CA Technologies has announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire BlazeMeter, a provider of load testing services. Founded in 2011, BlazeMeter has offices in Tel Aviv, Israel and Palo Alto.
The acquisition of privately-held BlazeMeter will enable CA Technologies to extend its DevOps portfolio. BlazeMeter will seamlessly integrate with CA’s continuous delivery solutions to further improve testing efficiency and accelerate the deployment of applications. BlazeMeter’s commercial, self-service continuous application performance testing solution is fully compatible with Apache JMeter™ as well as other open source software tools like Selenium, Gatling and Locust.
If we examine the development of all companies acquired by CA Technologies, formerly Computer Associates, this mean that all the open source development of the JMeter ecosystem (plugins, integration with other testing tools, etc.) currently funded by Blazemeter will likely decrease if not just be abandoned.