Platform as a Service: Definition, Taxonomy and Vendor Landscape, 2014

Archived Published: 27 August 2014 ID: G00264172

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Platform as a service is the cloud service rendition of application infrastructure (middleware), the foundation technology for business applications. CIOs, IT planners and architects rely on public, private and hybrid platform as a service (PaaS) in their digital business technology decisions.

Table of Contents

  • Analysis
    • Cloud-Enabled Application Infrastructure: Software and Services
      • Functional Profile of Cloud-Enabled Application Infrastructure
      • Cloud-Based Versus Cloud-Native
      • High-Productivity Versus High-Control
      • Hosting, IaaS+ and PaaS
      • Embedded PaaS Functionality
      • The Private PaaS
      • The Vendors Face Off
      • The Naming Convention
    • The Market Landscape
      • Cloud Application Platform Services (aPaaS)
      • Cloud Integration Services (iPaaS)
      • Cloud Business Process Management Platform as a Service (bpmPaaS)
      • Business Rule PaaS
      • Cloud DBMS and Data Store Services (dbPaaS)
      • Cloud Application Development Life Cycle Management Services (ADLM PaaS)
      • Cloud Business Analytics Services (baPaaS)
      • Cloud Enterprise Horizontal Portal Services
      • Cloud MDM Hub Services
      • Cloud Mobile Back-End Services
      • Cloud IMDG Services
      • Cloud Event-Processing Services
      • Cloud Citizen Integrator Services
      • Cloud API Management Services
      • Cloud MOM Services
      • Cloud MFT Services
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