enLeague Systems, a startup focused on integration of databases, applications and web services, has acquired a Canadian firm focused on XML technology.

enLeague, which is based at the Fizzion incubator, acquired Killdara Corporation, a privately held firm in Ottawa. Killdara has developed what enLeague calls a “cost-effective XML and web services messaging platform” for companies building XML-based secure networks.

“This acquisition has come at exactly the right time for enLeague and our strategy of enabling enterprises to intelligently automate the integration of databases, applications and web services,” said Dwight Lodge, president and chief executive officer of enLeague.

The company said Killdara will operate as a subsidiary (enLeague Systems Canada) and its personnel will remain based in Canada. The firm will open an additional office in Toronto.

No financial terms were disclosed.

Lodge joined enLeague in February. He previously had been Cycorp, an artificial intelligence company based in Austin, TX.

enLeague: www.enleague.com