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DreamFactory Software is a Campbell, California-based software company. DreamFactory develops open source software that provides backend-as-a-service to native mobile or HTML5 applications in cloud-based environments.
DreamFactory Software was founded in 1998 by technology entrepreneur Bill Appleton. DreamFactory™ is the namesake of the proprietary authoring software Appleton developed during his tenure as president of Cyberflix. The software was used in Cyberflix’s CD-ROM video game Titanic: Adventure Out of Time. Appleton currently serves as the company’s president. DreamFactory is a private, venture-backed company based in Campbell, California, with an additional development center in Atlanta.
In 2013, the company launched DreamFactory Services Platform (DSP) to connect mobile apps to enterprise back-end infrastructures in the cloud. It provides a standards-based service palette and can be installed on any cloud or enterprise datacenter. The company operates as a software-as-a-service model, developing tools that address the movement of enterprise applications without lock-in restrictions across mobile devices. DreamFactory clients include enterprise technology companies, Web development agencies, and independent developers.
The DreamFactory legacy suite includes cloud development for IT; release management and data migration for administrators; visual studio for operations; and project, document and performance management for teams. The company’s products integrate with Salesforce.com, Windows Azure, Cisco Connect, Intuit and Amazon Web Services. Clients include Salesforce.com, Nike, Apple Computer, American Express and Merck.
DreamFactory took on a $5.6 million Series A round of funding from New Enterprise Associates in 2006. Greg Papadopoulos, former chief technology officer at Sun Microsystems and a partner at NEA, sits on the DreamFactory board.
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