April 17, 2017
Oracle announced on Monday that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Wercker, a continuous integration and delivery platform. The terms of the deal have not been disclosed.
In a statement on Monday, Oracle said that Wercker “empowers organizations and their development teams to achieve continuous integration and continuous delivery goals with micro-services and Docker.”
Oracle Cloud senior vice president Amit Zavery said earlier this year that its cloud provides developers with the "full infrastructure for doing orchestration, devops for it as well as we provide you the capability to scale it out and have a highly available system as well and deploy it in multiple data centers globally. The whole runtime, the devops and all that stuff for microservices is all provided in our platform today." It seems this latest acquisition will continue to build on this pitch to developers.
“Oracle is building a leading IaaS and PaaS platform as the foundation for a new generation of cloud computing,” Oracle said in a statement. “A leading cloud needs great tooling and adding Wercker’s container lifecycle management to Oracle’s Cloud provides engineering teams with the developer experience they deserve to build, launch and scale their applications. Together, Oracle and Wercker will democratize developer tooling for the modern cloud.”
In a FAQ for customers and partners, Oracle said that it plans to continue investing in Wercker once the transaction closes.
“We expect this will include more functionality and capabilities at a quicker pace. In addition, Wercker customers will benefit from better integration and alignment with Oracle’s other product offerings,” Oracle said.
According to a blog post by Micha Hernandez van Leuffen, CEO and founder of Wercker, “Wercker’s Docker-based platform has a strong, rapidly growing user base as companies, large and small, transition to container-based workloads. Developers will now have access to a strong Docker-based portfolio as part of Oracle PaaS and IaaS. We are excited to join Oracle and bring even more value to our customers as part of Oracle’s cloud computing platform.”
“Joining forces with Oracle means we have aligned with a hyperscale cloud provider that will enable us to bring our vision of Docker-based developer lifecycle management to a broader range of customers and applications, while increasing the pace of innovation for our existing customers. In the near term, our team, free community edition, and relentless focus on the developer experience remain unchanged.”
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