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Software AG Targets Universal Message Infrastructure With my-Channels Acquisition

Published: 31 July 2012

ID: G00235667

Analyst(s): Massimo Pezzini , W. Roy Schulte

Summary

Through the acquisition of my-Channels, Software AG further enriches its technology arsenal with middleware for high-performance messaging, Web streaming and cloud. However, the company will face product integration and migration challenges. This will inevitably create some pains for its clients.

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  • Impacts

Analysis

  • Planned Uses of webMethods Nirvana Messaging
  • User organizations requiring high-performance message delivery and Web streaming technology will benefit from using a proven technology, such as my-Channels Nirvana, from a viable vendor such as Software AG
  • Although Software AG pledges continuing support for its proprietary webMethods Broker messaging middleware, the company's strategic technology and go-to-market investments will focus on exploiting the business opportunities opened by webMethods Nirvana Messaging. The webMethods Broker eventually will be relegated to legacy status
  • Integrating my-Channels Nirvana into the webMethods portfolio will make it possible for Software AG to extend the reach of its ESB, BPM, B2B and event-processing offerings to mobile and cloud scenarios. However, webMethods users will face product transition issues

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