Business process management middleware is the key pickup in third acquisition this year involving master data management.
Software AG has acquired Data Foundations and will integrate the master data management vendor's technology into Software AG's portfolio of business process management middleware.
Software AG announced the acquisition Monday, but terms were not disclosed. The purchase continues the trend of MDM vendor deals, with both IBM and Informatica having made acquisitions this year.
MDM technology helps organizations ensure data consistency and reliability across such dimensions as customers, products, locations and employees. The importance of such capabilities has made MDM technology a hot item in the enterprise market.
Forrester Research predicts that sales of MDM software will reach $1 billion this year, an increase of 20% from the year before.