Integral to our business model is our technology strategy, which is a fundamental source of our competitive advantage.
Through our experience building market-ready B2B and B2C applications across industries, we've developed expertise in critical application areas, including user interface design, mobile enablement, rapid testing and deployment, CRM and other integrations, and ecommerce enablement.
Our IP, acquired and developed over years, allows us to build platforms rapidly by reusing proven methodologies and common technologies.
We focus on a core set of areas where we've built lasting competences. These are social, mobile, cloud, and big data technologies. While our heritage is enterprise software, forays into social and mobile have taken us into consumer-facing applications. This has given us a unique mix to address newer markets, which often demand both capabilities.
Social business software, collaboration, interaction models, integrations over the web, and social media are important areas where we continuously work on building expertise and teams. User experience design plays a key role, particularly with increased capabilities of modern browsers. Our teams are constantly experimenting internally on the interplay of such new technologies and user expectations.
Recognizing the growing importance of mobile devices in recent years, we have been working on specialty mobile platforms, designing for the small screen, harnessing location and device-specific capabilities, and developing mobile apps that complement web apps.
The gap between Business and IT can be effectively narrowed down by the value Big Data brings. Our focus has been on areas such as analytics that improve business performance, extraction and enrichment of data, content analysis, securing information, and business intelligence.
Since Pramati's inception, our core strength has been in software infrastructure for the Internet economy. This strength stems largely from our experience building app server technologies. Moving to the cloud was a natural extension and we were among the first to join the cloud computing bandwagon. Highly scalable, secure web architectures, and high-availability operations are core areas of specialization for our teams.
This is the story of Pramati's broad and deep history with JavaTM. From developing our own application server, to significant contributions to JCP, and to the work we do for our clients every day, our history is intertwined with Java all the way. Our Product DNA-our history of developing enterprise-class products for ourselves and for our clients-is also a Java DNA, marked by our commitment to the Java platform and working hand-in-hand with its communities.
We're very excited to have WaveMaker be part of Pramati and welcome the WaveMaker community of developers and users. We look forward to leveraging this great technology as we go forward.
It started with our Java-based app server in 1998 that we commercialized and deployed with many large clients, while also making it serve as the cornerstone of our own software infrastructure. Two years later the Pramati App Server became the first to pass the more than 15,000 tests required by Sun Microsystems for J2EETM 1.3 compatibility, then went on to win the ECPerfTM race, beating out giants like Oracle, IBM and JBoss.
Pramati was among the early companies to develop applications for the cloud. Our early experience with AWS gave us the opportunity to port our own app server to the cloud, giving our global customers a head start in migrating their on-premise applications. We specialize in mission-critical implementations with high transaction volumes. Our customers are ISVs like PayPal and Netgear as well as large financial institutions like Morgan Stanley and ICICI, who rely on our app server technology for their payment gateways, cash management, loan origination and other operational systems. Processing millions of transactions a day for our customers, we address corporate requirements like scalability, stability and fault tolerance.
Meanwhile, we were building Java-based software products. The first of these was SocialTwist, a Silicon Valley startup and social marketing platform that runs social marketing campaigns for some of the world's largest consumer product companies. SocialTwist counts some of the biggest brands, including Sara Lee, Kimberly-Clark, Kraft and others as customers. SocialTwist listed as a Gartner Cool Vendor in 2012.
Next we launched Qontext, an enterprise social collaboration platform that debuted at the E2.0 conference in 2010. It went on to win numerous awards, made finalist at the ITsAP enterprise solutions category, was named a Gartner Cool Vendor and was included in KMWorld's 2011 list of trend-setting products. Qontext was acquired by Autodesk in 2012.
We don't just develop in Java for our own products. Our team of 600+ engineers is engaged on Java-based development for our global customers every day. Here are some examples:
FOR A GLOBAL LEADER in cloud-based CPQ (Configure-Price-Quote), we built a Java-based pricing engine that relies on complex logic and a host of enterprise integrations. Our Java experience allowed us to put a strong focus on customizability so the customer could produce quotes rapidly, but accurately, using a domain specific language.
FOR A FAST-GROWING CUSTOMER in the video advertising space, we built a Java-based marketplace and customer-facing configuration engine capable of serving over 100,000 requests per second. That's a lot of ads, but it's nothing compared to a recent JMS implementation for a messaging fabric that handles nearly a million transactions in a second.
We believe you get out what you put in; so we've put a lot into it. Our engineers have been longtime contributors to the JCP (Java Community Process), submitting in all areas of the Java EE umbrella of specifications, including Java EE, Servlet, EJB, JPA, JDBC, JTA, JAX-WS, JACC and others.