Python is now one of the fastest-growing programing languages. Millions of developers around the globe use Python's flexibility to build powerful web applications, applications for testing, build control and management, and more. Since Python is an open source programming language, you immediately reduce up-front project costs by leveraging Python in your development.

But when using it for building business applications, developers and managers should consider the risks.  

Like most open source projects, Python isn't quality assured or commercially supported, so it may not be safe for business or enterprise-ready for mission-critical applications. Don't let Python fail your systems and cost your business in lost revenue.

Python on the Cloud

Stackato for Private PaaS (Cloud)

Stackato is the application platform for creating a private Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) using any language on any stack on any cloud. Stackato includes enterprise-ready support for Python and ActivePython. From the desktop to the datacenter, Stackato makes it easy to develop, deploy, migrate, scale, manage, and monitor applications on any cloud. With Stackato, developers can simulate a production environment on a local machine, code, test, and then launch an application to any cloud. And Enterprise IT can achieve new levels of data security, reduce time to market, save money, ensure compliance, and gain greater control over the cloud.

World's Best Python Distribution

ActivePython is the industry-standard, commercial grade Python distribution used by millions of developers around the world. Whether you're using Python to run mission-critical applications or in open source projects, ActivePython offers hassle-free implementation and significant time savings over open source Python for installing and managing common Python modules. ActivePython comes precompiled for easy out-of-the-box installation and includes core Python, common modules, the Python Package Manager (PyPM), and complete documentation.

Fail-Safe ActivePython for Business and Mission-Critical Applications

With ActiveState's commercial-grade ActivePython, you no longer need to depend on overworked internal resources or public Python communities to solve issues.

ActivePython Enterprise Edition is designed for businesses with large Python deployments in essential, mission-critical applications that, when down, could cost your business in lost revenue and a damaged reputation. Deploy Python with confidence knowing you're using the most secure, enterprise-grade builds. You'll get priority access to our Python experts for technical support and best practices guidance. Plus, guaranteed Intellectual Property (IP) indemnification to reduce risk in today's business environment.

ActivePython Business Edition is an affordable solution for small and mid-sized organizations that need fail-safe Python for business applications, but don't require advanced features like indemnification. Business Edition customers trust ActiveState's guaranteed technical support and regular fixes and updates to ensure they're using the most secure, high-performance Python.

Key Python Packages for Data-Centric Financial Modeling Applications and Scientific Computing

ActivePython (Business, Enterprise, OEM Editions) now include key fundamental mathematical computational packages, NumPy & SciPy, that enable developers, traders, quantitative analysts, scientists and engineers to build data intensive, complex mathematical computing applications for financial modeling and scientific analysis of complex data using Python. 

Working with traders, fund administrators/managers, regulators, valuation specialists, risk managers and portfolio managers, these packages allow developers and quantitative analysts/programmers:

  • Get ready to comply with the SEC's proposal to use Python for creating financial models that will be used to add new levels of transparency to asset-backed securities market
  • Build applications for financial modeling and visualize if-then scenarios to assess risk with reliable stable builds of key packages like matplotlib, NumPy, and SciPy
  • Mitigate risk and ensure compliance for the financial sector's business-critical systems with ActiveState’s service level guarantees

Turn-Key Python Redistribution Rights

ActivePython OEM Edition enables you to include ActivePython in your distributed application to provide customers with a seamless experience. ActivePython OEM takes the complexity out of open source licensing by guaranteeing assurance and eliminating legal risk that goes along with distributing Python in commercial applications.

Komodo IDE: Faster, Easier Python Development

Komodo IDE is ActiveState’s award-winning, professional development environment for Python and other dynamic languages. Winner of InfoWorld Technology of the Year Award 2011 for "Best Python IDE".

Community-Friendly Python

ActivePython Community Edition is a free, ready-to-install Python distribution for Windows, Linux and Mac OS X. It's ideal for community developers or open source projects that are not business or mission-critical. It does not include access to builds for HP-UX, Solaris, or AIX (only available in higher editions). Support for ActivePython Community Edition is only offered through the community and forums.

Expert Training and Consulting for Python

Get the maximum benefit from your ActiveState solutions by providing your developers with expert training in Python. Our customized training programs for Python increase productivity and assist in professional development. Trust ActiveState experts to make sure your projects are delivered on time, on budget with Python consulting services such as best practices in coding, high-level application design and customized builds.