Anaconda Acquires PythonAnywhere to Expand Python Team Collaboration in the Cloud
The acquisition adds capabilities designed to unite teams and create access to more robust cloud resources.
AUSTIN, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Anaconda Inc., provider of the world’s most popular data science platform, today announced that it has acquired PythonAnywhere, a cloud-based Python development and hosting environment. As a fully-fledged, cloud-based Python development environment, PythonAnywhere removes the heavy burden of infrastructure management and empowers Python developers to simply create web applications within a cloud-based Python environment—a critical component to collaborating and sharing within dispersed teams.
PythonAnywhere’s added expertise allows Anaconda to more deeply support its user community of over 30 million individuals and ensure Python developers have access to a cloud-based environment with notebooks, tools, and a simple way to collaborate with their team. The acquisition comes on the heels of Anaconda’s release of PyScript, an open-source framework running Python applications within the HTML environment. The PythonAnywhere acquisition and the development of PyScript are central to Anaconda’s focus on democratizing Python and data science.
“Today, non-programmers are the fastest-growing group of Python users. For Python to maintain this growth and remain the most widely used data science programming language in the world, it’s imperative to increase accessibility and remove barriers to collaboration,” said Peter Wang, CEO and co-founder of Anaconda. “With the PythonAnywhere acquisition, Anaconda will extend its services to all Python developers while building on capabilities for data scientists, engineers, data science enthusiasts, and students. This is an exciting milestone for our company, and we’re thrilled about the opportunity to strengthen the breadth of our Python offerings.”
Based in the United Kingdom and founded in 2012, PythonAnywhere has 400,000 users across 100 countries and hosts over 50,000 websites. With PythonAnywhere, the development environment can be accessed from anywhere, providing greater work flexibility. As part of this deal, the PythonAnywhere team will continue to improve and integrate the product into Anaconda’s platform.
“Anaconda’s commitment to advancing and supporting the Python community aligns with what has made PythonAnywhere successful,” said Giles Thomas, founder of PythonAnywhere. “We’ve experienced incredible growth as a company, creating a tight-knit community by simplifying a complicated process. By joining the Anaconda team, we can merge our cloud execution platform with Anaconda's expertise and experience in numerical computing—we’re looking forward to the opportunities and innovations we’ll accomplish together."
With more than 30 million users, Anaconda is the world’s most popular data science platform and the foundation of modern machine learning. We pioneered the use of Python for data science, champion its vibrant community, and continue to steward open-source projects that make tomorrow’s innovations possible. Our enterprise-grade tools are the leading solution for securing and managing commercial uses of Python, and enable corporate, research, and academic institutions around the world to harness the power of open-source for competitive advantage, groundbreaking research, and building a smarter, better world.