June 10, 2013 – Progress Software made two announcements Monday to move head-first into the platform as a service marketplace.

First, the Bedford, Mass.-based application development vendor announced a deal to buy privately held Rollbase Inc., maker of a cloud platform for the creation of various SaaS business applications. Rollbase is slated to be the core of the second announcement, a PaaS offering called Progress Pacific. Available in Q3, Progress Pacific will enable construction and management of business applications for mobile, cloud and social environments. The platform features a vendor-agnostic choice of data sources, business background data and deployment options for both business users and independent software vendors.

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