Oracle Corp., the world's second-largest software maker, has agreed to buy closely held ClearApp to gain programs that manage corporate systems running modern software.

ClearApp, based in Mountain View, Calif., makes products that help so-called composite applications work together more efficiently, eliminating bottlenecks and speeding up performance, according to its Web site. Terms of the transaction weren't disclosed in a statement Tuesday.

With composite applications, customers can reuse code and change how the programs interact with each other, making it easier to react to changing market conditions.

Oracle has operations in Utah, including at Jordan Commons in Sandy. The company, based in Redwood Shores, Calif., plans to use ClearApp's Internet-based software in its Enterprise Manager products, which control companies' data storage and analyze performance problems. The database business is Oracle's largest, accounting for almost a quarter of its $22.4 billion in sales in the year ended in May.