Terracotta buys Quartz

Open source Java clustering software developer Terracotta announced its intent to buy an open source job scheduler known as Quartz.The integration of Quartz into Terracotta's platform will ease high availability job scheduling and scaling applications to multiple nodes, the company said.

Open source Java clustering software developer Terracotta announced its intent to buy an open source job scheduler known as Quartz.

The integration of Quartz into Terracotta's platform will ease high availability job scheduling and scaling applications to multiple nodes, the company said. Quartz is currently integrated into SpringSource and Red Hat products and counts Adobe, Cisco, Level 3 and Vodaphone as big customers. It eliminates the need for a central database to handle coordination, Terracotta reports.

Terracotta, of San Francisco, intends to support the Quartz open source project and will maintain the code under the Apache 2.0 license.

The job scheduling software will enhance Terracotta's use in virtualized and cloud infrastructures, the company says.

"Quartz is ideal for creating simple or complex schedules for triggering application tasks such as driving process workflow and generating application data reports and recurring system maintenance checkups," according to a release issued by Terracotta on Thursday.

"Now, with the acquisition, Terracotta will quickly integrate Quartz within the Terracotta platform to enable users to easily scale applications in large virtualized environments and private clouds and to distribute the massive workloads characteristic of these environments," Terracotta announced.