Software AG Acquires my-Channels for Universal Messaging Technology

Acquisition to provide real-time streaming of critical data across customers organizations, data centers and to their clients & partners


Reston, Va.—April 16, 2012—Enterprise management provider Software AG acquired messaging software provider my-Channels to enable its customers to integrate their enterprise applications, cloud applications and mobile devices through a universal messaging layer. Customers will now have the ability to stream large volumes of critical data to employees, customers and partners anywhere, over any channel and to any device.

“This acquisition, as an integral part of our portfolio strategy, will give our customers a huge competitive advantage,” confirmed Dr. Wolfram Jost, Chief Technology Officer, Software AG. “An advantage in terms of the performance of their internal enterprise communications today and in the flexibility and scalability provided in adopting new information delivery channels, as they emerge, to external customers. This technology will play a fundamental role in customers successfully and cost-effectively implementing their own cloud, in-memory, big data or mobile application strategies.”

London-based My-Channels provides technology which supports modern messaging standards such MQTT and HTML5/webSockets. Nirvana, my-Channels’ message oriented middleware technology, guarantees delivery of real-time data between multiple platforms and to enterprise, Internet, cloud and mobile users. It enables bi-directional streaming of data between any combination of internal and external systems and clients and streams hundreds of thousands of messages to many thousands of clients within micro seconds. It provides feature-rich and consistent APIs for a wide range of platforms including Java, C# .NET, C++ and more. Its messaging capabilities can be embedded into mobile devices running iOS, Android, Blackberry and Windows. And it can be used to integrate messaging with browser-based applications using JavaScript, Adobe Flex and Microsoft Silverlight.

“From the outset of our conversations with Software AG it was very clear that the incorporation of my-Channels Nirvana into Software AG's existing product suite made complete sense,” said Paul Brant, Chief Executive Officer, my-Channels. “I am very confident that this acquisition and the technology integration that will follow will also make sense to both my-Channels and Software AG customers. The combination of the two product portfolios will open many new application areas that will be of great interest to our customers.”

Software AG plans to certify interoperability of my-Channels Nirvana with the WebMethods suite to coincide with the release of Nirvana 7 in Q2 2012. The first integrated release is targeted for Q4 2012, which will give customers a choice of messaging options within their WebMethods integration platform implementations.

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