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This article is about scalability and interoperability, two characteristics that are required in architectures to support the diversity of today’s popular mobile platforms, which potentially have millions of users. Figure 1 depicts this diversity, a common—yet challenging—scenario for today’s developers. Supplying Web-based services to mobile devices is a daunting task, requiring distinct and diverse tooling, languages and IDEs. Beyond this diversity is the need for elastic scale—in terms of available Web services and for data that can reach terabytes in size.
This insightful article was co-written by Ricardo Villalobos and Bruno Terkaly, who both work for the Developer & Platform Evangelism team.
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