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KidoZen Takes Mobile Operations Management to the Next Level with Introduction of Mobile Data Virtualization Platform

KidoZen, the enterprise mobile app platform pioneer, today announced the release of its Mobile Data Virtualization platform, an industry-first platform for virtualizing, managing and securing mobile business data at the data source level. Mobile Data Virtualization is a leap forward in evolving enterprise mobile operations management strategies from simply managing devices and applications to effectively managing the business data consumed by mobile apps.

The KidoZen Mobile Data Virtualization platform creates a virtual representation for all the data required for consumption by enterprise mobile applications. It provides a virtual front-end to enterprises’ backend systems presented as a common Data Source Catalog. Enterprise system administrators use the Data Source Catalog as a concise listing of all data items available from their systems for use by mobile application developers.

Mobile Data Virtualization eliminates much of the complexity mobile app developers face by removing enterprise backend system knowledge from underlying mobile data access needs. Instead of directly invoking APIs, which require developers to know where data resides and the intricacies of each data source, mobile applications can now use a consistent API to query data from enterprise backend systems. Additionally, the KidoZen Mobile Data Virtualization platform helps IT professionals to securely virtualize, manage and monitor the enterprise data assets used by mobile applications.

“Mobile Data Virtualization and management are overarching needs of the mobile enterprise,” said Jesus Rodriguez, Co-founder and CEO of KidoZen. “While data virtualization has become an important concept in the modern enterprise, KidoZen is the first to bring these important principles to the mobile world with our Mobile Data Virtualization platform.”

“As more and more enterprises look to grow their mobile projects, they need a foundation to be able to correspondingly scale their user policies, security and compliance,” said Chris Marsh, Principal Analyst, Yankee Group. “A range of Mobile Device Management (MDM) and Mobile Application Management (MAM) tools has emerged to address this need but they have often come with a trade-off either in the operational deployment or in the end-user experience. Approaches such as Kidozen’s Mobile Data Virtualization give enterprises a much more granular control over their data.”

Key capabilities of the KidoZen Mobile Data Virtualization platform include:

  • Simplified data access: access enterprise data through a Data Source Catalog so developers do not have to know which enterprise system the data resides in or what syntax the source system uses.
  • Data-level security: bring unprecedented policy-level control over mobile app data access to the data source level, eliminating security risks inherent in direct API-level access.
  • Simplified client code: no need to distribute anything new or update client code if you want to modify any of the data source rules or policies.
  • Build common services: create a business data source catalog for common use and manage all the enterprise data sources relevant to your mobile apps using a consistent API.

Mobile Data Virtualization services is a new feature enhancement to the KidoZen enterprise mobile app platform and is available for immediate use by customers.

Published Tuesday, June 10, 2014 6:49 PM by David Marshall
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