How is DreamFactory different than hosted BaaS products?


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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:

  1. We provide a free hosted developer sandbox, but enterprise customers need to deploy on their own cloud. Most BaaS products are a hosted service.
  2. DreamFactory is a standards-based, open source software package that can be modified if necessary for special needs or networks.
  3. Like most BaaS products we offer access to NoSQL databases, but we also offer comprehensive access to SQL databases.
  4. 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.