Dynatrace To Buy Rookout To Expand Debugging Capabilities

Observability vendor Dynatrace plans to buy debugging products company Rookout, closing the purchase during Dynatrace’s second fiscal quarter, which ends Sept. 30.

Waltham, Mass.-based Dynatrace has signed a definitive agreement for the acquisition and plans to use Rookout to help developers deliver secure releases without flaws, according to a statement.

The price for the deal was not disclosed, but the statement noted that it “will not have a material impact on Dynatrace’s fiscal year 2024 financials and will be funded from cash on hand.”

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Dynatrace To Buy Rookout

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Adding Rookout capabilities to Dynatrace’s platform promises to give developers more code-level observability into production environments, according to the statement. Developers should have more control for troubleshooting and debugging in production, needing to replicate fewer issues in pre-production environments to avoid shutting down services.

The artificial intelligence (AI) and automation capabilities in the Dynatrace platform promise to speed up debugging with Rookout, eliminating some manual tasks, according to the statement.

Rookout was founded in 2017 and has offices in Tel Aviv and Palo Alto, Calif. Last year, it raised a $16 million Series B round of funding. Cisco Investments is among its investors.

Dynatrace has a partner program for system integrators, managed services providers and other partner business types, according to the vendor. It recently expanded its artificial intelligence engine Davis AI to boost productivity across business, development, security and operations teams for MSPs.

The tech sector has seen a flurry of security and observability acquisition activity as vendors seek to boost their capabilities.

In security, Hewlett Packard Enterprise said in March it will buy cloud security software maker Axis Security. In February, Zscaler announced an agreement to buy Canonic Security.

In observability, Cisco Systems unveiled in March plans to buy Lightspin and ServiceNow announced in May plans to buy G2K.

On Monday, New Relic revealed that private equity firm Francisco Partners and asset management firm TPG will take the Dynatrace observability rival private in a deal valued at $6.5 billion.LEARN MORE: Cloud Platforms  | Cloud Security  | Cloud Software  | Application Management  | Application and Platform Security 

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Wade Tyler Millward is an associate editor covering cloud computing and the channel partner programs of Microsoft, IBM, Red Hat, Oracle, Salesforce, Citrix and other cloud vendors. He can be reached at [email protected].


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