Best Mobile Backend-as-a-Service (mBaaS) Software

Mobile backend as a service (MBaaS) products provide hosted cloud computing architecture for mobile applications, giving developers the ability to connect their application’s cloud storage and APIs. Businesses hoping to utilize off-premise servers will connect their application’s backend resources to an MBaaS product. The service reduces a development team’s need to construct complex backend infrastructure. MBaaS products are also highly scalable, as companies are not required to alter their hosting abilities as growth occurs. MBaaS solutions are similar to platform as a service (PaaS) solutions, but allow for greater utilization of a mobile device’s native features. Many mobile development platforms also provide MBaaS.

To qualify for inclusion in the MBaaS category, a product must:

  • Host information such as server code, cloud storage, and file management
  • Provide architecture to a database and processing capabilities
  • Provide reusable APIs to connect applications to cloud services
  • Provide tools to manage backend data
  • Secure communications between mobile users and servers

Mobile Backend-as-a-Service (mBaaS) Software Grid® Overview

The best Mobile Backend-as-a-Service (mBaaS) Software products are determined by customer satisfaction (based on user reviews) and market presence (based on products’ scale, focus, and influence) and placed into four categories on the Grid®:
  • Products in the Leader quadrant are rated highly by G2 Crowd users and have substantial Market Presence scores. Leaders include: Salesforce Platform: Heroku Enterprise
  • High Performers are highly rated by their users, but have not yet achieved the Market Presence of the Leaders High Performers include: built.io Backend
  • Contenders have significant Market Presence and resources, but have received below average user Satisfaction ratings or have not yet received a sufficient number of reviews to validate the solution. Contenders include: Parse and AWS Mobile Hub
  • Niche solutions do not have the Market Presence of the Leaders. They may have been rated positively on customer Satisfaction, but have not yet received enough reviews to validate them.
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    Empower your developers Heroku Enterprise gives developers the flexibility to create apps using languages and tools they already love, while maintaining critical Enterprise needs for trust and control. Tap into an unparalleled ecosystem Don’t reinvent the wheel. Heroku Elements is a collection of 150+ third-party add-ons, 1000+ open source buildpacks, and 3000+ ready-to-deploy Buttons enabling a rich ecosystem of pre-integrated extensions and services. Gain Enterprise-level Trust and Control. Combine the best of both worlds - An experience that developers love with enterprise-class features that large companies need.


    Just focus on creating amazing user experiences and forget about complex infrastructure. Use Parse in your app and easily add a powerful cloud database, versatile push notification services, analytics tracking, and more.


    The leading mobile Backend-as-a-Service (mBaaS) with an industry-first pluggable architecture, Built.io Backend accelerates mobile, web and IoT app development by enabling the use of best-of-breed microservices on top of a proven enterprise-grade tech stack.


    AWS Mobile Hub lets you easily add and configure features for your mobile apps, including user authentication, data storage, backend logic, push notifications, content delivery, and analytics.


    AnyPresence is an enterprise platform for digital transformation that enables API microservices, enterprise mobility, and IoT app ecosystem initiatives. AnyPresence was founded in 2011 by former SAP, Oracle and Cisco executives. The platform empowers users to build APIs and cross-platform apps following IT governance and best practices. The patented AnyPresence architecture provides source code access to UI test kits, SDKs, and backend servers, which can be deployed in the cloud or on-premise. The solution can uniquely support innovation ecosystems of users and citizen developers from any web portal. AnyPresence is recognized for its award-winning technology and unparalleled customer service, and reliably powers thousands of APIs and apps for large enterprises including Citi, Jabil, MasterCard and Schneider Electric.


    IBM Mobile Foundation provides a simple, safe, mobile cloud application that easily integrates with popular application development tools. Build in a safe environment Employ comprehensive security to protect apps, data on the device, as well as corporate APIs from hackers and other vulnerabilities. Better manage app lifecycles Manage apps more efficiently, streamline problem determination and cut down cycle times for making updates. Gain analytic insights View near real-time feedback, helping you better understand mobile users. Discover how they are using your app through built-in, flexible, interactive data reports. Power your apps Run modern Java or JavaScript business logic in an enterprise-grade rich and integrated back-end logic engine. Unify essential services Provide every app with common services for faster, more consistent experiences. Boost user management, increase data protection and streamline message delivery to multiple platforms with a single API.


    A complete serverless cloud platform that powers mission-critical apps and entire digital businesses. Kinvey enables you to build immersive native experiences on all channels with no assembly required. Our open, standards-based architecture runs on any cloud. 2,000,000+ developers have contributed to a mature, low-risk solution. The developer community use and contributions drive a fantastic experience for the full stack. Kinvey is self-service: any developer, any tools, with sub-second data delivery from any enterprise or SaaS system. Security, compliance, & end user support are built-in for a complete set of tools to deliver high quality, immersive experiences. One platform supports mobile, web, bots, and more. You can deliver integrated app experiences across all channels. A single codebase supports rich native experiences for both iOS and Android. Stay up-to-date with new forms of interaction like bots, voice assistants, or AR/VR. Full backend support is available for any app experience regardless of your enterprise systems, and there is no code or cloud lock-in. Launch your apps with end-to-end open source tooling, running on a complete OSS-based stack. Export all your code, business logic, and data at any time. Data rich online and offline experiences are fast and secure. Easily create new data views and mashups for new app experiences. You can rely on support from a large community to ensure you keep up with the new concepts and technology.


    MongoDB Stitch lets developers focus on building applications rather than on managing data manipulation code, service integration, or backend infrastructure.


    Apache Usergrid is an open-source Backend-as-a-Service) composed of an integrated distributed NoSQL database, application layer and client tier with SDKs for developers looking to rapidly build web and/or mobile applications. It provides elementary services (user registration & management, data storage, file storage, queues) and retrieval features (full text search, geolocation search, joins) to power common app features.


    Appacitive is a visual Backend as a Service (BaaS), which allows developers to build their app backends by simply drawing their data model.


    Azure Mobile Apps is a technology that allows you to connect your mobile app to resources that are important in cloud connected mobile applications such as table data, authentication, and push notifications.


    Kumulos is a Mobile App Management platform that offers mBaaS, Push Notifications, App Store Performance, Analytics, Automated Reports, Secure Customer Portals (to view apps), Mobile App Agency Console (to manage multiple apps through one pane of glass.)


    Rackspace Public Cloud Computing. All the tools you need to build scalable websites, and applications. A complete cloud platform. The Rackspace public cloud platform includes everything you need to build websites and applications that scale: servers, storage, networking, APIs, and more. We offer much more than infrastructure alone, because it takes much more than high-performance, reliable infrastructure to succeed in the cloud. It takes full-featured, optimized platforms, and a team of experts to run workloads. Your business requires (and deserves) a team of experts with a rich knowledge of your business goals to help you achieve success. Unlike other providers, we only offer managed cloud—let us help architect, build, and operate your cloud workloads for you. We offer three service levels based on your business needs, and we're available 24x7x365—basic setup and ongoing guidance, or, like most of our customers, for the heavy lifting.


    Baqend develops a cloud backend, to help programmers build instantly-loading websites with a novel caching algorithm. Baqend's high-performance data API takes the hassle out of building fast and scalable web applications.


    CloudBoost is a one complete cloud platform for next web.


    Convertigo Mobility Platform is an open source combined MADP & MBaaS, that builds, runs and manages cross-platform mobile apps connected to back end enterprise data and processes. Convertigo embraces all type of mobile development technologies from web apps to native applications, passing by Cordova hybrid apps and Xamarin.


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    App Builder: Take your concepts, ideas and needs to rich engaging apps in hours using our “Zero Code App Builder”. All this can now be done while connecting to any enterprise backend infrastructure regardless of complex composite data sets from multiple sources without compromising on security & policy controls. Our platform/solution seamlessly fits in to your existing infrastructure without needing any drastic changes. No Vendor Lock-In: Our solution/platform is built on open standards and architecture, which enables us to connect into any backend infrastructure as well as any mobile device and platform. Any apps built using our solution/platform transact conforming to those standards. With the built in tools to export the app configuration you can point the apps to any backend should your future needs change, thereby ensuring “No Vendor Lock In”. Additionally the ability to export the app source code gives further freedom to build and launch the app on any backend. Flexible & Extensible: Off the shelf one-size fits all mobile app solutions require organizations to fit their processes to the capability of the app. Any changes to the app would result in either loss of data or even worse cumbersome migration challenges. Our flexible and extensible architecture allows you to take control of the data and the app to customize to your needs while connecting into any backend infrastructure there by increasing the life span of the app and in turn the ROI of the app itself. This ensures business continuity. Platform Agnostic: In a world with many devices and platforms; developing agnostic, cross platform apps is key to keeping ahead in the fast evolving world of mobile applications. We give you the flexibility to make architecturally sound design decisions without being limited to one platform or another. Unified Security: Enterprise grade security demands more than just user authentication and encryption of data. Our solution/platform provides layered security across device, application, data and user, which enable us to provide contextual security and policy controls. This level of granular control is key in terms of not only managing where, when and how the data flows but also in providing rich insight into such flows. Lower TCO: Our platform allows for lower cost of ownership by enabling you maximize reuse of your development efforts, build robust, responsive mobile apps in a matter of hours that are platform agnostic, test app functionality as you configure your data sources and extend mobile apps seamlessly thus significantly lowering the time, effort and investment involved in developing your mobile apps from end to end.


    moBack is a mobile backend-as-a-service (Mbaas) platform that helps IT teams build and integrate mobile apps quickly and cost-effectively.


    The PowWow SmartUX Platform accelerates mobile app development by transforming existing Windows and web applications and workflows into modern mobile experiences or; by creating net new apps that connect to any third-party data source, API or SQL. With PowWow Mobile, users can easily design and deploy personalized, intelligent and secure apps that run anywhere, on any device.


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