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Modulus Introduces Add-On Marketplace for Enhanced Node.js_Developer Experience

Modulus LLC, a Progress company and a leading provider of Node.js hosting and MongoDB, today announced that it is has released a new set of add-ons as part of its add-on marketplace. The marketplace is designed to make it easy for Node.js developers to build new functionality into their applications quickly.

One of the benefits of working with Modulus is that any customer can become an add-on provider through their Modulus account and the Add-On Provider Portal. There are five different add-ons now available from Modulus partners Keen IO, SendGrid, Iron IO, and MongoDB.


SendGrid is a cloud-based email service that gives businesses a cost efficient and simple way to send email. It provides reliable delivery, as well as scalability and real-time analytics to measure user engagement with the emails you send. It also uses flexible APIs to help make custom integration run smoothly.

SendGrid provided an add-on that delivers emails on behalf of companies that will help to increase deliverability and improve customer communications. Any integration with new or existing email systems is done through a SMTP or a REST API, SendGrid has a Node.js package that is open source and available on Github. collects and stores large amounts of event data. For example, it can take data from any occurrence or interaction that happens in an app throughout the day and store that data in a cloud database. Once stored in the cloud, the data can then be accessed and analyzed using queries that visualize it.

Keen IO provided an add-on that enables customers to track any event, including signups, upgrades, purchases, etc. and automatically ingest any new events and customers. There is an added query API, a large scalable event database, as well as analytics for customers. Customers can build an analytics tab right into an app with the Keen IO add-in and also extract data easily. is an application infrastructure as a service provider (IaaS) that gives immediate access to high-scale message queries, which allows customers to go from development to production very quickly. By doing so, it helps avoid any single points of failure, all while improving scale and the ability to utilize a dependable messaging system.

Iron IO added two new add-ons. The first is IRONWORKER which is a highly available and scalable task queue/ worker service that provides customers with workers at scale, painless setup, distributed processing, highly concurrent processing, a hosted environment and 23/7 chat support. Their other add-on is IRONMQ, which is a highly available elastic message queuing service that provides customers with: Instant and elastic message queuing, messaging at scale, a durable and secure service, the ability to use a language of their choice and 23/7 chat support.

MongoDB is an open-source document database and the leading NoSQL database. Written in C++, it provides many beneficial features, such as giving enterprise class support through training and consulting, storing files of any size without complicating your stack, scaling horizontally without compromising functionality, among others.

MongoDB is a Modulus add-on for creating and associating MongoDB Databases with your project.


The new add-ons are now available for Modulus customers to use immediately.


Charlie Key, founder of Modulus, said, "We are thrilled to offer an add-on marketplace which provides easy-to-use resources for Modulus users to enhance their Node.js applications in a single click. The partners we’re working with offer best-in-class technologies and we are excited for our users to take advantage of the tools they’ve created."

Jim Franklin, CEO, SendGrid, said, "Modulus and SendGrid share the vision of making developers' lives easier by providing the tools they need to quickly bring their applications to market. With one click, Node.js developers can easily add SendGrid to reliably deliver and scale their application-generated email, leading to an increase in developer productivity and reduced time to market. We are excited to be partnered with Modulus to offer our mutual customers access to a leading node.js hosting solution to build and scale their application email."

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