Google's Firebase — back-end-as-a-service

Firebase is a mobile platform that makes it easy to write for mobile, deploy those apps, and to earn money doing so, providing an end-to-end solution.

I wonder why another category of "back-end-as-a-service" is necessary. We already have infrastructure, platform and software-as-a-service. Why we can’t just use one of those systems and integrate it with your front-end?

Is this just a naming issue, or is there something fundamentally important about having a BEaaS provided to developers?

Topics: cloud Networking backend