March 18, 2008 - Progress Software announced its acquisition of Xcalia, a leader in the development and adoption of the service data objects (SDO) standard and data integration technologies.


Xcalia is now part of the DataDirect Technologies operating company. The terms of the agreement were not disclosed.


Xcalia is a member of several international standards committees including JSR 317 (JPA2) and JSR 235 (SDO 3 for Java) within the Java Community Process (JCP). The company is also an active member of the OASIS and Open SOA consortiums contributing to the SDO 1, 2 and 3 and Data Access Service (DAS) specifications. Additionally, Xcalia spearheaded JDO and worked on EJB 3 standards.


“Through technology and through leadership in standards bodies, DataDirect Technologies and Xcalia have both demonstrated an unwavering commitment to innovation in data access,” said Pierre Violo, formerly chairman and chief executive officer of Xcalia. “Joining forces with DataDirect Technologies brings together the industry’s top minds, top technologies and top products in standards-based data access.”


DataDirect Technologies plans to announce new products later in the year that combine Xcalia technologies with DataDirect industry products.

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