Mountain View, Calif., April 28, 2010 — Caspio, Inc. (www.caspio.com), the leading cloud database platform, today announced that the Dow Jones Local Media Group has adopted its enterprise solution for rapid data publishing and hyper-local community applications. Caspio’s point-and-click application creation platform eliminates the need for programming, allowing Dow Jones Local Media Group (DJLMG) newsrooms to quickly publish databases and dynamic web apps.
“Our goal is to implement technology that allows our editors and reporters to focus on the content itself, and not worry about how they are going to deploy that content,” said Sean Polay, DJLMG’s product manager for distributed media. “Caspio’s plug-and-play solutions allow us to do exactly that, and more easily publish intensely local and unique data and information about the communities in which we operate.”
Journalists for Dow Jones Local Media Group will utilize Caspio’s cloud computing solution to publish highly interactive database applications that promote community awareness and citizen collaboration. This initiative aligns with DJLMG’s philosophy to simultaneously deliver the best in news content along with value-added public services. Reporters have already deployed several hyper-local applications, including GIS-based crime maps, a searchable database of public health inspection violations, real estate listings, and interactive calendars of local events.
“It is an honor to welcome the Dow Jones Local Media Group to Caspio,” said David A. Milliron, Vice President of Media Services for Caspio. “They are an industry leader in journalistic integrity and excellence, and I am excited to see what they will achieve using Caspio’s powerful platform for online data publishing.”
Caspio pioneered the Platform-as-a-Service industry in 2000 to empower non-developers to create web forms and applications quickly and deploy them to any website, eliminating infrastructure investments and IT dependence. Today, the company powers over 300,000 web applications for Fortune 500 companies, government agencies, universities, and over 80 percent of the largest American newspaper websites.
For more information about Caspio’s Media Services, visit www.caspio.com/media.
About Dow Jones Local Media Group
Dow Jones Local Media Group (http://www.dowjoneslmg.com) operates eight community media groups around the country that collectively are comprised of eight daily and 15 weekly newspapers, several lifestyle magazines and other niche publications, and a multitude of affiliated Web sites in seven states.
About Dow Jones
Dow Jones & Company (http://new.dowjones.com) is a News Corporation company (NASDAQ: NWS, NWSA; ASX: NWS, NWSLV; http://newscorp.com) and a leading provider of global news and business information. Its principal products include The Wall Street Journal, Dow Jones Newswires, Dow Jones Factiva, Barron’s, MarketWatch and Dow Jones Indexes. Dow Jones also provides news content to television and radio stations.
About Caspio, Inc.
Caspio, Inc. (www.caspio.com) is the world’s leading on-demand do-it-yourself web application creation platform. The company’s philosophy is to empower business users to create and deploy web databases, forms, and applications easily and without programming. Caspio’s platform-as-a-service replaces coding with intuitive point-and-click wizards, enabling users to rapidly produce web database components for capturing, publishing, and managing data online. Caspio shrinks development time from weeks to hours, and from thousands of dollars to a small monthly fee. Caspio’s customers range from one-person entrepreneurs to Fortune-500 corporations, digital media giants, government agencies, and educational institutions.
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