Acquia’s software and cloud services are built around Drupal so that large organisations can create their digital experience based on this Open Source CMS.
Acquia is a Digital Experience Platform (DXP) - an integrated set of technologies allowing you to coordinate and manage all communications that your users experience online. It was founded by Dries Buytaert, the inventor of Drupal.
Acquia is divided into 2 areas: technical (Drupal Cloud) and marketing (Marketing Cloud). With such a complex offer, you have all the tools you need in one standard, which is crucial for data integration and standards simplicity.
The architecture and solutions are tailor-made for Drupal and with the same person behind both Drupal and Acquia, software roadmaps stay consistent. Drupal Cloud offers enterprise functionality and security, keeping the ease of use and flexibility for non-technical users.
The complete set of digital marketing tools - from a personalisation platform through a marketing automation solution, and on up to a machine learning solution for marketing data analysis.
How it all began
It all started in 2000, when Dries Buytaert, a student from the University of Antwerp, put together a small forum site to communicate with his colleagues on a daily basis.
A year later, Dries decided to move his pet project forward, calling it Drupal (“water drop”) while publishing it online as Open Source Software.
In 2007, Dries met Jay Batson and founded a startup called Acquia with $7 million funding. The goal was to build an enterprise-class ecosystem of solutions and support with Drupal at its core. Acquia grew successfully over the years, raising $173.5 million in funding up to 2019.
Acquia in Gartner's Magic Quadrant
In 2021, for the second consecutive year, Acquia has been recognized as a leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Digital Experience Platforms, being in a club of brands like Adobe or Sitecore, which had already spent many years in the leaders’ quadrant.
Acquia's leader position improved compared to 2020. Acquia is now the number two. This puts Acquia high on the list of solutions to be considered by IT and marketing departments in large organisations. Acquia did a great job with acquisitions over the years to reach the status of an enterprise-class Digital Experience Platform.
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