Platform as a Service: Definition, Taxonomy and Vendor Landscape, 2013


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Application infrastructure (middleware) is an essential enabling technology for business applications, whether deployed on- or off-premises. CIOs, IT planners and architects who include cloud solutions in new technology decisions should pay attention to building expertise in platform as a service.

Table of Contents

  • Analysis
    • Cloud-Enabled Application Infrastructure: Products and Services
      • Application Infrastructure in the Cloud Computing Context
      • Automated Elastic Sharing
      • Patterns and Models of PaaS
      • The Naming Convention
      • Embedded PaaS Functionality
      • The Private PaaS
      • The Vendors Face Off
    • The Market Landscape
      • Cloud Application Platform Services
      • Cloud Integration Middleware Services
      • Cloud BPM Services
      • Cloud Application Development Life Cycle Management Services
      • Cloud DBMS and Data Store Services
      • Cloud Enterprise Horizontal Portal Services
      • Cloud Business Analytics Services
      • Cloud API Management Services
      • Cloud Event-Processing Services
      • Cloud Mobile Back-End Services
      • Cloud MOM Services
      • Cloud MDM Hub Services
      • Cloud IMDG Services
      • Cloud Application Security Assurance Services
      • Cloud MFT Services
  • Recommended Reading
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