WebMethods reports it has acquired essentially all of the assets of Celebra, a provider of semantic metadata management technology.
Cerebra's technology will be embedded as a differentiating feature within future editions of WebMethods' Fabric, which combines business integration and business process management (BPM) technologies within a service-oriented architecture (SOA) infrastructure. Cerebra's technology will serve as WebMethods' federated metadata repository and reportedly provide users with greater visibility and a richer understanding of available software assets and their associated metadata histories.
Cerebra's metadata management approach employs the use of semantic technology, which enriches the understanding of metadata by providing additional context to its meaning and usage. Cerebra further explains that in complex and dynamic business processes, semantic information documents the interrelationships between assets, providing users with a clear understanding of operational dependencies as well as the anticipated impact of proposed changes.