Cape Clear is a vendor of ESB software, founded in 1999.
Cape Clear was a spin-off from IONA Technologies. and was a privately held firm with headquarters in San Mateo, California, US, and offices in Atlanta, Chicago, Denver and Waltham, US; Dublin, Ireland; and London, UK.
In November 2000, Cape Clear acquired Orbware-a privately held UK-based software company founded in 1999 who were a Java EE licensee and whose OrCAS Enterprise Server product was a compact and high-performance implementation of the Enterprise JavaBean and Java EE specifications.
Cape Clear made a final release of the OrCAS J2EE server product in February 2001 before the OrCAS product was merged with Cape Clear's CapeConnect XML integration server product. The combined product was named CapeConnect and was first released in April 2001 and May 2001
Cape Clear was identified as one of the leading ESB vendors by Forrester Research in July 2006.
On 2008-02-06, Workday, Inc announced that it had reached a definitive agreement to purchase Cape Clear.