Oracle buys Wercker to help developers streamline code testing

Dive Brief:

  • Oracle announced Monday plans to acquire Wercker, a Dutch-based startup that helps developers automate code testing using micro-services and Docker.
  • Together the two companies will provide engineering teams with an "end-to-end solution for scalable cloud-native applications," according to the announcement.
  • Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Wercker has a few competitors in the space, including Codeship and Semaphore.

Dive Insight:

With the acquisition of Wercker, Oracle is looking to help developers build software for the cloud that automates the testing of code. This could help organizations build applications faster and accelerate productivity.

Testing code in the enterprise can be a time consuming and tedious task. More efficient and automated testing could entice companies to adopt a product, perhaps even giving rise to the end of QA testers and analysts. 

Sales of Oracle’s on-prem software and hardware services have suffered as more businesses move to the cloud. In response, Oracle has been doubling down on its IaaS and PaaS cloud efforts, moving more toward cloud-based services that help transform how a company operates. 

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