WSO2 Choreo Digital Platform as a Service GA
March 30, 2022
than ever, the ability to quickly innovate new digital products and
services is critical to enterprise strategies for market
differentiation, growth, and profitability. However, these initiatives
are often stalled by the complexity of building a digital platform and a
shortage of developers with the right expertise. Today, WSO2 is bringing
down these barriers to innovation with the general availability (GA) of
Choreo, a digital platform as a service (digital PaaS).
Choreo empowers organisations to rapidly deliver new digital experiences
by creating and deploying services, integrations, and APIs in hours or
days versus the weeks or months that most projects take today. The
all-inclusive platform abstracts away the complexity of cloud native
infrastructure so that development teams can, for the first time,
quickly create, compose, collaborate on, reuse, and deliver API-driven
Key benefits include:
Increased developer productivity.
As the first commercial solution built on the Ballerina
cloud native, open-source programming language and runtime, Choreo is
the only platform that enables developers of varying skill levels to
create apps using a graphical view of the code, a textual view of the
code, or both simultaneously with full round-trip synchronisation.
Developers can focus on building only the core logic they need in a
simplified environment with artificial intelligence (AI) assisted
development to achieve greater productivity and much faster time to
Simplified DevOps and deployment.
Choreo, which runs on the Microsoft Azure cloud platform,
replaces custom tooling and scripting with built-in multi-stage,
continuous integration/continuous delivery (CI/CD) and deep
observability for automatically building, testing, and deploying
applications on Kubernetes. This enables teams to focus on creating
production-ready applications instead of managing the underlying
Security and governance by default.
With Choreo, services, integrations, and APIs are secured
and governed by default. The platform features an open standards-based
API gateway with security and rate limiting, strong authentication and
authorisation, and encryption for all messages. Choreo also provides
built-in, flexible governance that helps to automate API lifecycle
“The ability to quickly deliver new digital products and services is
separating the market leaders from the followers in almost every
industry,” said Eric Newcomer, WSO2 chief technology officer. “The
Choreo digital platform as a service democratises the necessary
capabilities for building cloud native apps and services. Now developers
can immediately collaborate on creating, deploying, securing, and
monetising APIs, integrations and services that deliver business value
and great customer experiences.”
“A modern digital PaaS should blur the lines between app dev,
integration, and security, and democratise participation in delivering
digital experiences without excessive technical overhead. WSO2’s Choreo
offers a platform for both developers and business experts to get their
arms around the complexity of building and deploying API-driven cloud
native applications,” said Jason English, principal analyst, Intellyx.
What’s New in the Choreo GA Release
The beta version of Choreo was first introduced in June
2021, and it has been used by nearly 10,000 developers worldwide. The
Choreo GA release, available today, features significant new
capabilities that have been added since Choreo’s debut.
Integration with Microsoft Visual Studio Code (VS Code) enables
developers to use the widely adopted VS Code source-code editor within a
web browser while working within Choreo for a seamless, side-by-side
pro-code and graphical low-code editing experience.
A new Choreo marketplace lets developers easily discover and reuse
integrations, services, or other APIs; publish their own work as APIs
with a few clicks; and share and collaborate with both internal and
external developers. The marketplace also includes hundreds of pre-built
connectors to commonly used systems to help developers get a jumpstart
on various integrations.
Enhanced GitHub integration facilitates collaborative code development,
revisions, commits, etc., since any code created in Choreo is now stored
in a private GitHub repository exclusive for each component. Development
teams also can bring and work in their own GitHub repository while
getting the full Choreo benefits. Enterprises can then take the lock-in
free code that is stored in GitHub and run it wherever they want.
by the Asgardeo IDaaS from WSO2, Choreo expands upon its integrated
identity and access management (IAM), security, and governance
capabilities and now enables companies to also offer secure, intuitive
and personalised digital experiences via customer IAM (CIAM).
New projects and group components functionality in Choreo let developers
organise their components into projects for easier maintenance. One or
more of these components can then be grouped into a project in Choreo,
which is highly useful when there are multiple projects.
“Delivering cloud native applications is a challenging, time-consuming
process,” said Kanchana Wickremasinghe, vice president and general
manager of the WSO2 Integration Business Unit. “Our Choreo digital PaaS
hides that complexity, so developers, DevOps teams, and site reliability
engineers can team to efficiently build, deploy, observe, secure and
manage the applications, APIs and integrations driving their digital
The GA release of Choreo by WSO2 is available today.