At Sonatype we have a long history of partnership with the world of open source software development. From our humble beginning as core contributors to Apache Maven, to supporting the world’s largest repository of open source components (Central), to distributing the world’s most popular repository manager (Nexus), we exist for one simple reason; to help accelerate software innovation.
We draw great inspiration from the teachings of Edwards Deming; and we believe that modern organizations can build better applications, faster, for less when they embrace and apply the fundamentals of supply chain automation to their software development lifecycle.
There is a staggering volume and variety of open source and third-party component parts flowing through every development environment in the world. If properly sourced and managed, these components are a tremendous source of energy for accelerating innovation. If not, they lead directly to security vulnerabilities, licensing risks, enormous rework, and waste.
Today, we have assembled a world class team of employees, investors, and partners. With over 100,000 installations and counting, Nexus products are helping modern development organizations intelligently source, manage, assemble, and maintain open source and third-party components, so they can improve the quality, security, and speed of their software supply chains.
Every day, developers rely on millions of third party and open source building blocks – known as components – to build the software that runs our world. Sonatype ensures that only the best components are used throughout the software development lifecycle so that organizations don’t have to make the tradeoff between going fast and being secure. Policy automation, ongoing monitoring and proactive alerts makes it easy to have full visibility and control of components throughout the software supply chain to improve the efficiency of component-based development.
Sonatype operates the Central Repository, the industry’s primary source for open-source components, housing more than 1.4 million components and managing more than 31 billion requests per year for the global software development community. More than 100,000 instances of Sonatype’s Nexus solutions are used to support agile, Continuous Delivery, and DevOps practices globally. Sonatype is privately held with investments from New Enterprise Associates (NEA), Accel Partners, Bay Partners, Hummer Winblad Venture Partners, Morgenthaler Ventures and Goldman Sachs.