WaveMaker 6.0 Makes SaaS Simple

WaveMaker 6.0 Makes SaaS Simple

San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) November 18, 2009

WaveMaker today announced general availability of the first open source cloud development platform. WaveMaker 6.0 is available under the Apache open source license, providing organizations with the features and benefits found in proprietary cloud development platforms – such as Force.com and Azure – at a fraction of the cost.

With an open source community of 15,000 active developers, WaveMaker has established itself as a leading rapid application development platform for cloud computing. WaveMaker’s browser-based, drag and drop platform makes it easy for anyone to prototype, develop and customize great looking web applications.

Because WaveMaker 6.0 was built using open source standards, it is the only cloud development platform to support deployment to any cloud, running on any Java server and connecting to any database. WaveMaker’s studio was even built using WaveMaker, demonstrating the power of WaveMaker technology.

WaveMaker 6.0 also introduces the industry’s first automated multi-tenant support. For this feature, WaveMaker’s server-side security module automatically isolates all database access between the tenants or customers of a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) application.

WaveMaker also announced a reference application that demonstrates the capabilities of WaveMaker 6.0. This application, called EnterTweet, combines a standard employee directory application with the Twitter web services API to provide a customized Twitter client for the Enterprise. Best of all, this application was built and deployed as a multi-tenant application onto EC2 in less than 10 minutes! For more information, see the short WaveMaker EnterTweet video.

“WaveMaker’s open source cloud development platform provides an important approach for customers adopting cloud computing,” said Judith Hurwitz, author of Cloud Computing for Dummies and President of Hurwitz & Associates. “WaveMaker’s ability to create partnerships with IBM, Amazon and RightScale also illustrates the value of an open source business model.”

“WaveMaker is easing the migration path for Java developers who want to bring existing application logic and data into a SaaS environment, while still retaining control over their deployment options,” stated Phil Wainewright, industry analyst at Procullux Ventures. “With automated support for robust multi-tenant databases, WaveMaker 6.0 advances software developers even further along the path towards realizing the full benefits of the SaaS model.”

“Cloud computing is fast maturing, but one lagging indicator is developer tools designed specifically for cloud deployment,” said James Governor, principal analyst at RedMonk. “WaveMaker aims to change that with their 6.0 release, an open source toolset, and relationships with key players such as IBM, Amazon and RightScale.”

About WaveMaker

WaveMaker is the only open source cloud development platform, with a 15,000-strong developer community and a leadership role in the Cloud Quick Start Program in partnership with IBM, Amazon and RightScale. WaveMaker makes it ridiculously easy to build, deploy and customize cloud applications with drag and drop development tools, one-click cloud deployment and end user self-service customization. WaveMaker customers like Ameren, Best Western, KANA, New Zealand Post and Pioneer Energy have built amazing-looking web applications with minimal learning curve and up to 98% less code. For more information, please visit http://www.wavemaker.com.

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