generation in-memory technology," Jost added.

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