ActiveGrid Brings Web 2.0 Application Development and Deployment to Enterprise

ActiveGrid Studio 2.0 and ActiveGrid Server 2.0 Releases Enable

Best-of-Breed Web 2.0 LAMP Technology on Java Infrastructure

Jun 26, 2006, 01:00 ET from ActiveGrid, Inc.

    SAN FRANCISCO, June 26 /PRNewswire/ -- ActiveGrid, Inc., the Enterprise
 Web 2.0 company, today announced the release of ActiveGrid Studio 2.0, the
 industry's first development environment specifically engineered for
 enterprise Web 2.0 application development. The company also announced the
 release of ActiveGrid Server 2.0, an application server that allows
 companies to deploy Web 2.0 apps across 'lightweight,' commodity machines
 -- the same winning application architecture formula proven out by Internet
 leaders such as Google, Yahoo! and Amazon.
     On the Internet, numerous consumer Web 2.0 applications today
 demonstrate the power of rich user interfaces and tying together multiple
 data sources. In enterprise, Global 2000 corporations similarly seek to
 evolve their web applications. ActiveGrid Studio 2.0 is now the first
 enterprise solution on the market that rolls AJAX, mash-ups, and the
 ability to take advantage of exposed back-ends in SOA architectures into a
 development tool that's easy to use and optimized for common enterprise
     "There's been a ton of hype around Web 2.0, 'mash-ups,' and AJAX for a
 couple of years now, but ActiveGrid has become the first vendor to actually
 release the type of development and deployment tools that make these cool
 new web apps accessible to developers at Global 2000 companies," said Peter
 Yared, CEO at ActiveGrid. "We're about to see Web 2.0 make a big jump from
 its consumer web site origins into primetime enterprise application
     After calling on Sun to open source Java, ActiveGrid has also added
 numerous updates to the "Jython" project that runs Python within the Java
 virtual machine, and is bringing the best of the Web 2.0 LAMP technology to
 Java servers such as Apache Tomcat, BEA WebLogic, IBM Websphere, Sun Java
 System Application Server, and JBOSS. ActiveGrid developers can now code in
 Python, PHP, or Java, and are able to deploy applications to either Apache
 or Java infrastructures.
     With the Enterprise Web 2.0 releases, ActiveGrid further extends the
 dynamic caching, LDAP integration and load-balancing capabilities of the
 ActiveGrid Studio and ActiveGrid Server products. ActiveGrid Studio 2.0
 also boasts sophisticated new user interface and design capabilities for
 enterprise Web 2.0 developers, including:
     ActiveGrid Enterprise Web 2.0 customers today are developing new
 dashboards that integrate multiple data sources on the front-end;
 "mashing-up" mission critical enterprise applications like CRM and ERP; and
 building new types of CSR applications that integrate multiple HR services.
     ActiveGrid Studio 2.0 also features an improved look and feel, with a
 broad range of additional choices in new skins, colors, menus and wizards.
     ActiveGrid Studio and ActiveGrid Server, Open Source Edition are
 available under the Apache Software License 2.0. ActiveGrid Server,
 Commercial Edition is available on a subscription basis for $8,000 to
 $12,000 per server per year, depending on volume. To download the open
 source or evaluation version of the software, go to To learn more, please contact:
     About ActiveGrid
     ActiveGrid, the Enterprise Web 2.0 company, simplifies the development
 and deployment of rich, interactive web applications for Global 2000
 corporations. Taking the best practices proven out by leading Internet
 players, and adding enterprise-ready tooling, SOA and security features to
 the proven LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP/Python/Perl) software stack,
 ActiveGrid makes it possible to quickly and inexpensively build and run the
 next generation of enterprise-class Web 2.0 applications on existing Apache
 and Java infrastructures.

SOURCE ActiveGrid, Inc.