JFrog today announces the finalization of $50M in investment capital from new investors Scale Venture Partners, Sapphire Ventures, Battery Ventures, Vintage Investment Partners and Qumra Capital in addition to existing investors. The funding raise validates JFrog’s business model as a leader in the artifact repository, distribution and management space. Unlike other artifact repositories that exclusively support formats such as Docker, NPM, Maven and Vagrant, JFrog embraces binary artifacts of all kinds, thereby allowing organizations to create hybrid artifact repositories featuring a multitude of artifacts from a variety of sources. As such, JFrog’s universal artifact repository gives developers the ability to create metadata for binary objects in conjunction with a system of record for polyglot application development. The company’s three pronged product line features JFrog Artifactory, JFrog Bintray and JFrog Mission Control. While JFrog Artifactory constitutes the industry’s only universal artifact repository, JFrog Bintray takes responsibility for the distribution of software and binary artifacts to end users. Meanwhile, JFrog Mission Control empowers customers to manage multiple instances of JFrog Artifactory spanning different servers. JFrog CEO Shlomi Ben Haim remarked on the innovation of JFrog for DevOps and contemporary development practices as follows:
The software world is tired of domain dictators and demands a universal powerful solution that supports all technologies and software packages. DevOps and developer teams deserve more – they demand a multi-package, highly available and secured end-to-end solution. JFrog Artifactory and JFrog Bintray are not just a Docker registry, or a npm or Maven repository; it’s how the world’s biggest organizations choose to host, manage and distribute their software.
Here, Shlomi Ben Haim underscore’s JFrog’s ability to store, distribute and manage binary artifacts from a heterogeneous assemblage of sources and technologies. As a one stop resource for artifact storage, distribution and management, JFrog now boasts over 1500 paying customers including Google, Amazon, VMware, EMC, Cisco, Oracle and Netflix. The $50M in funding will be used to scale its products and services to match the demands of JFrog’s customers by expanding its product and sales operations teams and positioning the company to more expeditiously realize its mission by means of strategic acquisitions. JFrog Bintray specializes in the automation of the distribution of binary artifacts and software packages to repositories all over the world, and now claims over 700,000 downloads a month. With an extra $50M in its coffers, expect JFrog to continue leap frogging the rest of the competition with embellishments to its product suite and a visionary, disruptive approach to DevOps that positions it squarely in competition with Docker, even as it embraces artifacts from Docker’s Trusted Registry. JFrog’s Artifactory platform is available on premise or via a cloud-based deployment. Today’s funding raise adds to previous funding of $12M, bringing the total funding raised by JFrog to approximately $62M.