Idera scoops up data visualisation startup FusionCharts

Idera scoops up data visualisation startup FusionCharts
The team at FusionCharts  |  Photo Credit: FusionCharts
17 Mar, 2020

Houston, Texas headquartered software systems company Idera has acquired InfoSoft Global, the parent entity of data visualisation startup FusionCharts.

Kolkata based FusionCharts will join Idera’s developer tools business unit that includes Embarcadero, LANSA, Sencha, Whole Tomato and Froala, all of which develop software tools catering to specialised applications, a statement said.

The terms of the deal have not been disclosed.

FusionCharts, a JavaScript charting library for building web and enterprise applications such as dashboards for mobile and desktops, is used by over 800,000 developers across over 28,000 companies such as Facebook, Apple, Microsoft, Google, Oracle, Adobe, IBM, Intel, Caterpillar, Walmart, Vanguard, among others.

Its products offerings include FusionCharts Suite XT, FusionTime, and FusionExport charting libraries that offer over 100 interactive charts and over 2,000 data-driven maps.

Product features include extensive documentation, consistent API (application programming interface, and cross-browser support that make it easy to build data visualisation for any project, the statement added.

“Data visualisation plays a critical role in today’s software products. FusionCharts helps developers convert data into engaging visualisations with minimal effort and learning required," Kegan Blumenthal, Idera’s general manager of FusionCharts, Sencha, and Froala said.

Founded in 2002 by then 17-year-old Pallav Nadhani, FusionCharts has been downloaded over 1.4 million times by JavaScript developers worldwide, according to its website. 

“With the marriage between FusionCharts and Idera, our JavaScript footprint is unparalleled… Idera has built a best-in-class developer tools portfolio, and we are excited to leverage that momentum to expand and scale our offerings for the JavaScript community,” Nadhani said.

Idera delivers B2B (business-to-business) software productivity tools with its three business units -- Database Tools, Developer Tools, and Testing Tools. In 2018, it acquired another Indian startup, Bengaluru-based Webyog, a provider of database administration and management tools for MySQL.