Univa is a privately-held software company that develops workload management products to optimize performance of applications, services and containers. Univas products enable companies to scale computer resources across on-premises, cloud, and hybrid infrastructures. The company is based in Chicago, with international offices in Canada and Germany. Within its portfolio Univa develops, sells and supports Univa Grid Engine software, Univas version of the popular workload and distributed resource management technology Grid Engine. Univa had announced in Jan 2011 that it has hired the key personnel formerly working for Oracle and Sun Microsystems on Grid Engine development. In 2014, Univa released new version of Grid Engine with new functionality for improved scalability, performance and resource control for small and large clusters. On Oct 22, 2013 Univa also has announced that it has acquired the intellectual property as well the copyrights and trademarks pertaining to the Grid Engine technology from Oracle and that it will take over supporting Oracle Grid Engine customers.