Red Hat a leader in Mobile Infrastructure Services

When we made the decision to acquire FeedHenry last fall (almost a year to the day) – we wanted to be sure we were getting behind the future generation of mobile platforms and not trying to compete in the past. FeedHenry’s cloud-native mobile platform is focussed on developing and deploying the back-end (wiring data-sources and services) while keeping the front-end app. development open to customer choice. It’s also a first for Red Hat for a product line supporting node.js as the runtime for developing application logic. JavaScript on the front-end and the back-end is pretty powerful and a mobile platform that doesn’t support that would be pretty limiting today.

More validation of our choice comes in the form of Forrester’s recent report – “Mobile Infrastructure
Services, Q3 2015″ – diagram shown below.

Forrester’s research uncovered a market in which AnyPresence, Kony, and Red Hat lead the pack. Appcelerator, Kinvey, IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, and SAP offer competitive options. MobileSmith is a market Challenger.

The Forrester Wave™: Mobile Infrastructure Services Q3 2015

Now that FeedHenry is part of Red Hat and the integration with Red Hat’s broader cloud and middleware portfolio is progressing that Red Hat Mobile Application Platform’s market presence will improve considerably and Red Hat will advance further up and to the right .

Red Hat has moved into this market through acquisition of FeedHenry, and is quickly moving to connect its backend-as-a-service offerings to Red Hat’s own extensive set of integration tooling, JBoss Fuse.

Congratulations to the Red Hat Mobile team – this is a great way to celebrate the first anniversary !