Will 2013 be the Year of PaaS?

Over the past several weeks, a lot of research and news has come out to suggest that 2013 will be a breakthrough year for platform-as-a-service and cloud apps in all their permutations. A recent analysis report signals a major shift...

CIOs: Tap the Power of Caspio on Your Own Terms

In today’s enterprise the responsibilities of the IT department are difficult and complex. SaaS and PaaS solutions offer an alternative for IT departments looking to lower complexity and costs. And, SaaS and PaaS tools are being...

Publish Now: FBI Hate Crime Statistics

We have published a new ready-to-publish data set of hate crime statistics for the whole of 2011. The data was collected form the federal Hate Crime Statistics Program, monitored by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The program...

Tech Tip: Generate Geolocation Coordinates from Submission Forms

Note: For these and other Tech Tips – visit our Caspio Online Help page. Every location has a latitude and longitude, also called geocode. If you have a database that contains addresses, having goecodes of the addresses gives you...

Accelerate Your Custom App Development with a Caspio Jumpstart

Caspio is designed to be used by anyone – both technical and non-technical types alike. And while there is a “no coding necessary” approach to the platform, the process of getting started building complex apps can benefit...

Free App: Store Locator

Caspio has released our latest free app, an easy-to-use Store Locator. This ready-made app offers a comprehensive set of web tools allowing you to roll out your own advanced “location finder” on your website, mobile site or...

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Five Reasons Online News Publishers Should Use Caspio

Our announcement yesterday that Halifax Media has selected Caspio as its standard for cloud-based apps and databases got me thinking. I was curious to learn why Caspio was such a popular platform among online news publishers, and why we...

Halifax Media Group Goes Hyper-Local with Caspio

Today we announced that Halifax Media Group has decided to standardize on Caspio for its online database and community-focused, data-driven apps for its 33 news media properties across the southeastern United States. We are thrilled about...

Caspio and Amazon Affinities: Elasticity and Customer Centricity

While our VP of Engineering  and Operations Ioannis Kritikopoulos was attending the Amazon re: Invent conference in Las Vegas last week, I checked out some of the keynotes online. More and more, I realize that while Caspio may use Amazon...

Building Apps with Caspio Vs. Force.com and Database.com

When it comes to building apps in the cloud, there are a few paths to take. Developers can utilize bare-bones platform-as-a-service (PaaS) offerings, and essentially hard code in the cloud much the same way they would on their own servers....

Supporting “BYOD” Initiatives with Caspio

Terms like Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) and the Consumerization of IT are hot topics right now. The explosion in mobile device usage is having major effects in how IT departments both manage and design systems. Recent research has shown...

Publish Now: National FBI Crime Statistics

We have just made available a ready-to-publish database of crime statistics compiled by the Federal Bureau of Investigation for the whole of 2011. Every year, local law enforcement agencies submit to the FBI tallies of all known crimes...

Every Application Can be a “Cloud App”

I was a bit perturbed reading a NetworkWorld article about what kinds of applications organizations should and should not be moving into the cloud. The article posits that some applications, due to complexity and/or multiple integration...

Cloud Platform Spending Signals Major Shift in IT

Analysis firm Gartner predicts that platform-as-a-service (PaaS) spending will hit about $1.5 billion in the next year, according to a recent ZDNet article. The spending could hit as high as $2.9bn by 2016, according to recent Gartner...

Caspio Plugin for Microsoft Office 2010 64-bit Now Available

Caspio has released an update to its plugin for Microsoft Office, now supporting Microsoft Office 2010 64-bit. This update came as a result from requests by Caspio customers inside our Ideabox community. (If you are a Caspio user and...

The Power of Simple, Predictable Scalability with Caspio

Over the weekend we had a spike in activity from one of our customer apps. This app was generating ten times the usual traffic, and we were curious as to what was causing the spike in form submissions on their site. Turns out, the account...

Mobile Platform Wars Further Prove the Case for Web Apps

More and more evidence is revealing that Apple is losing market share – fast. The company that pretty much invented the modern mobile app experience is losing ground, according to recent analyst results published in a recent Business...

Publish Now: National Salary Data

We have released a ready-to-publish database of wage and employment data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. This free data set is a state-by-state comparison of the salaries of more than 800 private and public sector occupations....

Cloud Data Strategies – Think Big, Start Small, and Never Stop Improving

In an InfoWorld blog post today, David Linthicum outlined three steps to make towards a successful cloud database strategy. I think the advice is solid, and hints at the main gist of what I have been saying in recent blog posts around the...