Dr. Dobb's is part of the Informa Tech Division of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them. Informa PLC's registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.

Channels ▼

Open Source

WaveMaker RAADAD for aPaaS

RAD software development company WaveMaker now comes forward with WaveMaker Enterprise. This is software to run end-to-end Application Platform-as-a-Service (aPaaS) for rapidly building custom jobs.

WaveMaker Enterprise claims to be the only commercially available Rapid API Application Development and Deployment (RAADAD) software integrated with a Docker container-architected aPaaS.

This enterprise version adds middleware and its Docker-architected PaaS to extend WaveMaker Studio, the company's free and open-source development platform. The product is positioned as being able to enable developers to work with standard enterprise-grade technologies to create apps that can be extended or customized.

Those apps can consume APIs, visualize data for insights, and automatically support multi-device responsive interfaces. "At the same time, WaveMaker Enterprise enables IT to optimize and improve management of its app infrastructure by providing a GUI console and capabilities that leverage the power of Docker containerization," said the company.

To satisfy "consumerized” employees and "social-media-empowered" customers is, of course, hard work. WaveMaker Enterprise's proposition is one that supports hybrid environments so that organizations can deploy apps in the public cloud or on private infrastructure, and deploy containers on top of virtual machines or on bare metal. So-called "click-to-deploy" release management workflows mean that very little deployment or operations expertise is necessary to get a custom app up and running.

"The creation and delivery of custom enterprise apps hasn't changed in decades, so enterprises can't effectively meet today's demand for greater agility, flexibility, and support for multiple devices," said Samir Ghosh, CEO of WaveMaker. "We offer a change from previous approaches, even aPaaS. Ours is the first aPaaS software specifically developed for enterprises to run their own Docker-architected aPaaS and optimize cloud and multi-device custom app delivery — from rapid development through ongoing management on their private infrastructure or a public cloud."

"The power of abstraction is that it drives agility, simplicity, and innovation," said Stephen Hendrick, principal analyst for application development and deployment research at ESG. "Modern approaches to Platform-as-a-Service, such as those from WaveMaker, leverage open-source capabilities such as Docker, AngularJS, Hibernate, and PhoneGap to craft a well-abstracted platform for application development, deployment, and operations. This strategy yields a platform that is effective at developing sophisticated applications that can be deployed easily and quickly while supporting enterprise needs for security, lifecycle management, and application management."

Related Reading

More Insights

Currently we allow the following HTML tags in comments:

Single tags

These tags can be used alone and don't need an ending tag.

<br> Defines a single line break

<hr> Defines a horizontal line

Matching tags

These require an ending tag - e.g. <i>italic text</i>

<a> Defines an anchor

<b> Defines bold text

<big> Defines big text

<blockquote> Defines a long quotation

<caption> Defines a table caption

<cite> Defines a citation

<code> Defines computer code text

<em> Defines emphasized text

<fieldset> Defines a border around elements in a form

<h1> This is heading 1

<h2> This is heading 2

<h3> This is heading 3

<h4> This is heading 4

<h5> This is heading 5

<h6> This is heading 6

<i> Defines italic text

<p> Defines a paragraph

<pre> Defines preformatted text

<q> Defines a short quotation

<samp> Defines sample computer code text

<small> Defines small text

<span> Defines a section in a document

<s> Defines strikethrough text

<strike> Defines strikethrough text

<strong> Defines strong text

<sub> Defines subscripted text

<sup> Defines superscripted text

<u> Defines underlined text

Dr. Dobb's encourages readers to engage in spirited, healthy debate, including taking us to task. However, Dr. Dobb's moderates all comments posted to our site, and reserves the right to modify or remove any content that it determines to be derogatory, offensive, inflammatory, vulgar, irrelevant/off-topic, racist or obvious marketing or spam. Dr. Dobb's further reserves the right to disable the profile of any commenter participating in said activities.

Disqus Tips To upload an avatar photo, first complete your Disqus profile. | View the list of supported HTML tags you can use to style comments. | Please read our commenting policy.