Appistry Gives It Away to Developers

Appistry is giving free access to its grid-based application platform: a value proposition of some $18,000 worth of free software and support.

Appistry has launched an extensive new initiative that provides free access to its grid-based application platform and opens the door for more developers to try the company's software.

With its new free download program, St. Louis-based Appistry introduces a new product, Appistry EAF Community Edition, an Open Distribution licensing model, and the company's new Peer2Peer developer portal, company officials said.

The new Appistry EAF Community Edition is a free product based on the Appistry Enterprise Application Fabric (EAF). And like Appistry EAF, the Community Edition enables developers and architects to more efficiently build highly scalable distributed applications and deploy them using the latest grid-based technology. With Appistry EAF Community Edition, enterprises can quickly begin building applications in Java, Spring, .NET or C/C++ for extreme transaction processing (XTP), software-as-a-service (SAAS), cloud computing, and other data- and CPU-intensive applications, the company said.

Getting grid-enabled application fabric into the hands of developers in mid-market or smaller organizations is one reason behind the open-distribution program, said Sam Charrington, vice president of Product Management and Marketing.

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