Windows Azure Mobile Services
Windows Azure Mobile Services (WAMS) at its core is a ready-made combination of a database and a web site through which CRUD operations can be performed on the data. Hosting these services in the Windows Azure infrastructure provides stability and scalability as well as ready access to this data from virtually any client platform. WAMS also provides various other supporting services including integration with various federated identity providers (Microsoft Account, Facebook, Google, and Twitter) as well as easy integration with the Windows, Apple, and Google push notification services. Direct integration with these types of services can be challenging at best, so having all of the heavy lifting done for you in advance is a huge advantage.