Advantages over Azure Mobile Services

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  1. danparker276
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    Posted 12 Feb 2014 Link to this post

    Are there advantages using this over Azure Mobile Services, besides integrating better into the telerik mobile platform?
    And if so can you list them?

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    Hristo Borisov
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    Posted 13 Feb 2014 Link to this post

    Hello Dan,

    Thank you for evaluating the Telerik Backend Services part of the Telerik Platform.

    Before I give you some further information, I want to say that we are looking to make our tools & services as open as possible, and provide integration with existing products on the market. Having said that, most of our integration usually follow the pattern to first integrate with what is part of the Telerik domain to make it smoother for our existing customers, and then provide integration with commonly used third-party tools. One good example for this is the data sync support for the UI for Windows Phone 8 controls that we introduced first to Telerik Backend Services, and later to Azure Mobile Services.

    Here is a short, non-comprehensive table that shows some feature comparison between Telerik Backend Services and Azure Mobile Services.

    Supported by Telerik Backend Services only Supported by Azure Mobile Services only Supported by none
    Custom user authentication system Visual Studio templates & integration (coming soon in Telerik) Server side support for C# on scripts
    Offline support in SDKs (Windows Phone 8 only) Scheduling jobs (coming soon in Telerik) Client support for relational data (coming soon in Telerik)
    Bulk insert of data Custom cloud endpoints (coming soon in Telerik) Allow mobile services to be deployed locally (coming soon in Telerik)
    Geo-spatial types and queries Region preferences support EU and US for now Ability to clone a mobile service (coming soon in Telerik)
    Integration with Kendo UI DataSource and all Telerik UI components Better integration with the Azure infrastructure API Versioning (planned for mid to late 2014 for Telerik)
    Better integration with the Telerik Platform Database write conflicts Cloud Code Debugging (coming soon in both)
    Active Directory integration with existing corporate ADFS (Azure has that as preview feature now) Clone a mobile service (coming soon in Telerik) Support external SQL Servers (coming soon in both)

    Please let me know if you need further information and I would be happy to share it with you.

    Hristo Borisov 
    Product Manager,
    Telerik Platform

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  3. danparker276
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    Posted 13 Feb 2014 in reply to Hristo Borisov Link to this post

    Thank you, that was exactly what I was looking for.
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