Amazon Web Services, market leader in public cloud, has acquired Cloud 9, a private company that sells a collaborative online integrated development environment (IDE). The terms were not disclosed.
âWe have been bought by Amazon! CEO and founder Ruben Daniels wrote in a blog post today, entitled âBig News! “” We are looking forward to working together [with AWS] on great customer offers in the future. Until then, you can still rely on Cloud9 and continue to invest safely, âDaniels wrote. âOver time, we’ll work with AWS to do even more on your behalf. “
It is not known what use AWS will make of Cloud9, or if the standalone Cloud9 offerings might disappear once the company is integrated with AWS. The Seattle-based tech company didn’t mention the purchase on its website or in its blogs. AWS declined to comment. The fate of Cloud9’s support for Google Cloud Platform is also unclear, announcement in January.
Cloud9 IDE offers an Ubuntu-based alternative to traditional desktop-based development environments. It enables Salesforce-oriented inline coding in the Apex programming language, using the Visualforce markup language and the Lightning App Builder. But it also offers general-purpose coding tools including code completion, a debugger, a customizable user interface, an image editor, and live previews of app appearance on over 300 browser combinations and operating system.
Founded in 2010, Cloud9 has a development team in Amsterdam and its main office in San Francisco.
Update: âAWS has been working to grow their developer offerings, and they clearly felt it was important to create a better portal for their services, to support their growing developer cloud offerings,â Al said. Hilway, analyst at IDC.