Progress on Mainframe Integration

December 20, 2005

[From internetnews.com]

Application integrator Progress Software (Quote, Chart) has agreed to buy Neon Systems (Quote, Chart) for $68 million to make mainframe integration a part of its DataDirect unit.

DataDirect makes software drivers for databases and operating systems to connect disparate types of data, which is a crucial task in distributed computing models, such as service-oriented architectures (SOA).

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