The DevOps space gained a more powerful competitor as JFrog acquired CloudMunch in a deal to add greater analytics to JFrog’s management and distribution platforms.
JFrog targeted CloudMunch for its DevOps analytics engine that is designed to provide insights into the software delivery lifecycle. JFrog said the deal bolsters its current DevOps platform which is focused on storage, management, and distribution of binaries.
The two companies had previously worked on a development project, which led to JFrog seeking an acquisition rather than develop its own analytics platform.
“Our R&D teams are constantly innovating and building new products, but we are also in fast growth mode,” explained Kit Merker, VP of business development at JFrog. “We saw an opportunity to get to market faster without having to build it all ourselves. We are balancing in-house innovation with partnerships and strategic acquisitions so we bring the best developer tools to our customers.”
CloudMunch was founded as a software development platform in 2011. The company has financial backing from VMware and Svapas Innovations.
“This union will enable us to deliver on our mission of data-driven DevOps to a broad range of customers very quickly while investing rapidly in new technology like machine learning, and innovating for the future,” said Pradeep Prabhu, CEO and co-founder of CloudMunch, in a blog post.
For JFrog, the CloudMunch deal is its third acquisition in eight months. The company in May acquired continuous integration/continuous delivery (CI/CD) firm Dimon. This followed the purchase of Conan, which was focused on open source package management.
JFrog is backed by Gemini Israel Ventures, Scale Venture Partners, Sapphire Ventures, VMware, Battery Ventures, Vintage Investment Partners, and Qumra Capital.
JFrog said with the CloudMunch acquisition it would be able to collect metrics that it can correlate across operations and provide actionable information for a DevOps team.
“We expect to expand the usage scenarios between our products quite a bit to empower developers to measure the impact of DevOps on their organization,” Merker said. “We also announced our platform strategy … earlier this month, and we see many opportunities to add Insights into the platform. We know that JFrog’s products aren’t deployed in isolation, so the myriad of integrations and plug-ins that CloudMunch has already built with products like JIRA, GitHub, Jenkins, and Kubernetes will help give better visibility into DevOps end-to-end.”
JFrog last year launched its Xray scanning tool for containers. Earlier this year, the company unveiled support for continuous updates of its platform, which it touts as “liquid software.” The company said it has more than 4,000 customers using its Artifactory product, including Amazon, Google, Uber, Netflix, Twitter, Oracle, Adobe, SalesForce, and Bank of America.