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ClaySys: A NoCode Platform Helping Organizations Get Off the Upgrade Merry-Go-Round

An Intellyx Brain Candy Brief

The founders of ClaySys recognized a problem in enterprise IT organizations: they spend the vast majority of their time and resources simply upgrading the existing enterprise application stack. And as soon as an organization finishes a round of upgrades, there’s another set of upgrades waiting for them. And around and around they go. ClaySys’s founders knew there was a better way.

The company developed its NoCode application platform to help its customers get off this merry-go-round. Its platform is interesting in two respects. First, it is built to offer simplicity and scalability simultaneously. The company claims that it developed the platform to meet the needs of both the ‘citizen developer’ and enterprise application teams using it to develop full-scope enterprise applications.

The second interesting aspect of the platform is also what enables it to achieve this broad extensibility and deliver on the company’s promise of upgrade-ease: its metadata architecture. Rather than generating code, like many NoCode platforms, the company’s platform abstracts the business logic and data from the underlying architecture.

This abstraction enables backward compatibility and high levels of scalability at an architectural level. The company believes that through the power of its metadata-based architecture, it has created a platform that will enable organizations to re-envision their application stack and get off the upgrade merry-go-round once and for all.

Copyright © Intellyx LLC. Intellyx publishes the Agile Digital Transformation Roadmap poster, advises companies on their digital transformation initiatives, and helps vendors communicate their agility stories. As of the time of writing, none of the organizations mentioned in this article are Intellyx customers. To be considered for a Brain Candy article, email us at pr@intellyx.com.

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Jason Bloomberg is the leading expert on architecting agility for the enterprise. As president of Intellyx, Mr. Bloomberg brings his years of thought leadership in the areas of Cloud Computing, Enterprise Architecture, and Service-Oriented Architecture to a global clientele of business executives, architects, software vendors, and Cloud service providers looking to achieve technology-enabled business agility across their organizations and for their customers. His latest book, The Agile Architecture Revolution (John Wiley & Sons, 2013), sets the stage for Mr. Bloomberg’s groundbreaking Agile Architecture vision.

Mr. Bloomberg is perhaps best known for his twelve years at ZapThink, where he created and delivered the Licensed ZapThink Architect (LZA) SOA course and associated credential, certifying over 1,700 professionals worldwide. He is one of the original Managing Partners of ZapThink LLC, the leading SOA advisory and analysis firm, which was acquired by Dovel Technologies in 2011. He now runs the successor to the LZA program, the Bloomberg Agile Architecture Course, around the world.

Mr. Bloomberg is a frequent conference speaker and prolific writer. He has published over 500 articles, spoken at over 300 conferences, Webinars, and other events, and has been quoted in the press over 1,400 times as the leading expert on agile approaches to architecture in the enterprise.

Mr. Bloomberg’s previous book, Service Orient or Be Doomed! How Service Orientation Will Change Your Business (John Wiley & Sons, 2006, coauthored with Ron Schmelzer), is recognized as the leading business book on Service Orientation. He also co-authored the books XML and Web Services Unleashed (SAMS Publishing, 2002), and Web Page Scripting Techniques (Hayden Books, 1996).

Prior to ZapThink, Mr. Bloomberg built a diverse background in eBusiness technology management and industry analysis, including serving as a senior analyst in IDC’s eBusiness Advisory group, as well as holding eBusiness management positions at USWeb/CKS (later marchFIRST) and WaveBend Solutions (now Hitachi Consulting).