“We chose Amazon Web Services because of its scalability, reliability, brand, and utility pricing. Amazon Web Services is the first concrete example of utility computing, offering a platform with grid reliability and very low consumption based pricing. This disruptive combo allows us the freedom to innovate on our packaging with new and frictionless business models,” Eric Rubin, CEO DreamFactory, Inc.
To integrate with AWS, DreamFactory created a “Zero-Server architecture” which uses a proprietary XML Super Client and Web service calls to communicate directly to Amazon S3 and Amazon SimpleDB—Amazon’s unstructured and structured data storage services. DreamFactory uses Amazon S3 to store customer project data and SimpleDB stores the customer login database, keeping track of thousands of customers and their applications. They also use SimpleDB to filter string queries to find information stored in the S3 repository.
In addition to the storage services, DreamFactory also utilizes DevPay to resell Amazon S3. “DevPay is an important service for the ecosystem as it offers our customers the confidence of a purchase transaction with Amazon, and eliminates a costly collections process for us. Additionally, we remain optimistic that Amazon.com as a distribution channel will create a distinct competitive advantage for Amazon and the ISVs leveraging AWS,” Eric Rubin, CEO DreamFactory, Inc.
The new release of DreamFactory Suite has been warmly received. Currently, over 1,000 companies, representing the largest enterprise financial services, technology and healthcare companies and small to medium businesses, are using DreamFactory’s cloud-based solutions. The DreamFactory Suite has 8 web-based applications that dramatically enhance workgroup productivity. You can use the Suite to manage your projects, share documents with your team, collaborate on key business data, submit timesheets, synchronize data across platforms, and track progress with detailed reports.
Learn more about DreamFactory Suite and other DreamFactory products at http://www.dreamfactory.com .Developers can check out from DreamFactory’s “zero server” development tools at http://dreamfactory.org .