In a major development poised to redefine enterprise application development, Boston-based OutSystems has unveiled its latest innovation: OutSystems Data Fabric. This groundbreaking feature, announced on March 19, 2024, marks a significant enhancement to the OutSystems Developer Cloud, promising to revolutionize the way organizations manage and integrate data across their digital landscape.

With the digital age accelerating at an unprecedented pace, businesses are constantly grappling with the challenges of managing vast amounts of data scattered across various systems. According to research by IDC, outdated or poorly managed data can lead to losses exceeding $15 million annually for businesses. Addressing this critical issue, OutSystems introduces Data Fabric, designed to streamline data sharing and integration, thereby bolstering agility and productivity in low-code application development.

OutSystems Data Fabric offers a cohesive, virtual data layer that operates seamlessly across an organization’s IT ecosystem. It aims to eliminate the complexities and inefficiencies associated with traditional data management practices by offering centralized management, accelerated application performance, and smooth data integration. This enables businesses to unlock the full potential of their data, driving operational efficiency and enhancing the customer experience.

Paulo Rosado, co-founder and CEO of OutSystems, emphasized the transformative potential of Data Fabric, stating, “Data is the rocket fuel for business transformation. Unfortunately, it is often locked away in legacy systems and spread across hundreds of disparate SaaS applications.” He further added that Data Fabric would empower organizations to gain crucial insights from their enterprise data, thus driving significant operational and customer service improvements.

Data Fabric simplifies the data integration process by providing features like data virtualization, trusted data practices, built-in data caching, pre-built connectors, and the ability to combine data from various sources. These capabilities ensure secure and governed access to data, regardless of where it resides, enabling developers to create innovative and reliable applications with ease.

In addition to Data Fabric, OutSystems has also announced the introduction of an Event-Driven Architecture feature. This feature represents a shift from traditional architecture towards more resilient, responsive, and scalable solutions. It facilitates the development of dynamic, event-based applications, further enhancing the flexibility and efficiency of the application development process.

David Lloyd, Director of Information Technology at Park Industries, shared his experience with the Event-Driven Architecture, noting, “Event-driven architecture brings us what I call ‘extreme agile’ development.” He highlighted the significant acceleration in the development process, with applications now being developed on average 10 times faster, integrating the functionality of multiple legacy apps into a single OutSystems application.

The launch of OutSystems Data Fabric and Event-Driven Architecture underlines OutSystems’ commitment to driving innovation in software development. By providing robust tools that address the complex challenges of modern data management and application development, OutSystems is equipping organizations with the capabilities they need to thrive in the digital era. For more information on how these features can support IT transformation and innovation efforts, interested parties are encouraged to visit the OutSystems website.