Oracle Invests in Leading Platform-as-a-Service Company Engine Yard

Tue Nov 13, 2012 8:00am EST

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  REDWOOD SHORES, CA, Nov 13 (Marketwire) -- 

    News Facts

--  Oracle announced today that it has made a strategic minority
    investment in Engine Yard, a leading cloud development platform that
    supports Ruby, PHP and Node.js, popular web development languages.
--  The Engine Yard Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) automates the
    configuration, deployment and on-going maintenance of cloud
    environments to enable application developers to rapidly build, deploy
    and manage cloud applications.
--  In conjunction with this investment, Oracle and Engine Yard expect to
    work closely together to provide cloud application developers with a
    greater choice of development and deployment options. The two
    companies are expected to connect their respective PaaS offerings to
    enable more rapid development of applications in a secure, reliable
    and scalable environment.
--  Developers can more efficiently extend their packaged applications to
    support additional business requirements and test, prototype and
    deploy new purpose-built applications without having to assemble and
    maintain the infrastructure.
--  Engine Yard will continue to operate as an independent company.
    Financial details of the investment were not disclosed.


Supporting Quotes

--  "Developers building new web applications in Ruby, PHP and Node.js to
    meet growing demands associated with mobile and social computing need
    a robust web PaaS offering," said Thomas Kurian, executive vice
    president, Oracle Development. "We are looking forward to integrating
    the Oracle Cloud with Engine Yard's platform to further extend our
    PaaS capabilities for web application development."
--  "The partnership of Oracle and Engine Yard will provide developers
    with a choice of leading application development and deployment
    platforms," said John Dillon, CEO, Engine Yard. "Oracle's global scale
    and resources partnered with our deep expertise in deploying web-scale
    applications will provide enterprises with a complete and trusted
    application platform that enables them to easily leverage the power of
    the cloud."


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