(WEB HOST INDUSTRY REVIEW) — Java-based platform as a service cloud provider Jelastic announced on Thursday that its service, which previously enabled Java applications to be deployed within its PaaS cloud, now enables those applications to be built within the Jelastic environment, reducing development time.
Jelastic, a service designed specifically to be distributed by hosting providers and delivered to their customers, says the service is the fastest, most efficient way to create Java applications.
The service has been in beta since the middle of 2011, currently being distributed through partnerships with hosting providers ServInt in the US, and HostEurope in Europe. Users are currently able to sign up for a free beta trial of the service on the Jelastic website.
The company says it enables developers to make code changes and rebuild applications in the cloud, removing the lag associated with uploading updated files from an offline machine. According to the release, Jelastic can take application code directly from version control repositories via Git or SVN.
Jelastic says its online development environment enables developers to easily swap between test and production environments, or quickly create an exact copy of a production environment for testing purposes.
“With our Java hosting platform, application developers have the easiest, fastest, most efficient way to build and deploy any Java application,” says Ruslan Synytsky, CEO of Jelastic, quoted in the announcement. “We provide all the most popular options for any Java developer on the world’s first cloud platform to host and auto-scale any Java application.”
According to the press release, Jelastic supports any JVM-based application, including Java 6 and 7, JRuby, Scala and Groovy. It supports SQL databases using MariaDB, MySQL and PostgreSWL, as well as MongoDB and CouchDB. It supports the Tomcat 6 and 7, GlassFish and Jetty application servers.
Jelastic says the Java programming language is used by 9 million developers around the world. The company’s service enables their applications to run in the cloud without code changes, or new code written to APIs.
In October, Jelastic announced that it had build the NGINX web server into its platform.