The entire Kinvey team and I are extremely excited to announce that Kinvey has been acquired by Progress (NASDAQ: PRGS), the leading application development platform company for developing and deploying mission-critical business applications.
Kinvey's acquisition is a key part of the Progress strategy to provide the best platform to build and deliver modern cognitive-first applications. Kinvey's BaaS will be the glue that brings Progress' best-of-breed front-end development tools, data connectivity, and machine learning products together. Our aim is to make it easy for you to build great apps, quickly and securely connect to your data, and deliver cognitive and contextual user experiences for your business.
Kinvey + Progress delivers on all the capabilities you've been asking us for:
Data Connectivity to more on-premises and cloud data sources: Progress' DataDirect is the leading data connectivity toolset that can enable you to connect your Kinvey backend to any data source, cloud or on-premise, quickly and securely. See a video of the 2 products working together.
Launch intelligent apps without an army of data scientists: Progress DataRPM automates machine learning, offering predictive anayltics that can be embedded in applications enabling any organization to build cognitive applications. Learn more about DataRPM.
Long-term partner that has your back while you deliver mission-critical app experiences: Progress has been a partner to application development teams for 30+ years. We plan to have Kinvey build on that track record and continue to be your partner under the Progress umbrella for many years to come.Progress has an incredible industry and developer footprint, with over 1,700 independent software vendor partners, 80,000 enterprise customers, and 2 million developers. As Kinvey becomes a part of this family, we will continue our focus on excellence, compliance, and delivering products that have fantastic developer and operational experiences.
I have written a more detailed post on the acquisition here.
On behalf of the Kinvey team, I thank you all for your support, and we are committed to doing more to help you achieve your "what's next".
Founder and CEO, Kinvey