Paris-based application performance monitoring tool Blackfire acquired by Platform.sh

dan@tech.eu

Parisian makes-your-app-run-faster service Blackfire has received intent to be acquired by crosstown friend, web and app scaling services provider Platform.sh. No staffing changes are planned, and Blackfire CEO and founder Fabien Potencier will join the Platform.sh executive team. Financial details of the deal were undisclosed.

“With this acquisition Platform.sh furthers our vision that organizations should focus on building meaningful digital applications and experiences with relevant business outcomes, instead of managing infrastructure. With the addition of Blackfire to Platform.sh our customers can continuously track the performance of their entire website fleet, and discover areas to improve their end users’ experience,” comments Platform.sh CEO Fred Plais. “We are also delighted to work closely with Fabien and his team. Fabien’s track record as an open-source leader and an entrepreneur speaks for itself. We believe that his unique insights into the web industry will be highly valuable to steer the company towards even greater customer satisfaction.”

Founded in 2018 by Fabien Potencier and Grégory Pascal, Blackfire helps high-stakes players achieve optimal results with the web applications. The firm has made a name for itself in the PHP market, and is now doing the same with Python and Golang. Blackfire offers detailed app insights and helps teams prevent and proactively fix issues, and counts over 1500 top-tier oranisations amongst its client base.

“Building quality software is hard. Blackfire has been helping CCM Benchmark Group for years, in every step of the DevOps cycle, first with Blackfire Profiler and today with Blackfire Monitoring,” comments Groupe Figaro/CCM Benchmark VP Engineering Xavier Leune. “Since day 1, Platform.sh and Blackfire have been built with the same goal in mind: optimize every step of web engineering. Tomorrow I’m sure they will help developers and companies to build high-quality software that scales.”

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