Kinvey Top Ranked in Current Offering for Mobile Development Platforms by Leading Research Firm

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Kinvey Scored the Highest Possible Rating of 5.0 in 22 out of 25 Current Offering Criteria

Customers we interviewed spoke highly of Kinvey and consider them a partner, not a vendor

Kinvey, the pioneering enterprise mobility platform company providing Backend as a Service (BaaS) for the digital enterprise, today was named a Leader in “The Forrester Wave™” for Mobile Development Platforms, Q4 2016. Kinvey scored higher than any other evaluated vendor in the current offering category, and “on par with the most forward-looking and aggressive companies in the market” for its vision of this space. The report included evaluation of 12 vendors on 32 criteria across three dimensions: current offering, strategy and market presence.

As a named leader among the Mobile Development Platform (MDP) vendors, Kinvey scored the highest possible rating of 5.0 in 22 out of the 25 current offering criteria, including API Platform, Analytics, ALM Support, DevOps and Frontend Tooling. Forrester analysts note that Kinvey is “the class of the backend-as-a service market” and cited Kinvey’s customer satisfaction: “Customers we interviewed spoke highly of Kinvey and consider them a partner, not a vendor… The accolades were equally high when customers spoke about the company’s solution architecture team.” The report also refers to Kinvey “succeeding due to its focus on providing an outstanding developer experience.” In addition, Forrester analysts note that "the platform accelerates developer output and is now putting heavy focus on doing the same for operations teams with advanced analytics, termed ‘operational intelligence’. Kinvey’s roadmap backs this strong vision.”

“Over the past year, Kinvey has doubled-down on our commitment to our customers to innovate better and faster than any other vendor in the Mobile Development Platforms space. This is demonstrated by the fact that we have higher scores in the current offering and strategy categories compared to last year’s The Forrester Wave™: Mobile Infrastructure Services, Q3 2015 (albeit the criteria was different), while our competitors have regressed with their technologies, or still continue to play catch-up to Kinvey,” said Dr. Jikku Venkat, vice president of Product at Kinvey. “Kinvey’s platform has been proven by customers of all sizes delivering very complex and mission-critical enterprise applications across a wide variety of markets including healthcare, pharma, insurance, construction and manufacturing. In fact, one of our customers told Forrester that Kinvey “isn’t its mobile back-end-as-a-service, but its enterprise back-end-as-a-service.' ”

The evaluation process for the Forrester Wave methodology includes comprehensive vendor surveys, customer reference calls, in-depth product demos and an executive strategy briefing. Forrester evaluated Mobile Development platform current offerings across 8 major vectors, including API platform support, Analytics, ALM integration, Deployment options, DevOps support, Front-end development accelerators, support for Future Mobile Experiences and Developer Portals. This shows the market that a Mobile Development platform is not just about having a front-end tool and a few backend services, but the best Mobile Development Platforms have a comprehensive set of services that take care of the entire lifecycle of modern applications and create the best experience for application development and delivery professionals.

For a complimentary copy of the report, please visit http://go.kinvey.com/forrester-wave-mobile-development-platforms/

About Kinvey
Kinvey is the pioneering enterprise mobility platform company, providing mobile Backend as a Service (mBaaS) for the digital enterprise that helps global enterprises, agencies, and developers launch successful and engaging apps and entire digital businesses, fast. Kinvey’s patented platform provides comprehensive support for native, hybrid, and mobile Web applications and out of the box enterprise capabilities including identity management, rapid integration with enterprise data sources, a data store and file store for new mobile data, ability to run customized business logic, and a rich set of mobile engagement services. Kinvey is available on multiple cloud platforms, and is offered via multi-tenant and dedicated cloud deployment models, including a HIPAA Compliant edition for life sciences and healthcare requirements. Enterprises such as Farmers Insurance and VMware and healthcare providers such as Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals leverage Kinvey as a part of their digital strategies. On average, Kinvey customers launch applications twice as fast and at half the cost of traditional methods. For more information, visit http://www.kinvey.com

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