Red Hat executives say the company has reached an agreement to acquire the data management firm MetaMatrix for an undisclosed sum of money. According to details of the deal, MetaMatrix's software will be bundled in with JBoss middleware as part of a services-oriented architecture package.
MetaMatrix, based in Waltham, Mass., sells software for accessing disparate data sources. For example, its tools are used to help companies create a single "view" of a customer by pulling information from several different databases. Red Hat said it plans to change MetaMatrix's business model to align it with the Linux seller's open-source structure.