About Progress

About Progress

Data is exploding. Digital devices are proliferating. Interfaces are taking new forms. Everything must be connected. Developers need to deliver more sophisticated apps, faster than ever before. This is where Progress shines.

Progress has always delivered the platform and tools that organizations need to develop and deploy mission-critical business applications.  As the types of devices and types of interfaces on which applications run proliferate, the number of systems that need to be connected rises, and the amount of data that needs to be harnessed continues to skyrocket, organizations are looking for a modern platform that will enable them to quickly and easily develop and deliver tomorrow’s applications.

Progress offers the best platform for building and deploying tomorrow’s applications quickly and easily.  Progress offers flexible frontend tooling for delivering an engaging and multi-channel UX, a modern, reliable, scalable and secure backend to build and run microservices, and leading data connectivity capabilities for harnessing data from business systems and any other data source, whether on premise or in the cloud.

Progress customers span the globe and include thousands of ISVs that build their business application offerings on Progress, and tens of thousands of organizations using Progress to build their own mission-critical applications.

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We’re Progress. We never sit still.

Here’s where we’ve been, and where we’re going.
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We’re Progress. We never sit still.

Here’s where we’ve been, and where we’re going.
1981

Data Language Corporation pioneers application development and deployment tools

1984

Relational Data Language product renamed “Progress”; first release for UNIX and DOS

1987

Company renamed Progress Software Corporation

1991

Progress goes public on NASDAQ (PRGS)

1997

Progress acquires tools for developing Java-based applications

2003

Progress acquires DataDirect data connectivity tools

2004

Progress re-architected and rebranded as OpenEdge

2008

Progress strengthens support for standards-based data access

2011

Progress acquires Corticon, introduces OpenEdge 11: first multi-tenant database for the cloud

2013

Progress acquires Rollbase, introduces DataDirect Cloud

2014

Progress makes three strategic acquisitions: Modulus, entering Node.js ecosystem; BravePoint, an OpenEdge service partner; Telerik, adding UI frameworks and app development tools and services

2015

Progress has strong showing in three Gartner Magic Quadrants: aPaaS; Mobile App Dev Platforms; Web Content Management

2016

Progress enables you to rapidly develop and deliver applications that drive digital transformation and customer success

2017

Progress strengthens its cognitive-first strategy with the acquisition of DataRPM, the best-of-breed machine learning company focused on cognitive predictive maintenance, and Kinvey—the leader in backend as a service (BaaS) technology

1981

Data Language Corporation pioneers application development and deployment tools

1984

Relational Data Language product renamed “Progress”; first release for UNIX and DOS

1987

Company renamed Progress Software Corporation

1991

Progress goes public on NASDAQ (PRGS)

1997

Progress acquires tools for developing Java-based applications

2003

Progress acquires DataDirect data connectivity tools

2004

Progress re-architected and rebranded as OpenEdge

2008

Progress strengthens support for standards-based data access

2011

Progress acquires Corticon, introduces OpenEdge 11: first multi-tenant database for the cloud

2013

Progress acquires Rollbase, introduces DataDirect Cloud

2014

Progress makes three strategic acquisitions: Modulus, entering Node.js ecosystem; BravePoint, an OpenEdge service partner; Telerik, adding UI frameworks and app development tools and services

2015

Progress has strong showing in three Gartner Magic Quadrants: aPaaS; Mobile App Dev Platforms; Web Content Management

2016

Progress enables you to rapidly develop and deliver applications that drive digital transformation and customer success

2017

Progress strengthens its cognitive-first strategy with the acquisition of DataRPM, the best-of-breed machine learning company focused on cognitive predictive maintenance, and Kinvey—the leader in backend as a service (BaaS) technology

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