The popular open source continuous integration service Travis CI solution, has been acquired by Idera. Idera offers a number of B2B software solutions ranging from database administration to application development to test management. Travis CI will be joining Idera’s Testing Tools division, which also includes TestRail, Ranorex, and Kiuwan.
Travis CI assured its users that the company will continue to be open source and a stand-alone solution under an MIT license. “We will continue to offer the same services to our hosted and on-premises users. With the support from our new partners, we will be able to invest in expanding and improving our core product”, said Konstantin Haase, a founder of Travis CI in a blog post. Idera will also keep the Travis Foundation running which runs projects like Rails Girls Summer of Code, Diversity Tickets, Speakerinnen, and Prompt.
It’s not just a happy day for Travis CI. Travis CI will also bring it’s 700,000 users to Idera, and it’s high profile customers like IBM and Zendesk.
Users are quick to note that this acquisition comes at a time when Tavis CI’s competitors like Circle CI, seem to be taking market share away from Travis CI.
A comment on hacker news reads, “In a past few month I started to see Circle CI badges popping here and there for opensource repositories and anecdotally many internal projects at companies are moving to GitLab and their built-in CI offering. Probably a good time to sell Travis CI, though I’d prefer if they would find a better buyer.”
Another user says, “Honestly, for enterprise users that is a good thing. In the hands of a company like Idera we can be reasonably confident that Travis will not disappear anytime soon”