FastMQ Acquisition
PRESS RELEASE — [ Europe / Economy / Technology / Open source ]

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iMatix acquires FastMQ Inc., maker of "Fastest. Messaging. Ever."
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Brussels, 30 October 2009 — Open Source firms iMatix Corporation and
FastMQ Inc. today announced the acquisition of FastMQ by iMatix for an
undisclosed sum in cash and shares.  FastMQ's flagship product, ZeroMQ,
branded as the "Fastest. Messaging. Ever." will join iMatix's other
messaging products, OpenAMQ and Zyre.

iMatix CEO Pieter Hintjens explains, "we have worked closely with FastMQ
over the last two years to help make ZeroMQ the fastest, most useful
open source product for low latency.  ZeroMQ fits perfectly with OpenAMQ
and Zyre.  For our customers, one vendor means fewer licensing questions
and lower support costs."

ZeroMQ is used by around 160 firms, estimates FastMQ CEO Martin Sustrik,
"in everything from game servers to scientific computing to the sector
it's really meant for, financial market data."  He continues, "people
appreciate how light and fast this software is.  It runs on practically
every system, speaks every language, and is very, very fast."

Hintjens explains the plans with ZeroMQ: "we've just finished a 2.0
alpha, which is easier to use than ever.  We'll slowly push this
towards a stable version.  It's a good time for customers to let us
know what features they really need."

ZeroMQ architect Martin Sustrik remains the lead maintainer of the open
source project, and FastMQ becomes a division of iMatix Corporation.

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Background Information
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ZeroMQ is a distributed low-latency library licensed as open source
under the LGPL.  It provides point-to-point and PGM multicast message
distribution at rates of up to 4M messages per second on one connection,
and latencies down to 30 microseconds on plain hardware.  It runs on
Linux, Windows, Solaris, AIX, OpenVMS, and many other operating systems.
ZeroMQ has bindings in Java, C, C++, Python, and many other languages.

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Links
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The ZeroMQ project site:
http://www.zeromq.org

iMatix Corporation
http://www.imatix.com

Permanent link to this press release
http://www.imatix.com/press:fastmq-acquisition

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Contact information
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Pieter Hintjens
iMatix Corporation
+32-2-475-235-984
ph@imatix.com
(French/English/Dutch)

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About iMatix Corporation
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iMatix Corporation has been building open source products since 1998
and sells support, consulting, and commercial licenses for its FOSS
products.  iMatix designed and built the original AMQP protocol that is
now widely implemented.  The iMatix OpenAMQ messaging product powers
certain unnamed Industrial Averages and other well-known indices.  iMatix
Zyre provides a web-based messaging API based on the RestMS protocol.
iMatix ZeroMQ is the fastest open source messaging product ever tested.