Taking development to the cloud
Differential uses a cloud-based app hosting platform and IBM Compose for MongoDB for databases. By opting for this platform-as-a-service model, the company can build responsive apps for its clients without getting bogged down by day-to-day administration.
The app development platform enables Differential’s developers to focus on building a great experience with fewer lines of code. It also leverages MongoDB, and the development team at Differential finds immense value in being able to model data in the database the same way as it models data in the code.
Differential has been using IBM Compose for many years now, and has always been able to count on excellent service and functionality.
Gerard Sychay states: “The quality of all of our interactions with the IBM Compose team is top-notch. Everything from the administration console to the documentation and even to the company culture.”
Staying ahead of the curve
Differential has done a lot with a small team of twenty-five professionals. By turning to managed cloud services, it has freed up its people to focus on clients' success.
For instance, Compose's elastic scaling provides much needed automation, meaning that Differential can seamlessly keep pace with clients’ growing capacity and performance demands as their projects take off—without additional management effort.
“We try very hard to educate and build a support network for our partners,” remarks Gerard Sychay. “A lot of that includes automation, so any instance where we can make this process easier for ourselves and our partners is a huge success.”
For Differential, success is rooted in achieving an extremely close relationship with the companies that have turned to it for help. Selecting the right tools is part of what it means to build a great partnership with each and every client.
Gerard Sychay concludes: “There are always going to be competitors that can offer very compelling SLA agreements and pricing. But at the end of the day, I think what we consider mission-critical service comes down to our ability to use the right tools, and then the competence of our teams to make things right.”