VMware continues its platform build-out
SpringSource has bought distributed, in-memory caching specialist GemStone to help deliver what it calls the middleware of the future.
On Thursday, the VMware unit announced it has acquired both the technology and people behind Gemstone, so that its open-source Java middleware can store, query, and serve vast amounts of frequently accessed data used across very large data centers.
GemStone uses a distributed data fabric that's capable of querying data, while providing messaging, complex-event management, partitioning, and replication of data without the choke point or cost of a mainframe or centralized Unix box.
The deal follows last month's acquisition of RabbitMQ, the messaging system SpringSource bought with Rabbit Technologies. RabbitMQ is based on the free and open AMQP.