DreamFactory Releases New Commercial Package of its REST API Backend

Posted 1/5/2016 12:02:14 PM by RICHARD HARRIS, Executive Editor

DreamFactory Releases New Commercial Package of its REST API Backend
DreamFactory has released DreamFactory Enterprise, a new commercial package of its REST API backend. It runs on a Linux server and includes the DreamFactory open source runtime for instant deployment allowing development teams to provision, govern and report on DreamFactory instances.

DreamFactory Enterprise facilitates hosting a number of DreamFactory instances on a single server cluster. A cluster is a set of assigned web servers, app servers, and database servers. Developers can use the web console or command line to set up different clusters, such as development clusters, test clusters, and production clusters.

Other capabilities include:

- Instance management: An "instance" is the DreamFactory open source runtime. It is common to deploy multiple instances, for example separate instances for development, test and production. DreamFactory Enterprise allows users to run many instances on the same server cluster.

- API reporting with ELK: DreamFactory Enterprise comes with the ELK stack (Elasticsearch, Logstash, Kibana) for API logging and reporting. All API calls are automatically logged and searchable with Elasticsearch. Kibana provides reporting features and pre-built dashboards to view API traffic by cluster, instance, application, end user, API endpoint, and more.

- API management: DreamFactory Enterprise provides the ability limit policies at the cluster, instance, and individual user level. Each instance adheres to API limit policies and dynamically throttles API call traffic at runtime. This provides protection against unwarranted API calls (eg. DDoS attacks).

- User management: DreamFactory Enterprise enables architects, engineering managers, and IT to manage team access to each DreamFactory instance, from individual development instances to large production instances.

A free starter edition can be used to evaluate basic DreamFactory Enterprise features. Subscriptions for multi-instance DreamFactory management and larger numbers of apps and users are priced separately.

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About the author: RICHARD HARRIS, Executive Editor

As the Publisher and Editor for App Developer Magazine, Richard has several industry recognitions and endorsements from tech companies such as Microsoft, Apple and Google for accomplishments in the mobile market. He was part of the early Google AFMA program, and also involved in the foundation of Google TV. He has been developing for mobile since 2003 and serves as CEO of Moonbeam Development, a mobile app company with 200 published titles in various markets throughout the world. Richard is also the founder of LunarAds, a mobile cross-promotion and self-serv mediation network for developers. He has been a featured presenter at trade-shows and conferences, and stays active with new projects relating to mobile development.

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