BMC Bolsters Middleware Portfolio with MQSoftware Buy
BMC Software acquires privately held MQSoftware, a leader in the middleware management and enterprise application transaction management markets.BMC Software announced it has acquired privately held MQSoftware, a leader in the middleware management and enterprise application transaction management markets. The acquisition, announced on Aug. 10, expands BMC's Business Service Management platform, which already provides customers with comprehensive views of their mainframe and distributed systems, to include their entire middleware infrastructure and high-value business transactions it supports, BMC officials said. BMC did not disclose financial details of the transaction.
Enterprises rely on middleware for communication between mainframe and distributed environments. However, IT departments typically monitor, diagnose and address middleware and business transaction issues in silos, BMC said. And middleware is the cornerstone for integrating disparate systems across the enterprise to deliver business services, the company noted.
"MQSoftware's two biggest sellers are Q Pasa, an application performance and availability monitoring product for WebSphereMQ, WebSphere, and Tibco middleware, and Q Nami, an application transaction and topology tracing product. MQSoftware has more than 300 customers for its software products and about twice that number for its training and services offering, with nearly 70% of those in the U.S. Q Pasa and Q Nami both support mainframe and distributed systems environments."In addition, Govekar said, "Gartner expects BMC to sell its products into MQSoftware's installed base and MQSoftware products into its own base." Moreover, integration between MQSoftware's products and BMC's Mainview console is already in place, since BMC is a reseller of Q Nami, he added.