Dries Buytaert created the first Drupal content management framework while finishing his master’s degree in 2000. As he was working toward his doctorate while also leading the open source Drupal project, he began to envision a company devoted to the success of Drupal and to supporting its growing community.
To “take Drupal full-time,” Buytaert and Jay Batson founded Acquia in 2007 to provide infrastructure, support and services to enterprise organizations using Drupal, to help Drupal scale, to promote open source software, to make Drupal easier, to spur greater adoption, and to empower a thriving network of Drupalists around the world.
Acquia initially offered managed cloud hosting and fine-tuned services for Drupal, and has now grown to provide a fully loaded digital experience platform with Drupal at its core.
Acquia brings the same pioneering spirit of Drupal to providing the world’s most ambitious brands with technology that allows them to embrace innovation and create customer moments that matter.
Acquia has a free, open source Drupal 8 distribution with preselected modules and configuration to help developers build better sites faster and run them on Acquia Cloud.
Whether you call it headless or decoupled, Acquia is a leader in using Drupal as a central content service to power your entire application and device ecosystem.
Acquia Labs has architected groundbreaking projects for innovations like conversational interfaces, chatbots, beacon technology, virtual reality, artificial intelligence, and machine learning.
Acquia matches Drupal projects with a network of successful partners and in-house experienced professional services teams.
Acquia offers the premier professional certification program to validate and promote developers’ Drupal skills.
Acquia is an open source digital experience company. Drupal is the leading open source web content management system.
No. Drupal is free, open source software that belongs to the world. Acquia’s founder Dries Buytaert invented Drupal. Buytaert still heads the Drupal project, and Acquia developers are the biggest contributors. But Drupal is open to everyone.
Acquia is an active, enthusiastic contributor to the Drupal project. See a partial list of contributions here.
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