Quick Base Looks to Extend Enterprise Appeal of Online Database

    There’s a natural tension between trying to maintain control and security and the need to be a more agile organization. As part of an effort to put those competing concerns to rest, Quick Base this week announced that its online database has been certified to comply with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), in addition to passing another Service Organization Control (SOC) 2 audit.

    Mike Lemire, compliance and chief security officer for Quick Base, says the company is also committed to demonstrating its ability to comply with Federal government mandates as well as regulations across a number of vertical industries, while continuing to improve the ability of Quick Base applications developed using low-code tools to scale within enterprise IT environments.

    These days, low-code development platforms such as Quick Base are all the rage as organizations look to reduce their dependency on professional developers by making it simpler for so-called citizen developers to build applications on their own. After being spun out of Intuit last year, Quick Base is now looking to expand its appeal across the enterprise.

    “We’re seeing a lot of growth across our SMB base as well as in the enterprise,” says Lemire.

    Lemire says Quick Base arguably is one of the pioneers of low-code development platforms. However, because Quick Base is web-based, there’s a natural concern about being able to build applications that can pass any number of compliance audits. Quick Base in the months ahead wants to conclusively prove there’s no tradeoff between security and usage of an online database service, says Lemire.


    Developers of all types are looking for the path of least resistance to meeting the burgeoning demand for all kinds of digital business applications that can be accessed from anywhere. In a lot of instances, that means employing a database service that eliminates the need to set up and maintain a local database, assuming, of course, that online alternative can actually pass security muster.

    Mike Vizard
    Mike Vizard
    Michael Vizard is a seasoned IT journalist, with nearly 30 years of experience writing and editing about enterprise IT issues. He is a contributor to publications including Programmableweb, IT Business Edge, CIOinsight and UBM Tech. He formerly was editorial director for Ziff-Davis Enterprise, where he launched the company’s custom content division, and has also served as editor in chief for CRN and InfoWorld. He also has held editorial positions at PC Week, Computerworld and Digital Review.

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