Progress named a leader in the new 2019 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Multiexperience Development Platforms

Jul 16th, 2019

Progress (NASDAQ: PRGS) has announced it has been recognised by Gartner as a Leader in the new 2019 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Multiexperience Development Platforms (MXDP)1. A complimentary copy of the report can be viewed here.

According to Gartner, “a multiexperience development platform (MXDP) offers professional and citizen developers a range of front-end development tools and back-end services that enable rapid, scalable development of seamless, targeted and ambient user experiences across devices and channels. The design-time and runtime tools and services are delivered via a unified development environment that has loosely coupled front- and back-end architectures.”2

Progress was one of 13 vendors evaluated for inclusion within the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Multiexperience Development Platforms report. Gartner states in its research, “The MXDP market contains some of the largest enterprise software vendors that serve the needs of development teams.

It also includes up-and-coming vendors that offer independent development platform options. All MXDPs support the need of professional developers to use high-control development tools (in order words, code-centric tools), and most also support development using low-code approaches for higher developer productivity.

However, the primary purpose of these platforms is not to support low-code development, but rather the creation of multiple types of app in support of the digital user experience across devices and interaction modalities.”

With a focus on the professional developer, the Progress Kinvey platform brings together the best of the Progress portfolio by providing the most modern high productivity platform for building and deploying consumer-grade enterprise apps. It comes equipped with:

  • A cloud-native serverless backend
  • Low-code development capabilities in Kinvey Studio
  • AI-driven Kinvey Chat
  • The open source development framework for native mobile app development, NativeScript
  • The most complete UI development toolkit for JavaScript from Kendo UI
  • Cognitive capabilities in Kinvey AI/ML, for building and deploying analytical models
  • The largest set of integrations on the market with Kinvey Data Pipeline, powered by DataDirect

In addition, Progress Kinvey increases productivity by uniquely providing DevOps and enterprise security with a fully managed service and a microservices framework for enterprise data integration. These capabilities ensure that the most modern apps can scale when connected to backend enterprise systems, seamlessly. The entire platform is non-proprietary and compatible with a standard JavaScript development toolkit, ensuring developers have the freedom to work how they want with the tools they prefer.

“We give our customers multiexperience capabilities within a single platform for developing and deploying apps across any channel. When coupled with our ability to support digital experiences across any touchpoint – mobile, web, PWAs, wearables and more, organisations are able to create truly transformative and personalised digital experiences,” said Dmitri Tcherevik, CTO, Progress. “In our opinion, Gartner’s acknowledgement of us as a Leader in the MXDP Magic Quadrant is a testament to our ability to deliver and we’re truly humbled by the recognition.”

To read the complete research report, click here.

Additional resources

1Gartner Magic Quadrant for Multiexperience Development Platforms, Jason Wong, Van Baker, Mark Driver, Adrian Leow, Paul Vincent, 10 July 2019
2Gartner Technology Insight for Multiexperience Development Platforms, Jason Wong, Van Baker, William Clark, Adrian Leow, Marty Resnick, Mark Driver, Magnus Revang, Rob Dunie, 15 April 2019

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