Hosted “Back-end as a Service” (BaaS) products are great for certain applications, especially many types of consumer mobile apps. DreamFactory was built to address the needs of enterprise customers. Some key differences include:
- We provide a free hosted developer sandbox, but enterprise customers need to deploy on their own cloud. Most BaaS products are a hosted service.
- DreamFactory is a standards-based, open source software package that can be modified if necessary for special needs or networks.
- Like most BaaS products we offer access to NoSQL databases, but we also offer comprehensive access to SQL databases.
- DreamFactory includes a sophisticated set of enterprise-class services and security features based on a decade of enterprise app development experience.
Bill wrote a blog post that explains the differences in more detail.