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Progress Acquires Modulus

Enables Fast, Scalable Node.js and MongoDB App Development and Deployment

Progress Simplifies Deployment of Real-Time SaaS, Mobile, Social, Cloud and Big Data Apps with Comprehensive PaaS Capabilities

BEDFORD, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Progress (NASDAQ: PRGS), today announced it has acquired Cincinnati, Ohio-based Modulus, a privately held company that provides a platform-as-a-service (PaaS) for easily hosting, deploying, scaling and monitoring data-intensive, real-time applications using powerful, rapidly growing Node.js and MongoDB technologies. Financial terms were not disclosed.

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The Modulus Node.js and MongoDB cloud platform is designed to simplify and speed development of the new generation of scalable, always connected business and consumer apps that are constantly monitored and optimized for the best experience. The Modulus platform is ideally suited for real-time mobile, SaaS, social and Big Data apps that run across distributed devices and can seamlessly handle floods of data requests with built-in performance monitoring and analytics.

The Modulus platform is offered both as a hosted service and can also be deployed by enterprises in public, private and hybrid clouds as well as in an on-premise infrastructure. Modulus Enterprise is the first and only enterprise Node.js PaaS available as a licensed product, allowing businesses and ISVs to deploy next-generation apps faster and at a lower total cost. With Modulus, more time can be spent on creating and modernizing apps and less time worrying about deployment infrastructure.

Founded in 2012, Modulus has more than 450 customers of all sizes and is a leader in the Node.js community. Progress is committed to continuing and expanding Modulus’ contributions and role in this community. The core technologies that Modulus supports are among the fastest growing in the industry. Node.js is designed for easily building high performing, scalable network applications using the ubiquitous JavaScript programming language. MongoDB is the leading NoSQL database system and is designed for scalability, performance and high availability.

With the addition of the Modulus capabilities into its PaaS portfolio, Progress now offers the industry’s most comprehensive set of cloud, mobile, hybrid and on-premise development, data and business rules technologies.

Supporting Quotes:

Henry Wasik, CEO at Joyent, a leading cloud provider and corporate steward of Node.js, said, “We’re excited to support Modulus and Progress with our experience deploying Private Cloud and Hybrid cloud infrastructure solutions. Modulus is an important partner in the Joyent and Node.js ecosystems and we are helping developers create and deploy today’s most demanding real-time web and mobile applications with a platform designed for rapid scale, efficiency, and performance.”

Isaac Z. Schlueter, CEO at npm, Inc. said, “JavaScript is everywhere, and Node is the rocket ship that has taken it out of the web browser and onto the server. Node’s killer feature is its active community of developers that use npm to create and share open source JavaScript modules. We’re very excited to see Progress Software put its weight behind this community, because it means JavaScript can go to even more places. We’re looking forward to working with our friends at Modulus to keep driving innovation forward in this space.”

James Governor, cofounder of industry analyst firm RedMonk, said, “Designed for high scale applications, Node.js is growing explosively, and is making an impact on enterprise IT. Progress is acquiring the Modulus PaaS as an on-ramp to reduce deployment and management hurdles associated with Node.js.”

Phil Pead, president and CEO, at Progress, said, “Node.js and MongoDB are increasingly at the core of the next generation of apps being developed by enterprises to better understand and interact with their customers. The Modulus capabilities are a perfect complement to the Progress® Pacific™ PaaS platform and allow us to provide businesses and ISVs with an unmatched range of leading edge app development and deployment technologies.”

Charlie Key, CEO at Modulus, said, “There are strong synergies between the Modulus and Progress technologies, including our unique range of flexible deployment options. Our teams share a PaaS vision and commitment to helping developers quickly and easily deploy, manage and scale their applications.”

Karen Tegan Padir, CTO at Progress, said, “Web development is in a period of dramatic change as apps now need to be more event driven than ever in order to provide the best user experience. The Modulus Node.js and MongoDB cloud platform is the best solution for creating, deploying and monitoring these types of real-time connected apps and is part of an incredible, thriving open source community.”

Additional Resources:

Progress Corporate Blog

Progress App Dev Blog

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About Progress Software Corporation

Progress Software Corporation (NASDAQ: PRGS) is a global software company that simplifies the development, deployment and management of business applications on-premise or in the cloud, on any platform or device, to any data source, with enhanced performance, minimal IT complexity and low total cost of ownership. Progress Software can be reached at or 1-781-280-4000.

Progress and Pacific are trademarks or registered trademark of Progress Software Corporation in the U.S. and other countries. Any other names contained herein may be trademarks of their respective owners.

Forward-Looking Statements

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