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. ActiveState is uniquely positioned to help address these challenges through our experience with enterprises, people, and technology.

ActiveState is proven for the enterprise: More than two million developers and 97% of Fortune-1000 companies use ActiveState's end-to-end solutions to develop, distribute, and manage their software applications written in Java, Perl, Python, Node.js, PHP, Tcl, and other dynamic languages. Global customers like Cisco, CA, HP, Bank of America, Siemens, and Lockheed Martin trust ActiveState to save time, save money, minimize risk, ensure compliance, and reduce time to market.

About Stackato

Stackato is ActiveState's commercially supported Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) that harnesses proven open source components such as Cloud Foundry and Docker. It runs on top of your cloud infrastructure as the application middleware and automatically configures the required language runtimes, web frameworks, data and messaging services. Administrators can monitor and configure user roles, application components, scaling, and memory usage through the Stackato web interface or command line.

Our Values

We have a mindset for growth and play an active role growing Perl, Python, Tcl, and Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) in communities and the enterprise.

We are open, honest, and respectful of the varying needs of the communities and businesses we serve.

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 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.

Our Operating System 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

Technical Expertise Universe

Download our Technical Expertise Datasheet.

Our Commitment to Open Source

We are firmly rooted and committed to the open source dynamic language and cloud communities as supporters and contributors. As seen in Ohloh rankings, our developers and strategic advisers consistently rank in the top 1-2% of all open source coders. ActiveState was selected as the Community Lead for Python and Django for the Cloud Foundry open source project and continues to actively participate, contribute back, and work closely with the Cloud Foundry community. Stackato is compatible with Cloud Foundry to ensure openness and long-term community support for enterprise customers.

Our technical leaders and engineers are also leading contributors to the core Perl, Python, and Tcl language distributions, and with this deep expertise, they provide technical support and services to our enterprise customers. ActiveState continues to provide our Community Edition language distributions (ActivePerl, ActivePython, ActiveTcl) free to the community. Komodo Edit, built on the Mozilla framework, is provided to the community as a free and open source editor.

Our Customers

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