Save or Share this Report

For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

Low-Code Platforms Deliver Customer-Facing Apps Fast, But Will They Scale Up?

To Answer "Yes," Look For Scalable Architectures, Flexible Pricing, And Appropriate Features

August 11, 2015

Authors

Why Read This Report

Low-code platforms are an important strategy to speed delivery of software to win, serve, and retain customers. Because application development and delivery (AD&D) professionals adopt low-code platforms by starting small and then growing, the question of whether these platforms will scale to support large apps and high numbers of apps is crucial. Low-code platforms will scale up as vendors architect them to do so. Look for product architectures designed to support high scale, features to coordinate the efforts of multiple development teams, fully expressive tools, support for governing large portfolios of applications, and flexible pricing models. Read this report for a guide to obtaining both fast app delivery and scalability from low-code platforms.

Get Access

Already a Client?

Log in to read this document.

Become a Forrester Client

Customers are the new market-makers, reshaping industries and changing how businesses compete and win. Success depends on how well and how fast you respond. Forrester Research gives you insights and frameworks aligned to your role to shorten the time between a great idea and a great outcome, helping your teams win in the age of the customer. Contact us to learn more.

Purchase Report

This report is available for individual purchase ($499 USD).

Purchase

Table of Contents

  • Will Today's Low-Code Success Hit A Brick Wall Tomorrow?
  • Low-Code Platforms Scale Within Their Architectural And Cost Limits
  • Architectural Patterns Offer Tradeoff Between Speed And Control
  • Tool Expressiveness: Deliver 100% Of Apps Without Coding
  • Large Portfolio And Team Support Demands Life-Cycle Features
  • Costs Scale Depending On Pricing Models And Scope
  • Recommendations

  • Move Scaling To The Front Of Your Low-Code Platform Due Diligence
  • What It Means

  • Low-Code Platform Usage Will Expand Into Mission-Critical Apps
  • Supplemental Material

Recommended Research