Enterprise demand for Mobile Backend as a Service (MBaaS) has been gaining traction, according to StackMob, a back-end technology stack for mobile applications. BaaS has been touted as an inexpensive method to improve scalability, flexibility, and security by the technology’s advocates.
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StackMob recently teamed up with Rackspace, an open cloud company, to help capitalize on the trend.
“Enterprise for the first time is completely rethinking how they are developing applications, which is very exciting because as far as I’m concerned, this hasn’t happened before,” said StackMob CEO Ty Amell in an interview with SearchSOA.
Amell likened the innovation and growth in the mobile ecosystem to the Industrial Revolution.
“If you look at what happened back in the Industrial Revolution, there were standardizations and factories that allowed people to build things like never before,” said Amell. “Fast forward to today and we have a Tech Revolution… we have all of these BaaS providers with niche services, all providing great services and then we have APIs allowing systems to talk to each other. For the first time we have a standard service.”
Furthermore, Amell said the movement is something that won’t take several years to catch on and more to implement, rather he foresees it as a fast-moving market.
The growth should come as no surprise given that data from Strategy Analytics indicates that over the next five years, revenue associated with mobile workers using enterprise business apps will nearly double.
“Mobile workers have moved beyond just mobile email and messaging to include other collaboration apps such as conferencing, productivity apps such as content authoring, and business process apps such as CRM and even ERP,” said Strategy Analytics director of business cloud strategies Mark Levitt in a statement.