BaaS (Backend As A Service)
BaaS was basically designed for mobile application at back end. It is the medium for mobile apps and cloud services. The number of mobile devices is growing so as the need of application creation is also increasing. BaaS stands for Backend as a Service; it was created to make the development of the mobile applications easy.
It was the outcome of the scarcity of talent in developers and on the other hand great demand of high quality mobile applications in the market.
It is a similar set of features at the backend. For linking the application to backend cloud storage, a model or certain set of features is created for web and mobile app developers. Each BaaS provider offers a little bit different set of backend tools and resources.
Most common services provided by the BaaS are file storage, push notifications, sharing and integration with social networks such as Facebook and Twitter, location services, messaging and chatting, user management, running business logic, and usage analysis tool.These services are being provided by customized Software Development Kits (SDKs) and Application Programming Interfaces (APIs).
It provides automated deployment or self-service feature which reduces the time of deployment. BaaS makes developers lives easier. BaaS provides optimization of data and network for mobile apps, and reduce fragmentation problems across multiple platforms and devices. It also provides a bundled infrastructure that deals with scalability, security, performance.
It increases efficiency by reducing load at all stages of mobile application development. BaaS is a natural response to software development being moved into the cloud, and the decoupling of common resources into individual APIs.
Baas = IaaS + PaaS + Mobile APIs + Mobile SDKs