A Decade of APM Acquisitions and Evolution

“APM Game Changer” was the headline yesterday with the news that Compuware acquired Dynatrace Software for $256 million. With the APM market worth an estimated $6 billion, it’s not really a surprise to see such a transaction (no pun intended) within the APM market. In fact, over the past ten years, there have been several large transactions made by established IT vendors trying to claim a piece of the APM market.

If we take a look at several of those APM acquisitions (specifically Deep Dive) and present the facts, you can draw some interesting conclusions.

Acquirer

Acquired
Company

Acquired
Product

Year
Founded

Year
Acquired
 Compuware  Dynatrace  Dynatrace  2005  2011
 Oracle  ClearApp  QuickVision  2002  2008
 BMC  Identify  AppSight  1996  2006
 CA  Wily Tech  Introscope  1998  2006
 Compuware  DevStream  Vantage Analyzer  2002  2004
 IBM  Cyanea  ITCam  2001  2004
 OpNet  Altaworks  Panorama  1999  2004
 Veritas  Precise  I3  1990  2003
 HP/Mercury  Performant  Diagnostics  2000  2003
 Quest  Sitraka  Foglight  1989  2002