VMware's SpringSource Grabs Java Caching Technology

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VMware's SpringSource announced it would acquire GemStone, a company that offers a fabric-oriented distributed caching engine which could boost VMware's data center efforts as workloads increase and speed and performance come under greater scrutiny.

VMware's August 2009 acquisition, Java Web development provider SpringSource, is busy making buys of its own.

SpringSource, which bought UK-based open messaging software maker Rabbit Technologies only a month ago, has acquired in-memory Java cache maker GemStone. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

SpringSource's Spring Framework provides a lightweight programming platform that makes applications portable across open-source and commercial application systems from IBM, Oracle, Dell, Hewlett-Packard, and others.