What is BaaS or Backend-as-a-Service?
There’s a lot of talk these days about Backend-as-a-Service (BaaS), but what is it? The definition of BaaS is easily summed up: it’s a method of outsourcing the backend of your application. Opting for the BaaS model, it provides a variety of benefits:
- Saves time
- Saves money
- Offers specialized features or services
- Helps offload development work to someone else
How BaaS is delivered
Backend services are typically delivered through a set of APIs that can be accessed by the customer’s application code. This means you don’t have to worry about setting up and maintaining servers or managing complex infrastructure; all of that is taken care of by the BaaS provider.
In addition, BaaS providers often offer SDKs (software development kits) that make it easy to integrate their services into your application.