Application Platform as a Service (aPaaS)
We are one of the very few companies in the country to have built a massively scalable Application Platform as a Service (aPaaS), powered by a set of distributedly running microservices on the cloud, that allows customers to develop, run, and manage applications without the complexity of building and maintaining the infrastructure typically associated with developing and launching an app.
Microservices architecture allows developers to create separate components of an application through building an application from a combination of small services. Each of these services is built individually and deployed separately, so they run their own processes and communicate with the help of lightweight APIs.
Microservices make it easier to test, understand, and maintain application builds with the combination of independent components. It is an excellent solution for building large-scale products and improving workflows and productivity. Distributed teams often find it easier to create applications with microservice architecture.
Some Use Cases
One key question for developers starting a new project is choosing between monolithic and microservice architecture. According to a research, 63% of enterprise level companies have taken steps to apply microservice architecture. Let’s take a closer look at the benefits and some use cases of microservice architecture and why giants like Amazon, Netflix, and Uber, are choosing this architecture over traditional monolithic architecture.
Netflix is one of the best examples of implementing microservice architecture. Back in 2009, Netflix moved from a monolithic architecture to microservices due to increasing demand for its services. But as no microservices existed back then, Netflix engineers created an open-source technology that offered the best Internet television network. By moving to microservices, the company’s developers were able to deploy thousands of code sections every day to support its 193 million subscribers and 10 billion hours of movies and TV series.
Similar to other startups, Uber began with a monolithic architecture. It was simpler for the company’s founders when they provided clients only with the UberBLACK service. But, as the startup rapidly grew, developers decided switched to microservices to use several languages and frameworks. Now, Uber has 1,300+ microservices focusing on improving app’s scalability.
Application Platform-as-a-Service (aPaaS)
Most software applications have some things in common. From login and signup mechanisms, to user account settings and profiles, to emails and in-app notifications – there is an array of functionalities that are repeated in every app out there these days. It wouldn’t be wise to build them from scratch every time, right? Here comes aPaaS to rescue.
- Low-code rapid application development
- Reduced development times and costs
- Quick to deploy
- Flexible and configurable to meet business needs and support expansion
- Mobile ready
- Improved employee performance and company productivity
- Increased company revenue
Our massively scalable and super configurable aPaaS is driven by the latest microservices architecture and powered by some cutting-edge technologies out there in the market. The platform offers a plethora of off-the-shelf functionalities that we can use to build and deploy any application on the cloud in the quickest time possible. New services are constantly being added to our arsenal with days passing. Some of the already built features include:
- Accounting and Payment Services
- AI and Machine Learning
- API Management with Rate Limiting
- Calendar and Events
- Cloud Storage
- Comments and Reactions
- Contests and Hackathons
- Databases (Relational, NoSQL, Graph)
- Data Analytics
- Elastic Search
- Error Management
- Friends, Followers and Connections
- Frontend-as-a-Service (FaaS)
- Identity and Access Management
- Load Balancing and Auto-Scaling
- Multi-channel Notifications and Requests
- Multilingual Support
- Network Compression and Optimization
- Polls and Surveys
- Project Management
- Rating and Reviews
- Real-time Collaborative Content Editing
- Real-time Messaging
- Real-time Video Communication
- Real-time Websockets
- Service Discovery
- Smart Orchestration
- Stock Market Data Analysis and Prediction
- Task Scheduling
- User Partitioning and Groups
- User Activity Stream
- User Contents and Posts
- User Profiles
- Vehicle Tracking, Routing and Optimization
- Wallet and Virtual Currencies