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WaveMaker, Inc.
Company typePrivate
IndustryRapid Application Development
Low-code Platform
Digital Transformation
Agile Software Development
Enterprise Software
Cloud computing
Computer Software
HeadquartersMountain View, CA
Key people
Vijay Pullur, CEO
ProductsWaveMaker low code Studio & Platform
Number of employees
Approximately 250 (2016)

WaveMaker is a Java-based low-code development platform designed for building software applications and platforms. The company, WaveMaker Inc., is based in Mountain View, California. The platform is intended to assist enterprises in speeding up their application development and IT modernization initiatives through low-code capabilities. Additionally, for independent software vendors (ISVs), WaveMaker serves as a customizable low-code component that integrates into their products.[citation needed]

The WaveMaker Platform is a licensed software platform allowing organizations to establish their own end-to-application platform-as-a-service (PaaS) for the creation and operation of custom apps.[1] It allows developers and business users to create apps that are customizable. These applications can seamlessly consume APIs, visualize data, and automatically adapt to multi-device responsive interfaces.[2]

WaveMaker's low-code platform allows organizations to deploy applications on either public or private cloud infrastructure. Containers can be deployed on top of virtual machines or directly on bare metal.[2] The software features a Graphical User Interface (GUI) console for managing IT app infrastructure, leveraging the capabilities of Docker containerization.[1]

The solution offers functionalities for automating application deployment, managing the application lifecycle, overseeing release management, and controlling deployment workflows and access permissions:[1][3]

WaveMaker Studio

WaveMaker RAD Platform is built around WaveMaker Studio, a WYSIWYG rapid development tool that allows business users to compose an application using a drag-and-drop method.[4] WaveMaker Studio supports rapid application development (RAD) for the web, similar to what products like PowerBuilder and Lotus Notes provided for client-server computing.[5]

WaveMaker Studio allows developers to produce an application once, then automatically adjust it for a particular target platform, whether a PC, mobile phone, or tablet.[4] Applications created using the WaveMaker Studio follow a model–view–controller architecture.

WaveMaker Studio has been downloaded more than two million times. The Studio community consists of 30,000 registered users.[6] Applications generated by WaveMaker Studio are licensed under the Apache license.[7]

Studio 8 was released on September 25, 2015. The prior version, Studio 7, has some notable development milestones. It was based on AngularJS framework, previous Studio versions (6.7, 6.6, 6.5) use the Dojo Toolkit. Some of the features WaveMaker Studio 7 include:

Technologies and frameworks

WaveMaker allows users to build applications that run on "Open Systems Stack" based on the following technologies and frameworks: AngularJS, Bootstrap, NVD3, HTML, CSS, Apache Cordova, Hibernate, Spring, Spring Security, Java. The various supported integrations include:[9][10][11]


In 2003, WaveMaker was founded as ActiveGrid. Then, in 2007, it was rebranded as Wavemaker.[12] It was acquired by VMware in 2011.[13] In March 2013, support for the WaveMaker project was discontinued.[14]

In May 2013, Pramati Technologies acquired the assets of WaveMaker.[15] In February 2014, Wavemaker Studio 6.7 was released, which was the last open source version of Studio.[16] In September 2014 WaveMaker Inc. launched the WaveMaker RAD Platform, which allowed organizations to run their own application platform for building and running apps.[17]

In March 2023, WaveMaker released version 11.5, which includes enhanced low-code development capabilities and new AI-driven tools to streamline the application development process.


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  2. ^ a b "WaveMaker Launches aPaaS Environment Based on Docker Containers". Programmable Web. 16 September 2014. Retrieved 16 September 2014.
  3. ^ "WaveMaker Enterprise Launches for Rapid API App Development". Talkin' Cloud. 17 September 2014. Archived from the original on 9 October 2014. Retrieved 17 September 2014.
  4. ^ a b Babcock, Charles (16 September 2014). "WaveMaker PaaS Bets On Docker". InformationWeek. Retrieved 16 September 2014.
  5. ^ "Is WaveMaker the Web 2.0 Version of PowerBuilder?". Hurwitz Group. November 11, 2007. Retrieved 2007-11-25.
  6. ^ Leopold, George (16 September 2014). "WaveMaker Leverages Docker for App Delivery". EnterpriseTech. Retrieved 16 September 2014.
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  10. ^ "Technologies Behind WaveMaker". Archived from the original on 2016-11-18. Retrieved 2016-11-17.
  11. ^ "Integrations". Archived from the original on 2016-11-18. Retrieved 2016-11-17.
  12. ^ "ActiveGrid Re-brands as WaveMaker". Developer's PowerBuilder Journal. 2007-11-07. Archived from the original on 2014-10-14. Retrieved 2014-10-09.
  13. ^ "WaveMaker Springs To VMware". WaveMaker. March 8, 2011. Archived from the original on June 1, 2013. Retrieved October 28, 2011.
  14. ^ "Announcing the release of WaveMaker 6.5.3". WaveMaker. March 14, 2013. Archived from the original on June 2, 2013. Retrieved March 21, 2013.
  15. ^ "Pramati Acquires WaveMaker". Pramati Technologies. 2013-05-01. Archived from the original on 2013-06-05. Retrieved 2013-05-13.
  16. ^ "Announcing the release of WaveMaker 6.7.0". WaveMaker. 2014-02-25. Archived from the original on 2016-11-15. Retrieved 2016-11-15.
  17. ^ "WaveMaker Revolutionizes Custom Application Development". CloudExpo Journal. 2014-09-16. Archived from the original on 2016-11-15. Retrieved 2016-11-15.