About ActiveState

ActiveState believes that enterprises gain a competitive advantage when they are able to quickly create, deploy, and efficiently manage software solutions that immediately create business value, but they face many challenges that prevent them from doing so. The Company is uniquely positioned to help address these challenges through our experience with enterprises, people and technology.

Founded in 1997, ActiveState is a global leader providing software application development and management solutions. The Company’s products include: Stackato, a commercially supported Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) that harnesses open source technologies such as Cloud Foundry and Docker; dynamic language distributions ActivePerl, ActivePython and ActiveTcl; and developer tools such as the popular Komodo Edit and Komodo IDE. Headquartered in Vancouver, Canada, ActiveState is trusted by customers and partners worldwide, across many industries including telecommunications, aerospace, software, financial services and CPG.

ActiveState is proven for the enterprise: More than two million developers and 97% of Fortune-1000 companies use ActiveState's solutions to develop, distribute, and manage their software applications. Global customers like Bank of America, CA, Cisco, HP, Lockheed Martin and Siemens rely on ActiveState for faster development, ensuring IT governance and compliance, and accelerating time to market.

Our Values

We have a mindset for growth and play an active role growing the use of Cloud Foundry, Perl, Python, and Tcl in communities and within enterprises.

We value working with others and work cooperatively as a team, with our customers and partners, and with the open source community.

We are passionate about learning to grow, expand our horizons, and innovate.

We are driven to make a difference in the communities we serve.

Our Language and Operating System Expertise

The ActiveState team has core depth expertise in Perl, Python, and Tcl and strong knowledge of Ruby, PHP, Node.js, Java, Go, and JavaScript through our related work. Our expertise extends from core language development to tools for ensuring successful development and deployment. This includes expertise in a variety of operating systems, frameworks, databases and other libraries and middleware that are necessary for successful application development.

Technical Expertise

Wide systems knowledge is also part of the value we provide to customers to meet the demands of a cross-platform environment. We build, support and maintain ActivePerl, ActivePython, and ActiveTcl across a wide variety of operating systems, including Windows, Linux and Mac OS X, to Solaris, AIX and HP-UX. ActiveState has also been key in porting languages to new systems, including 64-bit Windows, the Itanium architecture, Windows CE and other proprietary embedded systems.

ActiveState builds, manages and tests on a regular basis:

  • Perl: 4 current releases, over 10,000 packages
  • Python: 3 current releases, over 7,000 packages
  • Tcl: 3 current releases, over 700 packages
  • For 6 operating systems with 16 Architectures

Our Commitment to Open Source

We are firmly rooted and committed to the open source dynamic language and cloud computing communities as supporters and contributors.

We are proud to be a Cloud Foundry partner, Community Lead for Python, a member of the Cloud Foundry Community Advisory Board (CAB) and a founding gold member of the Cloud Foundry Foundation. Learn more about Stackato and Cloud Foundry.

Our technical leaders and engineers are core contributors to the Perl, Python, and Tcl language distributions. With this deep expertise, they provide technical support and services to our enterprise customers. We provide our many of our solutions free to the community, including the Stackato Micro Cloud, the Community Edition language distributions of ActivePerl, ActivePython and ActiveTcl, and Komodo Edit, an open-source editor built on the Mozilla framework.

Our Customers

ActiveState customers include leading companies in high-tech, financial services, aerospace and defense such as CA, Cisco, Juniper Networks, Credit Suisse, Bank of America, Lockheed Martin, GE Aviation, and more. Read case studies from ActiveState customers.

Our Investors

ActiveState is owned by its employees and Pender Financial Group, a private merchant bank focused on technology in British Columbia.