Today, SOA Software announced the acquisition of LogicLibrary, a leading provider of software asset & reuse management. The terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.
SOA Software is best know for their integrated SOA Governance platform. The key word here being "integrated". SOA Software has both design time and run time platforms that share policy information seamlessly. For anyone who has felt the pain of integrating stand-alone registries and repositories with policy enforcement points, mediation points and web service management tools, you'll appreciate the beauty of having an integrated solution.
SOA Software is realizing a grand vision: unified governance and management of SOA across the Enterprise Lifecycle. The acquisition of LogicLibrary will give them significant depth in managing design and development assets. LogicLibrary has deep integration in IDE's and SCM's. In addition, it extends their reach into enterprise architecture by capturing reference architectures and development policies.
Through this acquisition, SOA Software is demonstrating the depth and breadth of their vision. At this point, it is unclear if the competition fails to see the vision or merely fails to execute on the vision. Regardless, SOA Software has raised the bar (again) before many of the competitors have caught up with the last bar-raising that they performed.