Mobile Apps: Backend as a Service

With the rise in popularity of Mobile apps, a market of 'database as a service' geared specifically for Mobile app developers has emerged. This post takes a look at some of the players in this space.

Parse

Simple to use, good set of basic features

Can get expensive quickly

NOSQL based

Appcelerator ACS

Some very unique / interesting features such as friend that are not with others

Still in beta-ish, some features feel a little rough around the edges / still evolving

Integrated with Appcelerator

NOSQL based

Database.com

Lots of enterprise grade features

Workflows, data integration, sophisticated business object layer

RDBMS oriented platform

NOSQL based

StackMob

Simple, proven, seems to have a good acceptance both in the enterprise and start up space

Very granular pricing strategy

NOSQL based

Offers a web hosting facility also that may be useful for smaller projects

With the rise in popularity of Mobile apps, a market of 'database as a service' geared specifically for Mobile app developers has emerged. This post takes a look at some of the players in this space.