SOA Buys LogicLibrary

SOA Software Inc., a Los Angeles-based provider of SOA and Web services management, security and governance solutions, has acquired LogicLibrary, a Pittsburgh-based SOA repository and governance vendor. No financial terms were disclosed.


SOA has raised over $40 million in VC funding since 1998, from firms like Draper Fisher Jurvetson, Redpoint Ventures, Mellon Ventures, Paladin Capital Group, Goldman Sachs and Palisades Ventures.


LogicLibrary has raised around $15 million from Novak Biddle Venture Partners, The Future Fund, Birchmere Ventures, US Trust Private Equity and Court Square Ventures.




SOA Software, a leading Integrated SOA Governance Automation vendor, today announced that it has acquired LogicLibrary, a leading SOA Repository and Governance vendor.  This acquisition combines two recognized leaders, creating a dominant SOA Governance company with an impressive customer base.


SOA Software is positioned by Gartner, Inc. in the leader's quadrant of the “Magic Quadrant for Integrated SOA Governance Technology Sets, 2007” [1] report. The Magic Quadrant for Integrated SOA Governance Technology Sets evaluated 18 vendors and summarizes the state of the market for SOA Governance.  The company focuses on SOA Policy Governance and SOA Operational Governance with strong registry, policy management, and service management capabilities.


Forrester Research ranks LogicLibrary as a leader in The Forrester Wave: SOA Service Life-Cycle Management Q1 2008 [2].  Forrester states that LogicLibrary provides a broad and comprehensive set of features with the strongest reporting and analytics capability.  LogicLibrary focuses on SOA Development Governance with a best-of-breed enterprise repository providing broad support and governance for development assets /services and deep integration and federation with IDEs and application development point solutions.


The combination of the two companies creates the most comprehensive Integrated SOA Governance Automation solution that spans all lifecycle stages and governance types from Planning to Development, Policy, and through Operational Governance.  This allows enterprises to accelerate their full adoption of SOA with the rapid delivery of relevant consumable services for distributed and mainframe environments. The discipline of SOA can deliver great cost, agility, and risk management benefits, but with these benefits come a set of challenges imploring the enterprise to make the “right” SOA architecture and governance decisions. This coupled with the rapid maturing of the enterprise SOA environment has driven companies to demand a comprehensive solution for all of their SOA Governance needs.


“We are able to strengthen our company with the addition of LogicLibrary's complementary technology, team and customers,” said Paul Gigg, president and chief executive officer of SOA Software.  “This acquisition combined with our ability to continue to drive product innovation extends our leadership in the Integrated SOA Governance Automation market and makes SOA Software the strongest candidate to succeed as the platform-independent leader in this fast growing market. Now customers have a clear choice for governance across all assets, lifecycle stages, and constituencies that span distributed and mainframe environments”


With enterprise applications and service platforms from companies like IBM, Microsoft and SAP offering built-in platform-optimized governance capabilities it is essential that companies have an enterprise wide SOA Governance solution so that they can be confident that their platforms won't compromise the fidelity of the governance systems and structures defined in an enterprise SOA program.  The addition of LogicLibrary's technology extends SOA Software's integration capabilities across Governed Development Platforms (such as IBM, Microsoft and Open Source) as well as Governed Service Platforms (such as IBM, JBoss, Microsoft, and SAP).  SOA Software's platform-independent Integrated SOA Governance Automation solution and Governed Service Platform certification processes ensure that Governed Service Platforms can implement and enforce governance policies proving reporting data to enable a closed-loop audit process.


“The combination of SOA Software's governance products, with LogicLibrary's strategy to provide federation with other leading repositories, creates a single solution that provides unparalleled lifecycle and policy governance across all major platforms,” said Alan Himler, chief executive officer and chairman of LogicLibrary.  “We are excited to join forces and capitalize on our complementary capabilities by creating the most comprehensive, closed-loop Integrated SOA Governance Automation solution.”


[1] Gartner, Inc. “Magic Quadrant for Integrated SOA Governance Technology Sets, 2007” by L. Frank Kenney, Daryl C. Plummer, December 31st 2007.

[2] The Forrester Wave: SOA Service Life-Cycle Management, Q1 2008 by Larry Fulton.


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About SOA Software

SOA Software is a leading provider of comprehensive integrated SOA Governance and Mainframe SOA solutions.  With a full suite of mature and market-proven products, SOA Software helps enterprises accelerate the full adoption of SOA through all stages of the enterprise lifecycle. SOA Software products provide a comprehensive closed-loop SOA governance solution (Workbench), a strong federation capable SOA repository management solution (Logidex), a high-performance, scalable SOA security, mediation, and management solution (Service Manager), and a mainframe SOA solution for CICS applications (SOLA). SOA Software products process over 500 million mission critical transactions a month and are used by the largest Fortune 1000 corporations, including Merrill Lynch, Verizon, and Pfizer.  For more information, please visit < a href=””>