Software AG acquires Terracotta Inc.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is being announced?
Software AG, the global leader in Business Process Excellence, has announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Terracotta. With more than 500,000 deployments, including the majority of the Fortune 2000, Terracotta is behind some of the most widely used software for application scalability, availability and performance.

What does Terracotta do?
Terracotta’s software products provide snap-in performance and scale for enterprise applications. A recognized innovator in caching technologies, Terracotta's latest breakthrough is BigMemory™, which bypasses Java garbage collection to enable caches more than 1 terabyte. BigMemory and the company's flagship product, Enterprise Ehcache, extend the capabilities of Ehcache. Learn more about Terracotta products.

What does the acquisition mean to Software AG customers?
The acquisition allows Software AG’s customers to implement significantly larger Business Process Excellence projects. That's because, with Terracotta solutions, accessing in-memory data is as much as 1,000 times faster than database access. This provides the performance and scalability needed to take full advantage of technology advancements in cloud computing, mobile computing, complex event processing and virtualization.

How will Terracotta technology enhance Software AG’s cloud offering?
Terracotta will provide the cornerstone technology for Software AG’s cloud technology with dynamic, elastic caching and a significantly lower Total Cost of Ownership (TCO). The acquisition will turn Software AG into a full process-based platform-as-a-service provider in the public cloud, a hosted environment for developing business logic and running applications. Our platform, with Terracotta at the core, will be scalable, standards-based and open, and designed to work with most application servers, development frameworks and data stores.

What does the acquisition mean for Terracotta customers?
Through this acquisition, Terracotta will be able to extend its market reach and better serve its customers, accelerate the development and release of new product innovations, and leverage a proven software stack to expand Terracotta’s cloud solutions.

What does this mean for Ehcache, Quartz and Terracotta open source users?
Software AG is excited about gaining a significant open source presence with the acquisition of Terracotta and will maintain Ehcache, Quartz and the Terracotta platform as open source technologies. Software AG is committed to further investment in these technologies and preserving these vibrant open source communities.