InfoWorld: Oracle buying BPM vendor Collaxa, sources say: "Oracle Corp. is acquiring software startup Collaxa Inc. in a move to strengthen its application server by adding technology that will make it easier for companies to automate business processes, sources familiar with the plan said.
Most of the large middleware vendors, including IBM Corp. and BEA Systems Inc., have been adding business process management, or BPM, capabilities to their application servers. Several pure-play vendors, including Action Technologies Inc. and Intalio Inc., are also in the market.
Oracle hopes to bolster its Application Server 10g software by adding technology from Collaxa to the product, industry sources said. Based in Oracle's home town of Redwood Shores, California, privately-held Collaxa was founded in 2000 by employees from the former Netscape Communications Corp. and NetDynamics Inc., among others."