Oracle corporation, leading cloud and application service provider through an official statement on Monday announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Wercker, a Dutch startup which empowers developers to test and deploy code at a rapid pace. The terms of deals have not been disclosed as it is subject to some customary closing conditions. Per records both the companies will be operating independently till the final transaction closes.
Oracle said that, “Wercker empowers organizations and their development teams to achieve continuous integration and continuous delivery (CI/CD) goals with micro-services and Docker.”
Both Oracle and Wrecker believe that developers can greatly benefit by focusing on building innovative products and applications.
“Oracle is building a leading IaaS and PaaS platform as the foundation for a new generation of cloud computing,” as per Oracle’s official statement. “A leading cloud needs great tooling and adding Wercker’s container lifecycle management to Oracle’s Cloud provides engineering teams with the developer experience they deserve to build, launch and scale their applications. Together, Oracle and Wercker will democratize developer tooling for the modern cloud.”
In a FAQ session for customers and partners, Oracle also confirmed its roadmap to invest more on Wercker once the transaction closes.
Oracle said, “We expect this will include more functionality and capabilities at a quicker pace. In addition, Wercker customers will benefit from better integration and alignment with Oracle’s other product offerings.”
Talking about its decision to join Oracle, Wercker said through the company’s blog, “Joining forces with Oracle means we have aligned with a hyper scale cloud provider that will enable us to bring our vision of Docker-based developer lifecycle management to a broader range of customers and applications, while increasing the pace of innovation for our existing customers. In the near term, our team, free community edition, and relentless focus on the developer experience remain unchanged.”
Oracle and Wercker together aim to democratize developer tooling for the modern cloud.