While industry analysts expected this year to be the year Mobile Backend-as-a-Service (MBaaS) took off, end-of-year assessments are suggesting that there is still room for further growth in 2014. Forecasters predict a 104% annual growth in the market to reach $7.7 billion in 2017, while this week's acquisition of MBaaS vendor StackMob by PayPal has piqued more than a few businesses' curiosity. Meanwhile, analysts from Forrester and major players like Rich Mendis from AnyPresence believe the MBaaS revolution is still yet to happen for the enterprise.
Given that the Pivotal unit of EMC created the Cloud Foundry platform-as-a-service (PaaS) environment, it’s only natural that EMC applications would find their way onto Cloud Foundry. Less obvious is how EMC plans to increase the use of those applications by making them available as services that developers will be able to invoke via APIs.