Infrastructure software firm BEA Systems has acquired metadata repository specialist Flashline.
The move is the latest in a string of BEA acquisitions, which in March saw the company snap up business process management software firm Fuego.
Over the past two years BEA has expanded with the $200m (£117.6m) acquisition of Plumtree Software, along with object persistence firm, SolarMetric, radio frequency identification (RFID) middleware company ConnecTerra and open source applications tools developer M7.
The acquisition of Flashline’s repository is aimed at boosting BEA’s service oriented architecture platform. The metadata repository is used as a shared location to track and manage a firm’s software assets to help reduce IT costs and improve business agility.
BEA Systems chief technology officer Rob Levy said: “There is no question that a repository is a key enabler for SOA, and the Flashline repository will serve as the basis for providing a more unified environment for SOA.”
The Flashline repository will form part of BEA’s AquaLogic product line.
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