WSO2 Introduces Early Access Development Support for Ballerina, the New Cloud Native Programming Language Optimized for Integration

Support for pre-1.0 release of Ballerina facilitates development by early adopters using the open source language to bring agility to their integration practices

Mountain View, CA – July 16, 2018 – The growth of digital services, mobile apps, and connected devices is creating an explosion of endpoints—from APIs to events, data streams, microservices, serverless apps, and other digital assets—that all need to be integrated. This demand is leading organizations interested in bringing agility to their integration practices to turn to Ballerina, the new cloud native programming language optimized for integration. To support early adopters of the open source language, WSO2 today introduced the Ballerina Early Access Development Support package.

As a founder of the Ballerina open source project, WSO2 is encouraging organizations to participate in the Ballerina community, as well as provide feedback and share their experiences. In response to some adopters’ requests for a more formal support option, WSO2 now offers Ballerina Early Access Development Support, which provides unlimited query support under the WSO2 service-level agreement (SLA). This option is available to participants who create at least one referenceable publication about Ballerina, such as an article, review, or blog posting. In exchange, participants gain access to favorable early access pricing.

“Ballerina was created to address the central role integration is playing in the development of next-generation apps that each manage tens to hundreds of endpoints,” said Jonathan Marsh, WSO2 vice president of business experience. “We want to welcome organizations to the Ballerina community to experience how integration can be significantly simpler and more agile. Through our Ballerina Early Access Development Support package, we’re facilitating the development efforts of early adopters and providing a way to thank them for sharing the insights they gain.”

The Ballerina Early Access Development Support package is only available until the Ballerina language 1.0 release is launched. Pricing is $500 per developer seat, with a minimum package of five developers. WSO2’s standard query support SLA applies.

About Ballerina

Ballerina is a simple programming language whose syntax and platform address the hard problems of integration. Ballerina is a general-purpose, concurrent, transactional, statically and strongly typed programming language with both textual and graphical syntaxes. It brings fundamental concepts, ideas and tools of distributed system integration into the language. These include distributed transactions, reliable messaging, stream processing, workflows and container management platforms. Ballerina is an open source project under the Apache 2.0 license and is developed by the Ballerina community. To learn more about the language and growing Ballerina community, visit

About WSO2

WSO2 is the world’s #1 open source integration vendor, helping digital-driven organizations become integration agile. Customers choose us for our broad integrated platform, approach to open source, and agile transformation methodology. The company’s hybrid platform for developing, reusing, running and managing integrations prevents lock-in through open source software that runs on-premises or in the cloud. Today, hundreds of leading brands and thousands of global projects execute 5 trillion transactions annually using WSO2 integration technologies. Visit to learn more.

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