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WaveMaker Takes a Pass at aPaaS

Rapid Application Development company WaveMaker has built an enterprise version of its software intended to run end-to-end application Platform-as-a-Service (aPaaS) instances for custom applications.

WaveMaker Enterprise is carefully highlighted and specified to be the "only commercially available" rapid API app development and deployment (RAADD) software integrated with a Docker container-architected aPaaS.

WaveMaker Enterprise adds middleware and its Docker-architected PaaS to extend WaveMaker Studio, the company's free open-source development platform.

The software is said to enable developers to create apps that can be easily extended (or customized) and can consume APIs, visualize data for insights, and automatically support multi-device responsive interfaces. At the same time, WaveMaker Enterprise provides a GUI console and capabilities that use the power of Docker containerization.

WaveMaker Enterprise allows developers to build and run custom apps on a CIO-sanctioned infrastructure, avoiding "shadow IT" problems; and aims to help IT departments manage custom enterprise apps. WaveMaker Enterprise 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.

"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 dramatic 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.

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