Gartner Research

Competitive Landscape: Platform as a Service, Worldwide, 2010

Published: 12 November 2010

ID: G00208079

Analyst(s): Teresa Jones, Eric Knipp , Yefim Natis , David Smith


Platform as a service is a dynamic new market opportunity, providing the capability for organizations to develop, deploy and integrate business applications on a platform hosted by a PaaS provider (or via a third-party hosting arrangement).

Table Of Contents
  • Overview
  • Market Analysis
    • Regional Trends
  • Competitive Situation and Trends
    • Target Markets
    • Developer Tools Vary Considerably
    • Data Location Challenges
    • Market Drivers
    • Market Inhibitors
  • Key Market Players
  • The Future of Competition
    • Market Consolidation and Growth
    • "Free" Platforms
    • Licensing and Payment Options
    • Disruption to the Traditional AIM and Other Markets
    • Emerging Business Process Platforms
    • Key Areas for Success
  • Competitive Profiles
    • Caspio
    • Cordys
    • Engine Yard
    • Google
    • Heroku
    • LongJump
    • Microsoft
    • OrangeScape
    • WorkXpress
  • References and Methodology
    • Definitions

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