Progress Software's announcement that it had acquired IONA Technologies earlier this week was big news, but the vendor didn't stop there. In another acquisition that almost seems to have slipped under the radar, Progress also has acquired Mindreef, provider of SOA service validation and testing tools, as announced here at the Mindreef Website. (It's not clear exactly when the acquisition actually took place.)
Hat tip to MomentumSI's Jeff Schneider for alerting us to the news.
Mindreef's emphasis has been on enabling professionals from all sides of SOA -- architects, developers, and managers -- to better collaborate on service design and implementation.
Mindreef says the two companies will host a Webinar in mid-July (details to be announced) for all Mindreef that will "provide information about the acquisition and the new opportunities that will open up."
With IONA and Mindreef, Progress is clearly aiming to develop and offer an end-to-end suite of SOA products -- from integration to management. The Mindreef site notes that Progress began emphasizing quality of service (QoS) approaches early this year, which aligns with Mindreef’s product sets.
Looks like Progress is going to have a very busy summer -- better postpone those vacations. But, hey, that's the price of progress, right?