It’s been a busy week for the Irish middleware industry, first Cape Clear get acquired and then Iona announce that someone is sniffing around. Having worked in both in the past I do hope deals work out well for the great folks involved.
Still though, these must be confusing times for anyone who is looking for an enterprise ESB/orchestration/integration solution. Terribly vague product description there but I’m never sure exactly how these vendors like their products to be classified but I’m sure ye know what I mean. The choices for customers are narrowing back to buying stacks from the old big enterprise software vendors like IBM, Oracle and MS.
Maybe the odd enlightened one will choose the alternate approach.