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The latest version FileMaker adds a mechanism for easily extending the venerable database platform for use with browsers and mobile—without the need for Web programming or app development. Based on our tests, Version 13 of FileMaker is a powerful yet simple tool for designing and publishing custom databases that will suit businesses’ specific data management requirements.
There’s a major shift under way in terms of how applications are being developed for the enterprise and the cloud. With the rise of more powerful multicore processors and relatively inexpensive Flash memory, more application logic is running in memory than ever. In fact, the line between the database and application logic running in memory is starting to blur.
Arguably, Salesforce.com brought the software-as-a-service (SaaS) concept mainstream. Today, if software isn't available as a service, it's considered old school. But software -- as a service or not -- is just a container. What makes software valuable has always been what it does to data. Now, in the same spirit of service-oriented architectures and SaaS, a new concept is emerging, Data-as-a-Service (DaaS).