Elevate your enterprise data technology and strategy at Transform 2021.


engine-yard-logoEngine Yard, a company that helps developers deploy and manage web applications built with the Ruby on Rails programming framework (which is popular for fast web development), has raised $19 million in a third venture round.

This brings the San Francisco company’s total funding to $37.5 million. As a point of comparison, to about 10 times the money raised by competitor Heroku. Both companies offer services to take the pain out of launching a Rails app after you’ve built it, in Engine Yard’s case hosted on its own private infrastructure or, more recently, on a service called Engine Yard Cloud that uses Amazon’s Elastic Compute Cloud. Both companies have described the difference as a focus on service (Engine Yard) versus a focus on automation (Heroku), though the Engine Yard Cloud moves further in the direction of automation.

Engine Yard says it has more than 600 customers. In June, it also added support for JRuby, a version of the Ruby programming language that integrates with Java.

The new funding comes from DAG Ventures, Bay Partners, and Presidio Ventures, with participation from previous investors Benchmark Capital, Amazon.com, and New Enterprise Associates.

VentureBeat

VentureBeat's mission is to be a digital town square for technical decision-makers to gain knowledge about transformative technology and transact. Our site delivers essential information on data technologies and strategies to guide you as you lead your organizations. We invite you to become a member of our community, to access:
  • up-to-date information on the subjects of interest to you
  • our newsletters
  • gated thought-leader content and discounted access to our prized events, such as Transform 2021: Learn More
  • networking features, and more
Become a member