[zeromq-dev] Press release: iMatix acquires FastMQ Inc.

Erich Heine sophacles at gmail.com
Sun Nov 1 15:46:46 CET 2009


Congrats to all involved. I certainly hope Martin et al made out well in
this deal -- given the quality of 0mq it is well deserved.

One question not made clear in this press release: How will the aquisition
affect the availability and licensing of 0MQ if at all?

Regards,
Erich

On Sun, Nov 1, 2009 at 6:33 AM, Martin Sustrik <sustrik at imatix.com> wrote:

>
> PRESS RELEASE — [ Europe / Economy / Technology / Open source ]
>
> ========================================================================
> iMatix acquires FastMQ Inc., maker of "Fastest. Messaging. Ever."
> ========================================================================
>
> Brussels, 30 October 2009 — Open Source firms iMatix Corporation and
> FastMQ Inc. today announced the acquisition of FastMQ by iMatix for an
> undisclosed sum in cash and shares. FastMQ's flagship product, ZeroMQ,
> branded as the "Fastest. Messaging. Ever." will join iMatix's other
> messaging products, OpenAMQ and Zyre.
>
> iMatix CEO Pieter Hintjens explains, "we have worked closely with FastMQ
> over the last two years to help make ZeroMQ the fastest, most useful
> open source product for low latency. ZeroMQ fits perfectly with OpenAMQ
> and Zyre. For our customers, one vendor means fewer licensing questions
> and lower support costs."
>
> ZeroMQ is used by around 160 firms, estimates FastMQ CEO Martin Sustrik,
> "in everything from game servers to scientific computing to the sector
> it's really meant for, financial market data." He continues, "people
> appreciate how light and fast this software is. It runs on practically
> every system, speaks every language, and is very, very fast."
>
> Hintjens explains the plans with ZeroMQ: "we've just finished a 2.0
> alpha, which is easier to use than ever. We'll slowly push this
> towards a stable version. It's a good time for customers to let us
> know what features they really need."
>
> ZeroMQ architect Martin Sustrik remains the lead maintainer of the open
> source project, and FastMQ becomes a division of iMatix Corporation.
>
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> Background Information
> ========================================================================
>
> ZeroMQ is a distributed low-latency library licensed as open source
> under the LGPL. It provides point-to-point and PGM multicast message
> distribution at rates of up to 4M messages per second on one connection,
> and latencies down to 30 microseconds on plain hardware. It runs on
> Linux, Windows, Solaris, AIX, OpenVMS, and many other operating systems.
> ZeroMQ has bindings in Java, C, C++, Python, and many other languages.
>
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> Links
> ========================================================================
>
> The ZeroMQ project site:
> http://www.zeromq.org
>
> iMatix Corporation
> http://www.imatix.com
>
> Permanent link to this press release
> http://www.imatix.com/press:fastmq-acquisition
>
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> Contact information
> ========================================================================
>
> Pieter Hintjens
> iMatix Corporation
> +32-2-475-235-984
> ph at imatix.com
> (French/English/Dutch)
>
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> About iMatix Corporation
> ========================================================================
>
> iMatix Corporation has been building open source products since 1998
> and sells support, consulting, and commercial licenses for its FOSS
> products. iMatix designed and built the original AMQP protocol that is
> now widely implemented. The iMatix OpenAMQ messaging product powers
> the Dow Jones Industrial Average and other Dow Jones indexes. iMatix
> Zyre provides a web-based messaging API based on the RestMS protocol.
> iMatix ZeroMQ is the fastest open source messaging product ever tested.
>
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