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Engine Yard Adds Java Support and Continues to Extend Flexibility of PaaS Offering

Company Welcomes Oracle to Growing List of Infrastructure Partners

SAN FRANCISCO – September 24, 2013 – Engine Yard, the leading Platform as a Service (PaaS), today announced support for Java, further extending the flexibility and choice it offers customers - from Web 2.0 companies to large corporations. This latest enhancement is yet another milestone in the Engine Yard vision to deliver a cloud application platform that gives developers and IT managers a greater variety of choices for languages, components, deployment options and infrastructure, as well as more granular control of their environments. Engine Yard offers the option of deploying apps in a number of languages including Ruby, PHP, Node.js and now Java. Engine Yard also announced today that it is welcoming Oracle as one of its Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) providers.

“We have listened closely to our customers’ requirements. Increasingly, they include the need to innovate with new apps and services on the Java platform, extend existing Java apps and migrate them to a cloud application platform,” said Rob Walters, CTO of Engine Yard. “By delivering support for Java, we’re able to provide our industry leading PaaS across a variety of markets and use cases. We also continue to expand our list of infrastructure providers and look forward to offering support for Oracle Cloud.”

Java is the most popular programming language for corporate application development and was listed as the No. 1 language choice for cloud app developers, according to the August 2013 Forrester Research, Inc. report entitled “Who Are The Enterprise Cloud Developers?” Today's distributed and cloud applications span multiple languages. Developers often choose to build back-end services in Java and front-end components in Ruby, PHP or JavaScript. With Java support, developers will be able to choose the best language for each component of their distributed apps and deploy to the cloud.

“Being able to build, deploy and manage Java apps on Engine Yard will open a lot of new opportunities for us,” said Tim Merkel, partner at Big Compass. “Our enterprise customers are looking to share their core HR and accounting data with partners and employees via mobile, without deploying those enterprise apps outside their four walls. With Java support on Engine Yard, we can help them build mobile apps and deploy to the cloud, while relying on Engine Yard DevOps expertise in scaling and supporting enterprise-level apps.”

Engine Yard support for Java will give developers the ability to deploy apps on an Engine Yard curated stack with an Ubuntu Linux distribution optimized for running Java. It will feature a variety of capabilities, enabling users to:

  • Gain end-to-end visibility into platform operations and capacity, conduct “production-like” testing, and track environment changes;
  • Take advantage of faster deployment and enhanced fault tolerance and disaster recovery via groups of load balancers, application and database servers; and
  • Intuitively manage environments and deploy Java applications with a powerful, new Angular.js and Node.js user interface, or incorporate into an automated workflow using a scriptable command-line interface.

Customers can sign up for early access to run Java apps on Engine Yard, which will be available within 30 days. For more information, please visit

Engine Yard supports multiple IaaS providers, so customers can choose the best infrastructure for their applications. Engine Yard has partnered with AWS, Verizon Terremark, and Windows Azure and is working with Oracle to enable customers to deploy applications on Oracle Cloud when it becomes generally available.

Engine Yard is doing a demonstration of its Platform as a Service using the new Oracle Cloud at Oracle OpenWorld during the General Session on Wednesday, September 25, 2013, at 10:15 a.m. PDT, Moscone Center, San Francisco. Also, see Engine Yard in Booth # 5000 at JavaOne, September 22-26, 2013, Hilton Union Square, San Francisco.

About Engine Yard Engine Yard is the leading Platform as a Service empowering developers to plan, build, deploy and manage applications in the cloud. Providing unmatched control and choice, Engine Yard delivers a trusted, complete application cloud and expert developer support that enables organizations to focus on creating great applications, instead of managing their platform. Thousands of customers in 58 countries, from explosive-growth Web startups to Fortune 500 enterprises, run on Engine Yard. Headquartered in San Francisco, Calif., Engine Yard is backed by Benchmark Capital, New Enterprise Associates, Oracle and Amazon.

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