Appcelerator Integrates with Microsoft to Provide Simplified API Development on Azure Cloud

By CIOReview | Friday, December 4, 2015

FREMONT, CA: Appcelerator announces its collaboration with Microsoft to join its Azure Marketplace for making its framework Arrow available for Microsoft Azure cloud customers. This integration enables developers to create mobile-optimized APIs using Arrow Builder and running them on Azure.

The collaboration intends to deliver Appcelerator’s ‘next-gen’ API builder to Azure customers, while increasing flexibility for Arrow developers to create and integrate apps into an existing Microsoft stack. It serves Azure community with an instant access to an API builder that can mobilize data in fraction of minutes offering faster, richer, compelling app experiences for end users.

Azure Marketplace is an online applications and services marketplace that enables application producers to offer their solutions to Azure customers globally. Appcelerator’s Arrow Builder provides a powerful framework for rendering APIs from virtually any data source, and provides out-of-box connectors to a range of systems including Salesforce, Microsoft SQL Server, Box, MySQL, and MongoDB.

Jeff Haynie, CEO of Appcelerator said that the company’s framework Arrow enables developers to connect, model, transform and optimize backend data in minutes. By bringing Arrow to the Azure Marketplace, the company is extending its capabilities to the massive customer base of Azure and in return enabling Arrow developers to access Azure’s infrastructure, he noted.

“As mobile becomes the primary channel of interaction, it’s important that organizations are armed with the right capabilities to not only create beautiful apps, but also make those apps transformative by easily connecting them to any data source,” said Nicole Herskowitz, Senior Director of Product Marketing, Microsoft Azure. “This relationship between Microsoft and Appcelerator allows Microsoft Azure customers to utilize the data integration power of Arrow, and opens Microsoft Azure as a new host for Arrow-built APIs. It’s a valuable complement to both our ecosystems.”