One of the productivity features of the IVAAP Data Backend SDK is that the services developed with this SDK are container agnostic. Practically, it means that a REST service developed on your PC using your favorite IDE and deployed locally to Apache Tomcat will run without changes on IVAAP’s Play cluster.
While the Data Backend SDK is traditionally used to serve data, it is also a good candidate when it comes to developing non-data related services. For example, as part of IVAAP 2.8, we worked on a “gridding” service. In a nutshell, this service computes a grid surface based upon the positions of a top across the well of a project. When we tested this service, we didn’t deploy it to IVAAP’s cluster, it was deployed as a standalone application, as a servlet, on a virtual machine (VM).