Viravis – Cloud Start-Up Review
Viravis is an upcoming cloud based platform for developing database rich applications by anyone regardless of their programming skills and globally accessible via internet. Based in Turkey, a Microsoft Bizspark Startup founded in mid 2010, Viravis with its simple, centralized, web-based development platform makes it remarkably easy for end users to develop data driven software applications. Viravis enables the development of feature rich applications by providing development tools that are accessible using the web or desktop based GUI development clients. Viravis is a Hybrid Cloud offering which provides the development platform services of PaaS and hosting or end user access of that application using SaaS; all without writing a single line of code and investment in the backend architecture required to run them.
How does it work?
Viravis being primarily a PaaS offering pronounce themselves as Database Software as a Service, providing its users desktop & web-based graphical development environments for authoring their database applications in a visual format, where the developer can easily integrate database elements like forms, tabs, filters etc with a simple click and with the help of database templates easily integrated into any application .
The applications created using Viravis platform are accessible via web browser, with Microsoft SQL Server performing the backend data storing, editing, retrieving and all the significant database management capabilities including a report designer which can produce focused reports. These databases can easily be integrated with other sources & applications and through supported Viravis .net Sdk. Viravis use Amazon Web Services; Elastic Cloud Compute to complement the scalable computing powered required, fueling the ever increasing database queries & transactional requirements.
Key Features & Benefits:
Viravis cloud offering host potential benefits for businesses of all sizes, providing features which are exactly targeted according to the rapid paced global IT & Business transformation.
Viravis has exploited the Cloud offerings to a much higher level by not only providing a hybrid cloud solution of SaaS & PaaS but also providing Code as a Service. The development tools are featured with many different modules that can be dragged and dropped into the database, with preferred customization & editing, with absolutely no programming at all. Even if there is any custom development required, Viravis provides this free of cost in most plans.
Easy Development & Deployment:
Visual Authoring tools & libraries, no programming, and easy drag drop components addition makes it very easy for anyone to create their own applications, with another add-on to host the developed application on same infrastructure easily; requiring absolutely no technical skills from development to deployment.
Zero Infrastructure & Limitless Scalability:
The development & hosting platform being a cloud service requires absolutely no infrastructure cost at all for hosting that application and the on demand offering service models, provides scalability in computing resources whenever required. The consolidated Viravis managed backend computing resources also remove the maintenance cost for having a similar in-house capacity.
Secure Global Access & Easy Collaboration:
The developed software application can be globally accessed via internet as SaaS solution; part of the Viravis complete Hybrid Cloud solution. Access to the data is managed through secure authorization and permissions/rules imposed by the data owner. Collaboration among teams is easily managed through cloud based application providing great productivity for business.
How much does it cost?
Viravis have tailor made packages that are suitable for a keen developer or starter who do like to utilize the platform for developing their own application , to an enterprise level supporting many users, ad free application and thousands of database records.
The most basic or the Personal Plan, like other typical cloud vendors, is available free of cost, with upto 1000 records, 100MB storage and supports 3 applications. However this package does not support Ad Free environment but certainly is beneficial for startup or even an enterprise, that do like to test drive Viravis platform before investing in a professional or enterprise level plans.
The standard, professional and enterprise packages are priced from $49-$249, with free development, unlimited applications and Ad Free development/hosting as a common offering. The user support is from 6-25 users, uptill 10GB of storage and records in access of 100,000, are very economical especially considering the computing infrastructure & maintenance expenses required to host such applications. Besides, Viravis provides free trial on all the paid packages, with no long term commitment and the liberty to switch up or down among the plans with just one click.
Viravis is a tremendously remarkable platform that makes it easy for anyone to jump on the cloud bandwagon, not only to develop database centered applications but also hosting and providing accessibility to end user with a simple web browser. With its zero development, infrastructure, maintenance and scalability cost, it makes itself an ideal choice for a budding developer or an aspiring enterprise looking to gain a strategic edge by forgetting about all the technicalities & cost involved to develop mission critical applications and focusing on their key business. The feature rich development platform, ease of development & deployment, trusted backend infrastructure of Microsoft SQL Server & Amazon EC2 and strong security mechanisms will certainly help Viravis in becoming a successful startup to look out for.