I am super excited to share that IBM is to Acquire StreamSets and webMethods Platforms from Software AG
webMethods was my first "middleware" love back in 2004. The webMethods and IBM integration tools power a lot of services that you and I use. It is a marriage made in heaven.
As a professional partner of both vendors for a remarkable 16 years, I was pleasantly surprised by this unexpected announcement on December 18, 2023. It not only reaffirms, but also serves as a testament to the fact that my astute decision to choose integration vendors right from the onset was indeed the correct one. This decision has proven to be immensely beneficial, not only for my own personal career growth, but also for the overall success of Avella AS Norway and Avella AB Sweden where I proudly serve as the CTO.
Speaking of my personal journey, it all began in 2004 as a developer, where I embarked on an exciting path with webMethods. However, my quest for knowledge and professional growth did not stop there. I took it upon myself to expand my skill set by venturing into the realm of IBM. I dedicated myself wholeheartedly to mastering IBM's offerings to such an extent that my efforts were recognized and rewarded. In both 2012 and 2014, I was honored to be acknowledged as an esteemed IBM champion for their exceptional automation solutions. It is worth mentioning that the amalgamation of the strengths and expertise possessed by both vendors will undoubtedly pave the way for numerous remarkable opportunities and exponential growth.
This acquisition is a significant development in the integration market and will have a transformative impact on the industry. The combination of StreamSets and webMethods platforms with IBM's extensive portfolio will provide customers with a comprehensive and powerful set of integration solutions. As the CTO of Avella AS Norway and Avella AB Sweden, I am excited about the potential for growth and innovation that this acquisition brings. It is a testament to the strategic vision and foresight of both vendors, and I am proud to have been a professional partner of both for the past 16 years.
It's an exciting way to enter 2024.